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Chicken Fajita Sheet Pan Dinner

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6 servings

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A healthy and delicious dinner made completely on one pan with no stirring! Full of chicken, potatoes, peppers and loads of fajita spices, it’s the perfect quick one pot meal that requires no stirring or babysitting. 

dark sheet pan with chunks of chicken peppers and baby potatoes with parsley in the background

So I posed a question on my Facebook page (I’d love for you to weigh in below): which type of meal do you find more convenient, a one pot meal (made on the stove) or a sheet pan dinner (made in the oven)?

And I’m pretty sure everyone said “one pot” and so I made you a sheet pan dinner anyway.

It’s not that I don’t care, it’s just that I was trying to get some ice cream photographed at 4:30 by a super hot window while making supper and dealing with both of my crying children (no joke friends — this is just a snippet of my glamorous life) and I just couldn’t imagine babysitting a one pot dinner on the stove at the same time.

So I made the baby a bottle, got my 3 year old a snack, and threw some stuff on a pan and put it in the oven.

And it just happened to be fantastic.

chicken fajita sheet pan dinner with potatoes on wooden background

This is actually my very first sheet pan dinner but I think you can expect many, many more as the weather cools off and school starts up again (for you, not for me — I’m on maternity leave until February!)

Since I knew that these Little Potatoes from The Little Potato Company bake in about 30 minutes, I figured I wouldn’t have to chop them or anything, and they’d cook in roughly the same amount of time as my chicken. I cut the peppers in somewhat larger chunks so that they wouldn’t be total mush, and it just turned out so perfectly.

I used the Terrific Trio (with red, yellow, and blue potatoes), mostly just for fun — I mean, blue potatoes! Any 1.5lb bag would work great with this recipe (though if you have a 3 year old like I do, I’m sure he or she will love the blue potatoes as much as mine did!).

chicken fajita sheet pan dinner with peppers and potatoes close up on sheet pan

If you’re feeling especially lazy (and I usually am), cover the pan in tin foil and you’ll have a NO DISHES sheet pan meal.

Sorry for yelling. That whole part about no pans to wash gets me kind of excited. I think that gives Sheet Pan Dinner 1 point over One Pot Meals (but don’t get me wrong — more of those are coming, too!).

Which do you make more: One Pot Meals or Sheet Pan Dinners?

*I am proud to be a brand ambassador for The Little Potato Company who are sponsoring this post. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Recipe Rebel possible!

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Chicken Fajita Sheet Pan Dinner

A healthy and delicious dinner made completely on one pan with no stirring! Full of chicken, potatoes, peppers and loads of fajita spices, it’s the perfect quick one pot meal that requires no stirring or babysitting.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Servings 6 servings
Calories 206kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1.5 lb bag Little Potatoes Terrific Trio or other
  • 1 sweet bell pepper cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1/2 a medium red onion cut into 1/2″ pieces
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 cup canola oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with tin foil (if desired). To the baking sheet add all ingredients. Toss (your hands work best!) until the chicken, potatoes and peppers are well coated with oil and spices.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until potatoes are cooked through and chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F.
  • See notes for optional additions for serving!

Notes

Optional: cheese, salsa or sour cream to serve if you desire!
*This sheet pan dinner is mildly spicy. If you like things quite spicy, feel free to add some cayenne or red chili pepper flakes for extra heat.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 860mg | Potassium: 754mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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  1. Kay Rogers says

    This is one of my most favorite dinners I have ever made. The flavors are fantastic and it could not be any easier. I used 2 peppers because I love them so. Thank You!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Hi Willene! I don’t include nutritional counts because it really varies depending on the types of ingredients a person uses and exact measurements (for example, weights instead of cups) which I don’t usually give. I focus on using healthy, good quality ingredients and enjoying foods in moderation! If you’d like, there are lots of great nutrition calculators available online.

  2. Izzy says

    I don’t think I’ve ever made an entire dinner on a sheetpan before! I love this! Roasted potatoes are one of my favorite foods and even though it is hot outside I will always turn the oven on for delicious roasted things 🙂

  3. Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says

    Haha yup, sounds just like my day too so I love tossing in whatever I can grab in 10 seconds onto a foil lined sheet pan and rush back to the kiddos 🙂 Love this chicken fajita dinner! It looks so flavorful and delicious!

  4. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says

    I actually prefer a one sheet pan meal. I am a weirdo who doesn’t mind using their oven in 100 degree heat. AND I love that you can cover the sheet pan with aluminum, rip it off, trash it AND not have to wash anything. I’ll take a hot kitchen (hello, just set a timer and go to another room) over dirty dishes ALL DAY LONG. So, obviously I LOVE this chicken fajita and potato sheet pan dinner! Super Easy and Seriously Delicious- what’s not to love? Pinned! Cheers, girlie! 😉

  5. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Ashley! I use my sheet pans all the time and I always line them with heavy duty foil. It is just so convenient! I never cook bacon on top of the stove – onto a sheet pan and into a 375 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. When you want to use it, all it takes is a few seconds in the micro to crisp it back up. The one drawback is that the bacon is just sitting there in the frig waiting to be eaten!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Haha, yes that’s how I started making bacon too! I love the sheet pan idea for just about everything 🙂 And my husband doesn’t seem to mind the bacon in the fridge 😉

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