SheetPanChickenFajitaTacos

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Tacos – D2C

Time: 30-35 minutes
This dish is Gluten-Free
Calories: 520 Fat: 14 Carbs: 55 Protein: 45

This one-pan, no-cleanup meal is bursting with flavor and ease. Fajitas are traditionally cooked on a skillet or griddle, sautéing constantly until the onions and peppers are tender and caramel­ized. In this recipe, we opt for a more hands-off approach using a sheet pan and an oven cranked up to 400°F. We could eat these fajitas today, tomorrow and pretty much every other day! Taco Tuesday and Fajita Friday just got a whole lot easier!

Ingredients
Corn tortillas
Bell pepper
Onion
Cilantro
Sour cream
Taco seasoning
Chicken breasts

Cooking terms for this recipe

Julienne To slice into thin strips about the size of matchsticks.
Caramelize To cook a food (fruit or vegetable) slowly until it becomes brown and sweet.
Garnish To add decorative or savory touches to food.

What you need

Foil-lined baking sheet

 

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1: MISE EN PLACE

Read through the entire recipe before getting started. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Wash and dry all produce. Remove ends, peel, cut in HALF, then julienne onion. Tear cilantro leaves and tender cilantro stems, discard tough stems. Remove seeds and stem from bell pepper, then julienne. Remove chicken breasts from package; rinse and pat dry. Slice into 1" strips.

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Step 2: SEASON FAJITAS

Line sheet pan with aluminum foil, dull side up. Drizzle foil-lined sheet pan with 1 Tbsp. oil. Place onions, bell pepper and chicken strips on sheet pan and drizzle with one more Tbsp. oil. Add taco seasoning and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat with your hands. Spread in an even layer.
Pro-tip: Drizzle 1 tsp oil on sheet pan before lining with aluminum foil. This will keep the foil from moving around and make clean up a snap!

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Step 3: BAKE FAJITAS

Bake fajitas for 20-25 min, turning occasionally, until chicken is fully cooked and vegetables are caramelized and tender. While the fajitas are baking proceed to Step #4.

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Step 4: WRAP TORTILLAS

Set tortillas in the center of a large sheet of aluminum foil. It should be big enough to wrap around the tortillas. Wrap tightly.
Pro-tip: If you want your tortillas to be charred, skip the aluminum foil and place tortillas on grill or sauté pan for 30-60 sec per side until warmed. Remove from heat and keep warm until ready to plate.

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Step 5: WARM TORTILLAS

Remove fajitas from oven. Using a spoon or spatula, push fajitas to one side, making room for tortillas. Set wrapped tortillas on sheet pan and return to oven. Bake for another 5-8 min until tortillas are warm and fajitas begin to brown.
Pro-tip: If you warmed tortillas in a pan, skip this step.

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Step 6: PLATE YOUR DISH

Remove fajitas from oven and carefully unwrap tortillas. [Caution: steam might come out of the packet when you open it!] Pile fajitas in tortillas. Top with a dollop of sour cream and garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!