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When life gives me lemons, I make easy Sheet Pan Kung Pao Chicken made with Tyson® Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Strips. With pantry staples from Publix and a single sheet pan, dinner is ready in just 30 minutes! Take that Monday.
I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and saw the following PSA from a fellow mother:
I’m not sure which mom needs to see this today, but: your laundry is in the washer, defrost the meat for dinner, and your coffee is in the microwave.”
Facebook KNOWS me! Unfortunately, it was already mid-afternoon. The coffee had been in the microwave since 8am. The laundry? Could’ve been in there for days. And the meat? No chance a chuck roast was going to get thawed and into a crockpot in time for dinner. Whoopsies.
Sheet Pan Dinner to the rescue. And, my mom-hack? Tyson Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Strips. I keep a bag or two of ’em in the fridge at all times and always pick them up at my local Publix. Tossed with some fresh veggies and seasoning, I’ve got a tasty dinner that my whole family will eat. (While you’re digging in the fridge, go ahead and pull that chuck roast out… it can be dinner tomorrow!)
How to Make This Easy Sheet Pan Kung Pao Chicken
I tackle my dinner like everything else in my life – bit by bit, when I’ve got the time. So, whenever I get a few minutes in my day, I’ll make the Kung Pao sauce. In small saucepan, whisk soy sauce, hoisin, honey, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes (if using – my kids like ’em), cornstarch and water. Bring to a simmer then set aside. While the sauce is going, prep your veggies.
When you’re ready to officially get dinner on the table, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat a big ‘ol baking sheet (that’s the proper term) with cooking spray. Add the veggies to the pan and drizzle with a bit of sauce (but not all of it…. you’ll want some for serving). If the sauce has thickened too much, warm slightly and add water if needed. Cook for 15 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and add the chicken. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper and another drizzle of sauce. Crank up the heat to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Continue cooking another five minutes. It’s done cooking when the veggies are tender and beginning to turn golden and the chicken is hot. If you’d like a little extra char, turn on the boiler and let it go for another minute or two.
Remove from the oven and toss with the remaining sauce and cashews. Serve with steamed rice or couscous… and if you’re really daring… chopsticks!
Why Tyson Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Strips? Because I’m a mom, with four kids and a job, and I need all the help that she can get at dinner time. With Tyson Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Strips, I have a simple mealtime solution that can be used in dozens of different ways. With no antibiotics ever or steroids* (*Federal regulations prohibit the use of added hormones or steroids in chicken), I can worry about a zillion other things – like how to get the mildew smell out of the laundry that’s been in there since the weekend.
All of the ingredients for our Easy Sheet Pan Kung Pao Chicken can be found at Publix. Tyson Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Strips, with no preservatives, is carved from real breast fillets. Find them in the refrigerated section at your local Publix. Don’t forget to check out the digital offer from 1/25/20 – 2/22/20 where you can save on a variety of Tyson products at Publix!
I love shopping at Publix because they have all of the ingredients that I need for easy, delicious meals!
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