Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Red Potatoes & Kale
Sheet pan dinners are all the rage and for good reason! They are easy to prepare and all your food cooks on one .. well … sheet pan!
This is a great chicken sheet pan recipe idea that you are going to love!
Roasting a chicken on a sheet pan, not a problem. This roasted chicken cooks up perfectly with the potatoes and kale to make a super-nutritious meal for dinner.
Clean up is a breeze and the cooed food turns out perfectly delicious! Sheet pan cooking can be a lot healthier because there is little fat, less salt, yet a whole ton of flavor,
For best results, use a larger three-quarter size sheet pan instead of a standard 13” x 18” half sheet pan for this recipe. This will allow the vegetables enough room to be spread into a single layer without overcrowding, while keeping all ingredients to one single pan.
If you find that you enjoy sheet pan cooking, invest in a larger sheet pan used for this type of cooking. We would suggest this sheet pan —>Large Sheet Pan to make cooking so much easier.
Keeping all ingredients on a single sheet pan is important in this case because the juice from the chicken and lemon wedges will mingle with the fresh herbs to infuse the potatoes, onion, and kale with incredible flavor while cooking.
You will love the sheet pan method for cooking and this Chicken with Potatoes and Kale is a great recipe to try if you are new to this method.
- 1½ lbs. red potatoes, cleaned and cut in half
- 1 large red onion, roughly chopped
- 6-8 whole garlic cloves, finely minced
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 6 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
- 10-12 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 large lemon, cut into 8 wedges
- 2 cups fresh kale, washed, tough stems removed, and thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine potatoes, red onions, minced garlic, olive oil, and fresh rosemary. Generously season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and arrange the veggies on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
Add the chicken thighs to the bowl and coat with any remaining rosemary and olive oil mixture. Season the chicken with additional salt and black pepper, if desired, and nestle in between the veggies along with the lemon wedges and sprigs of fresh thyme.
Roast in the pre-heated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the veggies develop nice color and the chicken is nearly done.
Remove baking sheet from the oven and stir in the fresh kale.
Return the sheet pan to the oven and roast for another 10-12 minutes, or until the chicken is completely cooked* and the kale is wilted.
Remove from oven and transfer chicken and potatoes to a serving platter and loosely cover with foil. Let chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Sheet pan cooking is a great way to get a delicious dinner on the table without a lot of fuss.
*Note: Always cook meat to temperature, not by time. Actual cooking time will vary based on a number of factors, including internal starting temperature, individual oven variations, size and thickness of the meat, what else is in the oven while cooking, etc…
The minimum safe recommended cooking temperature for chicken thighs is 165°F (74°C). Instant read thermometer recommendation here –> Cooking Thermometer to take all the guess work out of cooking meats safely.
Do you love chicken as much as we do? Try this easy chicken thighs and potato recipe for an easy dinner tonight.