Sheet Pan Dinner: Paleo and Whole30 Edition
June 22, 2022 · by Andrea Long
I am currently following a Whole30 diet. If you've never heard of it, look it up! In a nutshell, it's a 30-day elimination diet to "reset" your body as you avoid certain foods that can cause inflammation. You cut out the traditional non-healthy foods but also dairy, grains, and legumes.
I've been scouring Pinterest to find quick, Whole30 compliant meals that don't require a boatload of weird replacement ingredients. I was making my meal plan last week and remembered this staple meal that I've done before and nearly shouted for joy when I realized it was compliant!
You can find all kinds of sheet pan recipes online, so this recipe can be easily tweaked to fit your dietary needs.
1-2 chicken breasts (cubed or sliced into strips)
1 zucchini (sliced)
1 squash (sliced)
3 carrots (peeled and sliced)
1 small head of broccoli (cut into florets)
** You can add any vegetables that you like: onion, potatoes, bell pepper, mushrooms, asparagus, etc.) **
3 TBSP olive oil
To taste: salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika (I never measure; I just season to my liking.)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Use parchment paper or a silicone mat on the pan, so nothing sticks. Mix the veggies in a large bowl and spread out on 2/3 of the sheet pan. Arrange the chicken on the other 1/3 of the pan. Drizzle all ingredients with the olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning. Be sure to mix the veggies to fully coat with oil and seasoning. Pat the olive oil and seasoning into both sides of the chicken. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until veggies reach desired tenderness and chicken is cooked through.
If you're not following a Whole30 diet, you can serve with rice, quinoa, or pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan.
I hope you enjoy! And if you are familiar with Whole30 and have some great recipes to share, please let us know on social media!