I love me some shortcuts, but I have to say my favorite shortcuts of all are easy, one-pan dinners. As someone that cooks dinner for my family most nights, sheet pan, one pot, and set-it-and-forget it Instant Pot and slow cooker meals can truly save the day on busy evenings (or when I am just too tired to put a lot of effort into the meal). Because I feel it is important for all busy cooks to have an arsenal of these kinds of easy dinner solutions, I have been working on developing a series of easy, all-in-one sheet pan dinner recipes. Today I’m sharing a super flavorful sheet pan recipe: One Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies. Since the pesto adds such great seasoning in itself, you need very few ingredients to get this sheet pan pesto chicken and veggies meal cooking and on the table. Your vegetables and sides cook right alongside the main chicken dish on one pan… it could hardly be easier! Stay tuned for more easy one-pan dinners here on Fab Everyday in the months ahead, and keep scrolling to get today’s one pan pesto chicken with veggies dinner recipe.
How to make sheet pan pesto chicken and veggies
I have the full One Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies recipe at the end of this post, so feel free to scroll to the end if you’re ready to get cooking. If you’d like to see some step-by step instructions for making this sheet pan pesto chicken and veggies recipe first, keep reading.
To make this one pan pesto chicken with veggies, start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees F (or 200 degrees C). Spray a large sheet pan or jelly roll pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Cooking tip: To make cleanup easier, or if you have dark coated sheet pans, line the pan with aluminum foil first, then spray with nonstick spray.
Toss chicken breasts, red potatoes (halved or quartered if large), green beans, and cherry tomatoes in a large bowl with some olive oil and basil pesto.
The pesto is practically all the seasoning you need for the chicken and vegetables!
Spread the chicken and vegetables out onto the prepared sheet pan in an even layer. Season the top of everything with salt and pepper. I like using freshly cracked sea salt and black pepper, but really, just season the sheet pan pesto chicken and veggies to your family’s taste preferences.
Bake the one pan pesto chicken with veggies in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork-tender and the chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear when cut.
This meal is so simple that it’s almost shocking how delicious and flavorful the one pan pesto chicken with veggies turns out!
An all-in-one sheet pan meal that’s not only easy for the cook, but also yummy enough that the family will request it again and again! Win-win! Here’s the full One Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies recipe. Please leave a rating if you love it as much as we do, and stay tuned for more easy sheet pan dinner solutions right here on Fab Everyday.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes, halved or quartered if large
- 1 pound green beans
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup basil pesto
- freshly cracked salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees
C). Spray a large sheet pan or jelly roll pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Toss chicken, potatoes, green beans, and cherry
tomatoes in a large bowl with olive oil and pesto. Spread onto the prepared
sheet pan or jelly roll pan in an even layer. Season with salt and pepper.
- Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are
fork-tender and chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center and juices run
clear, 20-25 minutes.
More easy sheet pan and one pan dinner recipes:
- Baked Greek Chicken (easy sheet pan Greek chicken and veggies recipe)
- One Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies
- Sheet Pan Gnocchi and Sausage
- Ranch-Baked Chicken Thighs with Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, and Potatoes
- One-Pot Lemon-Pepper Chicken and Rice
- One-Pan Southwest Quinoa (30-minute pantry recipe)
- One-Pan White Cheddar Mac and Cheese
- Pull Apart Pizza Rolls