Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

As demonstrated in the “Prepared” episode of Live It – January 2019

Watch the episode here.

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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breast, cut into strips/tenders
  • 3 sweet bell peppers cut into strips, preferably different colors: red, yellow, orange, green
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 ½ Tbsp oil – olive, avocado, or canola
  • 4 tsp taco seasoning
  • ¼ tsp salt if using salt free taco seasoning, optional
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Juice of one lime, optional
  • Cilantro, hot sauce, guacamole, Pico de Gallo, salsa, sour cream, optional for serving
  • Warm tortillas, rice or quinoa, optional for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Pile vegetables and chicken on a large sheet pan and drizzle with oil, tossing to coat.
  3. Sprinkle taco seasoning over mixture and toss again to coat evenly. Spread mixture out on the sheet pan.
  4. Roast in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165° or higher. If desired, turn broiler to high and continue cooking chicken and vegetables for another 1-2 minutes to brown, being careful not to burn.
  5. Remove from oven and drizzle with lime juice.
  6. Serve in warm tortillas or over a bed of rice or quinoa. Garnish with cilantro and your other favorite fajita fixings if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving: ¼ recipe

Calories 296.2
Total Fat 7.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.8 g
Cholesterol 97.5 mg
Sodium 566.7 mg
Potassium 367.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 18.9 g
Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
Sugars 1.7 g
Protein 39.9 g
Vitamin A 11.6%
Vitamin B-6 14.7%
Vitamin C 436.2%
Folate 10.4%
Iron 10.1%
Manganese 11.9%

Live It is a cooking demonstration presented by the Nutrition Food Services and Wellness Departments at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC). Episodes are hosted by registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Andrea Miller, and each features a different special guest sous chef. The goal of Live It is to showcase nutrient-dense foods and teach viewers doable ways to use them in order to promote wellness in our community. Held once a month at Bryan Hospital, the show is recorded by Bryan Municipal Utilities in front of a live all-staff audience. For more recipes and to watch past episodes of Live It, visit www.chwchospital.org/live-it.