Top Tips to Make Easy Weeknight Sheet Pan Fajitas
Sizzling fajitas are always a family favorite. But add a sheet-pan to the plan, and you have a crowd-pleasing Tex-Mex meal that's also quick-and-easy to prepare -- and simple to clean up. Yes, sheet-pan fajitas are your secret weapon for busy weeknight dinners.
We've gathered together a couple easy sheet-pan fajita recipes, along with top tips from our Allrecipes community of home cooks to help make an amazing, family-friendly meal even better.
In this quick-and-easy recipe, shrimp and classic fajita veggies (slices of bell peppers, red onion, and jalapenos) mix it up with olive oil and fajita seasonings. No packaged fajita seasoning on hand? Try taco seasoning.
"I was amazed at how EASY this was to do -- not to mention delicious," raves LazyFoodieGirl. "After eating out so often lately because of long hours at work, I was craving a home-cooked meal but didn't have the energy for too much prep or clean up. This satisfied all my needs."
Top Tips from the Allrecipes Community:
"I coated the shrimp with the seasoning in a freezer bag and then added the veggies to coat as well before dumping on the sheet pan." -- SunnyDaysNora
" I roasted the shrimp first. Removed the shrimp from the pan and then roasted the veggies." -- Cliff G
"To make clean up easy, I lined a cookie sheet with foil." -- Beth Baker
"I have made it with both shrimp and with chicken strips marinated in the olive oil and fajita seasoning mixture and then baked with the peppers for about 20 minutes. The shrimp took about 10-15 minutes to thoroughly cook." -- PaulaM
"The cooking time for the shrimp is perfect. I broiled the vegetables a bit longer than stated, and added green bell pepper to the mix." -- Jennifer Baker
"I put the shrimp on a separate small sheet pan, so that when they are done, you simply take them out and then turn the oven to broil for the remaining peppers/onions mixture." -- Amanda33
"I wrapped flour tortillas in foil and put in the oven while the shrimp were cooking." -- Beth Baker
See How to Make Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas:
This recipes calls for a homemade seasoning mix of chili powder, oregano, garlic, onion, cumin, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. You'll shake up some chicken tenders in the mixture along with slices of bell peppers and onion, and then slide everything onto a sheet pan. Finish with a sprinkling of chopped fresh cilantro and a splash of lime juice. Dinner's ready in minutes! If you like, try a colorful variety of bells and spicy peppers.
"Great recipe, easy to make and literally done in minutes!" raves Kay. "My family devoured these sheet pan fajitas. Fun dinner."
Top Tips from the Allrecipes Community:
"I didn't really marinate. I just made the marinade in a bowl, and as I was slicing ingredients threw them into the bowl and stir. By the time I was finished slicing, it had to be at least 15 minutes. Put it in the oven when I was done slicing, and it came out great." -- Debbie
"I used 2 sheet pans and doubled the seasoning. The Lime really makes everything pop. My only suggestion is for people that like a lot of flavor definitely double spices, and no need for that much oil. Just drizzle." -- Chef V
"I used fajita seasoning instead of buying the spices separately." -- karamelized
"After cooking the chicken and vegetables, I put this under the broiler for a few minutes to char everything just a little bit. Next time I make this, I will double the seasonings. " -- MsSuzyQ
"I didn't really need that oil, I just sprayed a little EVOO spray, cooked on parchment and just threw away NO CLEAN UP! I'll make this forever." -- Paige Payne
" I marinated everything for 24 hours. I thought the seasoning level was perfect, and it was really easy to throw everything together on a pan. I cooked mine on convection which helped brown things nicely." -- Rachel Lehman
"We have this once a week! It is the easiest, tastiest recipe of all time. I use this process to make sheet-pan stir-fry, too. Just change up the spices, add some soy sauce to the marinade and add sliced zucchini, mushrooms, etc." -- alexandria
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