This easy Sheet Pan Greek Chicken and Potatoes recipe is ready in 30 minutes! It's topped with Kalamata olives, lemon, and feta cheese.
My recipe for Sheet Pan Greek Chicken and Potatoes was first published on Sunday Supper Movement where I am a contributor.
I love recipes that are simple and down to earth yet slightly elevated. This Greek Sheet Pan Chicken totally fits that description.
Sheet pan meals are among the easiest recipes you can make but somehow they end up feeling a little fancy. They are absolutely perfect when cooking for two people.
My husband and I are a two person (and one cat) household, so meals like this one work great for us. This meal is easy and ready in no time at all. It’s hearty and filling yet healthy and gluten free at the same time.
One of the things that makes these meals so great is the fact that everything is cooked on the same pan. This cuts WAY back on dishes and makes life just a little easier!
How To Make Greek Chicken and Potatoes
- The first step when preparing our Sheet Pan Greek Chicken dinner is to heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- As the oven warms, dice 4-5 red potatoes (try to make sure they are all a uniform size to ensure that they cook evenly).
- Place 1 lb. of chicken breasts or chicken breast tenderloins on a sheet pan.
- Place the chopped potatoes (about 5 cups) around the chicken.
- Drizzle the chicken and potatoes with 2 ½-3 Tbsp. of olive oil and toss to coat.
- Sprinkle 2 ½-3 tsp. of Italian seasoning, 1 tsp. of smoked paprika, and a few generous pinches of salt and pepper over the chicken and potatoes.
- Toss once again to coat.
- Cut a few lemon slices and squeeze over the ingredients. Arrange the slices around the pan.
What Sides Go With Sheet Pan Chicken?
OK, so technically this isn’t a single sheet pan meal. We’re using two sheet pans because I think meals like this deserve a side dish.
I say the more vegetables on our plate the better. What vegetable complements chicken and potatoes perfectly? Green Beans.
My favorite way to eat green beans is to roast them. They get a little crispy and they’re just kind of addicting.
- Simply wash and trim 3 cups of green beans.
- Cut them in half and place them on a second sheet pan.
- Drizzle with 1 Tbsp. or so of olive oil and sprinkle with ½ tsp. of garlic powder and a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss the green beans in the oil and spices.
For more side dish ideas, check out these recipes!
- Maple Mustard Brussels Sprouts
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- Herb Roasted Potatoes
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How Long Do Chicken and Potatoes Take To Roast?
Place the pan of chicken and potatoes into the oven that is heated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- After they have been in the oven for 5 minutes, place the sheet pan of green beans in there as well. The cooking times between the two pans vary slightly so this ensures that they are finished at the same time.
- Roast both pans for an additional 25 minutes. The potatoes should be easily pierced with a fork and the chicken should be cooked through at this point. (Cooking time on the chicken may vary depending on the thickness. Chicken breast tenderloins are thinner and will cook faster than a chicken breast.
- Feel free to remove the chicken from the pan if it cooks through before the 30 minute mark and set aside).
Cooking times may vary slightly depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts and the type of oven used.
The safe internal temperature for chicken is 165 degrees Fahrenheit. This may be checked using a food thermometer.
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How To Make Kalamata Olive Topping
Now onto the good stuff. The thing that ties this Greek Chicken dish together is the Kalamata olive topping. It’s super easy to make and can be prepared while the rest of the ingredients are in the oven.
- Cut 1 cup of Kalamata olives into pieces and place them into a small bowl.
- Zest 1 lemon into the bowl of chopped olives and squeeze a tsp. or so of lemon juice over them. Toss the olives in the zest and juice.
The lemon brightens up the flavor of the olives and the dish as a whole.
What To Serve With One Pan Greek Chicken
It’s time to assemble our sheet pan Greek chicken dinner and make it look pretty.
Place a few spoonfuls of the roasted potatoes onto a plate. Place a piece or two of chicken on top of the potatoes and a helping of the roasted green beans next to it.
Sprinkle a few spoonfuls of the kalamata olives over the dish as well as some feta cheese. Feel free to add as much or as little of the olives and cheese as you like. Finish the whole thing off with a squeeze of lemon.
I’m telling you – It doesn’t get any easier or tastier than this!
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Sheet Pan Greek Chicken and Potatoes
- Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Dice 4-5 red potatoes (about 5 cups).
- Place 1 - 1 ½ lb. of chicken breasts or chicken breast tenderloins in center of baking sheet.
- Surround the chicken breasts with 5 cups of diced potatoes.
- Drizzle the chicken and potatoes with 2 ½ Tbsp. of olive oil and sprinkle with 3 tsp. Italian seasoning, 1 tsp. smoked paprika, ½ tsp. kosher salt, and ½ tsp. of pepper. Toss to coat.
- Cut a lemon into 4 slices and squeeze onto chicken and potatoes. Arrange the slices on the baking sheet.
- Wash and trim 3 cups of green beans. Cut green beans in half. Place chopped green beans on a second sheet pan.
- Drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil and sprinkle ½ tsp. of garlic powder and generous pinch of salt and pepper over them. Toss to coat.
- Place the pan of chicken and potatoes into oven and bake for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes place the pan of green beans in the oven as well. Bake both pans for an additional 25 minutes (30 minutes cook time for chicken and potatoes).
- Cut 1 cup of kalamata olives into pieces and place them in a small bowl. Add the zest of 1 lemon and 1 tsp. lemon juice to the olives. Stir to combine.
- To serve: Dish potatoes onto a plate. Add 1 or 2 pieces of chicken on top of potatoes. Add green beans to the side of plate. Add desired amount of kalamata olive mix to the top of chicken and potatoes. Add desired amount of feta cheese to top of dish. Garnish with a squeeze of lemon.