Mediterranean Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Background and History:

Mediterranean cuisine is renowned for its bold flavors and vibrant ingredients. This Mediterranean Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner brings a taste of the sunny Mediterranean coast to your home. The history of this dish is a testament to the wholesome and nutritious traditions of Mediterranean eating, celebrated for its health benefits.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken breasts, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, red onion, zucchini, and Kalamata olives.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix the minced garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and pepper to create a flavorful marinade.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken and vegetables. Toss everything together to ensure an even coating.
  • Place the chicken and vegetables on a large sheet pan, spreading them out evenly.
  • Roast in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) and the vegetables are tender.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot.

Serves: 4

Time:

  • Preparation: 15 minutes
  • Cooking: 25-30 minutes

Nutrition Facts:

Note: Nutritional values can vary based on specific ingredients and serving sizes.

  • Calories: 350 per serving
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 4g

Notes:

  • Feel free to customize this dish with your favorite Mediterranean ingredients, like artichoke hearts, feta cheese, or capers.
  • Serve over a bed of couscous or quinoa for a heartier meal.

Allergy Warning:

This Mediterranean Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner may contain ingredients that could trigger allergies, such as olives or nuts. Be mindful of your guests’ dietary restrictions.

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