Easy Sheet Pan Kung Pao Chicken

Hello beautiful people! Today is a very special day! It is release day for my new cookbook ONE POT KETO COOKING!! With 75 fun, easy and delicious recipes, it’s perfect for all my busy home cooks. Now, Sheet Pan Kung Pao Chicken is definitely one of my favorite recipes in the book. It’s so easy, totally customizable and hella delicious. So, along with a little sneak peek into the book, I’m also sharing this recipe with you so you can get cooking right now!

Of course the book focuses on the Keto diet but all of the recipes can be customized to your preference or lifestyle choice. It’s very important to me that whenever I work on a recipe or a bigger project like a cookbook, I am intentional with the recipes I create. I want to make sure everyone will be able to find something they can fall in love with.

You will notice there is no alcohol in these recipes, except for vanilla extract in a couple. Now, this being a Keto cookbook, there are some recipes with low-carb sweeteners. But, you can omit those from the recipe completely or you can use something more natural like applesauce to sweeten a sauce or glaze.

My inspiration for this cookbook was mostly the things I craved in the moment. But, there are also recipes that are an ode to my grandmother. A couple of those are her recipes with my adaptations, and others are my creations with a nod to her. My grandma Toulia is my inspiration and that will always reign true. She is the reason I love cooking. She is the reason I’m here today and I am forever grateful.

Kung pao chicken in one pot keto cooking:

So, when it comes to the macros on every recipe, I made sure to stay under 20g of carbs for each recipe. You will notice we have calculations for the net carbs in each recipe as well. When I am strictly Keto, I mostly pay attention to net carbs if I’m counting. So, I want you to have that option. As for nutrition calculators, I utilized both My Fitness Pal and Nutrifox.

This Kung pao chicken sheet pan dinner is one of my faves from the book. It’s flavorful, easy and completely customizable. You can customize everything from the cut of chicken you use to the vegetables. Use whatever you have on hand or substitute with your favorite vegetables and have fun!

A SNEAK PEEK INTO ONE POT KETO COOKING:

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Let’s Get Cooking

Let’s Get Cooking

Easy Sheet Pan Kung Pao Chicken

Takeout favorite on a sheet pan and it’s Keto friendly. Delicious with little cleanup.
Takeout favorite on a sheet pan and it’s Keto friendly. Delicious with little cleanup.
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:30 mins
Total Time:35 mins
Yields:4 Serves
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Ingredients

  • Avocado oil Spray
  • 1
    lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1
    tbsp sesame oil
  • 1
    ½ tsp rice vinegar, divided
  • 1
    tbsp coconut flour
  • 3
    tbsp coconut aminos, divided
  • 2
    tbsp spicy harissa sauce
  • 2
    tbsp avocado oil
  • 2
    Thai chilis, minced
  • 1
    head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1
    red bell pepper, cut into cubes
  • 1
    orange bell pepper, cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup roasted macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. To begin, preheat the broiler to the highest setting. Spray a large baking sheet with avocado oil spray and set it aside.
  2. Toss the chicken thigh pieces with the sesame oil, 1 teaspoon rice vinegar, coconut flour, and 1 tablespoon of coconut aminos. Spread the chicken thighs on the prepared sheet pan in a single layer. Transfer the pan to the oven and cook the chicken for 5 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  3. In the meantime, make the sauce by adding the remaining ½ teaspoon of rice vinegar along with the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut aminos, the harissa sauce, avocado oil, and Thai chilis to a small bowl. Give the sauce a quick stir and set it aside.
  4. Now, remove the chicken from the oven and pour half of the sauce over the chicken pieces and toss to coat. Then add the broccoli, bell peppers and half of the macadamia nuts to the pan along with the rest of the sauce. Toss the chicken and vegetables together to make sure they are well coated with the sauce. Season with a couple pinches of salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Turn the oven to bake at 425˚F.
  6. Return the sheet pan to the oven and continue to cook for another 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are al dente (fork tender but still has a little crunch to it).
  7. Add the remaining macadamia nuts on top and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 4
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What do you think of this recipe?

This recipe was delicious! And so easy to make! So glad I found your website!

Made this tonight and it turned out amazing! It has just enough kick and sweetness. I didn’t have macadamia nuts on hand so I used cashews and it was still great. SUPER easy to make and came together in no time. It’ll be a staple in my weeknight rotation!

This looks amazing! I’m making it tonight for everyone.
What is the fiber count? Or net carbs?

Wow, they all ate it! I think the crunch of the nuts and the simple sauce makes this a super easy and quick entree. Thanks so much, I look forward to trying more of your recipes and sharing your blog with friends.

This recipe is nothing short of amazing! The sauce of rice vinegar, coconut aminos, sesame oil and harissa, was a revelation to me and made such a delicious sauce…honestly this recipe needs to be doubled if not tripled! I was unsure of what kind of sesame oil to use, so I used half regular sesame seed oil and half toasted sesame oil(didn’t want to miss out on the toasty deliciousness). I also opted for the mild Harissa, for my daughters sake(plus, I hadn’t noticed the recipe called for spicy, whoops), I need to try the spicy now! Though, I am no longer doing Keto, I am trying to keep carbs down when possible, especially these days that we are a bit more sedentary. My family does not eat low carb and I do wonder if the oil could be lowered to balance out their macros a bit. Cooking for families with such different dietary needs can be so hard sometimes, lol. Thanks so much for such a delicious recipe, this one is definitely going to be added to my weekly rotation! I’m already planning on making it again this week for my folks!

This recipe is fantastic!! Thank you so much for sharing it! All three of my boys loved it!

So simple, delicious, and adaptable! I love how the flavor of the coconut flour blends with everything, and the broiler method to brown the chicken is genius. I used cashews instead of macadamia nuts because it is what I had on hand, and subbed sambal olek for Thai chilis because my grocery store didn’t have them. This is likely to become part of the regular weeknight rotation.

Made this tonight…Perfect and delicious! Used Serrano peppers as I could not find the Thai chilis.

Tasty!!! Didn’t have Thai chilis on hand but loved that everything else was already in my pantry or fridge. Easy weekday meal.

Love it! I’m so happy you enjoyed it Alisa! The Thai chilis add some spice but other than that, it’s not necessary.

Amazing flavor. Super easy. Will definitely have this one on rotation. I really loved the surprise crunch of the nuts. Family fav. Thank you.