Low Carb Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

This has become a family favorite! My nephew JJ loves this dish and requested it last week. I have honestly love how easy and quick dinner was ready every night. No slaving at the stove, yucking up several pans, cutting boards, knives, and stir spoons/ladles/spatulas. Every night I have used about one cutting board, one knife, a large glass bowl, and large metal stir spoon. Talk about easy! The fact that there’s been fewer dishes to clean has proven to me that not only are sheet pans delicious, less time consuming, and easy to make but they create less of a mess overall! 

Who can benefit from sheet pan recipes?

-Busy Parents

-Anyone who isn’t a fan of cooking to begin with

-Singles

-Empty Nesters

-College Students

The recipe on my blog are versatile for a reason. I get that not everyone is living a lower carb lifestyle like me. But if you see so ething on here and it sounds remotely good but you want to make it with fewer calories, less fat, or serve it up with mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice then go for it! You don’t HAVE to make the amount of food stated in the recipe either. I have to cook for a five people so of course I have to make more food, plus any leftovers often times wind up in our freezer as lunch packs or a whole other meal depending on how much is available. 

The neat thing, if you’re single and/or a college student, is if you make the same amount of food that I do, you too can freeze leftovers and any time you want a quick meal just pull something from the freezer and reheat it on the stove top or in the microwave in a microwave safe dish. You’ll have an instant meal that is healthy and didn’t take you 30-40 minutes to make. Great on those nights if you get home late from work or have to pull an all nighter with your studies.

There are a few different ways you can do this recipe. You can use leftover chicken, grilled chicken, rotisserie chicken(without msg), and just regular frozen chicken breasts/tenders. The method I chose was I used leftover chicken from a previous meal that I had stashed in the freezer. When it came time to toss everything together, all I had to do was thaw out the cooked chicken, add my seasoning, vegetables, covered with foil and pop it in the oven. Dinner was ready in 30 minutes, so my suggestion to make it easier on you, would be to use pre cooked chicken. You can even use boiled chicken, chop it, shred it, or slice into strips. Keep it simple, because for this dish you’re going to season it with your favorite taco seasoning. 


What you’ll need: 

2 pounds chicken

1 large onion, sliced

1 large green bell pepper, sliced

1/3 pack of mini sweet peppers, sliced

2-3 garlic cloves, minced

1 pack taco seasoning, or 1 oz homemade taco seasoning

1/8 cup peanut oil

Low carb tortillas

Optional Toppings:

Limes

Sour Cream 

Salsa

Guacamole

Shredded cheese


Directions:

Heat oven to 400*F, line sheet pan with non-stick foil(shiny side down, dull side up). Set aside.

Prep chicken by either chopping, shredding, or slicing. Prep vegetables and add everything into a large bowl(chicken included). Add minced galic, taco seasoning, and peanut oil; pour everything out onto foil lined pan. Cover with another sheet of foil(reason being, you don’t want anything to dry out or burn, especially if you are using pre cooked chicken). 

Bake for 30 minutes and serve immediately! 

Nutritional Information: 1/6 serving(according to MyFitnessPal)

Calories: 219

Fat: 2.9g

Carbs: 14.5g

Fiber: 4.3g

Net Carbs: 10.2

I absolutely love having limes sliced and ready to serve with this meal! If you have the time make a batch of fresh guacamole, want to know what my recipe is? I use the one on the back of the Rotel tomato can. 

Have I lost anyone’s respect yet? 😉

And I use a potato masher on the ripe avocados which helps to keep the gucamole chunky, just the way we like it. Of cource you can make it less chunky or completely smooth, whatever your preference is. I just happen to prefer that recipe since it’s easy and doesn’t take a half the kitchen to make. 

The nutritional info is just for the chicken fajitas, that’s not including tortillas or other toppings you might use, so keep that in mind. This makes a great meal on a Saturday night with friends since it makes a lot! 

(Tip: game day fans, this recipe would make a great addition to your festivites. Serve along side tortilla chips, queso cheese dip, salsa, guacamole, sopaipillas, maybe some Spanish rice and refried beans.) 

Hope you all have a blessed day!!

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