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Definitive guide of the 23 best sheet pan chicken meal recipes [easy weeknight dishes]


I am a firm believer that sheet pan meals are some of the best meals you can make. With little effort you can have your entire meal prepared on a single baking sheet? I think we can all agree meals don’t get much better than that, unless you have a personal chef. Check out these diverse Chicken Sheet Pan Meals. I guarantee you’ll be adding a couple to your regular repoitoire of weeknight meals.

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Teriyaki Sheet Pan Chicken – Curry Trail

When you walk in from a long day of work this recipe is perfect. You basically just throw it on the pan. And guess what? This teriyaki sheet plan meal is perfect for using up those remaining vegetables you need to get rid of.


One Pan Lemon Thyme Chicken – Simply Stacie

Okay, if you love drumsticks, this recipe is for you. I think this recipe would perfect to take to a pot luck too, because you don’t have to worry about slicing up the chicken as everyone can just grab a drumstick and some veggies. Perfect for summertime soirees.


Great sheet pan recipe for chicken legs.

Sheet Pan Honey Mustard Chicken with Vegetables – Kitchen Sanctuary

Looks like this low fat recipe could be made with chicken breasts or chicken thighs. Perhaps you could even make it with chicken tenderloins. The good thing is, is that it is heavy on veggies and takes little prep work!

Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken – Homemade Interest

They say you eat with your eyes first. If there’s any truth to that, you’ll be full before you take your first of this balsamic sheet pan chicken. The beautiful purple and orange colors will have you in heaven before you can taste the juicy and tender chicken in this recipe.


How colorful is this sheet pan chicken dish!

Sheet Pan Curried Chicken and Vegetables – Homemade Interest

If you always thought curry was a long and labor intensive meal to make, this sheet pan chicken curry meal will most definitely change your mind.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas – Chisel and Fork

You know one thing I’ve always wondered? Why are fajitas so much more expensive than other menu items when you eat out. Even chicken ones. Well, now you don’t have to worry about that. Because you can just make this sheet pan chicken fajita recipe right at home. You don’t even have to make your own fajita spice mix if you don’t want to. Just buy it at the grocery store!


These sheet pan fajitas are so easy!

Greek Chicken Traybake – Cook It Real Good

Do you love lamb, a staple of Greek food, but your friends don’t. This Greek chicken recipe is a terrific compromise, because you get the lovely aromatic Greek flavors but not the lamb flavor, but milder chicken. And it is rather pretty too!

Sheet Pan Pineapple Spiced Chicken – Operation 40K


Love Hawaiian pizza? Think of this as a healthier version of it. Plus it is super easy to throw together for a weeknight dinner.

Caprese Sheet Pan Chicken Breast – Food Meanderings

I’m a sucker for Caprese salads, aren’t you? I mean, they are really not that hard to make and I know I could throw it together at home, but for some reason I never do. But this recipe which is a full meal, I can certainly plan for that. I love the acidic tomato balanced with the tart balsamic. So I can only imagine how tasty that is mixed with savory chicken.


Caprese chicken? How decadent!

BBQ Chicken Roasted Sweet Potato Bowls – The Creative Bite

Ooh what a fun way to create a healthy dish that looks super enticing. Love the idea of sweet potatoes with barbecue too! Who says barbecue meals can only happen on the grill?


Sheet pan meal but served in a bowl!

Sheet Pan Mojo Chicken and Potatoes – Sweet Tea and Thyme

Have you heard of Mojo? If you’ve had a Cuban sandwich this is what the marinade for the pork is. Isn’t it delicious. Who says you can’t use this on chicken? No one. Can’t you just see yourself enjoying this meal on your deck with friends or family? And, good news, even if you don’t want to make the mojo marinade from scratch, you can simply buy the marinade in the grocery store.


Love this unique recipe that uses Mojo marinade.

Chicken and Cauliflower Sheet Pan Dinner – Mashup Mom

Smoked paprika, Italian seasoning and the parmesan in this sound amazing, and I can’t imagine how good the house smells while this sheet pan meal is in the oven.

Pesto Chicken and Vegetables – Freezer Meals 101

Well, they had me at Pest as I love ANYTHING pesto? One of my favorite meals to cook is pesto chicken topped with cheese and artichokes. This has more vegetables and I’m sure it is healthier. Give this delightful sheet pan meal a try tonight.


One Pan Chicken, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, and Carrots – Living Lou

I’m going to let you in on a secret. Well, it is not so much a secret if you cook sheet pan meals on the regular. Veggies like carrots, potatoes and brussels sprouts cook in roughly the same amount of time as chicken. So, all you really have to do is adjust your spices and you can have a variety of tasty meals that take little effort.

Chicken and Gnocchi Sheet Pan Meal – Tastes of Homemade

I love anything with Gnocchi in it, and this meal is no exception! You could easily omit the chicken if you want and make this a vegetarian meal or a great side dish!

Chipotle Chicken Nachos – Jen Around the World


Make these nachos at home and have a lot less fat and calories

Who doesn’t love nachos, right? But when you eat out at a restaurant they are loaded with fat. Chips, sour cream and cheese? Whoa – that’s a lot of calories. So it’s great to make this recipe at home so you can control how much fat is in your meal. Add some avocado and cilantro and you’ve got one healthy and tasty meal.

Sheet Pan Korean Chicken and Vegetables – Dinner Then Dessert

This recipe tastes like it has been cooking for hours when in reality it comes together in no time. And you only need three chicken breasts for this sheet pan recipe.

Sheet Pan Parmesan Crusted Chicken and Broccoli – Recipe Runner


Chicken and broccoli with lovely panko!

This is not your average chicken and broccoli recipe. What’s great about this sheet pan recipe is that the chicken is coated in panko. I just love panko breadcrumbs.

One Pan Maple Dijon Chicken with Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts – Julia’s Album

If you like Dijon, then you’ve gotta try this recipe. Though Butternut Squash is a really popular in the fall, but luckily this squash seems to be available many months out of the year, so you can enjoy this sheet pan meal quite often.

One Pan Ranch Chicken Dinner – Real House Moms

Okay, for those of you who been waiting for a ranch focused meal, here it is. The flavors of this sheet pan meal blend together perfectly!

Sheet Pan Sesame Chicken and Veggies – Eat Yourself Skinny


Low fat sesame chicken that is perfect for meal prep.

This is the meal you should turn to when you are tempted to just order Sesame chicken delivery from a restaurant. This recipe has half the calories. The other thing I love about this, is that you can pack these up for a couple lunches during the week.

Harissa Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner – Taste and See

Wondering what Harisssa is? Harissa North African seasoning and is basically pureed red peppers mixed with some spices, garlic and olive oil. It pairs quite perfectly with chicken.


Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken – Food Fashion Party

Have you ever seen the movie, the 100 Food Journey? I recently saw it and I love it. The presentation of this dish reminds me of the fresh fruits and everything that they were served when first arriving in France. I can’t wait to make this sheet pan meal for my next dinner party!


Bonus: (NOT CHICKEN) But if you are looking for a great alternative to a a shrimp boil check out my delicious Cajun sheet pan shrimp recipe right here.




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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!