14 Best Sheet Pan Chicken Recipes for an Easy Dinner Tonight

updated Dec 21, 2021
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A sheet pan is one of the best, easiest weeknight-dinner solutions. Pile all your ingredients onto it, toss it in the oven, and in next-to-no-time you have a balanced supper. Besides being easy, one of the reasons we love sheet pan dinners when chicken is on the menu is because they are so versatile. Whole or diced boneless breasts, boneless thighs, and bone-in chicken thighs are all fair game.

Most recipes include a vegetable (or three!) to partner with the chicken and maybe even a sauce, which is a fun and helpful way to find your favorite combinations. Because when it comes to sheet pan chicken dinners, just about any vegetable is fair game. If the recipe calls for broccoli, but all you have is cauliflower, go ahead and add it. When you’re focused on an easy dinner, these are the best sheet pan chicken recipes and the ones we’ll be leaning on heavily over the next few weeks.

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Sheet Pan Honey-Dijon Chicken and Vegetables
This honey-dijon chicken and broccoli will teach you the chicken basics of sheet pan dinners. Everything is cut approximately the same size, so it roasts at the same rate and then the whole pan gets dressed in a sweet and tangy sauce.
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Saucy Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Peppers
This big-batch sheet pan dinner has it all: saucy chicken, caramelized vegetables, and a pantry-friendly sauce everyone will love. Plus, it makes intentional leftovers for rolling over into another weeknight meal.
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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
The simple marinade for the chicken can be made up to two days ahead of time. Just let it come to room temperature on the counter before pouring it over the meat so that it will really soak in.
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Sheet Pan Mozzarella-Topped Chicken Cutlets
Chicken breasts are sliced into cutlets — chicken parmesan-style — then cooked alongside creamy white beans, silky red onions, juicy tomatoes, and garlic.
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Sheet Pan Chicken and Roasted Vegetables
This easy template can be customized to fit whatever you might be craving. Swap the chicken thighs for breasts; replace the broccoli with cauliflower, carrots, or mushrooms; or switch out the maple-mustard seasoning for soy and honey or your favorite spice blend.
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Sheet Pan Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Potatoes
These juicy chicken breasts are brushed with a sweet and tangy balsamic glaze then baked alongside crispy chunks of potatoes and tender onions and bell peppers.
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Sheet Pan Chicken and Broccoli with Drizzle Sauce
The “recipe” that launched our Miracle Meal series. Chicken nuggets, broccoli, carrots, and a two ingredient sauce that everyone will love.
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Sheet Pan Chicken Souvlaki
Crispy chicken thighs are flavored with lemon and herbs, then partnered with red potatoes and sweet bell peppers for dinner ready in 30 minutes.
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Sheet Pan Honey-Chipotle Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
Toss the chicken, sweet potatoes, and red onion in the smoky marinade the night before and all you have to do to get dinner on the table is spread the mixture out on a sheet pan and roast it.
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Sheet Pan Chicken Marinara
Frozen chicken tenders are topped with marinara sauce and melty mozzarella for a satisfying shortcut dinner.
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Sheet Pan Chicken with Red Potatoes and Sage
These easy, weeknight-friendly chicken thighs are roasted with red potatoes, along with aromatic scallions, sage, and thyme.
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Baked Chicken and Veggies
This quick recipe for roasted chicken and mixed vegetables comes together in just 20 minutes and is perfect for meal prep.
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Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos
Want restaurant-style chicken nachos at home? This is your go-to recipe!
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Whole30 Chicken
This 5-ingredient sheet pan chicken is a meal plan whether you're following Whole30 or not.
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