Greek Sheet Pan Chicken

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Greek sheet pan chicken is an all-in-one meal with succulent chicken thighs nestled around vibrant, Mediterranean vegetables. Just give it a pop in the oven and you’ve got one heck of a dinner ready to serve!

Cooked chicken and Mediterranean vegetables on a sheet pan.

Let me just start by saying this is one of my all-time favorite sheet pan recipes. It’s the ultimate combination of vibrant summer vegetables and juicy, golden chicken thighs. But the best part is that everything is doused in the best Greek flavors — oregano, thyme, garlic, zesty lemon, and of course, pops of olives and feta cheese.

Think of this as my Greek lemon chicken but with a lot more oomph. It’s snappy to make and the clean-up is minimal, which makes it an ideal weeknight dinner idea. Trust me, when you’ve got a chicken recipe as easy and flavorful as this, it’s sure to become a part of your regular dinner rotation!

Ingredients for Greek sheet pan chicken.

greek Sheet pan chicken ingredients

What really makes this recipe is the bright and bold Greek chicken marinade. It adds a ton of flavor to an otherwise simple chicken dinner. Here’s what you’ll need to fill up the sheet pan.

  • Chicken Thighs: Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs are the best for super juicy and tender meat.
  • Vegetables: I’m using a combination of zucchini, bell pepper, red onion, and tomatoes. But keep reading for a few more veggie substitutions!
  • Dried Herbs: A blend of oregano and thyme are classic flavors used in Greek dishes.
  • Lemon, Olive Oil & Dijon Mustard: The trifecta that makes the zesty, bold base for the chicken marinade.
  • Olives & Feta Cheese: It’s not a Greek recipe without olives and creamy feta!
  • Fresh Herbs: A sprinkle of parsley always adds the perfect herbal pop.

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.

How To Make This Greek Sheet Pan Chicken dinner

Once you’ve got all your veggies chopped up, the rest comes easy! First, preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C), then get your thighs prepped for marinating.

Make the marinade. Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, thyme, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.

Marinating time! Place the chicken thighs in a bowl and pour ⅔ of the marinade on top. Use your hands to toss the chicken until it’s well coated. Then let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Marinating chicken thighs in Greek marinade.

Prep the vegetables. Spread the zucchini, bell pepper, red onion, and tomatoes onto the baking sheet, drizzle the remaining marinade on top, and toss it all together.

Mediterranean vegetables on a sheet pan.

Bake time. Place the chicken thighs onto the baking sheet, in between the veggies, and bake for 30 minutes.

Raw chicken and vegetables on a sheet pan.

Add in the good stuff. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, sprinkle the olives and feta cheese on top, then place it back in the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until the chicken is golden and cooked through.

Garnish and serve. As always, a sprinkle of chopped parsley makes everything look and taste better!

Golden chicken thighs and vegetables on a sheet pan.

Common Questions

Can you swap in chicken breasts?

Yes, you can, with a tweak. Baked chicken breasts only require 20 to 25 minutes of cook time before they start to dry out. So you can start by roasting the vegetables by themselves on the sheet pan, and then add the chicken breasts in the last 25 minutes of cooking.

What other vegetables can be substituted?

This sheet pan is a great way to include in-season vegetables. Potatoes, artichokes, cauliflower, or even eggplant would be great options.

Why is there so much liquid at the bottom of my sheet pan?

Natural juices from the chicken seep out as it cooks. And the vegetables themselves, especially the zucchini and tomatoes, release liquid.

How do you serve this up?

I like to make rice to pair with it on the side, and you can choose white rice, brown rice, or wild rice. But it’s also great served over a bed of black or green lentils for a Mediterranean flair.

Sheet pan chicken and vegetables on a white plate.

Storage Tips

This is one dish where you’re going to be looking forward to leftovers. They taste just as amazing the next day!

  • To store: You can store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days.
  • To freeze: Add leftovers to a freezer-safe container and it will keep for up to 3 months.
  • For reheating: Just add a portion to a plate and microwave it for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the chicken and vegetables are warmed through.

More Chicken Thigh Recipes

I love chicken thighs for their juicy insides and crispy skin. So if you’ve got a pack of them, give these delicious recipes a try!

