Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables - Cooking Classy (2024)

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Aren’t sheet pan dinners just the best? I love how convenient and easy they are and when they taste as good as this Roasted chicken with Root Vegetables does it makes meeven more of a believer in one pan meals.

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Sheet Pan Chicken and Root Vegetables

Cook’s Illustrated recently released their One Pan Wonders cookbook and I’m loving it. I asked them if I could share a second recipe from the book (last week I shared their Quinoa and VegetableStew, which I highly recommend you try btw).

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Easy One Pan Weeknight Dinner!

This sheet pan Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables is destinedto become a go-to weeknight meal and I just can’t get enough of it!

The flavors are so delicious and well balanced,plusthis meal is breeze to throw together. And of course I really love the fact that it’s cooked in one pan. Cleaningdishes just ain’t my thang.

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I like their tip for roasting the Brussels sprouts in the center of the pan as it’s not as hot as the outer portions of the pan so they won’t be over-cooked by the time everything else is done.

Note that I did spread them around a little after baking so you could see them better but I do recommend, as they listed, to cook them in the center of the pan.

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I also love the addition of butter in this recipe. I shared a similar recipe a couple of years ago but mine lacked butter.

I also wanted to try their version because it has more savory vegetables whereas mine used sweet potatoes and apples (which don’t get me wrong I love that one too, but now I can rotate that recipe with this one).

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There are still so many more recipes I need to make from this cookbook and slowly but surely I’ll get there. I think next I’d like to try the Curried Chicken with Coconut Rice and Lime Yogurt Sauce. If you get the book let me know what you try and like! If you’d like to grab a copy for yourself you can buy it on Amazon.

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A convenient, simple, flavorful one pan meal with easy clean up! It includes tender, herb butter brushed chicken thighs and seasoned, roasted fresh vegetables. It's all cooked together and makes a perfect weeknight dinner!

Servings: 5

Prep20 minutes minutes

Cook35 minutes minutes

Ready in: 55 minutes minutes



  • Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and preheat oven to 475 degrees.

  • Toss Brussels sprouts, potatoes, shallots, carrots, garlic, oil, 2 tsp fresh thyme, 1 tsp fresh rosemary, sugar, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper together in a large mixing bowl.

  • In a small mixing bowl stir together melted butter, remaining 2 tsp fresh thyme, remaining 1 tsp fresh rosemary, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.

  • Place vegetables in a single layer on an 18 by 13-inch rimmed baking sheet, arranging Brussels sprouts in center.

  • Place chicken, skin side up, on top of vegetables, arranging breasts pieces in center and thighs and drumsticks around perimeter of sheet (since I only used thighs I mostly just placed them over the Brussels sprouts).

  • Brush chicken with herb butter. Roast until breasts register 165 degrees and drumsticks/thighs register 175 degrees, 35 - 40 minutes, rotating pan halfway through roasting.

  • Remove sheet from oven, tent loosely with aluminum foil and let rest 5 minutes (I actually skipped this step). Transfer chicken to platter or plates.

  • Toss vegetables with pan juices, season with salt and pepper to taste and transfer to platter or plates and serve warm (I also sprinkled on a little fresh parsley which is optional).


Recipe source: recipe adapted from Cook's Country One Pan Wonders Cookbook

Nutrition Facts

Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables

Amount Per Serving

Calories 662Calories from Fat 405

% Daily Value*

Fat 45g69%

Saturated Fat 15g94%

Cholesterol 234mg78%

Sodium 232mg10%

Potassium 1184mg34%

Carbohydrates 23g8%

Fiber 5g21%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 41g82%

Vitamin A 7290IU146%

Vitamin C 68.5mg83%

Calcium 81mg8%

Iron 3.4mg19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: chicken, roasted vegetables

Author: Jaclyn

Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables - Cooking Classy (2024)


Can you cook chicken and vegetables in the same pan? ›

One-Pan Wonder: This roasted chicken and vegetables recipe is the epitome of simplicity. With everything cooked together in one baking dish, it's perfect for those who love flavorful meals but want minimal cleanup.

Is it okay to cook chicken on top of vegetables? ›

Place the chicken on top of the vegetables, breast side down, and roast, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Flip the chicken and continue roast-ing until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh reads 165°F, about 45 minutes longer.

Is it okay to cook raw chicken and vegetables together? ›

Cooking raw chicken and vegetables in the same pan is generally safe as long as proper food safety practices are followed. Here are some important points to consider: Cooking Temperatures: Both chicken and vegetables need to reach a safe internal temperature to kill any harmful bacteria.

Can you cook raw chicken and raw vegetables together? ›

Yes, if two raw foods touch that will be cooked to the recommended temperature, the foods will be safe.

Can you cook raw chicken and frozen veggies together? ›

Arrange frozen vegetables around chicken. Drizzle oil over chicken. Bake 30 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Serve immediately.

Do you cook vegetables before or after chicken? ›

Cook the meat first to get that caramelization, then take it out and add in your veggies. The veggies will absorb all of the meaty flavors and scrape up all the delicious bits it left behind. In the end, you'll get caramelized, flavorful meat and tender, not mushy veggies.

Do you cook chicken or vegetables first in a pan? ›

Chicken generally takes longer to cook than vegetables, so starting the stir-frying process by frying off your chicken first is the way to go. To prevent it from getting dry, remove it from the pan once it's brown before cooking the vegetables.

Can you cook meat and vegetables in the same pan? ›

When you're making a stovetop dish with meat and veggies, like one-skillet chicken cacciatore or spicy beef stir fry, it's tempting to want to throw everything in the pan together and let it cook all at once. But for optimal flavors and textures, make sure to sauté your veggies after your meat.

Can you cook meat then cook veggies in the same pan? ›

Excess water in the pan diminishes browning and the Maillard reaction, which is what makes seared meat delicious. The result is soggy veggies and meat that hasn't browned well. You can cook your meat and veggies in the same skillet, but cook the meat first, take it out, and then add in your veggies.


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