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Keeping things healthy and delicious with these 30 Minute Chicken Fajitas with Roasted Pineapple Salsa Verde. Spicy, smoky Mexican seasoned chicken, roasted with bell peppers and onions, and served up fajita style with roasted tomatillo pineapple salsa. Everything is roasted on just ONE sheet pan, and comes together in about 30 minutes. The perfect weeknight dinner that’s colorful, healthy, and beyond good. Incorporate this into your weekly dinner rotation, or prep ahead of time and enjoy for lunch throughout the week.
Thursday night fajitas? Yes, I know, there’s already Tuesday Taco night. But hey, this week, let’s do Fajita Thursdays. Promise it’s going to be good!
In all seriousness though, I am so excited to share this easy and healthy fajita recipe with you guys today. I’m slowly catching up on all things work and it’s been such a good week! Yesterday and today were spent filming new recipes videos that will be rolling out on Instagram very soon. And tomorrow is catch up day for everything else that I’ve put on the back burner. I can’t tell you all how good it feels to be free of my very serious deadlines.
Clearly celebrating with a fun fajita recipe is in order (and if my mom has her way with me, a trip to Florida in a week as well). Plus, I did a quick survey on what recipes to share this month over on Instagram stories the other day. The overwhelming response was quick dinners, healthy recipes, and vegetarian…ok and Easter desserts too! Thankfully this is all right up my alley. Glad everyone is on the same page around here!
So we’ll start with these quick, and healthy one pan fajitas.
I thought these up a few weeks ago while hiking. I’ve said this before, but I always come up with my best ideas when I’m outside. There my mind is able to wander, free from technology, people, and basically everything that’s distracting in the world. My biggest tip? If you really need to think, especially creatively, get outside! Go do something without your phone…zero music, no podcasts, just let your mind wander for a bit!
Anyway, this was one of those recipes ideas that I just knew right away was going to be good. It has good flavors, good colors, easy prep, and it’s healthy too. So, all the makings of a very good recipe.
And yes, everything…the chicken, peppers, and salsa, are all roasted on the very same sheet pan, at the very same time. Meaning you’ll only be dirtying one dish and a blender for this recipe.
The chicken is seasoned up with my favorite combination of Mexican spices – chipotle chili powder, smoked paprika, oregano, and just a touch of garlic powder. So much flavor in this combo. Taking chicken from boring, to really really good.
The first step is to arrange the chicken, peppers, and onions on the sheet pan. Do this towards one side of the pan so you can leave room for the salsa ingredients. For the salsa, you’ll be charring up some fresh tomatillos, jalapeños, and green onions. So much flavor.
This will all roast for 20 minutes…ish. In the downtime you should do two things.
Thing one: dice up the pineapple for the salsa, warm your tortillas (preferably over and open flame on the stove-top), and then prep your toppings. You’ll need smashed avocado, cheese, and lots of fresh limes.
Thing two: make yourself a tequila based drink. I suggest either this mango margarita, this blackberry margarita, or this springy strawberry paloma. All are good.
By this time your chicken should be roasted and ready. Toss the salsa together and assemble.
And that’s it, dinner is ready, and it’s healthy, pretty, super easy, and oh so good! I really cannot think of a better way to spend my Thursday night, you know? Fajitas and a fun cocktail. I don’t believe anything is ever really perfect, but this all sounds pretty darn close!
If you make these 30 minute chicken fajitas, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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Do you think I can use can tomatillos if I can’t find fresh or am I better off using fresh regular tomatoes or pre made salsa verde like one person suggested?
So sorry, I am not understanding your question. The recipe does call for tomatillos. I would not use regular tomatoes as they are not the same:) Store bought salsa verde is also totally fine to use! I hope this helps! xx
Made this tonight with friends! It was soooo good and easy. I don’t know why I was lucky enough to have every ingredient on hand except for pineapple, so I subbed in mango and it worked great! Absolutely delish!
Happy Sunday!😃 Thanks so much for trying this recipe and sharing your review, so glad to hear it was enjoyed:) xT
We upped our Taco Tuesday and made this yummy dinner tonight. We had mango instead of pineapple, which was a great substitution and cherry tomatoes instead of tomatillos. When you’re half way through a margarita, substitutes win over heading to the store. Another enjoyable night cooking together. Thank you HBH for giving us a go to every day!
I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for trying it out! Have the best day:) xT
Absolutely loved it! I can’t source tomatillos where I live so I had to have a store bought salsa Verde and sprinkled pineapple over the top as we made the fajitas. Really delicious flavour combo. I’ll definitely be making it again!
Fantastic!! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan
Made this tonight and WOW! Everyone said this was the best meal I’ve ever made. So fresh and yummy! Thank you!
I am so excited that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! ?Tieghan
Finally made this for the first time and it was so easy and so good! I forgot to get tomatillos but I had some leftover roasted jalapeño sauce from your sheet pan salmon, so I just added some pineapple and cilantro and it worked great!
Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed. Have a great Wednesday! xTieghan
Taste was great but every time I do a sheet pan recipe, I end up with the chicken “swimming” in juice. Your photos don’t look like yours is as liquidy. Is this how it should be? I used boneless skinless chicken breasts.
Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed. Try pouring off some of the juice as needed. Have a great Wednesday! xTieghan
This sounds delicious! Cannot wait to make it!
Question, should we flip the chicken halfway through the baking time?
Thanks so much, yes you can certainly give the chicken a flip! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
This was the easiest most flavorful meal I have ever made. My tastebuds were exploding! Thank you for creating a meal that is easy and tasty! This was one of my favorites.
I am thrilled that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks for making it! I hope you have an awesome weekend:) xTieghan
Restaurant worthy! Love this recipe. Super spicy in a good way! Next time I’ll have to cut back on chili powder for my 12 year old. lol.