A sheet pan dinner is a way to make an entire, balanced meal on one sheet pan (also called baking sheet or cookie tray) in the oven. You can throw leftovers over a salad, or onto some tortillas. The recipe is one of our framework recipes, designed to be flexible in terms of ingredients. The choice of protein, vegetables and seasonings is yours, depending on what you have on hand and what you prefer.
Note that the cooking time of the protein depends on which protein you use, and how large or small you cut it. The smaller the pieces, the shorter the cooking time.
What to do with leftovers:
Chicken and Rice dinner: Boil 1 cup of rice per package instructions. Serve on the side with roasted protein and vegetables
Rice Bowl: Boil 1 cup of rice per package instructions. Serve rice topped with lettuce, roasted vegetables and protein, and your favorite salad dressing or a dollop of guacamole or hummus.
Tacos: Clean romaine leaves. Use romaine leaves as a taco shell by adding the roasted chicken and vegetables to the inside rib of the leaf. Top with guacamole and lime wedge.
Whole grain pasta: Boil 1 box pasta per package. Once cooked, add the roasted protein, vegetables, and your favorite low sodium tomato sauce and stir until combined
***If you do not have an oven, you can use a stove top/hot plate and make a stir fry (cook chicken and vegetables in a frying pan). You can also recreate this recipe with frozen vegetables and precooked chicken or a can of beans.