I hope you love this Greek sheet pan chicken as others and I do! If you make it, let me know how it turned out in the comment box below! Your review will help other readers in the community as they make this.

A sheet pan of chicken thighs and Mediterranean vegetables.

Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner

4.97 from 485 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan

Description

This Greek sheet pan chicken is an easy, all-in-one dinner recipe with juicy chicken thighs nestled around vibrant, Mediterranean vegetables. Watch the video below to see how I make it in my kitchen!

Video

Equipment

Ingredients 
 

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on
  • 1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ large red onion, thinly sliced into wedges
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, thyme, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
    Stirring Greek marinade.
  • Place the chicken thighs in a bowl and pour ⅔ of the marinade on top, then use your hands to toss the chicken in the marinade and make sure it's well coated. Marinate the chicken for 10 to 15 minutes.
    Marinating chicken thighs with Greek marinade.
  • While the chicken is marinating, spread the zucchini, bell pepper, red onion, and tomatoes onto the baking sheet and drizzle the remaining marinade on top. Toss together to coat the vegetables.
    Chopped vegetables on a sheet pan.
  • Add the chicken thighs the baking sheet, nestling them around the veggies, and bake for 30 minutes.
    Raw chicken and vegetables on a sheet pan.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven, add the olives and feta and then place it back in the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened and the chicken is cooked through to 165°F.
    Cooking the sheet pan chicken.
  • Sprinkle the chicken and vegetables with chopped fresh parsley before serving.
    A sheet pan of chicken thighs and Mediterranean vegetables.

Lisa’s Tips

  • Always remember that every oven cooks slightly differently. If your chicken thighs aren’t getting golden enough on top, you can raise the rack high in the oven or turn on the top broiler for the last minute or two. Alternatively, if the tops are cooking too quickly, you can lower the rack in the oven or reduce the temperature slightly.
  • This recipe has been a reader-favorite from the moment I created it! That’s why I also included it in my bestselling Healthy Meal Prep cookbook, so that you’d always have it in your kitchen to enjoy. 

Nutrition

Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 767mg | Potassium: 671mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 810IU | Vitamin C: 73mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: greek chicken, Greek sheet pan chicken, sheet pan chicken, sheet pan chicken dinner, Sheet pan recipe
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This recipe was originally published August 2021, but updated to include new information and photos for your benefit!

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About the author

Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. I can honestly say this is the best veggie dressing, my family loved it. I’m even planning on making a large jar of the dressing to store so I can just drizzle it on salad and veggies!! Yummm5 stars

  2. This was super tasty! I didn’t alter anything about the recipe except to cook it a few minutes longer, and it was a big hit with my friends. I went heavy on the vegetables, so I ended up with enough leftovers to be the side dish on a meal the next day and it was a hit in that context, too!5 stars

  3. I make this all the time for me and my husband, especially on busy weeks. The feta is absolutely non-optional, as the vegetables will be a little acidic without a strong fat to balance. Really hearty.

    1. Hi Chelsea – I would have to agree with you on the feta cheese! Glad you and your husband enjoy this chicken recipe.

  4. Just made this recipe today and YUM! No lack of flavor here, folks! It was the first sheet pan dinner I’ve ever tried, and I’m really impressed with its simplicity and taste. Yes, it exudes a bit of liquid, but that’s to be expected. I’ve found another way to add more veggies to my diet! The only thing I changed was I added more feta, because you can’t have too much cheese. ;) Thank you for the recipe. I’ll definitely be making it again!5 stars

    1. I found this recipe rather soggy and the chicken thighs never browned even after using the griller. Maybe my oven needs some testing.
      I wasn’t overly keen on the Greek flavors so I won’t make it again.3 stars

  5. Hi, is it okay to use any type of sheet pan for this recipe? I’m new to cooking with sheet pans (I usually use glass baking dishes) and I’ve heard that lemon/acid can react with certain materials used in some sheet pans, so I’m not sure if I need to get a specific one? Thanks

  6. My family loved this, and I loved how easy it was. My chicken was already cooked in the initial 30 minute cooking time, so I just took everything out and tossed the olives and feta with the veggies. Thank you for the delicious recipe!!5 stars