One Pan Roast Chicken and Vegetables is a super easy sheet pan dinner with chicken pieces smeared in an herb butter and roasted with your favorite vegetables. One pan, minimal prep, and the easiest clean-up ever: this dinner is a winner!

A sheet pan with roasted chicken and vegetables including zucchini, sweet potato and broccoli.

When people find out I’m a food blogger they often ask what type of food I make, or who my audience is. I’ve thought about that question a lot lately, and a reader actually summed it up for me.

I make ” ‘real people’ food”. It’s not usually super fancy or with ingredients that are hard to find. But I use real ingredients, and make dinners that real, normal families would enjoy. That’s my goal anyways. And this One Pan Roast Chicken and Vegetables falls completely in line with it.

This meal takes about 5 minutes to prepare. It’s cooked all in one pan (yay for easy clean-up), and it’s absolutely DELICIOUS.


How to make One Pan Roast Chicken and Vegetables Dinner:

Make the compound butter mixture by combing the softened butter, lemon zest and rosemary. Smooth the butter over the outer skin of the chicken pieces.

Ingredients for compound butter including softened butter, rosemary and lemon zest in a small glass bowl next to a photo of them being mixed together with a fork.

Arrange dark meat pieces (thighs and drumsticks) around on the outside edges of the sheet pan, and the white breast meat in the center.

Toss the veggies in a little bit of olive oil and salt and pepper and arrange them around the chicken pieces.

Sheet pan with raw chicken pieces smothered in compound butter mixture next to another pan where chopped vegetables are added to the sheet pan, ready to go in the oven for roasting.

Roast at 425 degrees until the chicken is cooked through.

When I make this dinner I usually buy a whole chicken, cut it into pieces, and then use the leftover chicken carcass to make the best homemade chicken noodle soup. Two great dinners for the price of one!

You could also just use chicken thighs, drumsticks, or whatever pieces you like.

One Pan Roast Chicken and Vegetables cooked on a sheet pan and ready, start to finish, in just one hour!

One of my favorite things about this roast chicken dish is that the options for vegetables to add to this dish are endless! I usually use whatever vegetables are in season or on sale at the grocery store.

This meal really is a must-make. It’s has a “comfort food” feel to it, and it’s incredibly easy to make.


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One Pan Roast Chicken and Vegetables
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 50 minutes
Total 1 hour
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  • 2 1/2 pounds of your favorite chicken pieces (thighs, breasts, wings, etc.), skin ON
  • 4 Tablespoons butter , softened
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary , crushed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large sweet potato , peeled and chopped
  • 1 zucchini chopped into 1'' thick peices
  • 1 yellow squash chopped into 1'' thick peices
  • 1 head fresh broccoli chopped into large pieces
  • Other vegetable options: potatoes, carrots, onion, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, green beans, asparagus


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Rinse chicken pieces and pat dry.
  • In a bowl, combine softened butter, lemon zest, and rosemary until smooth.
  • Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper and then smear the butter mixture all over the skin. (Keeping the skins on the chicken pieces will help protect them and keep them moist.)
  • Place chicken, skin side up, on a baking tray. 
  • Add veggies to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper and toss to coat.
  • Add veggies pieces to the pan, all around the chicken pieces. Don't be afraid to add a lot of veggies because they will cook down a lot.
  • Roast (uncovered) for about 40 minutes - 55 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • (I remove the chicken from the oven with it reaches about 160 degrees F. on my thermometer. Then I tent it with foil to allow it to continue cooking to 165 degrees.)
  • Allow chicken to rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.


Calories: 540kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 38gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 236mgPotassium: 848mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1285IUVitamin C: 104.8mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 2.7mg

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  1. 1 star
    I was really hopeful for this recipe, but saying that it “fell short” is putting it too lightly. The chicken was entirely flavorless, which was incredibly unappetizing & made it nearly inedible. The veggies (I went with carrots, squash, & zucchini) were almost all soggy & also unappetizing. The carrots were okay, & the veggies had good flavors to them, but they otherwise were just not great. I was hoping that the veggies would be a bit more crisp being baked, & that the chicken would retain some of the flavors, but this entire dish was nothing but a disappointment. If I could, I would give it zero stars.

  2. 1 star
    We have made just about every meal on this site since we discovered it two years ago. This meal is the only one that was a fail. I did everything by the recipe, but the chicken tasted like stewed meat and the veggies were complete mush.

  3. This was “meal 2” from “Weekly Meal Plan (39)”. We LOVED it! it was so easy and came out very delicious. Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    Just gave this one a go! It was a success!! My husband loved it! He said he will take some to lunch tomorrow , which means he reallly really loved it. My 7 year old said this chicken is so yummy mommy. I will say I sub the rosemary for basil. That’s the only thing I changed. This is so delicious !! Very easy to make! Thank you so much! I’m always looking to try as many of the things on your site as I can because they’re so incredibly tasty also your detailed recipes definitely help me .. I’m not a natural . Much love to you … from your old city STL .