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Sweet Chilli Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Love sweet chilli sauce? Make this sweet chilli chicken sheet pan dinner – sweet, flavorful, yummy, and full of greens! Gluten-free and dairy-free.

A sheet pan full of flavor is coming your way! Full of chilli, lime, ginger, and garlic, this chicken dish will be a winner.

sheet pan with chicken, peppers and broccoli

This Sweet Chilli Sheet Pan dinner will boost your weekday dinner with excitement, too, just by using a few ‘full flavor’ ingredients.

Nutty sesame seeds, fresh cilantro, and juicy lime are a great combination with chicken, so grab a sheet pan and prepare for some taste!

sheet pan with bowl of chicken and veggies

Ingredients for the Sheet Pan Dinner

Chicken breasts (4 breasts, cubed) – Choose organic/free-range if you can, as these chicken breasts have so much more flavor.  They also provide more nutrition.

Broccoli florets (4 cups) – You could, of course, use another veggie here, like cauliflower or cabbage wedges, but broccoli is great!

Red bell peppers (2, diced) – Choose bright and juicy red ones, but you could use orange, yellow, or even green if you wish.

Sesame seeds (2 tsp) – Sesame seeds are a great source of Vitamin E and pair well with chilli and ginger. However, you could use black sesame seeds for a change.

Cilantro leaves (1/2 cup ) – Fresh and zesty, these leaves are perfect with chilli. If you aren’t a fan, you could use fresh parsley instead.

Lime (1) – Keep your citrus fruits out of the fridge to make them easier to juice.  You’ll need wedges of lime and juice for this recipe, so get 2 juicy ones!

Ingredients for the Sauce

Sesame oil (2 tbsp) – This is a strong, nutty addition to any sauce.  You don’t need much – keep it in a dark cupboard to extend its shelf life.

Sweet chilli sauce (3 tbsp) – There are many varieties to choose from, but try to find one that isn’t loaded with refined sugar.  You want a good balance of sweetness and chilli.

Lime Juice (2 tbsp) – Give this a good roll on the worktop to release the juice – you will get a better yield.

Garlic (2 cloves) – You could use black, smoked, or regular garlic here; they would all taste great.

Ginger (1/2 tsp) – This is the perfect addition to the other flavors. It makes grating ginger root easy, with no need to peel beforehand.

sweet chilli chicken ingredients

How to Make Sweet Chilli Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Step 1. Mix together the sesame oil, sweet chilli sauce, lime juice, minced garlic, and grated ginger in a small bowl. Stir well.

Step 2. Preheat the oven to 400F and oil your baking sheet.  This will ensure your ingredients won’t stick later.

Step 3. Add the chicken breast cubes and cover with 1/3 cup of the sauce you have just made in a separate bowl. Stir the chicken well to coat it thoroughly.

Step 4. Add the chicken to the baking sheet and add the broccoli and bell peppers so they are all in one layer. Drizzle the remaining sauce all over the veggies.

Step 5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. When cooked, remove from the oven and sprinkle over the sesame seeds and cilantro leaves. Place the lime wedges on top.

sweet chilli chicken steps

What Sweet Chilli Sauce Should You Use?

Typically, this sauce is made from red chilli peppers, rice wine vinegar, sometimes garlic, sometimes fish sauce, and then a sweetening ingredient, like refined sugar or honey.

Try and use honey or naturally sweetened sauces if you are trying to cut down on sugar.

corner of sheet pan with peppers, chicken and lime wedge

Other Vegetables You Can Use

You can add several other vegetables here, which would be great to bake alongside the chicken breast. Cauliflower would be an easy switch to make for the broccoli and still provide lots of super nutrition!

Sweet chilli sauce goes well with irony dark green vegetables, so how about adding some wedges of cabbage?  You could use kale, too but give the chicken a 5-minute head start in the oven first.

top view of chicken sheet pan

Can I Make This Ahead?

Yes, absolutely! The longer your chicken breast marinades, the tastier it will be!

Prepare your vegetables and pack them into a container up to 24 hours ahead. Mix your chicken with the sauce and leave in a glass bowl, covered in the fridge, for up to 24 hours. 

When you are ready to cook, oil the sheet pan as indicated and bake, bake, bake! You could keep this in the fridge if you have leftovers too.  Heat up thoroughly and use within 2-3 days.

sheet pan with spatula

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Sweet Chilli Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Love sweet chili sauce? Make this healthy sweet chili chicken dinner you can quickly bake in the oven. Gluten-free and dairy-free.
4.41 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 plates
Calories 483 kcal


Main Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts cubed into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 red bell peppers diced
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime sliced into 4 wedges

For Sauce

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp ginger grated


  • In a small bowl, mix all the sauce ingredients.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Oil your baking sheet.
  • In a separate bowl, add in the chicken breast cubes, cover with 1/3 cup of the sauce. Stir the chicken to coat it.
  • Add chicken onto the baking sheet, then spread broccoli and bell peppers around it. Drizzle the remaining sauce all over the veggies.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, cilantro leaves, and top up with lime wedges.


Serving: 1 plateCalories: 483kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 65gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9.1gCholesterol: 199mgSodium: 160mgFiber: 4.2gSugar: 9.6g
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