14 Simple Sheet Pan Chicken Dinners

Background and History:

Sheet pan chicken dinners have become a beloved option for busy home cooks. The concept is simple: arrange chicken, vegetables, and seasonings on a single sheet pan, then roast to perfection. This method’s roots trace back to the “traybake” dishes of British cuisine, but its popularity has since spread worldwide.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken: Opt for boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thighs, or drumsticks.
  • Vegetables: Mix and match fresh vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, and potatoes.
  • Seasonings: Common choices include olive oil, minced garlic, herbs (rosemary, thyme, oregano), salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Extras: Some recipes call for additional ingredients like lemon wedges, honey, soy sauce, or balsamic vinegar.

Serves: 4

Time:

  • Preparation: 10 minutes
  • Cooking: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 lb small potatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges (optional)

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper or lightly grease it.
  • In a bowl, combine the sliced red bell peppers, broccoli florets, baby carrots, and halved potatoes. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
  • Place the chicken breasts on the prepared sheet pan. Rub them with the remaining olive oil, minced garlic, dried rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  • Arrange the marinated vegetables around the chicken, ensuring they are spread out evenly. If desired, add lemon wedges for extra flavor.
  • Roast in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) and the vegetables are tender and lightly browned.
  • Serve hot and enjoy your delicious sheet pan chicken dinner!

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 320 per serving
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 5g

Notes:

  • Experiment with different vegetables, herbs, and seasonings to create your unique sheet pan chicken dinner.
  • Ensure the chicken is cooked through, and the juices run clear.
  • Sheet pan dinners are versatile and easily customizable to suit your preferences.

Allergy Warning:

Adjust the recipe according to your dietary needs, considering potential allergens like gluten, soy (in soy sauce), or specific seasonings.

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