Who doesn't love a sheet pan meal? Throwing everything on a sheet pan and cooking it at the same time is exactly what I need sometimes (ok most times). And this Greek sheet pan chicken is bursting with flavour! Letting the chicken marinade for a short time helps do that. Plus, you'll throw on some potatoes, tomatoes, and a few other goodies to round it out to a full meal. Serve it with some pita and/or a side salad (if you'd like) and call it a day.
I love a quick throw together one pot (or one pan) meal like this. The chicken gets all browned and crispy on top, and so do the potatoes. It's kinda the perfect dinner in my opinion. I love to serve it with some Greek yogurt on the plate to dip and dunk my chicken, potatoes and veggies in.
This Greek chicken sheet pan dinner is great for a hands-off, weekday dinner. Simply marinate the chicken first and then toss some potatoes on a baking sheet. Cook those first for about 15 minutes to start getting them nice and crispy. Then just add the chicken and bake until it's almost cooked through. Last, add a few extras such as red onion, tomatoes and olives and cook until browned and the chicken is cooked through. Don't forget the herbs and feta if you'd like and boom - you've got dinner. And while all that's cooking, you don't need to do anything else. If you want, whip up some tzatziki or whipped feta dip to go with this, but this Greek sheet pan chicken is good just on its own too.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: to add some richness and taste
Lemon: for acidity and brightness
Garlic: optional, but sliced thin fresh garlic adds flavour
Shallot: optional, but it tastes delicious in the marinade
Oregano: use some dried oregano for a Greek flavour
Thyme: use some dried thyme for more Greek flavour
Greek Yogurt: to help make the marinade creamier and thicker
Balsamic Vinegar: for acidity and taste
Aleppo Pepper: to add a little bit of heat, see substitutions for other options.
Nearly all of these ingredients are optional. Choose whichever you prefer and enjoy!
Chicken thighs: I prefer bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, but boneless, skinless or breast will also work too.
Potatoes: Greek style potatoes are a must with chicken in my opinion. Toss them with a little olive oil and salt and they're good to go. I also like adding fresh rosemary all over them too.
Tomatoes: adding these near the end of cooking is a nice way to bring out more flavour, and cook them until they're just ready to burst.
Lemons: sliced or wedges of lemon tossed in tastes amazing when slightly caramelized and yes, you can eat the whole slice and peel (just be sure to wash it well before adding to the sheet pan).
Red onion: I like adding wedges of red onion and letting them brown and caramelize slightly.
Olives: adding these in at the end of cooking just to warm them is my favourite.
Fresh herbs: tossing in some fresh herbs such as dill and mint helps brighten everything up.
Greek yogurt: serving the Greek chicken and veggies with a nice dollop of Greek yogurt as a dip is optional but delicious.
Feta: tangy, salty feta on top is probably the best part, right?
Make the marinade first by combining all the marinade ingredients in a large plastic bag. Place the chicken in the bag and let it sit in the marinade for at least one hour, or longer if you have time.
The best part about a sheet pan meal is that you can throw it all together on one pan and not really need to think twice about it. With this Greek sheet pan chicken dinner, you just need to roast the potatoes first for about 15 minutes. This will help make sure they get nice and crispy.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Go ahead and toss those halved potatoes on your sheet pan and drizzle them with some oil and salt. Place that in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes to start the cooking and browning.
Remove the sheet pan and add the chicken, shaking off excess marinade. Place in the oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
Remove the sheet pan and add the tomatoes, onion, lemon and add the remaining marinade on top of the chicken. Add the rosemary onto the potatoes and scatter all over.
Place back in the oven to roast for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the tomatoes have burst. You can add the olives if using during the last five to ten minutes.
Once everything is cooked through, top with feta and fresh herbs.
Dollop some Greek yogurt on a plate and divide the chicken, potatoes and everything else onto the plates. Serve with pita if desired.
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Get dinner ready in no time with this easy, hands-off Greek sheet pan chicken. Perfect for a week night meal!
I like serving with some sliced cucumber on the plate to help cool things down.