This Is the One Sheet Pan Meal I Make All Winter Long

It'll spice up your weeknights in just 30 minutes!

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Food Network Kitchens Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Commuting to work means I’m out of the house for 12 hours every day. It also means that cooking and cleaning are much lower priorities than I’d like them to be. Because of that, I always look at three key components when I’m browsing through dinner recipes: the total cook time, the number of dishes involved and the potential for leftovers (because I’m definitely not waking up early to make lunch). And, since we’re smack-dab in the middle of flu season, I try to pack in the veggies, too.

Which brings me to my favorite winter meal: Food Network Kitchen’s sheet pan fajitas. Thanks to the broiler, the flavorful dish comes together in just 30 minutes — and that includes prep time. Plus, since it’s made on a sheet pan (my favorite cooking method), there’s minimal clean up at the end!

More importantly, the recipe makes more than my fair share. When I combine the dish with rice or beans, it’s enough for me to have one dinner and at least three lunches. Plus, with bright peppers and caramelized onion, the fajitas are jam-packed with nutritious veggies — which are much appreciated as I ride public transit each morning.

Made as written, the recipe is a family-friendly way to warm up your weeknights. Since I prefer quite a bit of spice, I typically add in a dash of cayenne and a sprinkle of paprika. If I can grab some ripe avocados on my grocery store run, I’ll also whip up a batch of guacamole while the fajitas are under the broiler — the green dip adds a dollop of heart-healthy fats to my plate, which keeps me full and cools down the heat.

By now, it's safe to say that sheet pan fajitas are a regular in my dinner rotation. If you need me, I’ll be chopping peppers and onions for my next batch!

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