These Sheet Pan Chicken Dinners Will Save Your Weeknights

No mess, no stress.

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For a busy home cook, the words "quick," "easy" and "minimal cleanup" are probably the sexiest things you can hear. Cooking everything in one pan is as convenient as it gets — and one of our favorite tools for doing so is the sheet pan. On a sheet pan, sides and mains can cook together, flavors can marry (or easily stay far enough away from each other) and everything comes out with a nice, roasty texture. And what better to be the centerpiece of such a meal than another kitchen crowd-pleaser? Chicken. Try these ideas for dinner this week.

This recipe covers all the right bases — crunchy green beans, tender chicken and crusty bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It's a bountiful dinner that's done in less than an hour.

Cauliflower and potatoes make the perfect sides in this sheet pan dinner. Flavored with smoked paprika, thyme, olives and chorizo, this dish is savory, complex and oh-so-satisfying.

Photo by: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Heather Ramsdell, Food Network 2016

Berbere, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and za'atar spice up this easy meal and they all pair perfectly with the lemony chicken. You'll definitely want to save the pan juices for a delectable sauce.

Food Network Kitchens Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

If you thought it was impossible to put dinner on the table in a half hour, this recipe is here to prove you wrong! It's packed with protein and veggies as well, which makes it the perfect feel-good weeknight dinner.

Teriyaki-glazed chicken, broccoli and fingerling potatoes make for a wholesome, easy meal perfect for two people.

This simple dinner comes together in less than an hour and only uses seven ingredients that you probably already own. If you've got any picky eaters in your family who hate Brussels sprouts, this recipe may change their mind!



Food Network Kitchen’s Sheet Pan Caprese Chicken, as seen on Food Network.

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Renee Comet

What's not to like about chicken, mozzarella, balsamic, basil and cherry tomatoes? Everything we love about Caprese salads are encapsulated in this dish, but with an added protein boost. It's sweet, salty, tart and fresh!



Breakfast for dinner is always a crowd pleaser! We can guarantee the whole family will be looking forward to this one-pan dish that you can make for any meal of the day.

Close-up of Spatchcock Chicken Sheet Pan

This sheet pan dinner is light, lemony and has everything you need for a complete meal. Hello protein, starch and veggies!

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