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SheetPan Chicken Fajitas -how to adapt for baby!

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You don’t need to make separate food for your baby! Here’s an example of how you can make sheetpan chicken fajitas for the whole family with slight adaptations for your baby.

If your baby (and you) enjoy up loving this recipe, give our Tex Mex Chicken Drumstick recipe a try from the Whole Food Recipes for Your Baby ebook we published

Step One:

Get the recipe for Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas here.

Step Two:

Follow these adaptations to make them baby friendly!

Baby Friendly Chicken Fajitas

Very little prep work & hands-on time go into making these easy sheet pan chicken fajitas! Includes instructions to use either fresh or frozen chicken breasts.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins

Instructions

  • For this recipe, you will be setting aside some of the ingredients to prepare the specially for baby.
  • Get out a small baking dish for baby's portion of food. Prepare the fajita oil, omitting the salt, chili powder, and half the smoked paprika. Place 1-2 tsp of fajita oil in baby's dish. Add the salt, chili powder, and the rest of the smoked paprika to the fajita oil to use for the family's meal. Prepare the chicken, onion, and peppers as directed. Place a small amount of chicken, onion, and peppers in baby's baking dish and turn to coat with the oil. Bake as directed. Add in black beans and lime juice when directed.

For a 6 Month Old Baby

  • Cut the chicken into finger size strips. Smush the black beans and place in a Gootensil. Offer the onions and peppers as is (make sure they are quite soft). Optional: Prepare the Green Pea Guacamole from our Whole Food Recipes for your Baby E-book to dip the chicken and veggies in. Skip offering baby cheese and tortilla.

For a 9 Month Old Baby

  • Dice the chicken. Offer the black beans, onions, and peppers as is (make sure they are quite soft). Optional: Prepare the Green Pea Guacamole from our Whole Food Recipes for your Baby E-book to dip the chicken and veggies in. Offer baby shredded cheese. Skip offering baby the tortilla.

Want to know how to make any recipe baby friendly?

Click here for our 6 point checklist to turn your family’s favourite meals into meals your baby can eat WITH you!

jess and nita, registered dietitians
Meet Jess and Nita

Hi! We’re both Dietitians & boy mamas! We’re here to help you confidently raise kids who will grow up to be lifelong Happy Healthy Eaters. Dig into our site for kid-tested recipes & feeding tips. 

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