10 Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Dinners

10 Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Dinners

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Kelli Foster
Jul 24, 2017
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I have a no-fail formula for easy weeknight dinners: chicken thighs + any veggie + my trusty sheet pan. Whether you go for skin-on or a boneless, skinless version, chicken thighs are inexpensive, versatile, and big on flavor. Toss them on a sheet pan and you have a one-pan meal that comes together in about 30 minutes and promises easy cleanup.

From classic crispy chicken thighs to maple-mustard chicken, here are 10 ways to turn chicken thighs into dinner tonight.

1. Sheet Pan Chicken with Red Potatoes and Sage

This dinner is a timeless classic that never gets old. Load up the ingredients on a single sheet pan, and in just over 30 minutes you'll be feasting on herbed, crispy-skinned chicken thighs and tender potatoes.

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2. How To Make a Chicken and Roasted Vegetable Sheet Pan Meal

Let us walk you through the basics, and then once you master this technique the sky's the limit when it comes to chicken sheet pan suppers.

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3. Sheet Pan Honey-Chipotle Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

A quick honey-chipotle marinade is one of the easiest (and most delicious!) ways to change up your regular chicken routine. Pair skin-on chicken thighs with thick chunks of sweet potato to make it a meal.

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4. Roasted Chicken Thighs with Fennel & Lemon

Fennel and lemon partner up with crispy chicken thighs to keep this weeknight dinner light and bright. Bulk it up by adding some halved red potatoes or broccoli florets to the pan.

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5. Honey & Chili Chicken Thighs with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

A quick marinade of honey, chili powder, and a splash of amber ale turns into a sticky glaze as these boneless, skinless chicken thighs roast in the oven. Make it a meal by tossing broccoli or cauliflower florets, potatoes, or thick-cut squash on the sheet pan.

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6. Spicy Roasted Chicken Thighs with Miso and Ginger

A simple marinade of miso paste, pungent fresh ginger, garlic, and sesame oil gives this 30-minute meal a bold-flavored Asian twist. Toss some broccoli or cauliflower florets with the remaining marinade and add them to the sheet pan alongside the chicken.

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7. Lemon Thyme Chicken Thighs

Just about any recipe for crispy chicken thighs in a skillet can be adapted to a sheet pan meal. Just as with our basic method for chicken sheet pan suppers, add the sheet pan to the oven as it preheats, then cook the chicken skin-side down at 400°F for about 30 minutes, flipping the chicken and adding the lemon and thyme halfway through.

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8. Lemon-Rosemary Roast Chicken with Winter Green Stems

This weeknight dinner reminds us that it's always a good idea to save those kale, chard, and collard stems. Cooked under the chicken thighs, they mellow and soften, while picking up a rich, savory flavor.

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9. Maple-Mustard Chicken Thighs

If you have a soft spot for saucy chicken dinners, this is one to add to your meal plan rotation. Swap the baking dish for a large baking sheet, then cook these sweet and tangy thighs alongside potatoes, thick-cut summer squash, or broccoli.

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10. Chicken Thighs with Apricot-Miso Glaze

Even though the recipe for these savory-sweet chicken thighs calls for grilling, it's really easy to turn them into a sheet pan supper. After tossing boneless, skinless thighs in the marinade, spread them over a large sheet pan, partner with your choice of veggies, and cook at 400°F for about 20 to 25 minutes.

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