One of our favourite mid-week meals is Chicken Fajitas both kids will eat it, my husband loves it and apart from Gallo Pinto it is one of the foods that brings back many memories from living in Central America. Our take on it isn’t necessarily authentic but it works for us as a family and it’s SO quick to make. We have tried lots of different ways including Freezer prep methods to make it simple however this one is so easy to do and you can prepare it whenever you want during the day then throw it in the oven and straight to the table to serve. So here it is my easy Sheet Pan Fajitas for mid-week family meals.

Simple to make ahead chicken fajitas recipe that makes a perfect easy mid-week family meal for everyone to enjoy. Straight from the oven to table.


Make next – Traditional Costa Rican Gallo Pinto


Top Tips for making this an Easy Make-Ahead Meal

Although this is quick anyhow you can make it even quicker by doing a couple of extra preparations for the week ahead.

  1. We use a lot of onions and sweet peppers in our cooking so I chop them ahead of time and store in a sealed container in the fridge taking out what I need for the recipe as I go.Simple to make ahead chicken fajitas recipe that makes a perfect easy mid-week family meal for everyone to enjoy. Straight from the oven to table.
  2. Make your own Fajita Spice – it will taste nicer and you can make it as spicy or mild as you want
  3. Chop the chicken with scissors instead of a knife – so much quicker and after many an incident much safer on my fingers!Simple to make ahead chicken fajitas recipe that makes a perfect easy mid-week family meal for everyone to enjoy. Straight from the oven to table.
  4. If you are rushed off your feet at the end of the day then make but don’t cook, cover with foil and then place in the fridge then take out and cook when you are ready to prep
  5. Tortillas can be thrown into the oven in the last few minutes to warm up as well just wrap in some foil and give then between 2 and 5 minutes to soften and heat up.

Simple to make ahead chicken fajitas recipe that makes a perfect easy mid-week family meal for everyone to enjoy. Straight from the oven to table.

Simple to make ahead chicken fajitas recipe that makes a perfect easy mid-week family meal for everyone to enjoy. Straight from the oven to table.

Make Ahead Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Simple to make ahead chicken fajitas recipe that makes a perfect easy mid-week family meal for everyone to enjoy. Straight from the oven to table.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Cerys Parker

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Red Sweet Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Sweet Pepper
  • 1 Green Sweet Pepper
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • Olive Oil Extra Virgin
  • Fajita Spice Mix To Taste

Optional Ingrdients

  • 1 Chilli Pepper
  • Handfull Chopped Mushrooms

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C if you are cooking now or around 10 minutes before you cook if preparing ahead.
  • Remove the top and insides from the sweet peppers
    Simple to make ahead chicken fajitas recipe that makes a perfect easy mid-week family meal for everyone to enjoy. Straight from the oven to table.
  • Chop into thin slices
    Simple to make ahead chicken fajitas recipe that makes a perfect easy mid-week family meal for everyone to enjoy. Straight from the oven to table.
  • Layer the bottom of the baking pan with the peppers
    Simple to make ahead chicken fajitas recipe that makes a perfect easy mid-week family meal for everyone to enjoy. Straight from the oven to table.
  • Chop up an onion
    Simple to make ahead chicken fajitas recipe that makes a perfect easy mid-week family meal for everyone to enjoy. Straight from the oven to table.
  • Layer the onion over the top of the peppers
    Simple to make ahead chicken fajitas recipe that makes a perfect easy mid-week family meal for everyone to enjoy. Straight from the oven to table.
  • Add any additional ingredients like the chilli pepper or mushrooms now
  • Cut the chicken with scissors into thin strips
    Simple to make ahead chicken fajitas recipe that makes a perfect easy mid-week family meal for everyone to enjoy. Straight from the oven to table.
  • Layer on top of the peppers and onions
    Simple to make ahead chicken fajitas recipe that makes a perfect easy mid-week family meal for everyone to enjoy. Straight from the oven to table.
  • Drizzle with Olive Oil over the whole pan
  • Sprinkle your Fajita Seasoning on the top
    Simple to make ahead chicken fajitas recipe that makes a perfect easy mid-week family meal for everyone to enjoy. Straight from the oven to table.
  • Mix up all of the ingredients together making sure that everything is covered well.
  • If you are preparing ahead cover with foil and place in the fridge until you are ready to cook.
  • Place in the pre-heated oven for 25 - 35 minutes
    Simple to make ahead chicken fajitas recipe that makes a perfect easy mid-week family meal for everyone to enjoy. Straight from the oven to table.
  • Serve straight to the table with Mexican Rice, salas, tortillas, gucamole and sour cream and chives. Plus we like a little extra cheese as well.
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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