A healthy and delicious dinner made completely on one pan with no stirring! Full of chicken, potatoes, peppers and loads of fajita spices, it’s the perfect quick one pot meal that requires no stirring or babysitting.
So I posed a question on my Facebook page (I’d love for you to weigh in below): which type of meal do you find more convenient, a one pot meal (made on the stove) or a sheet pan dinner (made in the oven)?
And I’m pretty sure everyone said “one pot” and so I made you a sheet pan dinner anyway.
It’s not that I don’t care, it’s just that I was trying to get some ice cream photographed at 4:30 by a super hot window while making supper and dealing with both of my crying children (no joke friends — this is just a snippet of my glamorous life) and I just couldn’t imagine babysitting a one pot dinner on the stove at the same time.
So I made the baby a bottle, got my 3 year old a snack, and threw some stuff on a pan and put it in the oven.
And it just happened to be fantastic.
This is actually my very first sheet pan dinner but I think you can expect many, many more as the weather cools off and school starts up again (for you, not for me — I’m on maternity leave until February!)
Since I knew that these Little Potatoes from The Little Potato Company bake in about 30 minutes, I figured I wouldn’t have to chop them or anything, and they’d cook in roughly the same amount of time as my chicken. I cut the peppers in somewhat larger chunks so that they wouldn’t be total mush, and it just turned out so perfectly.
I used the Terrific Trio (with red, yellow, and blue potatoes), mostly just for fun — I mean, blue potatoes! Any 1.5lb bag would work great with this recipe (though if you have a 3 year old like I do, I’m sure he or she will love the blue potatoes as much as mine did!).
If you’re feeling especially lazy (and I usually am), cover the pan in tin foil and you’ll have a NO DISHES sheet pan meal.
Sorry for yelling. That whole part about no pans to wash gets me kind of excited. I think that gives Sheet Pan Dinner 1 point over One Pot Meals (but don’t get me wrong — more of those are coming, too!).
Which do you make more: One Pot Meals or Sheet Pan Dinners?
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Chicken Fajita Sheet Pan Dinner
A healthy and delicious dinner made completely on one pan with no stirring! Full of chicken, potatoes, peppers and loads of fajita spices, it's the perfect quick one pot meal that requires no stirring or babysitting.
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" pieces
- 1 1.5lb bag Little Potatoes (Terrific Trio or other)
- 1 sweet bell pepper, cut into 1" pieces
- 1/2 a medium red onion, cut into 1/2" pieces
- 1/2 tbsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/8 cup canola oil
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with tin foil (if desired). To the baking sheet add all ingredients. Toss (your hands work best!) until the chicken, potatoes and peppers are well coated with oil and spices.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until potatoes are cooked through and chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F.
- See notes for optional additions for serving!
*This sheet pan dinner is mildly spicy. If you like things quite spicy, feel free to add some cayenne or red chili pepper flakes for extra heat.
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