13 One-Pan Chicken and Vegetable Recipes That Make Dinner Easy

Chicken Alfredo Cauliflower Rice Bake
Photo: Andy Lyons

Rotisserie chicken is good. But you know what's even better—and almost as quick and easy? These one-pan chicken and vegetable recipes. Our ideas include stir-fry chicken and vegetables, Instant Pot chicken and vegetables, and roasted chicken and vegetables, for hearty yet healthy ideas that allow you to put a nutritious meal on the table (with maximum flavor!) with minimal cleanup after.

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Skillet Chicken and Green Beans with Lemon-Tahini Sauce

Skillet Chicken and Green Beans with Lemon-Tahini Sauce
Blaine Moats

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.

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Pressure Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Pressure Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Jacob Fox

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.

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Pan-Roasted Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples

pan-roasted chicken with brussels sprouts and apples
Blaine Moats

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.

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Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables
Jason Donnelly

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.

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Chicken Alfredo Cauliflower Rice Bake

Chicken Alfredo Cauliflower Rice Bake
Andy Lyons

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.

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Breaded Chicken Strips and Sweet Potato Fries

Breaded Chicken Strips and Sweet Potato Fries
Karla Conrad

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.

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Basil-Tomato Chicken Skillet

Basil-Tomato Chicken Skillet
Blaine Moats

If you're craving Italian but following a gluten-free diet, we've got your back. This low-calorie one-pan chicken and vegetable supper, loaded with basil, garlic, and tomatoes, will make you forget all about pasta. (Although piling it atop a bed of zoodles doesn't sound like a bad idea!)

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Moroccan Chicken and Peppers

Moroccan Chicken and Peppers
Andy Lyons

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.

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Chicken and Lemon Broccoli Alfredo

Chicken Lemon-Broccoli Alfredo
Blaine Moats

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!"

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Thai-Inspired Green Curry Chicken

Thai Green Curry Chicken
Kritsada Panichgul

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.

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Tomatillo Chicken Soup

Tomatillo Chicken Soup
Blaine Moats

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.

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Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Chicken Broccoli Stir-Fry
Karla Conrad

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.

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Brown Ale-Braised Chicken

Brown Ale-Braised Chicken
Andy Lyons

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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