Sheet Pan Chicken Breasts & Summer Vegetables

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This recipe for Sheet Pan Chicken Breasts with roasted asparagus, zucchini, and squash is a quick dinner idea that your whole family will love. The chicken, flavored with honey, soy sauce, and sesame oil is not only full of great flavor but is easy to make too. The big bonus is minimal cleanup thanks to it being cooked in one pan!

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Sheet Pan Chicken Breasts

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required as well as understand the steps and timings involved.

We took growing our own to the next level this year and it’s been so exciting to see the tiny seedlings grow into mighty plants and bear an abundance of delicious vegetables and fruit!

One of the great things about summer is reaping those gardening rewards and using fresh vegetables that you have grown yourself. Sure, you can buy them at the store, but when you are harvesting them literally before you are using them in your dish, the difference is out of this world!

Zucchini (courgettes) are one of the easiest vegetables to grow, and they are heavy cropping too – they seem to literally grow overnight!





If you’ve been growing them at home, use them in this recipe for sheet pan chicken breasts, along with two other vegetables – asparagus (if you grow that you’re so lucky!), and summer squash.

The chicken in this sheet pan recipe is marinated with lemon, soy sauce (or tamari if you are gluten-free), honey, herbs, sesame oil, and garlic for at least 30 minutes, but if you manage a couple of hours that would be great – overnight is even better!

It is then as simple as roasting the chicken breast with the vegetables and you have dinner cooked in about 30 minutes – bon appétit!

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

For your convenience, any specialized equipment and ingredients needed for this recipe have been linked to Amazon below. The full list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

This recipe uses American cups. They’re a handy piece of kitchen equipment to have along with a kitchen food scale. Having both in your kitchen means you’ll be able to make all of the different recipes on my blog as I use both cups and weighted measures.

Cooking with Sheet Pans

I love recipes that can be prepared and cooked in one pan. I love how easy they are to prepare – being able to toss all the ingredients into/onto a sheet pan/dish/skillet – and cooking all at once, means minimal prep time, and minimal messing around in the kitchen. It also means less washing up, which is marvellous if you are old school like us and don’t have a dishwasher!

The chance is if you’re reading this recipe you know what a sheet pan is, have one (or several) in your kitchen, and use them often.

But if you don’t know what it is, let me tell you. Essentially a sheet pan is a metal tray, with a lip all the way around. You may call it a baking tray, a baking sheet, a roasting tray, or something else. But no matter what you call it, they are a versatile piece of kitchen equipment and I love using them!

Sheet pans are usually made from aluminum (aluminium) or stainless steel, and come in various sizes. The largest is a full sheet pan, which is usually for commercial use, and too big for home ovens. Make sure you purchase sheet pans that will fit your oven!

For this recipe, use the largest sheet pan (or baking tray) that you have. The goal is to have enough room to spread the veggies around the chicken breasts into a single, uniform layer without overcrowding.

Sheet Pan Chicken Recipe with Summer Veggies

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How Do I Make Sheet Pan Chicken Breasts?

Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients, instructions, and demonstration photos. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, the pics don’t print to save your ink!).

Sheet Pan Chicken & Summer Veggies

Sheet Pan Chicken Breast with Summer Vegetables

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This sheet pan chicken breast is flavored with honey, soy sauce, and sesame oil.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp honey, preferably local
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce*
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4 (8 oz) / 225g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 lb / 500g. fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 small zucchinis (courgettes), halved and sliced
  • 1 large yellow squash, halved and sliced
  • Sprigs of fresh basil, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place the lemon juice, honey, soy sauce, olive oil, sesame oil, minced garlic, and Italian seasoning in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and black pepper then whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper, as desired, and add to a large, sealable freezer bag. Pour half of the marinade over the chicken and seal the bag tightly. Gently turn the bag to make sure the chicken is uniformly covered.
  3. Marinate the chicken at room temperature for at least 30 minutes (but not more than 2 hours) or overnight in the refrigerator. Store remaining marinade in an airtight container until ready to prepare the vegetables.
  4. When ready to cook the chicken, pre-heat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6 and spray a large sheet pan or rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Arrange the chicken on the prepared baking sheet and place in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  6. While the chicken is roasting, add the asparagus, zucchini, and yellow squash to a medium bowl. Pour the remaining marinade on veggies and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Gently toss to coat and set aside.
  7. After 15 minutes, remove the chicken from the oven and carefully arrange the veggies alongside the chicken in a single uniform layer. Avoid overcrowding or the vegetables will steam instead of roast. Pour excess marinade on top of chicken and veggies.
  8. Return sheet pan to oven until the chicken is fully cooked through and juices run clear, and the veggies are bright green and slightly fork-tender, approximately 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  9. Transfer the chicken and some veggies to individual serving plates, and garnish with fresh basil before serving. Enjoy!
  10. Sheet Pan Chicken & Summer Veggies

Notes

*Use tamari or coconut aminos if you are gluten-free

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 432Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 185mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 5gSugar: 19gProtein: 42g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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