This Sheet Pan Orange Ginger Chicken & Broccoli recipe is an easy sheet pan dinner that makes a quick weeknight meal. Put everything on the pan, cover in the sauce, and pop it in the oven!
Hey busy mamas! I’ll keep this post short, because I know you’re probably skimming this while balancing a baby in one arm and a toddler pulling on the other. 😉 Without fail, the #1 requested recipe around here is easy weeknight dinners. And y’all ask, I will deliver!
This recipe for Sheet Pan Orange Ginger Chicken & Broccoli uses one of my favorite easy weeknight dinner tricks – a sheet pan! Basically, with a sheet pan dinner, you just pile everything in one pan, it all cooks together, and dinner is served. The only other thing you need is some brown rice, or another complex carbohydrate (like sweet potatoes, quinoa, etc.). You can easily make instant brown rice while the chicken is cooking, or thaw some pre-made brown rice you stashed in the freezer (healthy kitchen hack: make double brown rice when you cook it and store half in the freezer for another night!).
Now, the flavorings here…oh my gosh. Seriously, I could not stop sneaking forkfuls of leftover chicken and broccoli. It is just so good and so simple! I do think it’s important to use fresh ginger in the sauce, because it just brings a different level of flavor. Here’s another hack for you: press the ginger through a garlic press to save time from mincing by hand. You can press your garlic in a garlic press, too, or just use the store-bought pre-minced garlic in a jar (shh, don’t tell, I use it too!).
Once you throw your broccoli and chicken on the pan, make the sauce and pour it over, you do have to wait 45 minutes for everything to cook. But during this time you can wash any dishes you dirtied, prep the rice, play with your kids, and shoot – even fit in a quick workout! Maximize that time!
I hope y’all enjoy this and find this Sheet Pan Orange Ginger Chicken and Broccoli recipe as delectable as we did. (Seriously…I don’t think we’ve ever had recipes disappear so quickly.) Be well!
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