Easy dinner recipe! Sheet pan cashew chicken is a tasty 30 minute meal that’s great for weeknight dinners or for make-ahead meal prep.
Have you tried sheet pan dinners yet? If not, you should!
So, what is a sheet pan dinner? It’s a meal that’s cooked on a sheet pan. I’ve been making a lot of sheet pan suppers lately, and I love how easy they are to make and how easy they are to clean-up.
Not only is this sheet pan cashew chicken an easy weeknight dinner, but it’s also good for meal prep. While it’s baking, I make a big batch of quinoa. Then, I just portion this sheet pan cashew chicken out along with the quinoa, and we have lunch for the next few days.
See just how simple it is to make this sheet pan dinner!
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Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken
- 1/2 cup lite soy sauce
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar (packed)
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- ½ cup water
Chicken and Vegetables
- 2 pounds boneless (skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes)
- 1 head broccoli (cut into florets and stems)
- 1 red bell pepper (cut into chunks)
- 2 green bell pepper (cut into chunks)
- 1 cup unsalted roasted cashews (plus extra for serving)
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together sauce ingredients until combined.
- Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring regularly, until sauce thickens.
- Remove from heat, and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 400F. Line a large rimmed sheet pan* with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
- Place chicken on prepared sheet pan, and drizzle 1/3 sauce over chicken.
- Toss chicken to coat in sauce.
- Cook for 8 minutes.
- Remove pan from oven, and place broccoli, bell peppers, and cashews in a single layer around the chicken.
- Pour remaining sauce over chicken and veggies; toss to coat.
- Return pan to the oven, and continue cooking for an additional 8-12 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
- Serve by itself or over white rice, brown rice, or quinoa.
- Sprinkle with extra cashews, if desired.
**Nutrition values are estimates.
Adapted from The Recipe Critic.
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