Double Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time45 mins
  • Makes8 servings
Double Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner

Photo: Erik Putz

Sheet pan dinners are your saviour on busy weeknights. Everything cooks up together, no fuss. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!


  • 8 chicken legs

  • 6 carrots, peeled and halved lengthwise

  • 4 onions, cut into wedges

  • 450 g new potatoes, unpeeled, halved if large

  • 12 garlic cloves, crushed and peeled

  • 3 tbsp canola oil

  • 2 tsp dried thyme

  • 1 tsp salt

  • ½ tsp pepper

  • 2 lemons, halved


  • Position racks in top and bottom thirds of oven, then preheat to 450F. Set aside 2 baking sheets.

  • Place 4 chicken legs on each sheet. Divide carrots, onions, potatoes and garlic among baking sheets. Drizzle half the oil, and sprinkle half the thyme, salt and pepper over each sheet. Toss everything, then arrange in single layer. Add 2 lemon halves to each sheet.

  • Roast, switching racks halfway, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of chicken reaches 165F, about 35 min.

  • Serve 4 chicken legs with all of the potatoes, half of the roasted vegetables and garlic, and 1 lemon for drizzling. When cool, refrigerate remaining chicken, vegetables, garlic and lemon for another meal. Use within 4 days.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 485, Protein 36g, Carbohydrates 32g, Fat 24g, Fibre 5g, Sodium 440mg.

Makeover your leftovers

Roasted Chicken Risotto: Bring 900 mL chicken broth to a low simmer. Cook 1 cup arborio rice in 2 tbsp oil in a large pot over medium heat, 1 to 2 min. Add 1 ladle of broth at a time, stirring constantly until rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Chop chicken (discarding bones and skin), carrots, onion and garlic into bite-sized pieces and add to risotto. Stir in ¾ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese and juice from remaining lemon.

Chicken Dinner Salad: Toss mixed salad greens in a large bowl with your favourite vinaigrette. Divide among 4 plates. Top with chopped reheated leftover chicken and vegetables. Add some crumbled feta cheese, if desired. Drizzle with juice from remaining lemon.

Originally published in the March + April 2018 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.

This article was originally published on Mar 02, 2020

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