Here is one of the simplest one-pan meals you will ever make
In addition to being so simple to prepare, it is just so satisfying. We love going with skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs, a variety of vegetables, and a simple Greek vinaigrette, but you can use whatever suits your tastes, or what you have on hand. In less than 45 minutes, you’ll have a full meal on the table.
How To Make Sheet Pan Greek Chicken
This really is the perfect busy weeknight meal to prepare with very little effort.
However, it’s so delicious, it makes a beautiful (and delicious) dinner party serving.
And did we mention how easy it is to make? And fun!
Make the Simple Greek Marinade
Start with a small jar and add the following ingredients:
- Olive oil (¼ cup olive oil)
- Lemon juice (2 tbsp)
- Red wine vinegar (2 tbsp)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
- 1 tsp oregano, dried
- 1½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
Twist on the lid nice and tight and then vigorously shake the jar until fully combined. If you don’t have a jar, then whisk everything in a bowl until combined.
Place the chicken and potato pieces in a large bowl and pour ¾ of the marinade over the top. Use a couple of wooden spoons to fully coat the chicken and potatoes. Place in the fridge while you prep the remaining veggies.
While the chicken is soaking up all that delicious flavor in the fridge, it’s time to prep the vegetables.
Here are veggies we love to use:
- Zucchini – ends cut off, cut in half lengthwise, cut into half-moons
- Yellow bell pepper – cored and cut into strips
- Red onion – ends cut off, skin removed, and cut into wedges (the onion will cook down during the roasting)
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes – no need to halve them
Pour the remaining Greek dressing over the veggies on the sheet pan.
You’ll need to bake these on a baking dish that has a decent lip.
Sheet pans are a little deeper than baking pans, but either will work.
Simply spread the veggies on the pan and then pour the rest of the marinade over them. Use your fingers (or a large spoon) to move them around so they get nicely coated.
Can the Greek Chicken Be Made in Advance?
This Sheet Pan Greek Chicken can be fully prepped up to 24 hours in advance.
Once you’ve coated the veggies on the sheet pan, you’ll want to nestle the chicken in them across the pan.
EXPERT TIP: To ensure the potatoes are nice and soft at serving time, try and spread them as evenly on the pan as possible. A stirring of the veggies about halfway through the baking is recommended.
Adding More Greek Flavor
After 30 minutes of roasting at 400°F, remove the pan from the oven.
Sprinkle your favorite type of pitted olives all over the top. We love kalamata.
Place back in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes. To really crisp up the skin, leave on the middle rack and turner the broiler on HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes. Keep an eye on it, don’t let the chicken burn!
Sprinkle fresh feta cheese crumbles and chopped parsley for added flavor and a beautiful presentation.
How To Serve Sheet Pan Greek Chicken
This is really a meal in one pan.
In fact, we usually bring the entire pan to the table and let everyone serve themselves.
A nice loaf of warm bread or rolls rounds out the meal perfectly.
This has become one of our go-to easy (but incredibly delicious) meals.
Adapt to whatever you have on hand. You can even you quality store-bought Greek dressing, and still get amazing results.
It is such a deeply flavorful and even elegant meal that is truly a snap to prepare!
EXPERT TIP: Depending on how big of eaters your family is, you may want to allow 2 chicken thighs per person. You can also go with skinless thighs or breasts.
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Sheet Pan Greek Chicken
- Sheet pan, or large baking pan with a lip
For the Greek Vinaigrette
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice fresh
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 3 cloves garlic minced, or 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp oregano dried
- 1½ tsp Kosher salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
For the Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies (Prep the veggies while chicken is marinating in the fridge)
- 6 chicken thighs skin-on, bone-in
- 1 lb gold potatoes small, cut into ½-inch chunks, or halved
- 1 zucchini halved lengthwise, ends cut off, and then cut into half-moons
- 1 yellow bell pepper cored and cut into strips
- 1 red onion skin removed and cut into ½-inch wedges
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes no need to halve them
- 1 cup Kalamata olives drained
- ⅓ cup Feta cheese crumbled
- 2 tbsp parsley fresh, chopped, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Add all of the vinaigrette ingredients into a small jar. Place the lid on and then shake the jar vigorously, until well combined.
- Place the chicken and potatoes in a large bowl. Pour ¾ of the vinaigrette over the chicken and potatoes. Use a couple of large spoons to stir around the chicken and potatoes until well coated. Place in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes, or up to 12 hours (covered).
- While the chicken is resting in the fridge, prep the vegetables.
- Place the vegetables on a sheet pan. Pour the rest of the vinaigrette over the top of the veggies. Use your fingers, or a large spoon, to move the veggies around to get them nicely coated.
- Remove the chicken from the fridge and nestle each piece into the veggies. Pour any extra dressing from the bowl all over the top. Try and get the potatoes to lay evenly across the pan. (If they are stacked too much, they won't cook evenly). Liberally sprinkle salt and pepper over the tops of the chicken.
- Place the pan in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. (After about 15 minutes, remove from the pan and use a spoon to move the veggies around somewhat).
- Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the olives over the top. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes.
- If you want the skin to be extra crispy, keep the pan on the middle rack and turn your broiler onto HIGH for about 1 to 2 minutes. Keep an eye on the chicken, don't let it burn!
- Remove from chicken and sprinkle the feta and parsley all over the top. Serve at once.