Sep 14, 2020
Sheet Pan Fajitas
Quick weekday meals never go out of style and this is easily one of our family favorites! It’s September here in Georgia so that means peppers are still producing like crazy. Check these pimento peppers from our urban backyard garden! (I mean, can you even live in Augusta, home of the Masters, and not have ingredients for pimiento cheese growing in your backyard?!?)
Make it a Meal: You can serve this with tortillas and whatever your usual fajita/taco toppings-sour cream, salsa, cheese, chopped cilantro, etc. We also always have a side of beans and rice to make it go a little further and maybe even squeak by with a few leftovers. If you want some pineapple, you can even serve that fresh or throw it on the sheet pan to for a little twist!
3 chicken breasts (our preference) or six-eight chicken thighs, also boneless/skinless.
3 bell or sweet peppers
Taco Seasoning to taste or make your own (think along the lines of cumin, chile powder, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, oregano, and salt).
Directions: Slice peppers and onions fajita style. Chop your chicken into bite size pieces. Add chicken, peppers, and onions to a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle generously with your favorite taco seasoning. Spread into a single layer over two parchment lined sheet pans. Bake on 400 degrees F until chicken is done (165 degrees) and veggies are tender.
Storage Tips: My husband Brad takes his lunch to work with him so usually he will go ahead and fix that with leftovers before putting everything else up. Another idea, depending on how much you have left, is to add everything including some of your toppings, rice and beans to a pot with some chicken broth and make a soup which you can then freeze for when the weather is colder. Remember to label anything that goes in your freezer with the date and description or it will end up never being used.
Meal Template Categories Where This Could Fit: For starters, we think of Mexican Monday, Taco Tuesday, Fajita Friday or Southwest Sunday. (I mean, really is there any meal where Tex Mex doesn’t fit?) It could also easily fit into a strategy night such as “Sheet Pan Dinner” or “Crockpot Meal” if you wanted to switch cooking methods and throw the chicken, peppers, onions and seasonings into a slow cooker.
If you want to learn more about our #7daymealtemplate and easily make your own, check out our fully editable download here!