The One Pan Wonder: Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner

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?

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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.Β 

The One Pan Wonder: Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner | Food Drinks Life

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!Β Β 

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.

The One Pan Wonder: Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner | Food Drinks Life

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!

Cheers dears!

Gem

One Pan Chicken Dinner

The One Pan Wonder: Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner | Food Drinks Life

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.

Yields: 4 servings

  • For the chicken thighs:
  • 4 Chicken thighs, skin-on, bone-in
  • 2 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 4 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • For the beans:
  • 1 lb. Green beans
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Oil
  • For the Potatoes:
  • 1-1 Β½ lbs. Red or yukon potatoes, cut into one-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Β½ tsp oregano
  • ΒΌ tsp. thyme
  • 2 tsp. parsley
  • Oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 400ΒΊF.

Rinse off the chicken and pat dry with a paper towel. Place on a piece of aluminum foil. Pull skin away from meat, but not completely off the chicken.

In a small bowl, mix together poultry seasoning, butter, salt and pepper. Spread on the bottom, under the skin, and on top of the skin. Wrap a piece of foil on top of the chicken and place in the middle of the pan.

Place the potatoes on one of the sides of the pan. Pour on oil and seasonings. Mix to coat.

Place the beans on the other side of the pan. Add garlic, oil, and seasonings. Mix to coat.

Place in oven and cook for 30-40 minutes, or until chicken reads 175ΒΊF, potatoes are fork tender, and the green beans are browned and softened. Remove items from the pan if and as needed. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 30-40 minutes
  • Total time: 45-55 minutes

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