Nothing is better (especially on a weeknight) than a simple sheet pan recipe you can put together in a few easy steps. If you hate cooking chicken on the stovetop or you simply are tight on time, this will allow you to throw dinner in the over and have a complete meal ready in less than 30 minutes. Oh, and did we mention the ease of cleaning up after? Since this all goes in one pan you’re left with only one thing to wash after you’re done eating your meal. (You could even line the sheet pan with foil for zero cleanup.) From classics to international favorites, here are the best sheet pan chicken recipes to add to the rotation.
Despite what you may think, you don’t have to go to a restaurant to get restaurant quality chicken teriyaki. While using a storebought teriyaki sauce is totally fine, whipping up this tasty sauce on your own at home is pretty easy. Coat the chicken in the teriyaki sauce, and put it in a pan along with broccoli florets, carrots, edamame, and pineapple. Add more teriyaki sauce to coat all of the veggies and fruit. After 30 minutes, the entire meal will be ready to be served.
Balsamic Chicken With Roasted Broccoli
If you’re looking for a classic sheet pan recipe, this balsamic and roasted broccoli option is for you. With only a handful of ingredients, you’re able to make a complete and well-balanced dinner. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and dijon mustard to create the only sauce you need for this entire meal.
Garlic Ranch Chicken and Veggies
Since prep time for sheet pan dinners is so minimal, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to play around with different flavors and seasonings. In this garlic ranch chicken recipe, you start by rubbing down each piece of chicken with brown sugar. Then, arrange the chicken and the vegetables in a lightly oiled baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil and the contents of a ranch dressing seasoning packet over everything, and pop it in the oven for about 25 minutes. When all’s said and done, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the combination of flavors.
Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus
When a parmesan crust comes into play, things can get heavy quickly. The addition of asparagus to this lemon parmesan recipe makes the meal healthier and more interesting than serving the chicken with a pasta dish. Before you coat the chicken cutlets in the parmesan mix, dip them in a mixture of lemon juice, butter, and garlic to help the cheese and bread crumbs stick. Mix the remaining lemon juice and butter with honey to create a sweet sauce to drizzle over the the end result.
Greek Chicken and Vegetables
One sheet recipes allow for a variety of things—including experimenting with international flavors. The recipe for this Greek chicken and vegetables dish comes with some handy tips on how to whip up your own Mediterranean seasoning from spices you most likely already have in your pantry. Once you have that dry rub set, add lemon, kalamata olives, and capers, and you’ll feel like you’re in Greece.
Honey Garlic Chicken and Vegetables
If you’re in the mood for a classic dinner, try this honey garlic and vegetable one sheet recipe. The glaze for this skinless chicken dinner is equal parts brown sugar and honey, dijon mustard, and garlic—so you know you’ll be in for a flavorful feast. Add red potatoes and green beans, and you’ll have a complete meal in 30 minutes.
Maple Mustard Roasted Chicken
The combination of maple syrup and mustard may surprise you, but this duo brings a lot of interesting flavor elements to roasted chicken. Combine mustard, syrup, rosemary, salt, and pepper to make a glaze to coat the chicken. You can pair this with a variety of vegetables, but the recipe suggests brussel sprouts and butternut squash.
If you’re feeling adventurous and want to try something you wouldn’t ordinarily make at home, opt for this Moroccan chicken dish. Turmeric, paprika, and cumin create an exotic flavor profile in an easy couple of steps. Before putting the chicken on the pan, line it with thinly sliced lemons and wedges of onion. Place the chicken on top of this base, and coat the pieces with the dry rub. When the chicken is fully cooked, top it with pitted green olives and cilantro to make the flavors pop even more.
Chicken With Broccoli and Sweet Potatoes
This dinner with chicken, broccoli and sweet potato comes together with essentially zero prep. If you want to take this dinner to the next level, add nutmeg, pecans, and cranberries.
Poblano Chicken Fajitas
Nobody can say no to fajitas. The only thing that makes this meal better is the fact that you can easily make it in one pan. With a little help from chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, and garlic powder, you’ll have a flavor packed meal ready for a table of hungry friends and family. Use half the pan for the chicken and the other half for peppers and onions. When everything is cooked to perfection, heat up some tortillas, and let everyone take a scoop.