Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Dinners for the Week Ahead
As long as you’ve got a sheet pan in your kitchen, an easy dinner is always at your fingertips. With this one pan you can cook a whole meal — main and sides! — in a flash. When you need to get dinner on the table on a hectic weeknight, these 11 chicken sheet pan meals will be here for you.
Simmering balsamic vinegar with rosemary, honey, and garlic is an easy way to take a pantry staple and turn it into an incredible sauce for chicken and potatoes.
2. One-Pan Mexican Tortilla Chicken and Veggies from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
This ingenious recipe calls for coating strips of boneless, skinless chicken breasts in crushed tortilla chips. After you bake the chicken — alongside some bell peppers, corn, and black beans — serve it with a creamy cilantro-lime sauce for dipping or drizzling.
Using bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs here will ensure juicy meat and crispy skin. Baby potatoes roast alongside the chicken, which means you’ve got your protein and starch all on one pan. And don’t forget the fresh sage and scallions! They add big flavor.
4. Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggie “Stir-Fry” from Gimme Some Oven
There’s something to be said for actually stir-frying in a hot wok, but this recipe allows you to put all your ingredients on one sheet pan, place it in the oven to bake, and walk away. It doesn’t get much easier than that! Serve over cooked rice and you’ve got dinner.
Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs strike again! This time coated in a sweet-smoky honey-chipotle marinade with cumin and lime. Diced sweet potato and red onion are also roasted alongside the chicken, which add great color and flavor to the final dish.
6. Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken from Damn Delicious
This sheet pan meal starts out like most — with boneless, skinless chicken breasts and some halved baby potatoes — but it’s the finishing touches that really makes it stand out. The chicken is topped with some mozzarella cheese and a homemade bruschetta mixture for an Italian twist on an otherwise basic meal.
There’s something so fun about ordering fajitas at a restaurant, but you can totally recreate that experience at home with a sheet pan fajita dinner. Just throw all the ingredients on a sheet pan, bring the hot sheet pan to the table (be careful!), and let everyone assemble their own.
8. Oven-Fried Chicken & Broccoli with Honey-Garlic Sauce from Cafe Delites
These chicken thighs mimic fried chicken, with a crispy coating that gets nice and golden-brown in the oven. When paired with some broccoli — that roasts right alongside it! — and a honey-garlic sauce drizzled over top, this is comfort food at its finest.
Inspired by the Greek dish chicken souvlaki, this recipe partners boneless, skin-on chicken thighs with bell peppers, potatoes, lemon, oregano, and garlic for a sunny trip to the Mediterranean in your mouth.
10. Sheet Pan Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables from The Recipe Critic
Before you go and order chicken teriyaki from your favorite takeout spot, give this sheet pan version a try instead. Simply place boneless, skinless chicken breasts on a sheet pan with broccoli, carrots, edamame, and pineapple, then toss with a quick homemade teriyaki glaze, and you’ve got dinner in no time.
The title says it all! This meal comes together in 30 minutes, thanks to precooked chicken sausage. Because the sausage is already cooked, you only need to get it browned and warmed through on the sheet pan. Most of the action happens with the Parmesan-topped smashed baby potatoes, which are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.