An easy, one-pan meal, this sheet pan za’atar chicken with potatoes and green beans is the perfect nourishing dinner for a busy weeknight. An easy, one-pan meal, this sheet pan za'atar chicken with potatoes and green beans is the perfect nourishing dinner for a busy weeknight. #sheetpan #chicken #onepanCan I get an AMEN for easy weeknight dinners?! I mean, really, what would we do without them? Probably starve. That seems like the reasonable alternative. JK.

But srsly, I love to cook but who has the time during the week? The only day of the week I’m willing to spend more than 45 minutes in the kitchen on a meal is Sunday. That’s it. And honestly I develop these recipes with you in mind and I knowwww you all are about those quick & easy weeknight meals. This dinner checks ALL the boxes.

  • Quick
  • Easy
  • