If you hang around here a lot you know I love finding easy meal ideas.
And this one pan chicken and veggies is no different!
I love anything that you can cook quick and easy and that is healthy too. I also LOVE anything that can make good leftovers, because they can help you get through the week easier without doing so much cooking.
Now, some people don’t like leftovers too much.
But I think that if you learn how to reheat them right and you learn to re-purpose them a whole ‘nother world opens up to you!
There are lots of food combinations you can make with leftovers that make them delicious and almost and good as when you freshly made it. It might just take a dash of creativity.
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How exactly do you make one pan chicken and veggies? Luckily the prep and cooking is as easy as the name sounds!
One Pan Chicken And Veggies
The secret in making a good pan of delicious chicken and veggies is a nice set of good seasonings that you enjoy and that go well together. Nothing excites your taste buds better than a good mix of awesome spices that can make some bland chicken and vegetables tasty for days on end.
The seasonings in this recipe include:
You don’t have to get too fancy with your seasonings, but you want to get generous if you want the flavor to not get lost with the rest of the ingredients. I personally like adding lots of butter to my chicken and veggies combo and then a squeeze of lemon on top to keep it nice and tangy.
A little bit of lemon can go a long way when it comes to chicken and veggies.
This way, if you’re making the recipe for meal prepping, then it will taste better throughout the week.
It goes without saying that there are a ton of chicken and veggie recipes out there that are more involved and can have a different twist on taste. So its a matter of trying out different recipes and seeing what you like best.
These are some common questions you get about a chicken and veggie combination:
What vegetables go well with chicken?
Some vegetables that I find time and time again go well with chicken are:
- broccoli and cauliflower
- sweet potatoes
- peas and carrots
- brussel sprouts
- collard greens
Can you cook raw chicken with vegetables?
You absolutely can. You just really have to make sure your chicken is thoroughly cooked. This way the heat kills anything that might remotely classify as harmful in raw chicken.
What should I serve with chicken?
Some great options that go great with chicken are
- garlic rice
- kale salads
- quinoa and rice
- sweet mashed potatoes
What condiments go with chicken?
I like making yum yum sauce to either slather all over the chicken or drizzle over everything when its done.
Other condiments, dips, and sauces that go well with chicken are:
- honey mustard
- Garlic basil tomato butter sauces
SIDE NOTE: When you’re cooking you’ll often run into conversion questions that you might not know off the top of your head. Especially when converting liquids. Thankfully I’ve created a guide for that so you have an easy way to remember your kitchen conversions!
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One Pan Chicken And Veggies
- 1 large onion, chunked
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1 cup cauliflower florets
- 1 cup sweet potato, chopped
- 6 chicken thighs
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp fresh rosemary
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 bunch of fresh parsley, chopped
- 4 tbsp butter, sliced
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
- Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Put the chicken thighs down first
- Arrange the broccoli, cauliflower, and sweet potato around the chicken thighs
- In a small bowl mix the salt, rosemary, pepper, and paprika together. Use your fingers to rub the rosemary and other spices together
- Sprinkle the veggies and thighs with the seasoning mixture
- Top with the chopped parsley
- Put a pat of butter on each of the chicken thighs
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the thighs reach an internal temp of 165 degrees fahrenheit