Sheet Pan Spicy Peanut Chicken and Broccoli

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This Sheet Pan Spicy Peanut Chicken and Broccoli dinner is the perfect weeknight meal with bold flavors, easy-to-find ingredients, and minimal clean up.

354 CALORIES20g CARBS12g FAT41g PROTEIN
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Any dinner that can be made using just one sheet pan is a winner in my house and this One Pan Spicy Peanut Chicken and Broccoli is seriously amazing. The chicken is cooked in a sticky, spicy peanut sauce that you will want to eat on everything. Serve it with some steamed rice for a quick and easy dinner. 

The minute I saw this Spicy Chicken and Broccoli Sheet Pan Supper from Molly Gilbert, I couldn't wait to try it. It basically has everything I love all in one recipe - a delicious sauce, crowd-pleasing protein, and veggies! That's a winning combination in our house. I also love that it uses ingredients I almost always have on hand. No extra grocery store trips.

The real secret to this recipe is the spicy peanut sauce. It's made with a combination of peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, honey, rice vinegar, chili paste, garlic, and ginger.  While I use peanut sauce all the time in dishes like this Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken and easy Peanut Noodles, I had never thought to use it in a sheet pan meal until now. 

From there, the recipe is simple! Coat the chicken and broccoli in the sauce and bake. That's it! Then serve it alongside some extra dipping sauce for a delicious Asian-inspired meal everyone will love. 

Why You'll Love this Recipe

  • Healthy. With lean chicken breast, broccoli, and a sauce made without refined sugars - this recipe is pretty darn healthy. 
  • Versatile. This recipe works with different cuts of chicken or pork. Try it with different vegetables. Make the sauce sweeter or spicier. This recipe is easy to adapt.
  • Quick and easy. This recipe cooks in just 20 minutes including prep time! Serve it with some pre-cooked steamed rice and it really couldn't be simpler. 
  • Affordable. Outside of the chicken breast and broccoli, this recipe is made with ingredients most people have on hand. No complicated, expensive, or hard-to-find ingredients. 

Key Ingredients

Here is everything you will need for this recipe and some easy swaps.

  • Chicken breast: Make this with boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs. It would also work with boneless pork chops or tofu steaks. 
  • Peanut Sauce: This homemade peanut sauce is made with peanut butter, soy sauce, sweetener, rice vinegar, chili paste, garlic, and ginger. Feel free to use any nut butter in place of the peanut butter. Coconut aminos will work instead of soy sauce. Any sweetener works and it can be made with or without the Sriracha. Fresh garlic and ginger have the best flavor but minced, tubed, or powdered options work too.
  • Broccoli: Broccoli, broccolini, or cauliflower all work great in this recipe. You could also use green beans, snap peas, snow peas, thinly sliced carrots, cabbage, or zucchini.

Side Dish Ideas

This sheet pan peanut chicken and broccoli can be a meal on its own, or consider adding one of the following side dishes:

The Recipe
Sheet Pan peanut chicken and broccoli with peanut sauce on a baking sheet.

Sheet Pan Spicy Peanut Chicken and Broccoli

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 15 Min
TOTAL TIME: 20 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup reduced fat peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (GF if needed)
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. honey (leave out for low carb)
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Sriracha
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lime, juice
  • 1 lb. broccoli florets
  • 1.33 lbs boneless skinless chicken, sliced into cutlets

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Instructions

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Preheat the oven to broil with a rack about 4 inches from the broiler. Line a sheet pan with foil.

2

Whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, water, sesame oil, honey, rice vinegar, Sriracha, garlic, and lime juice. Save about 1/4 of the sauce to serve as a dipping sauce on the side.

3

Rub the chicken and broccoli with the remaining sauce to thickly coat. Arrange in a single layer on the pan. Cook for 10-12 minutes, flipping chicken halfway through. Watch the recipe carefully since it can burn quickly. You want the sauce to get thick and bubbly with the chicken just cooked through and broccoli beginning to char. One note: If you want your broccoli to be more tender crisp, add it to the sheet pan halfway through cooking.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 6 oz. chicken and 3/4 cup broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354
Calories from Fat 101
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
17%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 74mg
24%
Sodium 721mg
31%
Total Carbohydrate 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 5g
18%
Sugars 8g
Protein 41g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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Tracy
January 16, 2019 - 16:34
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I found that 12 minutes on low broil then 4 minutes on high broil worked for me. Delicious!
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Chris Arden
June 6, 2016 - 18:27
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It looks delicious, do you use High broil or Low Broil? Also, do you butterfly the chicken or full breasts?
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December 21, 2018 - 12:17
My oven only has one broil setting, but it should be around 550 degrees. Yes - butterfly the chicken or slice horizontally into cutlets :) Hope you enjoy it!
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