Greek Sheet Pan Chicken
Updated Nov 13, 2023
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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!
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!
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.
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.
Bake time. Place the chicken thighs onto the baking sheet, in between the veggies, and bake for 30 minutes.
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!
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.
This sheet pan is a great way to include in-season vegetables. Potatoes, artichokes, cauliflower, or even eggplant would be great options.
Natural juices from the chicken seep out as it cooks. And the vegetables themselves, especially the zucchini and tomatoes, release liquid.
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!
- One Pan Chicken and Rice: The best chicken and rice combo with bright Mediterranean flavors.
- Cilantro Lime Chicken: This is for all the cilantro lime lovers.
- Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs: The crispy seasoned skin is unbeatable!
- Honey Mustard Chicken: A must-make if you love honey mustard.
- Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Brussels Sprouts: Another easy sheet pan recipe for fall!
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.
Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner
- Heavy Duty Sheet Pan My favorite sheet pan that won't warp or bend!
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Add the chicken thighs the baking sheet, nestling them around the veggies, and bake for 30 minutes.
- 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.
- Sprinkle the chicken and vegetables with chopped fresh parsley before serving.
- 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.
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This recipe was originally published August 2021, but updated to include new information and photos for your benefit!