Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner

Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner

Since when can you have a roast chicken dinner on the table that

  • Calls for just three core ingredients
  • Is balanced and wholesome
  • Is totally tasty
  • And takes 10 minutes of hands-on time (15,  tops).

Since now.

This Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner sprang from a refrigerator and freezer sweep when I had little time to cook and was on the verge of a 911 call to Dominos.

The big bonus? Just one pan to clean.

P.S. If you are a newcomer to carving a chicken, you can find a step-by-step tutorial on Eating Well OR watch this video over on The Kitchn.

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Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner

Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner
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Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetable Dinner

A quick and easy family dinner that has all the bells and whistles from a taste and nutrition standpoint. Feel free to tinker with the vegetables, using sweet potatoes instead of white and other sturdy vegetables in place of the brussels. Keep in mind, that any ingredient swaps may affect cooking times, so keep an eye on things as your dinner roasts in the oven.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 to 5 servings
Author katiemorford

Ingredients

  • One 3 1/2-pound chicken
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt , plus more for seasoning the vegetables
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons favorite herbs or spices for roasting chicken (optional; see Notes)
  • 1 pound small , waxy potatoes, such as yellow finn, red, or fingerling
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Rinse and dry the chicken, and put it breast-side up on one end of a large baking sheet with sides. Season the outside of the chicken with 1 teaspoon salt and freshly ground black pepper. If desired, season with favorite herbs or spices.
  3. Use a paring knife to trim the bottoms off the brussels sprouts and lay alongside the chicken, leaving room for the potatoes.
  4. If the potatoes are much fatter than your thumb, cut them in half or in quarters so they are about the size of a large brussels sprout. Lay the potatoes alongside the brussels.
  5. Drizzle olive oil over the vegetables and use your hands to coat them evenly. Add a generous pinch of salt to the vegetables.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and use a pastry brush to coat the chicken with its juices. The brussels are likely to be done by now, so use a large spatula to transfer them to a bowl to keep warm by the stove. Stir the potatoes.
  7. Return the baking sheet to the oven and continue to cook until the chicken is golden and cooked through (165 degrees on an instant read thermometer inserted in the inner thigh -- between the leg and breast). The chicken will take about 1 hour in total to cook.
  8. Remove pan from the oven. Return the brussels sprouts to the pan and squeeze the half lemon over the chicken and vegetables.
  9. Let the the chicken cool for at least 10 minutes and then carve into pieces. Spoon the chicken drippings over everything and serve.

Recipe Notes

If desired, season the chicken with 1 to 2 teaspoons of paprika, your favorite dried herb or spice mix, or favorite chopped fresh herbs.

sheet pan chicken dinner

Comments

01.29.2016 at 9:17 AM #

Lindsay

For some reason I’ve always been scared to roast a whole chicken, but this looks easy enough (and delish). Rookie question though – when you say “This takes about an hour.” do you mean total or an hour more after the basting?

01.29.2016 at 9:17 AM #

katiemorford

Hi Lindsay, Good question. It’s an hour in total. I clarified that in the recipe. Thanks for asking. I also added links on how to carve a chicken, since if you are a newcomer, that might be useful.

02.04.2016 at 8:31 AM #

Natasha @ Salt and Lavender

This is brilliant! Less work = awesome. Looks so tasty too.

02.04.2016 at 8:31 AM #

katiemorford

Thanks Natasha 🙂

02.05.2016 at 7:21 AM #

Melanie

Made this for my family this week. It was AWESOME! I have been craving brussels sprouts but my entire family hates them (even hubby). I make them anyway when I am really craving them. Hubby whined while we shopped for and cooked this meal. Well, the kids still weren’t impressed (son said they weren’t too bad), but hubby got a second helping. I ate half a plate of perfectly roasted sprouts and was completely satisfied. The chicken and potatoes were so yummy too. So EASY, this is a keeper recipe! Thank you Katie!

02.05.2016 at 7:21 AM #

katiemorford

So glad. And keep making those brussels. You love them. They are so good for you. And, eventually the others may just catch on. Thanks for the comment.

11.04.2017 at 5:24 AM #

Sarah

This looks great!

11.04.2017 at 5:24 AM #

katiemorford

Oh good! It’s so easy and it can be adapted for other vegetables, depending on the time of year.

10.15.2018 at 5:49 PM #

Melissa Peebles

This chicken was amazing super flavorful super juicy and easy as pie to make. I am so glad that I found this recipe and definitely going to make it again. Thank you thank you thank you….. My husband loved it!!!!!

10.15.2018 at 5:49 PM #

katiemorford

Oh my goodness. You are most welcome. So glad it was a success!

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