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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.

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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!

30 Minute Chicken Fajitas before baking on sheet pan

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

30 Minute Chicken Fajitas with Charred Pineapple Salsa Verde

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 1038 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Roasted Pineapple Salsa Verde


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
    2. On a baking sheet, toss together the chicken, olive oil, chili powder, smoked paprika, oregano, garlic powder, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on one side of the pan. In the middle of the pan, toss the bell peppers, onions, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper together. To the remaining 1/3 of the pan, add the tomatillos, jalapeño, and green onions. Transfer to the oven and roast 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and the tomatillos lightly charred.
    3. Set the chicken, peppers, and onions aside. 
    4. To make the salsa: de-seed the jalapeño, if desired. To a blender, add the roasted tomatillos, jalapeño, green onions, lime juice, and cilantro. Pulse until smooth. Stir in the pineapple and a pinch of salt.
    5. Stuff the chicken, peppers, and onions into the warmed tortillas, and top with the salsa, avocado, and cheese. Enjoy! 
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  1. 5 stars
    SO GOOD!! I made a little bit less salsa so I used 4 tomatillos and 2 green onions – the salsa was SO good. Super simple and clean up was a breeze. Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Gina,
      Yes those would work! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  2. dont have tomatillo here, can i use cherry tomatoes instead? also don’t have chipotle seasoning here, anything else i can use as a sub? thank you for sharing!

    1. HI! You can certainly use tomatoes. They will be great!! Just add a pinch of cayenne pepper to replace the chipotle. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  3. What is an alternative for tomatillos? They’re not really a thing here in New Zealand, can’t even find them in a can. Love your recipes!!
    Jess xo

    1. Hey Jessica! I would recommend and equal amount of tomatoes. Those will be great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  4. I made this last night and it was good, but the chipotle was extremely overpowering. Is the 1tbsp a typo? I think I’ll use 1tsp next time. The salsa is the bomb though! I’m going to make some carnitas up on Monday and top it with the salsa!

    1. Hi Liz! Thank you so much for trying this one! I hope you love it better with a little less chipotle seasoning! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe was so great. (It took me longer than 30 minutes but I expected that.) My husband is not much of a chicken fan so I considered changing it out for pork tenderloin. But I like chicken so I used boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts (way more flavour and less risk of being dry). That was my only change to the recipe. I’ll be making this regularly. I almost didn’t make the salsa because I couldn’t find tomatillos–I’m so glad I went the distance to find them as it was one of the best salsas I’ve ever made! I notice that you seem to always use chicken breasts–do you not like thighs? Alton Brown has a quote (can’t remember the exact words) about never sending in a chicken breast where a thigh could do the same job but better.

    1. Hi! I am so glad you loved this recipe, Cian! I do enjoy thighs, but just prefer the chicken breast! Thank you! xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    We did a mash up of this and the poblano chicken sheet pan fajita recipe – added cumin to the chicken and threw in a pablano pepper. Turned out so great! I was worried the salsa verde would be spicy with the jalapeño but the pineapple balanced it out perfectly.

  7. How can I make the salsa in advance? Should I hold off on adding the pineapple until it’s time to serve? I’d like to take it on a family vacation for taco night but won’t have access to an oven!

    1. Hi Keira!! You can make the salsa up to a day ahead of time. That works really great. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    this recipe is….
    1) really easy, convenient, and quick
    2) absolutely delicious!!

    we used store-bought tomatillo salsa because our grocery store is not fancy enough for tomatillos but we were in love at the first bite!! Definitely will make again!

    Thanks for another great one, Tieghan!

  9. 5 stars
    Made this last night exactly as written – delicious!! Looking forward to eating the leftovers again for dinner. It had a little more heat than I was expecting (not a bad thing), which might have just been my jalapeño. The salsa was soooo good and different, great flavors to mix up my weeknight tacos. Love that there wasn’t too much chopping, I was all ready to roast by the time the oven preheated.

  10. Question: I don’t like tomatotillos – could I roast cherry tomatoes instead and blend those for the salsa?

    1. Hey Karen! Yes, cherry tomatoes will be so good! Great idea! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan