30 Minute Meal/ One Pan

Kung Pao Chicken Recipe Sheet Pan Meal


This easy sheet pan dinner is a fantastic healthy spin on a traditional Kung Pao Chicken recipe, with tons of veggies, loads of flavor, and not much work! Chicken Tenders and a rainbow of vegetables are coated in an easy and delicious kung pao sauce and cooked one one pan to make a perfect 30 minute family friendly weeknight dinner!


Bowl with sheet pan chicken and vegetables with kung pao sauce


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Grocery shopping is one of those things that I normally don’t enjoy very much. I usually have at least one (if not both) kiddos with me – which means fighting over carts/seats, a ridiculous number of trips to the bathroom, and me always forgetting which aisle something is in. More and more I am finding myself ordering groceries online and then just going through the drive through to pick them up. Its a serious game changer.


Shopping at Trader Joes


But, once a month we take a super fun trip to my family’s favorite store – Trader Joe’s! My kids LOVE this store. Its probably due to the fact that they have 2 sizes of kids carts, a hidden pig that you get to find in exchange for suckers, and lots of samples. I love it because they have gorgeous and cheap bouquets and there is always something new and fun to find there.


baking pan with chicken and rainbow vegetables


My latest find there are these awesome Dorot herb cubes! When I first saw them I was so excited! They are little cubes of fresh  frozen herbs – crushed garlic, crushed ginger, basil, parsley, cilantro, and chopped onions that are already pre-chopped, pre-measured, and sooo easy to use! I love that they are flash frozen within 90 minutes of harvest (WHAT?! That’s so awesome!), and the only ingredients are the herbs themselves, a little bit of salt and some canola oil. They can also live in your freezer for up to two years, so you will always be guaranteed to have super easy to use herbs just waiting for you! Seriously, I am totally in awe and in love with these little cubes! Talk about an amazing time saver!




Learn more about Dorot and find out where you can find these awesome little cubes near you by check out their website here.



bowl with kung pot chicken and dorot cubes


This sheet pan meal is a perfect meal for spring! Filled with tons of fresh veggies and bright flavors, this recipe is the perfect combination of healthy, easy, filling, and light. Yes, I said filling and light in the same sentence. Spring is often cold, rainy, and windy – and that often makes us want warm and comforting meals. But its also  a time where you want lighter meals and more vegetables! This is a perfect meal for those kinds of days – when you want warm and comforting but also something a little lighter!


Also check out Ayam Percik – a malayasian grilled chicken recipe packed with flavor your family will love!




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Kung Pao Chicken Sheet Pan Meal

Kung Pao Chicken Sheet Pan Meal

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This easy sheet pan dinner is a fantastic healthy spin on a traditional Kung Pao Chicken recipe, with tons of veggies, loads of flavor, and not much work! 


*Sheet Pan*

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 carrots, sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 big handful of green beans, ends snapped
  • 1 red onion, peeled and sliced onto thick slices
  • 1 lb chicken tenders


  • 1 TBSP Soy Sauce
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • 3 TBSP Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Dorot Garlic Cubes (or 3 garlic cloves, minced)
  • 2 Dorot Basil Cubes (or 2 TBSP minced leaves)


  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 2 TBSP sesame seeds
  • Optional: red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. On a large rimmed sheet pan, place the red pepper, carrots, yellow pepper, green beans, and red onion onto the baking sheet.
  3. Add the chicken tenders.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce.
  5. Drizzle the sauce over the veggies and chicken and toss to coat.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through, and the veggies are soft, stirring halfway through.
  7. Sprinkle green onions, peanuts, and sesame seeds on top.
  8. Serve with rice and Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 572 Total Fat: 32g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 23g Cholesterol: 53mg Sodium: 1341mg Carbohydrates: 47g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 14g Protein: 29g

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  • Reply
    Kylee from Kylee Cooks
    April 4, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Sheet pan meals are so great! I love how hands off they are. This looks amazing!

  • Reply
    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
    April 10, 2017 at 4:57 PM

    Wait.. all I got from this was that Trader Joe’s has a hidden pig for kids? What what?! And actually I keep looking at those little herb cubes- I definitely need to get some!!!

    • Reply
      April 10, 2017 at 9:17 PM

      YES! They have a stuffed pink pig that is in a different spot every day. If you can tell the cashier where the pink pig is hidden, you get a sucker! 🙂

  • Reply
    Jackie @theseasidebaker
    April 11, 2017 at 1:09 AM

    I love Dorat products and use their garlic in almost every meal! This looks delicious and a must make!

  • Reply
    Brandi Crawford
    April 11, 2017 at 2:18 AM

    I’m so in love with sheet pan dinners. This recipe looks so amazing…and healthy too!

  • Reply
    Silvia @ Garden in the Kitchen
    April 11, 2017 at 2:34 AM

    I am obsessed with sheet pan meals but you know what?? I never thought to make an Asian inspired meal! You got me thinking… 🙂

  • Reply
    sara | belly rumbles
    April 11, 2017 at 3:11 AM

    I with you, not a fan of grocery shopping either! Love a sheet pan dinner, especially during the week when it makes so much easier, yours looks sensational.

  • Reply
    Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons
    April 11, 2017 at 3:52 AM

    Jenni! This looks amazing! The veggies-swoon!

  • Reply
    Megan @ MegUnprocessed
    April 13, 2017 at 3:41 PM

    So flavorful! Veggies look great!

  • Reply
    April 14, 2017 at 3:27 PM

    What a lovely meal! I love meals that are so easy like this, it makes evenings that much better! These prechopped herbs from Dorot are amazing! I need to look into these, as they would save me so much time! I love this idea!

  • Reply
    April 14, 2017 at 11:01 PM

    Love how simple and delicious this looks!

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    Jessy @ The Life Jolie
    April 17, 2017 at 3:07 PM

    As a busy working mom, I live for sheet pan meals because they give me more time with my girls and less time in the kitchen. I need to get some of these herb cubes! Anything to make cooking easier without sacrificing flavor is good in my book!

    • Reply
      April 25, 2017 at 2:40 PM

      I totally agree! You should definitely check out these little cubes – they are sooo handy!

  • Reply
    April 24, 2017 at 1:46 AM

    I’ve been seeing the Dorot herb cubes all over social media and I am so intrigued by them! What a great way to get the wonderful flavors of herbs into a dish in a convenient little package. Love this sheet pan meal, will definitely be adding it to my weeknight dinner rotation!

    • Reply
      April 25, 2017 at 2:39 PM

      They are definitely a great find! So convenient, and I love that there aren’t a bunch of funky ingredients, either!

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