Background and History:
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Quesadillas are a fusion of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisines. Traditional fajitas, with their sizzling hot peppers and tender chicken, have been a beloved dish for decades. Combining these flavors with the cheesy goodness of quesadillas creates a hearty and satisfying meal.
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
- 3 bell peppers (red, green, and yellow), thinly sliced
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 8 large flour tortillas
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Salsa, guacamole, and sour cream for serving
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced chicken, bell peppers, and red onion.
- Drizzle olive oil over the mixture and sprinkle fajita seasoning, salt, and pepper. Toss until well-coated.
- Spread the seasoned chicken and vegetable mixture evenly on a large sheet pan.
- Roast in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
- While the sheet pan is in the oven, lay out the tortillas and sprinkle each with a portion of shredded cheddar cheese.
- Once the chicken and veggies are ready, remove them from the oven.
- Using tongs, place a generous amount of the chicken and vegetable mixture on one half of each tortilla.
- Fold the tortilla over to create a half-moon shape, pressing gently.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and lightly grease it.
- Place the quesadillas in the skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted.
- Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.
Nutrition Facts (per serving):
- Calories: 480
- Fat: 19g
- Carbohydrates: 40g
- Protein: 36g
- Fiber: 5g
- Feel free to customize your quesadillas with additional toppings like jalapeños, diced tomatoes, or cilantro.
- You can use store-bought fajita seasoning or make your own by combining spices like chili powder, cumin, paprika, and garlic powder.
Please be mindful of potential allergens in store-bought fajita seasoning and check for any allergies related to ingredients used, especially if you plan to include additional toppings.