January 22, 2024

Sheet Pan Fajita Chicken + Rice

Sheet Pan Fajita Chicken + Rice
Skip the extra dishes and say hello to your new favorite weeknight meal: Sheet Pan Fajita Chicken and Rice! This no-fuss recipe is cooked on one sheet pan, and has everything you need for a healthy and filling meal. It's flavorful, easy, and ready in under 30 minutes, making it the ultimate solution for busy weeknights or casual weekend. I love to use leftover rice for this recipe, but you can also use precooked bagged rice if you are in a pinch! Let me tell you why you’ll love this recipe:
1. One Pan, Zero Fuss- Streamline your dinner routine with the simplicity of a single sheet pan. The beauty of this recipe lies in its easy preparation and minimal cleanup. Just toss everything on a sheet pan, pop it in the oven, and let the magic happen.
2. Vibrant and Nutrient-Rich Veggies- Loaded with colorful bell peppers and onions, this dish is a visual feast. Beyond the aesthetics, these veggies bring a burst of vitamins and antioxidants to the table, making your meal as nutritious as it is delicious.
3. Flavorful Fajita Seasoning- Transform ordinary chicken and rice into a fiesta for your taste buds with our signature fajita seasoning. A perfect blend of spices like cumin, chili powder, and paprika ensures each bite is infused with authentic Southwestern flavor.
4. Tender and Juicy Chicken- Achieve chicken perfection without the hassle. The sheet pan method ensures that your chicken is cooked to juicy, tender perfection while absorbing all the mouthwatering flavors of the fajita seasoning and veggies.
5. A Bed of Flavorful Rice- Elevate your sheet pan masterpiece with a bed of golden, perfectly cooked rice. Infused with the savory juices from the chicken and the medley of vegetables, every forkful is a delightful combination of textures and tastes.
6. Customizable and Versatile- Make it your own by customizing the ingredients to suit your preferences. Add a kick with sliced jalapeños, a dollop of guacamole, or a sprinkle of fresh cilantro. The versatility of this recipe allows you to get creative with your toppings.
7. Family-Friendly and Crowd-Pleasing- Whether you're cooking for the family or hosting a gathering, Sheet Pan Fajita Chicken and Rice is a crowd-pleaser.
Are you looking for more weeknight sheet pan meals? Check out some of my favorites:
Sheet Pan Chicken Gyros
Sheet Pan Greek Vinaigrette Salmon
Sheet Pan Sticky Shrimp + String Beans
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ½ cups precooked long-grain rice
  • 1 ½ lbs chicken breast, cut into ½ inch strips
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 lime, cut into 4 wedges for serving
  • chopped cilantro, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients until well combined.
  • Spread the rice and chicken mixture onto the prepare sheet pan evenly. You may need to use two sheet pans depending on the size you have.
  • Bake in the oven until the rice is crispy around the edges and the chicken is cooked, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.
Keyword 30 minute meal, Dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy, kid-friendly, sheet pan meal
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2 Comments

  1. Fernando January 25, 2024 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    ummmm,este arroz fajitas,es una fiesta de sabor,me lo comeré con un toque de picante,con un poquito de ensalada de tomate lechuga y pepinos,gracias gourmet mami,por abrirme el apetito

    • Deniz January 29, 2024 at 9:14 am - Reply

      Gracias Fernando!

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