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Easy Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

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This easy Greek chicken sheet pan dinner showcases a delicious blend of ingredients, drawing inspiration from fresh Mediterranean flavors. Your tastebuds are going to do a little happy dance with every bite.

cooked greek chicken sheet pan dinner ready to be served


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Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner Ingredients

  • Chicken thighs. Bone in, skin on.
  • Olive oil.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Red wine vinegar.
  • Dried oregano.
  • Garlic powder.
  • Onion powder.
  • Salt and Pepper.
  • Red Onion.
  • Red and yellow bell peppers.
  • Cherry tomatoes.
  • Kalamata olives.
  • Feta cheese.
  • Parsley.

Recipe Substitutes and Variations

If you need to adapt a few ingredients for this one pan greek chicken, here are some ingredient swaps we recommend:

When chopping the vegetables, make sure they’re cut to a similar size so they cook evenly.

  • Vegetables: you can swap the veggies or add the following: zucchini, eggplant, and potatoes.
  • Kalamata olives: you can use whatever olive you have on hand, or prefer.
  • Chicken thighs: The bone in, skin on chicken thighs will give you the most flavor but you can use boneless chicken thighs or chicken breast. Please note, you will have to adjust cooking times. Just make sure the internal temperature comes to 165F.
sliced greek marinaded chicken thigh being picked up by a fork

Serve it with…

Serve up these Sheet Pan chicken thighs with these side dish ideas:

  1. Rice. You could have it plain or cook it in chicken broth, garlic, and lemon juice for some extra flavor.
  2. Lemon Roasted Potatoes. Toss some potatoes with olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano, and roast them in the oven alongside the chicken for a zesty and satisfying side dish.
  3. Greek Salad. Toss up fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, and feta cheese in a bowl with simple lemon and olive oil dressing.
  4. Pita. Add a little hummus and tzatziki too and it’s *chef’s kiss*.

Storage

You can store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Make sure to let the chicken cool before you put it in the fridge and don’t let it sit on the counter past two hours.

We don’t recommend freezing this recipe after it’s cooked.

Tools you’ll need

If you don’t have a basting brush, you can pour the marinade over the chicken. Use whatever you have and make it work for your situation.

greek chicken thighs on a sheet pan surrounded by red and yellow peppers

FAQs about Greek Sheet Pan Chicken

Yes, you can but you may need to adjust the cooking time as they will cook faster. If you opt for a skinless chicken thigh, keep in mind the Mediterranean Chicken thighs have crispy skin either.

This recipe is considered Greek because it features several ingredients commonly found in Mediterranean cuisine. Fresh peppers, red onion, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil is common in Greek recipes.

For bone-in, skin-on thighs, bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F.

This sheet pan recipe is perfect for meal prep. With just one sheet pan and under an hour of prep time, you can have healthy and tasty meals ready to go for the entire week. Simply portion out the chicken and veggies into meal prep containers and pair with your favorite side dishes (like rice or potatoes) for a hassle-free week of delicious lunches and dinners!

How to Make Greek Sheet Pan Chicken

mixing a greek marinade together

In a small bowl, stir together the marinade ingredients: olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

marinading chicken thighs with a greek marinade

Take a large sheet pan and lay the chicken thighs in the center. Pat the chicken with a paper towel, this will make the skin crispier. Then brush the tops and sides of the chicken with the olive oil mixture – use lots.

Place the sliced red onion, red bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper around the chicken on the sheet pan.

Place the sliced red onion, red bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper around the chicken on the sheet pan.

raw chicken thighs on a baking sheet ready to be cooked in the oven

Add the cherry tomatoes and kalamata olives on top of the onions and bell peppers.

baked greek chicken with olives, red pepper, and feta

Bake for 35-40 minutes. Just before the chicken has reached temperature and the skin is slightly crispy, crumble feta cheese over the chicken and vegetables and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is slightly melted and the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F.

Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving. Enjoy!

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Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Take your weeknight suppers to a new level by making our easy Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner. You'll love the fresh and delicious Mediterranean ingredients.
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cooked greek chicken with feta cheese and roasted vegetables on a sheet pan
Prep Time:25 minutes
Cook Time:45 minutes
Total Time:1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
    mixing a greek marinade together
  • Take a large sheet pan and lay the chicken thighs in the center. Pat the chicken with paper towel, this will make the skin crispier. Then brush the tops and sides of the chicken with the olive oil mixture – use lots.
    marinading chicken thighs with a greek marinade
  • Place the sliced red onion, red bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper around the chicken on the sheet pan.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes and kalamata olives on top of the onions and bell peppers.
    raw chicken thighs on a baking sheet ready to be cooked in the oven
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes. Just before the chicken has reached temperature and the skin is slightly crispy, crumble feta cheese over the chicken and vegetables and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is slightly melted and the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

  • To ensure even cooking, use chicken thighs that are similar in size.
  • To save time, you can prepare the olive oil mixture and slice the vegetables ahead of time and store them in separate containers in the fridge until ready to use.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chickenCalories: 455kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 39gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 773mgPotassium: 816mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1011IUVitamin C: 73mgCalcium: 159mgIron: 2mg
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 455kcal


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