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Kung Pao Chicken Recipe Sheet Pan Meal

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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


Thank you to Dorot for sponsoring this post. And Thank YOU for supporting the brands that support me and allow me to continue to grow my blog. All opinions, recipe and photographs are my own. #ElevateMyPlate #MyDorot



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!




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Bowl with sheet pan chicken and vegetables with kung pao sauce

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! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


*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:



Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 572Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 1341mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 6gSugar: 14gProtein: 29g

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Monday 24th of April 2017

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!


Tuesday 25th of April 2017

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

Jessy @ The Life Jolie

Monday 17th of April 2017

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!


Tuesday 25th of April 2017

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


Friday 14th of April 2017

Love how simple and delicious this looks!


Friday 14th of April 2017

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!

Megan @ MegUnprocessed

Thursday 13th of April 2017

So flavorful! Veggies look great!

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