One-Pan Chicken and Vegetable Recipes to Make Dinner Easier Than Ever
Skillet Chicken and Green Beans with Lemon-Tahini Sauce
Put that extra tahini (sesame seed paste) left over from your last batch of homemade hummus to give this one-pan chicken and vegetable recipe a rich nutty quality. In just 30 minutes, you can transform ho-hum chicken thighs into a five-star meal masterpiece with that pantry staple, perky lemon, and a few dried spices. The green beans and shallots in the mix mean your main and your side dish cook all at once—and all in a single skillet.
Pressure Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Hit the easy button on this typically low-and-slow classic Italian entrée with an assist from your pressure cooker. Start the Instant Pot chicken and vegetables by browning the chicken with the sauté setting, then give the wine-spiked veggies a head start for a few minutes. Combine everything in the pot and all that’s left to do is pressure-cook for a mere 8(!) minutes.
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples
Thyme and maple syrup make this 300-calorie roasted chicken and vegetable dinner taste like fall—as do the produce picks (apples and Brussels sprouts). You won’t believe how much flavor you can coax out of just five ingredients—but if you happen to have bacon, crisping up a few diced strips would be a brilliant addition. With the help of your handy skillet, this healthy chicken and vegetable recipe can be on the table with little fuss and next to no mess.
Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables
Searching for easy chicken dinner ideas? Look no further than this one-pan balsamic chicken with roasted vegetables, which happens to be one of our most popular recipes ever. Opt for quick-cooking chicken breast tenderloins to get this nutritious, fresh asparagus-loaded skillet on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Greek Chicken and Vegetable Sheet-Pan Dinner
This just-so-happens-to-be-Paleo sheet-pan chicken and vegetable dish offers a taste of Greece via a simple spice rub. Oregano, basil, garlic powder, and lemon pepper are all you need to make the flavors pop. Use this to coat chicken breasts and any seasonal veggies—although we’re always partial to including cherry tomatoes whenever possible, as they sweeten and burst in the most delightful way once roasted.
Chicken Alfredo Cauliflower Rice Bake
Because it's quite rich and decadent, chicken Alfredo pasta is generally a special-occasion-only dish in our book. But this chicken and vegetable one-pan-style supper is a lightened-up rendition that we’d feel great about serving and savoring any day of the week. Atop a bed of nicely spiced cauliflower rice, layer on fresh spinach, rotisserie chicken, light Alfredo sauce, and just a sprinkle of grated Parmesan and crunchy panko bread crumbs. Warning: You might fight over the last scoop of this easy, cheesy (and surprisingly low-cal) casserole.
French Chicken Dinner in a Pot
While fresh tarragon, a splash of white wine, and garlic makes this one-pan roasted chicken and vegetables taste gourmet, it will be our little secret that this requires only 25 minutes of prep time. We call for new potatoes and carrots for this braised chicken dinner, but feel free to customize with other sturdy root vegetables, such as parsnips, sweet potatoes, or beets, chopped in similar sizes.
Breaded Chicken Strips and Sweet Potato Fries
Please picky eaters with this lightened-up oven-fried twist on chicken fingers and french fries. No drive-through stop required! The roasted sweet potatoes provide all the vitamin A you need for the day, and every element of this sheet pan chicken and vegetable recipe cooks together on a single baking sheet for easy cleanup.
Basil-Tomato Chicken Skillet
Moroccan Chicken and Peppers
Grind spices (like coriander, cumin, and dried chiles in this recipe) using a mortar and pestle to release their natural aromas. Combine those vibrant spices, plus a sprinkle of cinnamon, in a skillet along with chicken thighs and bell peppers. In just 45 minutes, you’ll have a one-pan chicken and vegetable masterpiece that will transport your taste buds to North Africa.
Chicken and Lemon Broccoli Alfredo
Put down the take-out menu! With an assist from a jar of light Alfredo sauce, this one-pan chicken and vegetable recipe can be on your table quicker than pizza can arrive at your door. “This is one of my favorite dishes,” says one BH&G fan. “I love chicken recipes, and the added touch of broccoli, mushrooms, and lemon sends this dish over the top! I'm making it all the time!”
Thai-Inspired Green Curry Chicken
If you think every chicken dinner idea is boring, one serving of this one-pan chicken and vegetable recipe will convince you otherwise. Follow our lead to kick up your dinner routine with green curry paste paired with coconut milk and a scoop of rice. Your taste buds will get just the right amount of heat.
Gluten-Free Chicken and Lentils in Apple-Curry Sauce
Tomatillo Chicken Soup
Chicken tortilla soup gets a low-fuss, flavor-forward makeover in this slow-roasted chicken and vegetable meal. Green tomatillos, green chiles, fresh lime, jalapeño, cumin, garlic, and cilantro make this taste like a restaurant-quality dish.
Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry
A little bit of sesame oil and freshly grated ginger (just 1 teaspoon each) goes a long way. Those two high-impact ingredients help the stir-fry chicken and vegetables taste exactly like the recipe from your favorite Chinese restaurant. Like some spice? Serve with plenty of homemade or store-bought chili crisp.
Brown Ale-Braised Chicken
Carrots, celery, and onions simmer together with hearty chicken thighs in this single-skillet roasted chicken and vegetable dish. It’s like an entrée and side dish all in one, and that means every bite of all of the above is infused with malty and nutty notes from the brown ale. “I've made it four times and it's more delicious each time,” one BH&G home cook raves.
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Italian Minestrone Soup
Toss any vegetables you need to use up into a pot with beans, chicken broth, chicken breast, and pasta. Serve with a loaf of bread and a side salad, and dinner's done.