Do you want to make a Chicken dinner that makes you feel like you are sitting at a Quaint Beachside Taqueria in Cabo eating the most amazing tender and spicy Chicken Tacos? If you answered yes then you must try this Skinny Taco Sheet Pan Chicken Recipe.
Trying to spice up healthy weeknight meals is not easy, but this sheet pan chicken dinner was so simple to prepare. You only need a handful of ingredients and a large sheet pan to prepare this sheet pan chicken and veggies meal.
Chicken provides the healthy, lean protein in this dish accompanied by crunchy and juicy Bell Peppers and Red Onion.
What Color Bell Peppers should I use for this Sheet Pan Chicken Recipe?
You can use Green, Red, Yellow, Orange or even Purple. Or you can do what I did and use a variety of colors.
Which Color Pepper is the Healthiest?
Red Peppers have the most nutrition..why you ask? Because the Red Peppers have been on the vine the longest. Green Peppers are harvested earlier, before they have a chance to turn yellow, orange and then red. Compared to the green bell peppers, the red ones have almost 11 times more beta-carotene and 1.5 times more Vitamin C.
Are Bell Peppers good for Weight Loss?
They sure are. Bell Peppers are the perfect veggie to bulk up your dishes without adding calories and they also have a small amount of fat burning capsaicin in them to help with weightloss.
Are Bell Peppers good for Diabetics?
The answer is an astounding YES. Bell Peppers are chock full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber and are non starchy. These Low Calorie, nutrient dense veggies have a low impact on blood sugar and can be an integral part of a diabetic diet.
What Kind of Chicken should I use for this Spicy Taco Sheet Pan Recipe?
I used white meat, Thin Chicken Cutlets but if you prefer Dark Meat chicken you can use Boneless Chicken Thighs.
Can I Use a Different Protein for this Taco Sheet Pan Recipe?
Yes ,you could swap the Chicken for Sliced Flank Steak or Even Shrimp but you may have to take out the Protein before the full 20 minutes as those proteins may cook quicker than the Veggies.
What other Veggies Can I use for this Skinny Taco Sheet Pan Chicken Recipe?
If you do not like Peppers and Onions there are plenty of other Healthy Vegetables options.
- Baby Carrots
- Brussel Sprouts
- Green Beans
Are you Carb Conscious?
This recipe uses Chicken and Veggies only. Chicken has Zero Carbs. Bell Peppers average 7-8 carbs. Red Onion has about 8 grams of Carbs.
Why is Eating Low Carb better for you?
When you consume carbohydrates, they are converted into simple sugars known as glucose in your bloodstream. They are your main fuel source. Without sufficient carbs available as fuel, your body will start burning fat to keep you moving. Basically lowering your Carb intake will make it easier to burn fat and lose weight.
Why is everyone trying Low Carb and Keto?
Lowering your carbs to below 100 grams per day is beneficial for weightloss and also promotes overall good health, energy and vitality. The Keto Diet limits your intake of carbs to less than 50 grams per day and eliminates junk and processed foods allowing you to eat clean, whole food for better overall health and wellness.
I follow the Weight Watchers program and incorporate low carb, so it is a blend of both. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of food that is the only way you are going to discover your best healthy life.
What are the Benefits of Eating Low Carb Foods?
- When you eat food Lower in Carbs it reduces your appetite which in turn causes you to consume fewer calories.
- Quickstart to Weightloss
- Reduces harmful abdominal fat.
- Reduces Blood Sugar and Insulin Levels
Why Are Low Carb Foods Better for you?
- Low Carb eating results in weight loss.
- Eliminates those pesky out of control cravings.
- Stabilizes Blood Sugar and consequently the appetite.
- Reducing carbohydrate consumption and replacing them with protein and healthy fats will reduce overall calorie consumption and aid in losing weight.
- Reduces Belly Fat.
- Aids in maintaining a Healthy Blood Pressure.
- I enhance my recipe’s by adding Low Carb and Keto friendly food swaps which make the recipe better and better for you.
Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my Blog you probably already know I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I like to point all of my Recipes with the WW Smart Points System.
This Skinny Taco Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner is only 3 Smart Points for one stuffed Taco or Fajita Wrap if you use a Low Carb 2 point wrap.
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What Kitchen Tools do I need for this Recipe?
- A good Knife for slicing
- A 13x18 inch Baking Sheet Pan
- A Taco Stand - not necessary but a Fun Accessory for Taco Night
- 1 pound of thinly sliced Chicken Cutlets - cut into ½ inch strips
- 2 Bell Peppers cut into thin strips - use any color Bell Pepper or a Variety of Colors. ** Make sure you slice thin about ⅛ of an inch so they cook evenly with the chicken
- 1 Red Onion sliced thinly
1: Pre heat Oven to 425 Degrees F
2: Line your Baking Sheet Pan with Aluminum Foil and give it a spritz of Olive Oil so nothing sticks.
3: in a large bowl Toss Chicken Strips with 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil and then add 3 Teaspoons of Taco Seasoning and Mix together well.
4: In a large bowl Toss your Sliced Peppers and Onions with 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil and 2 Teaspoons of Taco Seasoning and Mix together well.
5: Take your Chicken and spread it out over one half of your sheet pan.
6: Take your Peppers and Onions mixture and spread it over the other half of your sheet pan.
7: Now place the baking sheet into the pre heated oven for 15-20 minutes.
8: Remove from oven when cooking is complete and serve on a Low Carb wrap and make Fajitas or put in Tacos ... or even better use both and make a Crunchwrap. Yum! Enjoy!
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