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Best Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas (Easy Oven Recipe)

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Sheet-pan steak Fajitas are an easy weeknight dinner or lunch that is perfect for people on the go. A big batch can feed a group, and they are so versatile!

A tray of tortillas, sauces, cheeses, meats, and bell peppers.

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You can switch out vegetables, proteins, and seasonings to create your own perfect sheet-pan homemade fajitas meal. This easy dish is the perfect all-in-one meal to feed your family or a crowd.

Want more delicious Mexican recipes to try out?  If you loved this recipe and you’d like some more Mexican-inspired recipes, you could start with a simple classic such as easy beef enchiladas. Or, for something a little creamier, try some chicken stuffed poblano enchiladas.

If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Mexican Street Elote Corn Salad recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Two Pan Meal – No more scrambling to get several dishes prepped at once so you can quickly throw a meal together. This Sheet Pan Fajitas recipe is all cooked in two pans!
  • Healthy – Sheet pan fajitas are a great way to add veggies and lean protein to your diet while keeping the carbs low.
  • Versatile – Have a picky kiddo or picky significant other? Sheet Pan Fajitas are one of the easiest recipes to customize. Add your favorite veggies and protein, and even switch up the seasonings!
  • Easy—This recipe’s ingredients are mixed together in one pan. Then, you can throw it into the oven for 30 minutes on busy weeknights.

What’s in This Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas Recipe?

Ingredients for sheet pan fajitas sitting on a marbled countertop.
  • Steak and Chicken Breast: Cut into strips; these proteins are the star of the fajitas. They absorb the rich seasonings and provide a hearty base that satisfies meat lovers.
  • Bell Peppers (Red, Yellow, Orange): Sliced into strips, these colorful vegetables add sweetness, crunch, and a pop of color to the dish, making it as appealing to the eye as it is to the palate.
  • Onion: Thinly sliced yellow onion, brings a slightly sharp yet sweet flavor that complements the meats and colorful peppers, enhancing the overall savoriness of the fajitas.
  • Olive Oil: A drizzle of this heart-healthy fat not only aids in roasting the ingredients to perfection but also helps in the even distribution of flavors.
  • Lemon and Lime Juice: These citrus juices add a zesty tang, tenderizing the meats and brightening the dish’s flavors to evoke that authentic Mexican flair.
  • Chili Powder and Cumin Powder: These spices bring warmth, a slight kick, and a depth of flavor that is quintessential to fajitas, imbuing the dish with its characteristic smokiness.
  • Chile Verde Seasoning: Adds a unique, spicy-sweet dimension to the fajitas or personalize the dish with your favorite seasoning mix for a custom flavor profile.

For Serving

  • Flour Tortillas: Serve as the soft and warm vessel for the fajita mixture, perfect for wrapping up the delicious filling.
  • Shredded Cheese: Melts beautifully over the hot fajita mix, adding a layer of creamy, gooey goodness.
  • Sour Cream: Provides a cool, tangy contrast to the spiciness of the fajitas, adding a rich and creamy texture.
  • Guacamole: Adds a fresh, vibrant, and smooth element that pairs wonderfully with the other components, rounding out the meal.

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Substitutions and Variations

  • For a spicier dish, add chopped jalapenos to the peppers and onions.
  • Swap out the steak for grilled shrimp if you enjoy seafood.
  • You can cook this sheet pan fajitas recipe in a skillet instead to cut down on dishes!
  • Switch up the spices and seasonings to your family’s liking, and make your own fajita seasoning.
  • If you’re a fan of vegetables, add in additional fresh veggies such as squash, zucchini, corn, etc.

How to Make One Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas Step by Step

Collage of marinating the chicken and steak.
  1. Whisk together ¼ cup olive oil, lemon juice, chili powder, and cumin in a small bowl with a lid to create the chicken marinade (Photo 1)
  2. Add chicken strips to the marinade, ensuring they’re well coated, then marinate for at least 30 minutes (Photo 2)
  3. In a different bowl with a lid, combine ¼ cup olive oil, fresh lime juice, and chile verde seasoning for the steak marinade (Photo 3)
  4. Coat thin strips of steak in the steak marinade and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes (Photo 4)
  5. Preheat the oven to 400°F and prepare 2 large sheet pan by lining them with parchment paper
Collage of creating sheet pan fajitas.
  1. Arrange the marinated chicken and steak on one of the lined sheets, separating them with paper or foil (Photo 5)
  2. Place the sliced onions and bell peppers on the second lined sheet (Photo 6)
  3. Bake the chicken and steak for approximately 30 minutes, or until fully cooked (Photo 7)
  4. Bake the onions and peppers for 15-20 minutes until they are softened (Photo 8)
Collage of assembling fajitas.
  1. Serve the tender steak, chicken, peppers, onions, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and warm tortillas on a large tray for easy assembly (Photo 9)
  2. Enjoy your delicious, easy Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas! (Photo 10)
Sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese, tortilla wraps, chicken and steak, and bell peppers on different bowls sitting on a white tray.

Recipe Tips

  • Be sure to slice your peppers and onions into similar-sized strips so that they cook evenly.
  • I like to slice the chicken thinner than the steak so that the steak does not overcook in the oven and the chicken still gets down.
  • You can use any type of steak you like for this recipe. I am a fan of a skirt or flank steak because they are lean and cook quickly, but sirloin steak is another great option.
  • If using a very lean cut of meat such as a top round or bottom round roast, you may want to marinate it overnight.

