Whether you don’t have time to deal with dishes or you just hate doing them, this sheet pan chicken dinner will be your saving grace for dinner tonight.
Heads up! I originally placed this post and recipe in a local college magazine. Now that it has been printed there, I can share it with you dears! Some parts have been changed from the original print.
Welcome to the holiday season!
Love it or hate it, this time of year is filled with shopping, presents, cookies, and general preparation for the holidays to come. And with all of this hub-bub, you’re still supposed to eat somewhere in there! Who has the time, amirite?
And speaking of a lack of time, finals for all those student peoples are coming up too.
During finals, nobody has time for anything. Take it from someone who knows, been there, and probably had a breakdown or two because of them. It’s a crunch time while you’re studying and preparing. So consider this recipe to be my early Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanza present to you.
Or late present, depending on when you’re reading this post. The recipe works for any time of the year, so I don’t discriminate!
Enter the sheet pan chicken dinner.
Do you remember this post a while back on my Instagram? I promise I didn’t forget about it! And now, you get the recipe I have been holding from you for 3 months. (muahaha.)
The sheet pan chicken dinner ends up being the best of all worlds.
First, it’s one pan. Everything is cooked in the oven on the same pan, making it only one pan to clean!
Second, it’s really easy. Prep everything for the oven and throw it in. Like I said, the last thing you want to deal with at the end of a long day is spending hours prepping, cooking and cleaning after a meal.
Third, it’s purposefully inexpensive eats. Chicken thighs are arguably my favorite cut of chicken because of their flavor, versatility, and cost-effectiveness. You could make this recipe for $10 or less, easy.
Fourth, it makes great leftovers! You could very easily eat your fill for dinner, put leftovers in single serve containers, and heat it up the next day for lunch!
Go ahead, be the envy of everyone in the lunch or break room who just spent $5-10 on one meal alone.
Plan on trying it out? If you do, be sure to use #fooddrinkslife so I can see your post!