A trusty sheet pan is one of the best easy weeknight dinner solutions. Pile the whole meal onto it, toss it in the oven, and in next to no time you have a balanced supper. Add good ol' chicken to the equation, which never fails to win on a weeknight, and things are looking to be in seriously good shape. Here are our seven best recipes.
Laying the chicken thighs on a bed of scallions and sage not only gives the meat great flavor, but you'll also be left with caramelized veggies and herbs that soaked up some of that rich chicken fat.
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.
This Greek-inspired dinner is rich with lemon, herbs, and garlic and full of juicy bell peppers. Ask the butcher to de-bone the chicken thighs for you in order to make things easier on yourself.
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.
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.
Since the chicken sausage is pre-cooked, you're really just browning it on the sheet pan, which shaves off a lot of time during the dinner crunch.
While the Italian-spiced chicken and potatoes are roasting, whip up a simple green salad and you've got a well-balanced meal without fuss.