I can’t declare that this sheet pan chicken and vegetables is the most exciting dish I ever produced, but that is exactly why I turned to a one pan dinner in the first place – I wasn’t very excited about cooking supper.
The thing is that it works, in so many ways. So, I thought I would share although the process of roasting chicken, potatoes and broccoli might be the “I’ve been doing this forever” obvious to you, but I won’t know it until I share.
Sheet pan chicken and potatoes works because everything is simply added to a large stainless steel bowl and then tossed. If you don’t have one, run to the store ASAP and buy the biggest ass light weight bowl. Then you will be able to toss and coat anything, just like they do with wings in pubs and restaurants.
Sheet pan dinner also works because you don’t have to whisk any sauce, and can use any firm vegetables in the fridge and spices from the pantry. The only thing I did that might surprise you is I added 10 cloves of garlic so it roasts with vegetables, because I freaking LOVE roasted garlic. I would add 30 cloves if I wasn’t feeling too lazy to peel them.
While making dinner I had a lot going on around me – Kyle icing sprained ankle, dinosaurs on TV eating someone, Adam chirping out 10 per minute space questions, muffins baking, kitchen clean up ahead. I just wanted to roast the dinner and go to bed with my book afterwards. Lately, we have been eating a lot of baby potatoes because Alex keeps buying them in Costco size bags. Frankly, it’s winter and a choice of vegetables is so limited and uninspiring, in a way. This reminds me, I should sign up for a CSA program ASAP.
I recommend you use 2 sheet pans and of dark colour. I will be honest – I do not like aluminum baking trays, they take forever to cook food. Did you know?! So in 2 pans, your veggies will be more roasted. I, again, was lazy to line even one, not to mention two. Now I’m thinking what a lame uninspiring post where I seem lazy even to turn on the oven but let’s be honest – don’t you feel lazy when it comes to making dinner 99% of times? Exactly! I knew it.
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- 1.5 lbs baby potatoes, halved
- 1.5 lbs broccoli florets
- 1.5 lbs (3 medium) chicken breasts, cut in 2” pieces
- 10-30 garlic cloves (1 grated)
- 3 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tsp salt
- Ground black pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line 2 rimmed sheet pans with unbleached parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients and toss well until coated. Transfer to previously prepared baking sheets and distribute evenly with spatula.
- Bake for 20 minutes, stir and bake for another 20 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. You can quickly broil at the end as well. Serve hot with organic ketchup and sriracha.
I prefer dark colour pans because they cook food faster. Use kitchen shears to cut chicken. Use broccoli stems as well. You can roast everything on one baking sheet but veggies will be less roasted. Cut recipe in half if serving 2-3 people.