Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas are the tangy new way to enjoy a delicious taco Tuesday, or Wednesday, or any other day of the week. This healthy meal is made in minutes, leaving you with little cleanup, and tons of leftover salsa verde.

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Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas

School days are coming to an end in our house and summer is close to heating up, which means I need no-mess, no-fuss, and very little cleanup for dinner recipes. Sheet pan meals made with healthy and fresh ingredients like these Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas are the perfect answer when my kids are asking what’s for dinner.

These fajitas will please everyone giving each family member their own options, including the pickiest ones in the bunch. Make super simple fajitas using only the seasoned chicken and tangy tomatillo salsa verde or load them up by adding the roasted vegetables, fresh cilantro, and steamed rice toppings too.

Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas

How to Make Salsa Verde

Tomatillos, known as the Mexican husk tomato, are the key ingredient in salsa verde and have a tart and citrusy taste, as well as bright green shade. Making them into salsa verde is extremely easy and the batch in the recipe below will leave you with plenty of leftovers for later tortilla chip dipping.

You’ll most likely find tomatillos in the produce section of your local grocery store near the, you guessed it, tomatoes. Look for ones that are firm and bright green as opposed to shriveled ones. The rest of the very common salsa verde ingredients are garlic, cilantro, white onion, lime juice, cumin, and salt and pepper.

For the VERY easy 2 step process of making salsa verde start by setting the oven to broil and roasting the tomatillos (remove the outer husk first) until the tops begin to char and brown. Place them in a blender or food processor and pour in the remaining ingredients. Carefully, since the tomatillos will still be slightly warm, pulse or blend the ingredients until well combined.

Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas

How to Make This Meal Family Friendly

If you have picky eaters, or should I say those who know their tastes well, in your house then this is a perfect family meal to please all levels of taste. When preparing the fajitas for my kids I spooned out some steamed rice on the side and placed the seasoned chicken inside the flour tortilla with a little cheese and avocado. My husband had a slightly similar version, which included the salsa verde but no peppers and onions. Then for myself who likes just about everything I loaded up my fajitas with all the ingredients listed.

This is one of those a la carte meals that leaves room for you to put it together however you, or your family, would like.

Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas

Making Sheet Pan Fajitas

  • Season the chicken with spices and olive oil and place on one side of a large rimmed baking sheet.
  • Toss the onion and peppers with olive oil and set on the opposite side of the sheet.
  • Cook for 25 to 35 minutes at 425 degrees ℉ and toss the ingredients to mix.
  • Warm or toast tortillas and top with sheet pan ingredients as well as additional garnishes such as pre-made salsa verde, steamed rice, sour cream, or avocado.

Can these be Made Vegetarian?

Yes, absolutely! Remove the chicken and just add more peppers and onions. There are so many delicious components to these Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas that you won’t even miss the chicken. Although, it is quite a tasty version of chicken.

Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas

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Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 Servings

Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas are the tangy new way to enjoy a delicious taco Tuesday, or Wednesday, or any other day of the week. This healthy meal is made in minutes, leaving you with little cleanup, and tons of leftover salsa verde.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken, fajitas

Ingredients

Chicken Fajitas

  • 1 ½ lbs Boneless, Skinless, Chicken Breast sliced into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil divided
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper seeded and sliced
  • 1 Poblano Pepper sliced
  • 1 Sweet Onion sliced thin
  • 8 to 10 Small Flour Tortillas
  • 1 cup Steamed Rice

Salsa Verde

  • ¾ lb Tomatillos husks removed
  • 4 Garlic Cloves peeled
  • ½ cup Fresh Cilantro
  • ½ cup White Onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon Lime Juice
  • ¼ teaspoon Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

Instructions

Chicken Fajitas

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees ℉.

  2. In a large bowl toss the sliced chicken with the chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Place on one side of a rimmed baking sheet in one even layer.

  3. Toss the bell pepper, poblano pepper, and onion with the remaining 1 tablespoon and set on the other side of the baking sheet. Transfer to the oven and bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the peppers begin to brown. Remove from the oven and toss everything together.

  4. Serve with warmed tortillas and top with steamed rice and salsa verde.

Salsa Verde

  1. Set the oven to broil.

  2. Remove the outer husks from the tomatillos and rinse. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and broil for 10 to 15 minutes or until tomatillos begin to brown on top.

  3. Remove from the oven and place in a blender or food processor. Add the garlic, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, and salt. Pulse until desired consistency is reached.

  4. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

 

 

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  1. I wish the nutritional facts were included with each recipe. Having diet restrictions is hard enough without figuring each ingredient or skipping recipes without it. Thank you.

    1. I am in the process of adding nutritional facts to each of my recipes at this time. In the meantime you are welcome to use myfitnesspal.com for any questions you may have.

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