Lime Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with Quick Guac.

Sheet pan chicken fajitas are the most perfect weeknight meal.  Everything on one pan, perfectly charred and flavorful and shoved in warm tortillas with lots of lime! And cheese! And GUAC! If this isn’t the definition of my ideal meal I don’t know what is. We loooove fajitas in this house. They are a great […]

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Sheet pan chicken fajitas are the most perfect weeknight meal. 

sheet pan chicken fajitas

Everything on one pan, perfectly charred and flavorful and shoved in warm tortillas with lots of lime! And cheese! And GUAC!

If this isn’t the definition of my ideal meal I don’t know what is.

sheet pan chicken fajitas on tortillas with sour cream

We loooove fajitas in this house. They are a great meal to prep ahead of time (I often marinate both the meat and peppers a day or so ahead!), easy to throw together and usually provide us with a good amount of leftovers. We’re obsessed!

And that’s just the “regular” old fajitas – these sheet pan ones are even simpler!

sliced peppers and onions

As we enter the season of squash, where basically everything I want to eat tastes like a mixture of pumpkin and brown butter and sage, it’s so nice to occasionally have a dinner that doesn’t have those flavors. During this season I always find that having tacos or some sort of pasta tastes incredible, but the other things I’m making are so buttery and spiced. 

This totally makes up for that!

fajita marinade

Now, I do have a nacho sheet pan chicken – which is incredible. I use peppers in that too, and you can shred it and put it in tortillas, or just eat it as is.

However, I decided to share these fajitas with you too because so many of you want to make my shrimp version with chicken

pouring fajita marinade on peppers and onions

Yes… 

This is basically the chicken version of my lime sheet pan shrimp fajitas that we all flip over. Lime loaded, if you will. A favorite weeknight meal. One that truly everybody loves.

sheet pan chicken fajitas with cilantro

To make them come together in the best way possible, I cook the peppers and onions first, allowing them to get super caramely and roasty. Then, I push them to the side and add the chicken pieces. And we roast it all together so it’s done to perfection. 

This method is IDEAL for sheet pan meals. I’ve always struggled with them because items on the sheet pan rarely require the same cook time. 

This solves that! 

sheet pan chicken fajitas

My (and Eddie’s!) favorite fajita toppings? A simple sprinkle of fresh cilantro and crumbled cotija cheese. Cotija is just the best – it’s probably one of my favorite cheeses of all time. It adds SO much to a dish. 

Most of the time, I’ll add a few avocado slices or guacamole too. Eddie isn’t it to it, but the kids adore guac, so we almost always have it on hand.

My quick guacamole recipe here is one I throw together constantly. Bare bones, but tastes incredible. Skip the fancy add-ins for this guac and throw it on top of your fajitas.

sheet pan chicken fajitas on a tortilla

Finally, a drizzle of sour cream or even mayo for that creamy favorite. A big spritz of lime.

Lots of chip.

And a margarita please!

sheet pan chicken fajitas

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

These sheet pan chicken fajitas are the easiest weeknight meal! Loaded with lots of lime flavor and super easy to throw together.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bell peppers, red, orange, yellow
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for serving
  • lime wedges, for serving
  • warm tortillas, for serving
  • cotija cheese, for serving
  • sour cream, for serving

quick guacamole

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 to 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Note: if desired, you can marinate the peppers and chicken 24 hours ahead of time in separate bags or dishes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Prep a baking sheet (line with foil or spray with nonstick spray!) to use for the recipe.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, zest, honey, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper and garlic.
  • Place the peppers and onions on the baking sheet. Add half of the marinade and toss them well, until they’re all covered. Stick the sheet in the oven and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, tossing once or twice during cook time.
  • In the meantime, place the chicken in a bowl and pour the remaining marinade over top. Let sit until the peppers are roasted.
  • Once the peppers are finished, toss them a few times and scoop them over to one side of the pan. Place the chicken on the sheet in a single layer. Roast the chicken for 15 more minutes or until and internet temp reads 165 degrees F.
  • Once the chicken is done, assemble your fajitas! Start with peppers and onions, add on the chicken. Spritz with lime, sprinkle with cotija cheese and top with sour cream, guacamole and fresh cilantro if you wish.

quick guacamole

  • Mash everything together in a bowl until combined!

sheet pan chicken fajitas

Definite crowd pleaser for sure.

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Lime Loaded Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas!

Hello! I can’t even handle how much we loooove these sheet pan shrimp fajitas! DINNER TONIGHT?! Seriously. If you’re in need of a good weeknight meal, I.have.got.your.back!  I’m secretly even more excited about these than usual, because I’m back into shrimp and pumped to share such a fantasic dish. I got weird about shrimp when […]

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Hello! I can’t even handle how much we loooove these sheet pan shrimp fajitas!

