Before diving into this sheet pan roasted chicken and veggies check out my slow cooker beef and broccoli, quick breakfast smoothie, and chocolate pudding!
You’ve been running around all day and come home to everyone asking you “What’s for dinner Mom”? Sometimes I dread that question.
My response typically resembles something like: “Hey, I don’t know. Can I sit down for a moment”?
Not that my boys are sympathetic to my plight, lol. The time to muster up your remaining energy and muscle through dinner has arrived.
For this reason I ADORE sheet pan meals. They are so simple and take so little time and effort. Did I mention that cleanup is a breeze as well?
Are you sold on the idea yet? The great thing is that meals like this can be made with whatever protein and veggies you have on hand. And, now, thanks to pre-packaged fresh vegetables, you might not even have to the slicing and dicing yourself.
My local grocer has a whole section of “Pick-n-Prep” items diced, sliced, and ready to go. How great is that?
Even the big box stores have prepared raw veggies as well. Sometimes, this is a more expensive route to take. Doing the prep work yourself is always the least costly way, but some nights these pre-prepped veggies are the only reason we don’t order in or go out to eat.
Ready to make a roasted chicken and veggies sheet pan meal?
The simplicity is astonishing. I do recommend that if you are feeding a family that you invest in a large sheet pan. Or, if you have two regular sized sheet pans you can use those as well. I like having one large one just because it’s easier for me. And, it’s one less dish. For as much as I love cooking (and eating) I loathe doing dishes.
I was sure by now the Jetson’s (80’s cartoon) Rosie robot would be real. I’m pretty disappointed about this truthfully.
Back to the sheet pan meals.
All you need to do is pick your protein (chicken, beef, pork, etc.), whichever veggies you want/ have on hand, and arrange them on the baking sheet.
I usually keep this part simple and use good olive oil, salt, and pepper to season. By keeping the seasoning simple, you are allowing the natural flavors to develop and pop. Roasted veggies have such an abundance of natural flavors I find you just don’t need anything else. Your meal will still be amazingly flavorful and delicious. I love to serve these veggies and chicken over quinoa. Yum!
So, tweak and customize this meal to make it your own. Be sure to leave your favorite protein/veggie/seasoning combinations in the comments so we can all share in the deliciously simple meals!
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||30 minutes|
|Passive Time||0 minutes|
- 1 pack chicken thighs usually 5-6 are in a pack
- 1 whole orange bell pepper sliced
- 1 whole red bell pepper sliced
- 1 whole onion sliced
- 1 cup cauliflower crumbles
- 1 whole zucchini diced
- 1 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes whole
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup sugar snap peas
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil drizzled to coat veggies and chicken
- 3/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Arrange all veggies on a large sheet pan
- Add chicken to sheet pan
- Drizzle the olive oil over veggies and chicken to lightly coat each
- Season chicken and veggies with salt and pepper
- Bake for about 25 minutes
- Remove from oven and allow to cool about 5 minutes
- Shred chicken (or not) and serve over the base of your choice
I say 4-6 people because kiddos don't eat quite as much as their teenage and adult counterparts.
Annette DattiloFebruary 12, 2018
Such a good idea. I think I am going to do this for dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing.
CarineFebruary 12, 2018
This looks so delicious!
JenFebruary 12, 2018
I feel your pain when it comes to the “what’s for dinner?” question! This looks like a quick and easy dinner. Perfection!
CatherineFebruary 12, 2018
My kids love chicken and veggies, and I love that this recipe doesn’t have a mile long list of ingredients. Will definitely have to try!
Jenni LeBaronFebruary 12, 2018
Sheet pan dinners are my jam. So healthy and plenty of opportunities to add in lots of color and flavors!
Amy @ Little Dairy on the PrairieFebruary 12, 2018
Oh this looks and sounds delicious! So colorful!
Marlynn | UrbanBlissLifeFebruary 12, 2018
LOL – my kids aren’t sympathetic to my plight either, and that’s also why I love these sheet pan meals! Love the gorgeous colorful veggies you chose to cook along with the chicken. This looks delicious and perfect for crazy busy weeknights!
Jessica RobinsonFebruary 12, 2018
Such a great idea for dinner! Love the flavors and that it’s so quick to prepare. Thanks for sharing!
KristinaFebruary 12, 2018
gotta love the ease in this, when it brings such flavorful results!
swathiFebruary 12, 2018
Sheet pan dinners are always blessing during busy week days. I love the your recipes of roasted chicken and veggies, that is wholesome will feed the family without much cleaning dishes. Best part you Incorporated most of veggies with chicken.
Alisa FlemingFebruary 13, 2018
Yay for another delicious sheet pan recipe! They’re a staple in our home and we seem to do a lot of chicken!
Nicole DawsonFebruary 13, 2018
I just love sheet pan meals! They are perfect for these busy week days.
AmandaFebruary 13, 2018
This is probably the prettiest sheet pan recipe I’ve seen. I love all the colors.
Kaila (The Wanderlust Celiac)February 13, 2018
I love all the colors you incorporated into this dish. What’s for dinner is always a hard question to answer. This sheet pan meal would definitely suit my household!
Madison H.February 13, 2018
I love how quick this is to make and that theres such limited cleanup! What a great recipe!
MeganFebruary 16, 2018
Sheet pan dinners are my jam! I don’t know why I Haven’t ever thought of putting zucchini!
Leslie HaaschFebruary 18, 2018
Sheet pan meals are the best – and I love the beautiful colors!