Sheet pan chicken fajitas with salsa fresca


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time30 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Sheet pan chicken fajitas with salsa fresca

Photo: Erik Putz

Make tonight, fajita night. This one-pan wonder comes together in just 30 minutes, and the not-too-spicy salsa is perfect for developing palates.


  • 500 g skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut in long strips

  • 2 bell peppers, (any colour) cut in thin strips

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 2 tbsp canola oil

  • 2 tsp chili powder

  • 2 tsp ground cumin

  • 3/4 tsp salt, divided

  • 8 to 10 small flour tortillas

Salsa fresca

  • 3 plum tomatoes, finely chopped

  • 1 tsp lime zest

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro

  • 1/2 cup regular sour cream

  • lime wedges, for serving


  • Position rack in centre of oven, then preheat to 450F.

  • Toss chicken with bell peppers, onion and oil on a large baking sheet until coated. Season with chili powder, cumin, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper. Roast, stirring halfway, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are golden brown, about 18 to 20 min.

  • For salsa fresca, stir tomatoes with lime zest, cilantro and remaining 1/4 tsp salt in a small bowl. Season with pepper.

  • Divide chicken mixture among warmed tortillas, then top with salsa fresca and sour cream. Garnish with more cilantro, if desired. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 504, Protein 33g, Carbohydrates 46g, Fat 22g, Fibre 5g, Sodium 1014mg.
Excellent source of vitamin A.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent November/December 2019 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.

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