These lime sheet pan shrimp fajitas are the best weeknight meal! Make everything on the sheet pan and serve in warm tortillas. Delicious!

DINNER TONIGHT?!

Seriously. If you’re in need of a good weeknight meal, I.have.got.your.back! 

lime marinated shrimp

I’m secretly even more excited about these than usual, because I’m back into shrimp and pumped to share such a fantasic dish.

I got weird about shrimp when I was pregnant with Max. It wasn’t a full-on aversion and it’s not like I’ve totally avoided it since. But I rarely choose it from a menu or even make it for dinner unless it’s a recipe that is SUPER good.

Like this one! 

lime crema

We live for fajitas in this house. My flank steak fajitas? Make ‘em every other week. At least. And I use that marinade on chicken a lot too. I grill them, roast them – whatever works for me that day. 

These lime sheet pan shrimp fajitas are the best weeknight meal! Make everything on the sheet pan and serve in warm tortillas. Delicious!

Now here’s the key with the shrimp fajitas. Shrimp cooks so quickly that you can’t throw everything on the pan at once. You don’t want the shrimp to be dry or gummy. In order to avoid that, I roast the peppers and onions first while the shrimp marinates.

This allows the peppers and onions to get that classic caramely charred fajitas flavor, you know?

Once the peppers have done their thing ( about 15 to 20 minutes!), I add the shrimp to the pan and roast for another 6 to 8 minutes.

It’s PERFECT.

Everything is so flavorful and warm together and the shrimp is still juicy. We love it!

lime roasted shrimp

But! It gets better.

Warm the tortillas. Make a lime loaded crema (it’s super limey!) and then sprinkle a touch of cotija cheese on top. Oh my word. You won’t want to stop eating them!

These lime sheet pan shrimp fajitas are the best weeknight meal! Make everything on the sheet pan and serve in warm tortillas. Delicious!

Also, all the bonus points for prepping ahead of time.

When I have fajitas on the menu, I slice the peppers and onions ahead of time. I store them in a stasher bag in the fridge with a paper towel. I make sure my shrimp is ready to go (defrosted, peeled, deveined, etc) and then when it’s time for dinner, all I have to do is assemble the sheet pan, then make the marinade and crema. It’s not much work for SUCH a flavorful dinner that everyone goes crazy for. 

These lime sheet pan shrimp fajitas are the best weeknight meal! Make everything on the sheet pan and serve in warm tortillas. Delicious!

Leftovers are great too! Sure, they are good as the same – fajitas. But I love the peppers and shrimp on a salad the next day OR if you’re really feeling crazy, on nachos.

YEP. YEP. 

These lime sheet pan shrimp fajitas are the best weeknight meal! Make everything on the sheet pan and serve in warm tortillas. Delicious!

Lime Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

These lime sheet pan shrimp fajitas are the best weeknight meal! Make everything on the sheet pan and serve in warm tortillas. Delicious!

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, (minced)
  • 2 bell peppers, (red, orange, yellow)
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 pound raw, peeled, deviled shrimp
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • lime wedges, (for serving)
  • warm tortillas, (for serving)
  • cotija cheese, (for serving)
  • pickled onions, (for serving)

lime crema

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, (2% or full fat)
  • 1 lime, (juiced and zest freshly grated)
  • 1 garlic clove, (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Prep a baking sheet (line with foil or spray with nonstick spray!) to use for the recipe.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, zest, honey, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper and garlic.
  3. Place the peppers and onions on the baking sheet. Add half of the marinade and toss them well, until they’re all covered. Stick the sheet in the oven and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, tossing once or twice during cook time.
  4. In the meantime, place the shrimp in a bowl and pour the remaining marinade over top. Let sit until the peppers are roasted! In this time, you can make the crema.
  5. Once the peppers are finished, toss them a few times and scoop them over to one side of the pan. Place the shrimp on the sheet in a single layer. Roast the shrimp for 6 to 8 minutes or until it’s just pink and opaque.
  6. Once the shrimp is finished, assemble your fajitas! Start with peppers and onions, add on the shrimp. Drizzle with the crema, sprinkle with cotija cheese and top with pickled onions and fresh cilantro if you wish.

lime crema

  1. Whisk together all ingredients and let them sit for at least 15 minutes before using. This stores great in the fridge for a few days!

These lime sheet pan shrimp fajitas are the best weeknight meal! Make everything on the sheet pan and serve in warm tortillas. Delicious!

I mean, seriously, look at those!

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