When you don’t know WTF to make for dinner, I have a suggestion.
SHEET PAN CHICKEN!!! (in my oprah voice)
I make sheet pan chicken once a week because it always comes out great and it’s the easiest thing I make.
All you need is a sheet and some bone-in, skin-on chicken parts. I prefer using 4 breasts, but last night I only had 2 breasts and some thighs so I used those.
Basically sheet pan chicken is chicken on a sheet pan, and you put some roasting veggies around it and voila! Dinner is served. That’s literally all it is. And some spices. So I guess if we’re gonna get all *literal* about it…
4 bone-in skin-on chicken breasts (or other parts you like best)
Some kind of vegetables that can withstand roasting for 45 minutes like broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, green beans, peppers, you get the idea
salt & pepper
Season of your choice (I like garlic powder & paprika, or sage & thyme)
1/2 stick of butter (1/4 cup)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
I used cauliflower and chopped red onion last night. Throw it all in the pan and drizzle with olive oil and season the chicken with your salt, pepper and spices. I go easier on the veggies with the salt. Then when it’s all oiled and seasoned, I cut up some butter and put it on top of the chicken pieces for extra flavor and crispiness.
Then the best part – you pop that pan in the oven for 45-50 minutes until the chicken is cooked and skin is crispy and that’s it!
The EASIEST dinner ever.
It’s so easy that I usually make a carb to go with it and I happened to have an extra bag of pizza dough in the fridge which I buy frozen. They come in so handy for dinner rolls, mini pizzas, bread sticks, etc.
Let the dough sit out on the counter while you’re putting the pan o’ dinner together. Rip little balls off the big dough ball, place in a circular pan and pop into the oven for the last 15-20 minutes of the remainder of the time your chicken is cooking so they are both ready at the same time.
And that’s it. I only make dinners that are super easy and also well-liked by my family. Otherwise it’s not worth it, right? Let me know what your go-to’s are and I can share them here. Happy planning! xo