When life gets busy, these Greek sheet pan chicken breasts do all the work for you and gets dinner on the table fast. This greek chicken breast recipe is the perfect low carb family friendly dinner that won’t disappoint you or your kiddos!
Most of us are BUSY, so when dinner time rolls around, we be SCRAMBLIN’. After a long day of recipe testing or at a YouTube shoot, I’m always tempted to pull up my Uber Eats app, but these Greek sheet pan chicken breasts have helped me fight the incessant urge. Ever since I became a mom, sheet pan dinners like these have legit become the only reason my family gets a healthy balanced meal each night.
why sheet pan dinners are the best fast meal solution
Sheet pan dinners are the hero of the night on busy nights because they’re easy to put together, fast and don’t leave a messy clean up. This Greek sheet pan chicken breast recipe is also amazing for speedy meal prep. Double the recipe by using a second sheet pan, and then add straight to food storage containers for a healthy lunch the next day. Ready to put this Greek chicken sheet pan dinner on rotation this week? Here’s to make it.
key ingredients for this greek Sheet Pan recipe
Chicken Breasts – I used chicken breast for this recipe, but it can TOTALLY work for chicken thighs, salmon or tofu! I encourage you to experiment with whatever you have on hand.
Veggies – My favourite grilled veggie combo are zucchini, cherry tomato, bell peppers, and red onion! But honestly, you can totally use up whatever veggies you have in your fridge and this recipe would still be super flavourful and nutrient packed. My one rule – the more colour, the better!
Lemon Juice – Lemon juice is so important for this recipe to really bring out the aromatic flavours! If you don’t have any lemon juice around, you can always substitute it for some lime juice.
Herbs – In addition to a bit of salt and pepper, oregano is a MUST for this recipe.
Garnishes – In my books, Greek food just ain’t Greek food without a generous topping of Tzatziki, feta cheese, and parsley! For this recipe, I also took things up a notch by adding pomegranate arils and crushed pistachios.
How to make Greek sheet pan chicken breasts
This make these greek chicken breasts, I start by preparing a lemony, herby oil marinade in the morning so that it’s ready to go by dinner time. Save some of the marinade and on a lined baking sheet, add your vegetables and drizzle the remaining marinade on top. Top the vegetables with your marinated chicken breasts and bake in the oven. Garnish with the Greek necessities (I always have tzatziki, and feta on hand) and dig right in!
faq about this recipe
Is this greek chicken recipe kid friendly?
Chicken breasts are “safe” for most kids, and this version is flavourful with the addition of cheese and tzatziki on top (and kids love dip). While as is, it is an awesome low carb main dish (and with enough veggies to satisfy), if you’re serving these sheet pan chicken breasts to the kiddos, add in pita bread, rice or quick-cooking orzo. It’s a fast and simple meal solution I know you and the family are going to love.
what can i use if i don’t have chicken breasts on hand?
This recipe works well with any protein you have on hand. Whether it’s chicken thighs, shrimp, salmon or steak, or plant-based protein like tofu or falafel balls. You really can’t go wrong!
what can i serve as a side dish with this recipe?
This recipe can certainly hold its own if you’re looking for a low carb meal. But if you need some more carbs to round out this recipe, it would pair really nicely with a side of orzo, couscous, quinoa or pita bread. It would also be super dreamy with a veggie loaded pasta salad like my vegan pesto salad or my pistachio parsley pasta salad.
is this sheet pan recipe gluten free?
Yes! This recipe is naturally gluten free and low carb.
Do you have any other sheet pan recipes on the blog?
Do I ever! Sheet pan recipes are my JAM!
Now tell me, are you a sheet pan dinner fan? What are your tips and tricks on getting dinner on the table fast for your family? Let me know in the comments below.
Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Breasts
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 zucchini diced
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- 1 orange bell pepper diced
- 1 yellow bell pepper diced
- 1 red onion diced
- Pomegranate arils
- Pistachios crushed
- Tzatziki for drizzling
- Feta cheese crumbled
- Parsley leaves
- In a plastic bag, mix together the olive oil, garlic, lemon, oregano, salt and pepper. Add the chicken and allow to marinate for 4-8 hours in the refrigerator.
- Preheat oven to 450 F.
- Arrange the vegetables onto a large greased baking tray and drizzle with a few spoonfuls of the marinade. Nestle the chicken breasts in and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 F.
- To serve, garnish with pomegranate arils, pistachios, tzatziki, feta and parsley. Serve with pita, if desired.
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.