What do you get when you combine the versatility of chicken with easy meal prep and almost zero clean-up? Only the best sheet pan chicken dinners out there! After all, it’s no secret that being able to toss a family-favorite protein in the oven with a side or two is a meal come true for busy families. We looked for recipes we want to try (or already have) and came up with 13 sheet pan chicken dinners so easy that you’ll want to cook during the week. After bookmarking a few, check out our easy family dinner ideas when you’re burned out and our best 30-minute meals.
Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Let’s be honest; parmesan anything is fantastic. But as a sheet pan chicken dinner, it’s close to perfect. You get flavorful chicken, potatoes, and green beans with this recipe from Lemons and Zest. Was there ever a better family meal?
Basic Baked Chicken Breasts
There’s nothing wrong with keeping it simple, and picky eaters will rejoice when eating this juicy sheet pan chicken full of flavor. The real trick is to cook it just right so you avoid dry chicken, and if you make enough, you can have plenty of protein for quick lunches during your work week. Get the recipe from Family Style Food.
Sheet Pan Chicken Parmesan
You can’t argue with a classic. And you know this version from Damn Delicious will be precisely that.
Lemon Rosemary Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs
If you love chicken thighs as much as we do, bookmark this recipe from Boulder Locavore. You get the rosemary-lemon flavor combo without marinating the meat, and dinner is ready in 30 minutes.
Honey Mustard Sheet Pan Chicken
This recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod is at the top of our must-try list. Made with bone-in chicken thighs, this one might take a little longer in the oven, but it’s worth the wait.
Sheet Pan Chicken Quesadilla
This recipe from Gimme Some Oven is sheet pan perfection. How else would you get the cheese the right amount of gooey? As a bonus, this recipe calls for pre-cooked chicken, so your prep work is simple.
Sheet Pan Sticky Ginger Soy Chicken and Broccoli
Your favorite stir-fry just got easier with this recipe from Half Baked Harvest. 30 minutes later, serve it with rice, and dinner is done. We suggest adding a cornstarch slurry to the sauce to make sure it thickens properly.
One-Pan Chicken and Potatoes
Another winner, winner, chicken dinner recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron; you probably have everything you need to make it right now. Easy and filling, this will be a family favorite from the start.
Pretzel Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce
Honestly, the idea of sheet pan chicken served with a pretzel crust sounds fantastic, so including this recipe from Carlsbad Cravings was a no-brainer. Served with a side of honey mustard dipping sauce, it sounds like something we need to add to our recipe rotation ASAP.
Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos
If you haven’t had sheet pan nachos, you’re missing out. The oven toasts the chips in the exact right amount, and clean-up is a breeze. See what ingredients you’ll need from Once Upon a Chef.
Sheet Pan Chicken with Rainbow Vegetables
One of the best things about sheet pan dinners is that you can throw almost any veggies in with your protein, and BAM! You have an incredible meal. This one from Well Plated is one of the best. You can separate the veggies for picky eaters, and she has great cooking tips if you want to swap out her suggestions for other options.
Chicken Pitas with Tzatziki
Getting the exact flavor you want in this sheet pan dinner from Pinch of Yum is simple with a bit of pre-prep work (marinate for 30 minutes), and we love that you can serve up the toppings on the side, so everyone can make their pitas as they like.
Baked Chicken Wings
Chicken wings are always a fun snack or appetizer for a party. This recipe from Budget Bytes has tips for getting them perfectly crispy and includes great ideas for accompanying sides and dips.