When life gets busy, this Greek Sheet Pan Dinner 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!
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 dinner recipe is also amazing for speedy meal prep. Double the recipe by using a second sheet pan, and then add straight to meal prep containers for a healthy lunch the next day. Ready to put this Greek sheet pan dinner on rotation this week? Here’s to make it.
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Why This Recipe Works
I think we all know just how amazing a sheet pan dinner is but if you need a little more convincing, here are a few more reasons to make this Greek sheet pan dinner recipe.
- Gluten free
- Low carb
- Family friendly
- Super easy to prepare
- Easy to meal prep
- Packed with flavour
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 Greek sheet pan dinner recipe, I took things up a notch by adding pomegranate arils and crushed pistachios.
How to Make This Recipe
Step 1: In a plastic bag or container, 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.
Step 2: Preheat oven to 450F. Arrange the vegetables onto a large greased baking tray and drizzle with a few spoonfuls of the marinade.
Step 3: Nestle the chicken breasts in and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F. To serve, garnish with pomegranate arils, pistachios, tzatziki, feta and parsley. Serve the Greek sheet pan dinner with pita, if desired.
For faster clean up, you can line your sheet pan with tin foil or parchment paper.
The best way to determine the internal temperature for your chicken is by using an instant read thermometer.
Be sure to let the Greek sheet pan chicken breasts rest for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting. This helps keep the chicken breasts moist! Plus it needs to cool before you eat it anyways!
This recipe will require you to plan ahead as the chicken has to be marinaded. If you want to prepare this ahead of time, you can marinade the chicken breasts immediately after purchasing it and store it in your freezer until you’d like to make this sheet pan dinner. Simply allow the chicken to thaw in the fridge overnight and it can marinate as it thaws!
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.
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!
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.
Simply divide up the sheet pan meal into airtight containers. Avoid cutting the chicken up as it helps keep your chicken moist when you reheat the Greek chicken and vegetables.
While I suggest you to use what you have, I suggest avoiding the bottled lemon juice. Bottled lemon tend to not take as bright and fresh and sometimes have a bitter aftertaste to it. Use fresh lemon juice whenever possible!
More Recipes You Might Like
If you’re looking for more sheet pan meals like this Greek sheet pan dinner, try these reader favourites!
- Rosemary Chicken Breast Sheet Pan Dinner
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- Sticky Chicken Breast Sheet Pan Dinner
- Buffalo Chicken Fingers Sheet Pan Dinner
- Chinese Five Spice Shrimp Stir Fry
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 (Easy Family Friendly Recipe)
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ 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.
- For faster clean up, you can line your sheet pan with tin foil or parchment paper.
- The best way to determine the internal temperature for your chicken is by using an instant read thermometer.
- Be sure to let the Greek sheet pan chicken breasts rest for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting. This helps keep the chicken breasts moist! Plus it needs to cool before you eat it anyways!
- This recipe will require you to plan ahead as the chicken has to be marinaded. If you want to prepare this ahead of time, you can marinade the chicken breasts immediately after purchasing it and store it in your freezer until you’d like to make this sheet pan dinner. Simply allow the chicken to thaw in the fridge overnight and it can marinate as it thaws!
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.
Terry R says
This was really yummy. I did the marinade overnight and added some good Greek olives near the end. Even my picky eater liked this! Thank you!
Thank you for this amazing recipe. My husband and I loved it. I pan seared the breasts before roasting and added some Zatarans greek seasoning to the breasts and veggies before cooking because my breasts soaked up most of my marinade. The chicken was tender and flavorful and the juices from the veggies were delicious. Served it over rice and made some tzatziki and pita bread to go with it.
Abbey Sharp says
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks Rachel 🙂
Upon seeing the title, I was really curious. I wonder why it was called Greek sheet pan chicken breast. Then I saw the ingredients and understood why it was called that way. Greeks love fruits and herbs and the combination of these ingredients makes it really unique and awesome! The fact that I need more protein and less carb for a successful result of my workout, this is the recipe that I really need. Thanks for sharing this! For sure if I add some more herbs, it will still taste great, right?
Abbey Sharp says
Yes definitely! The more herbs the better 🙂 Thanks Addy!
The ingredient list does not specify how much garlic to use, but the instructions mention adding garlic to the marinade.
Abbey Sharp says
Oops! 2 cloves minced! So sorry will update!
I love sheet pan meals!This looks fabulous, something my entire family will enjoy!!
Abbey Sharp says
Can I cook this at a lower temp and if so for how long.
I use parchment paper to line sheet pan and it burns at that temp.
Abbey Sharp says
you could try, but it might end up getting a bit soggy. you could do 350 F and add 10-15 minutes and just check the internal temperature of the chicken (should be 165)