Raise your hand if you like cooking, but sometimes you’re just super busy and need a quick, wholesome dinner. (*raises hand*) This Sheet Pan Dinner of Chicken & Veggies is for YOU!
It basically meets all the criteria for a weeknight dinner:
- 30 minute dinner
- easy dinner
- can prepare ahead
- feeds the whole family (plus possibly some leftovers!)
- versatile (swap out spices, use on salads, over rice, in wraps, etc.)
- sheet pan dinner (one pan = easy clean up!)
Even if you don’t prepare anything ahead of time, this sheet pan dinner will be on your table 30 minutes after you start chopping chicken and veggies. If you’re a master meal prepper, you can totally chop the chicken and veggies beforehand and store in a gallon-size resealable bag with the olive oil and spices already added. Then you’ll just need to empty the bag on a sheet pan and stick it in the oven!
I tend to enjoy something starchy with my dinners (like rice, sweet potatoes, etc.). While this sheet pan dinner is in the oven, you could quickly make some instant brown rice to pair with it. Or, roast a few sweet potatoes over the weekend. Even more last minute? Poke a few holes in your sweet potato with a fork, wrap it in a damp paper towel, and microwave while the sheet pan dinner is cooking.
You can see this makes a big ol’ batch of chicken and veggies. If you’re only cooking for 1-2 people, that’s okay! You can always cut the recipe in half. I loved all the leftovers. I had leftovers for lunch, snacked on a few pieces of veggies and chicken for a snack, etc.