Quick and easy way to prepare homemade, flavorful fajitas for a crowd!

Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine vegetable oil, chili powder, oregano, garlic, onion, cumin, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken tenders, bell peppers, and onion; shake to mix.

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  • Marinate chicken mixture in the refrigerator, 30 minutes to 2 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a rimmed sheet pan with aluminum foil.

  • Spread chicken mixture onto prepared pan.

  • Roast in the preheated oven, stirring halfway through, until chicken is no longer pink and bell peppers soften, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Sprinkle cilantro and pour lime juice over chicken mixture; toss to distribute.

Tips

The magazine version of this recipe uses 1 teaspoon each chili powder, salt, and cumin and adds 2 jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced.

Cook's Notes:

Use a variety of bell peppers and spicy peppers as desired.

Spray the sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray instead of lining it with aluminum foil if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

200 calories; protein 18.6g 37% DV; carbohydrates 5.7g 2% DV; fat 11.4g 18% DV; cholesterol 48.5mg 16% DV; sodium 197.8mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2016
This was surprisingly delicious! I didn't have time to marinate for more than 15 minutes. Used one of each green pepper, red pepper and rather large onion. Cut up boneless chicken breast into 1" pieces. I did put everything into a Ziploc bag to marinate---I was thinking I might just do everything on the sheet pan, but am glad I did the bag. Was easy and could really tumble everything around to get coated with the spices and oil. I did not have any cilantro or lime and didn't miss it---although I do love cilantro! Cooked as stated---no one was ready for dinner yet and had to keep hot in oven for about an extra 15 minutes...and didn't seem to hurt the dish. Very good! Served in flour tortillas with avocado, sour cream, cheddar and hot sauce with a side of rice and beans. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2016
Followed recipe exactly. Marinated for about 90 minutes. Cooked 20 minutes and chicken and vegetables were done just right, juicy and tender. My problem with the recipe was that the spices were just not enough seasoning. I tasted at 15 minutes bake time and sprinkled packaged fajita seasoning fairly heavy over contents in pan and cooked another 5 minutes. Then it was delicious, spicy and tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2016
This was surprisingly delicious! I didn't have time to marinate for more than 15 minutes. Used one of each green pepper, red pepper and rather large onion. Cut up boneless chicken breast into 1" pieces. I did put everything into a Ziploc bag to marinate---I was thinking I might just do everything on the sheet pan, but am glad I did the bag. Was easy and could really tumble everything around to get coated with the spices and oil. I did not have any cilantro or lime and didn't miss it---although I do love cilantro! Cooked as stated---no one was ready for dinner yet and had to keep hot in oven for about an extra 15 minutes...and didn't seem to hurt the dish. Very good! Served in flour tortillas with avocado, sour cream, cheddar and hot sauce with a side of rice and beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2017
Very good! Although I used 2 sheet pans and doubled the seasoning. One pan was for the chicken which I marinated for 6 hours(used 6 chicken breast sliced thin with the full amount of spices) . Also didn't use the full amount of oil.. Just drizzled in some olive oil. I marinated the onions, and 2 red bell peppers for 2 hours with only a drizzle of olive oil and full amount of spices. When ready to cook I planced them on their own baking sheet along with some sliced mushrooms (approx 3 Cups). The Lime really makes everything pop.. I'm a huge sucker for Lime so didn't measure that. Served Mine in a whole grain wrap with some Avacado. Will definitely make this again. My only suggestion is for people that like a lot of flavor definitely double spices, and no need for that much oil.. Just drizzle. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/08/2016
Followed recipe exactly. Marinated for about 90 minutes. Cooked 20 minutes and chicken and vegetables were done just right, juicy and tender. My problem with the recipe was that the spices were just not enough seasoning. I tasted at 15 minutes bake time and sprinkled packaged fajita seasoning fairly heavy over contents in pan and cooked another 5 minutes. Then it was delicious, spicy and tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2016
This is a good dish and very easy to make; but, in my opinion, it needs more seasoning. If you don't like a lot in your food then this is for you. Next time I make this, I will double the seasonings. After cooking the chicken and vegetables, I put this under the broiler for a few minutes to char everything just a little bit. Very good dinner served with flour tortillas, salsa, sour cream, and shredded cheese, and Mexican rice on the side. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2016
This is an excellent idea and the chicken was so moist and flavorful. I used fajita seasoning instead of buying the spices separately. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2017
This was a great recipe, however I did make some minor changes. I used olive oil in place of what was suggested, used 1 packet of Taco Bell original taco seasoning and 1 packet of Taco Bell mild seasoning in place of the spices suggested, added about a teaspoonful of minced garlic, cayenne pepper, oregano, onion powder w/parsley and concentrated lemon juice to the marinade mixture and served with taco rice and re fried beans. The hubby and I loved it and will be adding it to our weekly recipes. Thank you for a great recipe! Kept in fridge for about 1. 5 hours before cooking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2018
We have this once a week! I use the Easy Taco Seasoning from this site instead of the first ingredients. 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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2018
Comments from my kids: "Why haven't you made this before?" "You should make this again and again!" I forgot to do the cilantro and lime when it came out of the oven. Served this with flour tortillas, shredded cheese, sour cream, and refried beans. Easy meal that was enjoyed by all! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2018
Loved it I followed another reviewers suggestion and doubled the spices, It was wonderful!! Read More
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