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Sheet Pan Lemon Herb Chicken

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Make this delicious and easy Sheet Pan Lemon Herb Chicken this spring! An easy chicken dinner made with lemon herb butter, chicken thighs, potatoes and green beans for a complete meal!

Lemon herb chicken on a plate.
Sheet Pan Lemon Herb Chicken

If you’re a fan of easy dinners, you’ll want to make this Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner. This was honestly so easy and so full of flavour. A while back I made a Moroccan Spiced Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner and I thought a spring version would be wonderful too!

Lemon herb chicken in a sheet pan.
Lemon Herb Chicken Dinner

What Is This Chicken Dish Like

  • Difficulty – Sheet pan dinners are easy and they require pretty much zero cooking skills. Just make sure to follow the recipe and read the recipe tips if you feel it will help.
  • Taste – Tender chicken pieces with soft roasted vegetables with a lemon herb flavour.
  • Serving – This recipe makes 4 servings. You can easily up the ingredients to serve larger portions if you feel the need. In the recipe card, there is an option to adjust serving size.
Lemon herb butter chicken on a plate.
lemon Herb Butter Chicken

Ingredients

  • Chicken – I used quite small skinless chicken thighs.
  • Potatoes – Any kind of a roasting potato will work well for this recipe.
  • Green beans – Fresh green beans will work best for this recipe.
  • Butter – Unsalted butter.
  • Herbs – I used dried sage and fresh parsley.
  • Seasonings – Regular table salt and black pepper
  • Lemon zest – Is added to the butter to give a great flavour.
  • Lemon juice – I squeezed over extra lemon juice before baking.

REMEMBER, The full recipe and instructions can be found at the end of the post in the recipe card.

Ingredients to make the lemon butter chicken.
Ingredients to make the Lemon Herb Chicken Dinner

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven – Preheat oven to 425 degrees f/210 degrees c.
  2. Make butter mixture – Make In a small bowl combine the butter, sage, parsley, salt, pepper and lemon zest. Mix well to combine and set aside.
  3. Arrange chicken and vegetables on tray – On a large baking sheet, arrange the chicken pieces, potatoes and green beans. Make sure to space everything out so it isn’t overlapping. If using extra lemon slices, place them around the pan.
  4. Coat in herb butter mixture – Rub the butter mixture over the chicken and vegetables. It’s okay to simply dot it around the pan. Squeeze lemon juice over chicken and vegetables.
  5. Cook – Place in oven and roast for about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and shake the pan to make sure the vegetables aren’t sticking. Pour any pan juices over the chicken. Return to oven to finish cooking for a further 20 – 25 minutes or until the chicken and vegetables are fully cooked.
  6. Serve – Remove from oven and serve.


Recipe Tips

  • Pan size and type – I used a large low rimmed baking sheet for this dinner. As you can see the food nestled in nicely. By not having space around the chicken or vegetables, the food will produce more pan juices.
  • Evenly cut vegetables – When cutting the vegetables, try to make them as close to the same size as possible. Uneven sized vegetables will cook differently and you may end up with overcooked or under cooked vegetables.
  • Pour over pan juices – At the half way cooking mark, about 1/2 hour, remove the sheet pan from the oven and spoon over any pan juices. Return to oven and allow to finish cooking.
  • For crisper green beans – The green beans in this recipe, were added at the beginning and they were soft and took on all the flavour of the pan juices. If you would like to have crisper green beans, add them half way through cooking.
Lemon chicken on a plate.
Lemon Herb Chicken Dinner

Substitutions

  • Chicken thighs – I used bone in, skinless chicken thighs for this recipe. You can choose to leave the skin on if you prefer. You could also use boneless chicken thighs. If you prefer to use chicken breast, you can. Just keep in mind, chicken breast is drier than chicken thighs.
  • Potatoes & green beans – both of these vegetables went so well in this dinner. You could also use pumpkinsquash or sweet potatoes. If you like onions or leeks, they would also make a nice additions.
  • Herb butter mix – I loved the fresh and subtle flavours. You could use olive oil if your prefer and chives, oregano and rosemary would all work.
Lemon chicken on a plate with potatoes.
Lemon Herb Chicken Dinner

Serving

Chicken thighs and potatoes on a baking tray.
Sheet Pan Lemon Herb Chicken


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a sheet pan dinner?

A sheet pan dinner is a dinner that is entirely cooked on a sheet pan like the Moroccan Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner. Typically it will be some sort of protein with a mix of vegetables.

Can you substitute bottle lemon juice for fresh lemon juice?

Although fresh lemon juice has the best flavour, in many dishes you can easily substitute bottled lemon juice for fresh lemon juice.

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Sheet Pan Lemon Herb Chicken

Make this delicious and easy Sheet Pan Lemon Herb Chicken this spring! An easy chicken dinner made with lemon herb butter, chicken thighs, potatoes and green beans for a complete meal!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: chicken dinner, easy recipes, sheet pan meals
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 564kcal
Author: Julia Pinney

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs approximately 4 – 6 chicken thighs depending on the size
  • 3 medium potatoes scrubbed and cut into about 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 lb green beans ends trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Extra lemon slices if desired

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees f/210 degrees c.
  • In a small bowl combine the butter, sage, parsley, salt, pepper and lemon zest. Mix well to combine and set aside.
  • On a large baking sheet, arrange the chicken pieces, potatoes and green beans. Make sure to space everything out so it isn't overlapping. If using extra lemon slices, place them around the pan.
  • Rub the butter mixture over the chicken and vegetables. It's okay to simply dot it around the pan. Squeeze lemon juice over chicken and vegetables.
  • Place in oven and roast for about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and shake the pan to make sure the vegetables aren't sticking. Pour any pan juices over the chicken. Return to oven to finish cooking for a further 20 – 25 minutes or until the chicken and vegetables are fully cooked.
  • Remove from oven and serve.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Notes

  1. Pan size and type – I used a large low rimmed baking sheet for this dinner. As you can see the food nestled in nicely. By not having space around the chicken or vegetables, the food will produce more pan juices.
  2. Evenly cut vegetables – When cutting the vegetables, try to make them as close to the same size as possible. Uneven sized vegetables will cook differently and you may end up with overcooked or under cooked vegetables.
  3. Pour over pan juices – At the half way cooking mark, about 1/2 hour, remove the sheet pan from the oven and spoon over any pan juices. Return to oven and allow to finish cooking.
  4. For crisper green beans – The green beans in this recipe, were added at the beginning and they were soft and took on all the flavour of the pan juices. If you would like to have crisper green beans, add them half way through cooking.
Nutrition Facts
Sheet Pan Lemon Herb Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 564 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 0.4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 182mg61%
Sodium 480mg21%
Potassium 1146mg33%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 705IU14%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on March 29th, 2023
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