Sheet Pan Kung Pao Chicken

This sheet pan dinner recipe takes kung pao chicken to a whole new level – it is easy, quick, tastes INCREDIBLE, a healthy dinner option, and makes enough for leftovers to bring to work!

kung pao chicken

Easy dinners are my jam.  So much I wrote a whole ebook on 30 Minute 5 Ingredient Dinners – have you checked it out yet?  If not you definitely should because it is perfect for busy days when you are in a pinch.  And did I mention each recipe comes with a wine tasting from a certified sommelier? Because what do busy days call for more than a quick meal and a big glass of vino?  Exactly.

And this sheet pan recipe provides you the same!  This kung pao chicken only requires a handful of ingredients, it is all cooked on one pan, and it is minimal prep!

Most Kung Pao chicken recipes use really complicated or really unhealthy sauces.  This one I borrowed from my friend over at Detoxinista and added something a little extra to make it nice and thick for ya, but it is made with simple ingredients you probably have on hand and they are all healthy!

If you love how easy and tasty this sheet pan dinner is, be sure to check out my one pan chili style quinoa and my quick and easy stir fry – both are super easy recipes and flavorful too!

But in the meantime, lets get our Kung Pao on!

sheet pan chicken and rice

Let’s Make Some Sheet Pan Kung Pao Chicken!

So here are your tips for making the perfect dinner the first time around.  Start with your veggies.  Your snap peas will be good to go as is.  For your bell peppers, cut them in even squares.  And cut your broccoli into small florets.  We want everything to cook evenly and quickly enough.

Same for your chicken.  Cut them into squares about 1-1.5 inches on both sides.  We don’t want them too big because we want them to be fully cooked of course but we don’t want any over cooked!

The sauce I got directly from this recipe.  I just added some corn starch to make it thicker so it would stick to the ingredients better.  If you don’t like corn starch you can skip that step but I’d reserve some sauce to pour on once it is plated!

You can eat this alone as a stir fry, or prepare some rice to top it with.  Neil used white rice and I used my favorite Banza chickpea rice when we made this.  It would also be good over quinoa too!

In addition to the ingredients you may need:

  • a large cookie sheet to bake on
  • parchment paper (or oil to line the cookie sheet with)

Enjoy your easy dinner!

sheet pan kung pao chicken
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kung pao chicken

Sheet Pan Kung Pao Chicken

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  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4+ servings 1x


Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free

This sheet pan dinner recipe takes kung pao chicken to a whole new level – it is easy, quick, tastes INCREDIBLE, a healthy dinner option, and makes enough for leftovers to bring to work!


  • 8 oz (about 2.5 cups) snap peas
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 medium chicken breasts (11.5 lb)
  • Kung Pao Sauce*
    • 1/2 cup gluten free soy sauce
    • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    • 4 tbsp maple syrup
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp ground ginger
    • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 2 tsp sesame oil
    • 1.5 tbsp corn starch
  • Sesame seeds to garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Cut bell peppers into squares, broccoli into florets, and chicken into cubes.  Combine with snap peas and lay out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Make kung pao sauce by combining all ingredients in a small bowl and whisking until mixed thoroughly.  Pour half of the sauce over the chicken and veggies, and stir.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes, remove from oven, add the remaining sauce (re-whisk in case corn starch has settled), toss, and cook for additional 15 minutes.
  5. Remove and enjoy immediately, or serve over rice.


*The Kung Pao sauce used in this recipe is simply a double batch of the sauce from this Detoxinista recipe plus the added corn starch for thickening. That recipe doesn’t lay out the sauce ingredients separately so I just wanted to reiterate them here in my ingredients.  But that recipe is amazing so you should try it too!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of batch

If you try this recipe please leave a comment below letting me know your thoughts!  If you remake on Instagram don’t forget to tag me at @donutworry_behealthy so I can see your creation and share in my stories!


sheet pan kung pao chicken


  1. Nellie Tracy

    This is a delicious recipe! I love how easy making it on a sheet pan is. One of my family’s favorites for sure!

  2. This sheet pan meal is a total rockstar! Thanks so much for the recipe!

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