chicken, broccoli, carrots and potatoes on a sheet pan

Sheet Pan Chicken

Need dinner in a jiffy? Looking for a dish that’s healthy and only messes up one pan? Sheet Pan Chicken to the rescue!

chicken and veggies on a sheet pan ready to go in oven

Why This Recipe is Special

I love everything about my old sheet pan. (ad) It’s stained with years of savory dinners, chocolate chip cookies, and big servings of Cat Head Biscuits.

Whenever I want to cook dinner in 30 minutes or less, my sheet pan does the trick. It’s like an old friend that keeps on giving. You’ll love how easy this chicken dish is to make, and feel good about serving healthy food to your family.

veggies and chicken on a sheet pan

How to Make Sheet Pan Chicken

You can throw anything on a sheet pan, pop it in the oven, and magic will happen. In this recipe, all you do is cut up some veggies and nestle a few chicken tenders on the side. It’s very keto-friendly.

Simply drizzle a little olive oil over the chicken and veggies, then sprinkle seasoned salt on top. Everything goes into the oven in one swoop…and comes out 30 minutes later ready to eat. Sheet Pan Chicken is so easy to make, you’ll be adding it to your weekly meal plan!

a floral plate filled with chicken and veggies drizzled with mango sauce.

How do you serve this dish?

Just for kicks and giggles, I like to drizzle store bought mango sauce on the chicken. But, you can eat it plain if you like. The seasoning on the veggies and chicken creates amazing flavor in this dish.

Can I Make Substitutions?

Absolutely! The sky is the limit when making sheet pan dinners. You can substitute pork or beef tenderloin for the chicken and it will cook in the same time. Most vegetables will cook in 30 minutes at high heat, so feel free to use your family’s favorite veggies.

More One Pan Recipes

If you’re looking for other easy recipes made in one pan, try these dishes that are easy to cook and clean up…

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veggies and chicken on a sheet pan

Sheet Pan Chicken


  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Need dinner in a jiffy? Looking for a dish that’s healthy and delicious?  Only want to mess up one pan?  Sheet Pan Chicken to the rescue!


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Ingredients

  • 1 head fresh broccoli florets, cut in small pieces
  • 10 small red potatoes, halved
  • 1 lb. carrots, cut in wedges
  • 1 lb. chicken tenders
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. seasoning salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 1 bottle of your favorite sauce for chicken (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Arrange broccoli, potatoes and carrots on one half of the sheet pan, and chicken tenders on the other.  
  3. Drizzle veggies and chicken with olive oil.  
  4. Sprinkle veggies and chicken with seasoning salt and pepper. 
  5. Stir the veggies and sprinkle with seasoning salt again.
  6. Turn over the chicken and sprinkle the other side with seasoning salt and pepper.
  7. Bake in oven for 30 minutes (or until potatoes are soft).
  8. Take out of oven and pour your favorite sauce on top of chicken if you wish.  
  9. Serve directly from sheet pan.

Notes

You can serve this dish without sauce, or purchase your favorite bottled sauce at the grocery store to drizzle over chicken after cooking.

  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Sheet Pan
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sheet pan, one pan, healthy, easy recipes, chicken, veggies, vegetables, sauce, main dishes

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9 Comments

  1. This looks yummy!

  2. Dallas Davis

    Is it wise to put the veggies on the same pan as raw chicken?

    • Hi Dallas. Thanks for your question! I’ve found that roasting chicken with veggies on a sheet pan is no different than stir-frying raw chicken with veggies in a frying pan. I’ve seen some chefs roast whole pigs on top of green beans and cook them in pork fat, so it’s definitely done on several levels. The nice thing about this dish is that the chicken on the sheet pan roasts at 400 degrees, which cooks it quickly so the poultry doesn’t touch the veggies while cooking. But even if it did, I’ve never had any problems with the sheet pan technique.

  3. Pam Salyers

    I made this tonight for the first time and it was great! Thanks Debi❤️

  4. I see you suggested mango sauce, any other suggestions? I’m not exactly sure what kind of sauce could be used.

    • Hi Rose! You could use barbecue sauce, teriyaki, curry, honey mustard, or sweet and sour. Any type of sauce for poultry would work well, and you could even add fruit like pineapple if you wish. Thanks for asking!

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