Alternative Cooking Methods

For those who prefer the stovetop to the oven, cooking sheet pan steak fajitas in a cast iron skillet is an excellent alternative. The skillet’s high heat retention and even heating make it perfect for achieving a delightful sear on the steak and chicken, adding another layer of flavor to the fajitas. 

Simply heat your skillet over medium-high heat, add a little olive oil, and cook the marinated steak and chicken strips in batches to avoid overcrowding. Remove the meat and then sauté the onions and peppers in the same skillet to pick up all the delicious browned bits left by the meat. 

This method infuses your fajitas with a rich, grilled flavor and cuts down on cleanup time!

Storing Tips 

Store leftover sheet pan chicken fajitas in an airtight container or large Ziploc bag in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

You can freeze leftovers in an airtight container for up to three months.

Reheat the fajitas in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes, stirring halfway through. Alternatively, reheat them in a skillet over medium-high heat until warm.

Tortillas wrap with chicken guacamole and shredded cheese.

Serving Suggestions

Steak Fajitas can be served with a variety of side dishes to make a complete, satisfying, healthy meal. For a traditional approach, consider serving with a side of crockpot Spanish rice or cilantro lime rice, which complements the flavors of the fajitas beautifully. A simple black bean salad seasoned with cumin, lime juice, and fresh cilantro adds a refreshing and nutritious element to easy weeknight meals. 

Don’t forget to include a selection of salsas – from an easy pico de gallo to a fiery jalapeno peach salsa, allowing everyone to customize their fajita to their taste preference. 

Lastly, a sweet ending in the form of churro bars or flan provides a delightful contrast to the savory and spicy notes of this fajitas.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make this great recipe ahead of time?  

Yes, you can marinate the meat and slice the vegetables up to a day in advance. Store them in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to cook, simply follow the baking instructions. This can save a lot of prep time on the day you plan to serve the fajitas.

Are there any vegetarian options for this recipe?  

Absolutely! For a vegetarian version, you can substitute the steak and chicken with sliced portobello mushrooms, tofu, or tempeh. Adjust the marinating time accordingly, as these alternatives may not need as long to absorb the flavors.

How can I make my fajitas spicy without adding jalapenos?  

If you’re looking to add extra heat without using jalapenos, consider incorporating cayenne pepper
 or chili flakes into your marinade. Another option is to serve the fajitas with a hotter variety of salsa or hot sauce on the side, allowing individuals to control the spice level to their preference.

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Tray of fajita toppings including meat, peppers, and guacamole.
5 from 5 votes

Best Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas (Easy Oven Recipe)


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yields 10 Servings
Sheet pan steak fajitas are easy to make and taste delicious. Plus, they are a great way to get your family or friends together for a fun meal.

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb (453 ⅗ g) thin steak cut into strips
  • 1 lb (453 ⅗ g) chicken breast cut into strips
  • 3 bell peppers red, yellow, orange bell pepper – cut into strips
  • 1 onion sliced thin
  • ½ cup (118 2/7 ml) olive oil
  • ¼ cup (59 ⅐ ml) lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ cup (59 ⅐ ml) lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons chile verde seasoning – or your favorite seasoning mix

For Serving

Instructions

  • Whisk together ¼ cup olive oil, lemon juice, chili powder, and cumin in a small bowl with a lid to create the chicken marinade
    ½ cup olive oil,¼ cup lemon juice,1 teaspoon chili powder,1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Add chicken strips to the marinade, ensuring they’re well coated, then marinate for at least 30 minutes
    1 lb chicken breast
  • In a different bowl with a lid, combine ¼ cup olive oil, fresh lime juice, and chile verde seasoning for the steak marinade
    ¼ cup lime juice,2 teaspoons chile verde seasoning – or your favorite seasoning mix
  • Coat thin strips of steak in the steak marinade and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes
    1 lb thin steak
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and prepare 2 large sheet pan by lining them with parchment paper
  • Arrange the marinated chicken and steak on one of the lined sheets, separating them with paper or foil
  • Place the sliced onions and bell peppers on the second lined sheet
    1 onion,3 bell peppers
  • Bake the chicken and steak for approximately 30 minutes, or until fully cooked
  • Bake the onions and peppers for 15-20 minutes until they are softened
  • Serve the tender steak, chicken, peppers, onions, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and warm tortillas on a large tray for easy assembly
    10 Flour tortillas,Shredded cheese,Sour cream,Guacamole
  • Enjoy your delicious easy Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas!

Notes

  • Be sure to slice your peppers and onions into similar-sized strips so that they cook evenly.
  • I like to slice the chicken thinner than the steak so that the steak does not overcook in the oven and the chicken still gets down.
  • You can use any type of steak you like for this recipe. I am a fan of a skirt or flank steak because they are lean and cook quickly, but sirloin steak is another great option.
  • If using a very lean cut of meat such as a top round or bottom round roast, you may want to marinate it overnight.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Serving Calories: 556kcal (28%) Carbohydrates: 28g (9%) Protein: 35g (70%) Fat: 34g (52%) Saturated Fat: 8g (50%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Monounsaturated Fat: 20g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 94mg (31%) Sodium: 414mg (18%) Potassium: 731mg (21%) Fiber: 3g (13%) Sugar: 5g (6%) Vitamin A: 2009IU (40%) Vitamin C: 85mg (103%) Calcium: 66mg (7%) Iron: 4mg (22%)

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Love how easy these are to make and that you did both steak and chicken. These will be a huge hit with my family.

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