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Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner

Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner Recipe: The Ultimate Solution for Large Families and Dinner Parties

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Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner Winner!

For busy homemakers, the challenge of preparing a hearty and delicious meal for a large family or hosting a dinner party can sometimes be overwhelming. The need to serve something that’s both scrumptious and easy-to-make is a constant. Enter the world of sheet pan dinners, the unsung hero in the kitchen. Not only do these dishes require minimal prep and cleanup, but they also offer an opportunity to blend flavors that more complex cooking methods can’t match.

Today, we’re diving into a Mediterranean-inspired favorite that captures the essence of Greek cuisine: the Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner. Whether you’re feeding your large family or entertaining guests, this recipe promises to be a crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons, juiced (about 6 tablespoons)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Za’atar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced into wedges
  • 2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
Let Make Sheet Pan Greek Chicken

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, Za’atar, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper to create the marinade.
  3. In a separate larger bowl, place the chicken thighs. Pour ⅔ of the prepared marinade over the chicken. Using your hands or tongs, ensure each chicken thigh is well coated with the marinade. Allow the chicken to marinate for 15-30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, on a large baking sheet, spread out the yellow and red bell peppers, red onion, and cherry or grape tomatoes. Drizzle the remaining marinade over the vegetables and toss to coat them evenly.
  5. Place the marinated chicken thighs on the baking sheet, positioning them among the vegetables.
  6. Transfer the baking sheet to the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. After 30 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven. Scatter the kalamata olives and crumbled feta cheese over the top.
  8. Return the baking sheet to the oven and continue baking for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  9. Once cooked, remove from the oven and sprinkle the entire dish with the finely chopped fresh parsley.
  10. Serve hot and enjoy this flavorful Mediterranean-inspired dish

Why Sheet Pan Dinners are Perfect for Busy Homemakers:

  1. Simplicity is Key: There’s no juggling between different pots and pans. Everything goes onto one sheet, making preparation and cleanup a breeze.
  2. Flavor Fusion: As the ingredients cook together on the sheet pan, their flavors meld and complement each other, creating a harmonious dish that’s more than the sum of its parts.
  3. Versatility: The beauty of sheet pan dinners lies in their adaptability. You can switch out ingredients based on seasonality, dietary requirements, or personal preferences.
  4. Serving Ease: Once out of the oven, it’s ready to serve. No additional steps required, making it perfect for large gatherings.

MUST HAVE FOR SHEET PAN DINNERS!
This pan, the Nordicware Large High-Sided Sheet Pan!

They call this pan the Big Batch and, for good reason; it is perfect for dinner parties! you can easily make lasagna for 15-20 people, 12 serving of the Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner, and enough cake for your kids’ sports team to enjoy with leftovers!

Greek Sheet Pan Dinner Tips For Families

Serve this Greek Chicken Sheet Pan dinner with lush watermelon chunks or other fruits in season and sliced raw veggies like cucumber and carrot sticks. Introduce hummus to the kiddos to enjoy with their raw vegetables.
Enjoy some fresh salads to accompany this chicken dinner for the rest of the family and some rice, pasta or other grain.

Got Leftover Chicken and Vegetables?

If you have leftovers, you are one lucky cook! You will have a wonderful lunch or dinner the next day!

  1. Store leftovers in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container for 3-4 days.
  2. Reheat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes on high or on the stovetop in a covered pan until the chicken and vegetables are heated through.

Other Recipes To Try

For homemakers juggling many responsibilities, this Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner is a game-changer. Not only does it meet the need for a flavorful and hearty meal, but its simplicity also allows for more time with family and guests. In the world of home cooking, it’s the best of both worlds. So, the next time you’re pondering over the menu for your family dinner or upcoming party, let this dish be your go-to choice. It will earn you rave reviews!

Yield: 12

Greek Chicken and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner Recipe: The Ultimate Solution for Large Families and Dinner Parties with savory juicy chicken thighs, colorful roasted vegetables, tangy olives and gorgeos feta cheese with a parsley garnish that just adds to the love.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons, juiced (about 6 tablespoons)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Za'atar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced into wedges
  • 2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, Za'atar, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper to create the marinade.
  3. In a separate larger bowl, place the chicken thighs. Pour ⅔ of the prepared marinade over the chicken. Using your hands or tongs, ensure each chicken thigh is well coated with the marinade. Allow the chicken to marinate for 15-30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, on a large baking sheet, spread out the yellow and red bell peppers, red onion, and cherry or grape tomatoes. Drizzle the remaining marinade over the vegetables and toss to coat them evenly.
  5. Place the marinated chicken thighs on the baking sheet, positioning them among the vegetables.
  6. Transfer the baking sheet to the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. After 30 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven. Scatter the kalamata olives and crumbled feta cheese over the top.
  8. Return the baking sheet to the oven and continue baking for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  9. Once cooked, remove from the oven and sprinkle the entire dish with the finely chopped fresh parsley.
  10. Serve hot and enjoy this flavorful Mediterranean-inspired dish

Notes

Service with rice or pasta and a fresh green salad. We love enjoying a fresh fruit salad to balance the savroy with a little sweet.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 549Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 178mgSodium: 674mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 34g

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