Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas
Being from South Texas, we eat lots of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine. A perennial favorite is chicken fajitas. We love to do a big batch and share with friends. There are lots of variations on the toppings as well as the sides to serve with your chicken fajitas that are all great. We love to grill our chicken outside on the grill, but we cannot do that during some parts of the year due to the weather. Preparing your fajitas on a sheet pan is a great way to enjoy this treat year-round, and not just when you can get outside and prepare them on the grill. We love to serve ours with ALL the fixin's! 

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

1 lb chicken breast
1 lb chicken thighs
2 green bell peppers
1 orange pepper
1 red pepper
1 red onion

For the marinade:
3T extra virgin olive oil
1 lime, juice and zest
1 lemon, juice and zest
1/2 T sugar
1T salt
1T cumin
1/2T garlic
1/4 cup water
1/2T chili powder 
1/2T onion powder
1/2T paprika
1/2T pepper

Slice vegetables into strips, trying to get onions and pepper strips to be about the same size. Slice chicken into strips. Keep the vegetables and chicken in separate bowls. Mix marinade in a bowl and then pour over vegetables and chicken. Marinate chicken and vegetables in the refrigerator separately, from one to eight hours. Remove chicken and vegetables from the fridge. Cover your sheet pan in aluminum foil and preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Arrange vegetables on the sheet pan in one layer. Layer chicken over the vegetables on the sheet pan. Place into the oven for forty minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about five minutes. Serve on tortillas with avocado, sour cream, grated cheese, salsa, and pico de gallo. We love to have beans and rice as the side for our chicken fajitas. I'll share my cilantro lime rice with you so you can try that with your chicken fajitas. 

Here's a link for you to watch a video on how to make these chicken fajitas, along with the cilantro lime rice and a yogurt lime cake, too! Once you watch, leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I love hearing from you!