Make this easy sheet pan chicken thigh dinner for the best meal with little cleanup. Everything you need for a great meal is on the baking sheet.
Sheet pan chicken thigh dinner
I don’t know about you but I love sheet pan recipes. No fuss or mess and everything you need for dinner in one pan.
The chicken thighs are so tender and the veggies get the best flavor from being baked with the chicken. Yum!
We made this Oven Roasted Potatoes & Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner and it was a big hit with everyone. Plus, I loved having just the one baking sheet to clean. This is so nice for busy days when you just don’t have time for anything extra.
You can still give your family an amazing meal and not a ton of work.
What should I serve with chicken thighs?
You really don’t need anything extra. The sheet pan is packed with yummy veggies and chicken.
However, sometimes I will make microwave baked potatoes. Another idea is to dice potatoes and add them to the sheet pan with the veggies.
We also like rice with this. It is really yummy mixed with the vegetables.
I have a meal prep trick for the rice that makes it really easy for busy weeknights. I actually freeze rice!
Learn how to freeze rice and you can make this meal even easier. I love to grab the rice from the freezer in the morning and when we come home it is all ready to enjoy with dinner.
You can also just pick up a loaf of bread from the bakery or grocery store. Do what works best for you!
- chicken thighs, skin on
- olive oil
- yellow squash
- red bell pepper
- large carrots
- Salt and Pepper
- Fresh parsley for garnish
- olive oil
- soy sauce
- cloves garlic
- kosher salt
How to make sheet pan chicken thighs:
First, whisk together all the ingredients for marinade in a medium bowl. Just set this aside.
Second, sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Put the chicken in a large ziplock bag.
Now, it is time to pour the marinade all over chicken. Seal the bag and use your hands to make sure all of the chicken is coated.
Pop that in the fridge to let all the flavors blend. You can do this for as little has 30 minutes but it is really amazing for several hours.
Go ahead and coat the baking sheet with cooking spray. Sometimes, I use parchment paper instead. Either way, you want to use something to help with cleanup.
Cut all of the veggies and place in a single layer on the baking sheet. Drizzle the veggies with olive oil. Salt and pepper to your preference.
Finally, take the chicken out of the marinade and put on the baking sheet to bake in the oven.
How do I make sure chicken thighs are fully cooked?
The chicken needs to have an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
Once everything is finished cooking, let set for a few minutes before serving.
I love to garnish each plate with fresh parsley but this is optional.
Sheet pan chicken thighs are budget friendly.
This delicious marinade is great with other cuts of chicken. You can substitute chicken breasts, chicken legs or whatever you have for the chicken thighs. We have cooked both and it was so delicious.
The veggies can easily be mixed up based on what you have or can get on sale at the grocery store. Sweet potatoes are also delicious in this recipe.
It is such an easy dinner that is absolutely delicious.
Just use what you have. We often use what we have in the freezer or what is on sale that week. By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget.
Saving money and feeding a big family can be accomplished. Everyone loves this delicious dish so it is on our permanent menu plan rotation.
I try to keep chicken in the freezer. Anytime I spot a sale, I grab it and freeze it.
It is so nice always having things to use and knowing that I got a good deal on it. It is a win all around.
Since this meal is so easy to change or adapt to what you have on hand, it will save you time and money. In fact, I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning!
Save that money for a family vacation or maybe just some wiggle room in the budget. Easy recipes like this keep my family happy and my grocery budget in good shape. This is how I keep our grocery budget reasonable.
Plus, being able to throw this together quickly and easily really helps to avoid the temptation of getting take out. Everyone is much happier with a delicious home cooked meal anyway.
Take out these days is not that fast and costs a small fortune. It is even more if you have 8 kids like I do.
It is quick and easy and our family loved it. Win for mom!
Recipe for roasted chicken thighs:
Make this easy sheet pan chicken thigh dinner for the best meal with little cleanup. Everything you need for dinner is on the baking sheet.
- 6 chicken thighs skin on
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium head broccoli chopped
- 1 medium yellow squash sliced
- 1 red bell pepper cleaned and diced
- 2 large carrots cleaned and diced
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley for garnish if desired
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic smashed and minced
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients for marinade
Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to large resealable bag
Pour marinade over chicken
Place in refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes
Spray a large sheet with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper
Meanwhile, cut the vegetables and place on baking sheet
Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Remove chicken from marinade, discard marinade and place chicken on baking sheet
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken has internal temperature of 165 degrees F and the vegetables are tender
Remove from oven and let set 5 minutes
Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately
Store leftovers in refrigerator
Refrigerate leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days.
More sheet pan dinners:
- Sheet pan balsamic chicken with potatoes and vegetables
- Oven Roasted Potatoes & Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner
- Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas Recipe
- Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas Recipe