A sheet pan meal the whole family will adore. This easy sheet pan BLT chicken is a simple paleo and Whole30 compliant meal with minimal ingredients and big flavor. You won’t even miss the bread and will love this classic take on BLT’s, made in 30 minutes!
My boys….they fight constantly.
It’s a house of mini WWE wrestlers that live double lives as dinosaurs and with a big dose of Kardashian drama and destruction-level of a hundred tornadoes. That’s really the best way I can describe it…
Is it a boy thing? A sibling thing? I don’t know – but 99% of the time it drives me crazy.
Whhhhhhy can’t they just ignore the each other? Or play nicely? Or even just let me go to the bathroom without a scream or cry coming from the next room?
It would almost be easier if I favored one, then I wouldn’t have to discipline them both.
Lately I’ve been letting them duke it out on their own but if it gets bad enough (aka the octaves get higher and louder), I put ‘em both in timeout. I don’t care who started it or who did what or whose toy. T-I-M-E…O-U-T.
We chat and have a moment of reason – they hug, say sorry, and we move on.
Despite the daily fighting drama there ARE moments when I overhear them in the living room playing legos or trucks together (nicely). One helping the other build a tower, or role playing as the trains in the docking station. Sometimes I hear “Here you go…thank you! Let’s do this now – follow me!” and my weary heart turns to mush.
“They DO love each other!” I say with gratitude and relief.
And in that exact moment I bolt to the kitchen to make this easy sheet pan BLT chicken for dinner.
Because you see, I have about 5.3 minutes until they find something else to battle over, so that means I need to get food in the oven ASAP, so we can start this time out, talk, apologize, hug, love, play, and fight aaaaaall over again.
Easy Sheet Pan BLT Chicken
This is one of my FAVORITE sheet pan meals of all time because it’s so dang easy, can be thrown together with just a few simple ingredients, and for realz – who doesn’t love a good BLT?
Plus this easy sheet pan BLT chicken is paleo and Whole30 compliant – you won’t even miss the toast. Promise.
Basically making this easy sheet pan BLT chicken dinner goes down like this:
- Cut bacon and spread on foil
- Tell boys to be nice
- Throw chicken breasts on sheet pan
- Tell boys be kind and share or else the toy will get taken away
- Add grape tomatoes to the sheet + olive oil
- Tell boys this is their final warning, please work it out, brothers love each other
- Throw sheet pan in the oven
- Tell boys they are making mommy looney and mommies want to be happy and mommies are happy when their children get along
- Rough chop a head of lettuce
- Tell the boys to sit on the step now – each on one side. If one touches they other while they are on the step they will be sent to their room. Explain Jesus/Santa/The Easter Bunny/Thomas the Train/Mommies & Daddies feel sad when they can’t get along and it’s almost time for dinner
- Take the sheet pan out of the oven and serve with a light drizzle of mayo
- Pray they will have a new found love for each other during bath time.
See? Totally easy.
Even if my boys don’t always love each other, the whole family loves this easy sheet pan BLT chicken so I guess I’ll take what I can get.
It’s the best dang meal to slay a craving, fill bellies, and give mom a much needed easy meal break.
And if sheet pan dinners are a big hit in your house like they are in mine, be sure to try this Autumn Roasted Veggie Sheet Pan Chicken with Craisins, Sheet Pan Flank Steak with Onions and Asparagus, or this Sheet Pan Salmon with Dijon Cream Sauce.Print
Easy Sheet Pan BLT Chicken (paleo + Whole30)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 3-4 servings
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Chop the bacon and make a large tinfoil ‘tray’ to place on one half of a large baking sheet (see photos above). The tinfoil should have a lip on all four sides to avoid any bacon grease from leaking out
- Place the chopped bacon evenly in the bottom of the tinfoil
- Add the chicken breasts and grape tomatoes to the other side of the baking sheet, then drizzle with olive oil to coat evenly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired
- Place the baking sheet into the oven for 25 minutes
- Remove from the oven. If tomatoes are not broken and slightly blistered, gently poke each one with the tip of a knife to release the pressure
- Layer the chopped lettuce, followed by the chicken and tomatoes. Add the cooked bacon to top and drizzle with mayonnaise
- Serve immediately