Lovely Thing ~ Sheet Pan Dinners

I am tragically unhip. Fads are gone before I know they arrived, but there is a trend in cooking that I have embraced ~ sheet pan dinners! Maybe they will go the way of fondue and Jiffy Pop, but I love them for three reasons ~ they’re easy, healthy, and delicious.

The concept is simple ~  load up a baking sheet with fresh veggies and lean meat tossed in yummy spices, cook for a half an hour or so, and dinner is served. Clean-up couldn’t be easier, especially if you use foil. You can find hundreds of recipes for sheet pan meals on Pinterest, or just do a Google search.

So far I’ve made Garlic-Parmesan Veggies with Chicken Sausage, Mini-Turkey Meatloaves with Green Beans and Rosemary Potatoes, and Chicken Fajitas. Here’s the gist of a recipe I found on Pinterest from Cooking Classy. 

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas ~


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast tenders
  • sliced red, yellow, and orange bell peppers
  • sliced medium onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp each of paprika, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper (or whatever seasonings you like)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Garnishes of your choice – lime, avocado, cilantro, sour cream, shredded cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, or use cooking spray
  3. Put veggies and chicken in a bowl and coat with olive oil and seasonings (You can skip the bowl, and toss directly on baking sheet.)
  4. Spread it all evenly on the baking sheet
  5. Cook until chicken is done, 20-25 minutes
  6. Heat tortillas in microwave or oven
  7. Plate, garnish, enjoy!
sheet pan

Chicken Fajitas are just one of many Sheet Pan Dinners being served up in my kitchen.

Think On These (Yummy) Things ~ Alicia





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