7 Sheet-Pan Chicken Recipes for When You’re Too Tired to Do Dishes

A lazy cook’s best friend.

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On a busy weeknight (or any night, really), nothing is better than a simple one-pan meal you can put together in just a few easy steps. There’s no boiling, braising, or sautéeing involved; just toss everything onto a rimmed baking sheet or into a pot or pan, and 30 minutes later dinner is served. 

The best part? Cleanup is a total breeze and the opportunities for meal prepping are endless. And when it comes to these types of dishes, there’s nothing more comforting than a sheet-pan chicken recipe. Bookmark these seven to make the next time your instinct is to dial Postmates. 

sheet pan chicken with potatoes
Photography by Dessert Now Dinner Later

One-Pan Honey Garlic Chicken

For when you can’t decide whether to satisfy your savory cravings or your sweet tooth, Dessert Now Dinner Later’s honey-glazed creation will really hit the spot. 

lemon pepper and chicken sheet pan meal
Photography by Half Baked Harvest

Greek Sheet-Pan Chicken Souvlaki

All the flavors of Mediterranean cuisine roll into one with Half Baked Harvest’s take on traditional Greek fare. Serve with a side of crusty bread and tzatziki for a real taste of comfort food.  

nacho chicken sheet pan
Photography by How Sweet Eats

Sheet-Pan Nacho Chicken

Forget Taco Tuesday. How Sweet Eats’s heartier alternative has our full attention. Serve as is or shred the meat and pile it on top of tortilla chips to turn it into one giant plate of nachos. 

chicken shawarma sheet pan
Photography by The Modern Proper

Chicken Shawarma Sheet-Pan Dinner

Whip out this recipe from The Modern Proper when you’re craving takeout—we promise it’s worth the extra effort. Serve it with grilled pita bread for a kebab-like dish, or over basmati rice for something more filling. 

honey mustard chicken with vegetables on a sheet pan
Photography by Joyful Healthy Eats

Sheet-Pan Honey Mustard Chicken

Joyful Healthy Eats uses two different kinds of mustard for peak flavor infusion; we’re sure this recipe will fast become a staple in your weekly meal schedule. Pro tip: Make it a couple hours ahead of time if you’re entertaining, then warm it up right before everyone sits down for a no-fuss main course. 

Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus

This one-pan wonder from Chelsea’s Messy Apron has all the makings of a springtime special (lemon! asparagus!), but we promise you’ll want to make it year-round—if only for the decadent Parmesan crust that adds a welcome bit of crunch. 

mango chutney chicken sheet pan
Photography by The Modern Proper

Mango Chutney Chicken Sheet Pan

Keep a jar of mango chutney on hand so you’ll always be able to make this go-to from The Modern Proper when you’re in a pinch. With only three ingredients, it couldn’t be easier. Dinner is served (in record time). 

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Elly Leavitt

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Elly enjoys covering anything from travel to funky design (tubular furniture, anyone?) to the latest cultural trend. Her dream apartment would exist on the Upper West Side and include a plethora of mismatched antique chairs, ceramic vessels, and floor-to-ceiling bookcases—essential to her goal of becoming a poor man’s Nora Ephron. You can probably find her in line at Trader Joe’s. You will never find her at SoulCycle.