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Bake zesty chicken Fajitas and cook savory rice all in one pan!

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with Savory Rice

All you need is one pan to bake zesty Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with Savory Rice as a side dish! A quick and easy complete meal with super easy clean up!

Bake zesty chicken Fajitas and cook savory rice all in one pan!

If you like quick family meals with a breezy clean-up, sheet pan meals are for you. Everything on one pan, in the oven.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas is so good because a side of rice is baked right on the pan. The rice gets amazing flavor from the seasoned chicken and veggies cooking on top and dripping flavor onto the rice below.

Reasons to love Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas:

  • The dish is packed with amazing flavors and lean protein
  • Built in side dish – the rice is made right on the sheet pan!
  • Versatile – Great for using up leftover meat and veggies
  • It is perfect for busy weeknights and also for entertaining guests
  • Only one sheet pan to clean, so minimum dishes for you.  Line with parchment for instant clean up!

sliced sweet peppers on sheet pan

Tips and Hints for making the best Chicken Fajitas:

  • I always say this, but a good meat centered meal starts with quality meat, so use organic chicken breasts if possible.
  • Keep the shelf fresh by storing spices in a cool, dark place, away from direct heat or sunlight. In tightly closed containers whole spices will stay fresh for about 4 years, ground spices for about 2 to 3 years and dried herbs for 1 to 3 years.
  • The recipe was created using Basmati rice. When cooked, Basmati rice is lighter and more fluffy than standard white rice and does not stick together. You may not get the same results if using regular long grain rice.
sheet pan chicken fajitas peppers and rice

It seems silly now, but I will never forget how excited I was to about cooking rice with a sheet pan meal. The first time, it was good, almost like crispy rice, but needed more liquid to cook fully. The next time, I added more broth and the rice was spot on!

sheet pan chicken fajitas peppers and rice

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with Savory Rice

Bake zesty chicken Fajitas and cook savory rice all in one pan!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 602kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 chicken breast, sliced in half lengthwise to make 4 thin breast pieces
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1-1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch oregano
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • pinch cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lime, sliced in half
  • 1 red pepper, stemmed,seeded and sliced into rings
  • 1 yellow pepper, stemmed, seeded and sliced into rings
  • 1 green pepper, stemmed, seeded and sliced into rings
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch thick rings
  • 1 cups Basmati rice, uncooked
  • 8 flour tortillas, or corn tortillas
  • cheese, sour cream and salsa to garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In small bowl, mix chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and cayenne.
  • In a medium bowl, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, one half of the dry spice mix and juice from 1/2 of lime. Add the chicken breasts to the bowl and toss to cover and marinade. Set aside.
  • Spread peppers and onions on parchment lined tray in a single layer. Drizzle over remaining tablespoon of olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle remaining spice mix evenly over the vegetables.
  • Bake in 400 degree oven for 10 – 15 minutes until tender and starting to brown. Remove vegetables from pan.
  • Add 2 cups of rice in an even layer in the bottom of the sheet pan. Cover with 4 cups of broth and shake the pan gently to level. Place the pan in the oven and cook the rice for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven. Nestle the chicken and vegetables over the rice and return to the oven for 20 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer.
  • Slice the chicken into thin strips and serve with vegetables and tortillas to build fajitas. Place the rice into a bowl and serve on the side.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with Savory Rice
Amount Per Serving (2 fajita wraps)
Calories 602 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 591mg26%
Potassium 900mg26%
Carbohydrates 79g26%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1377IU28%
Vitamin C 125mg152%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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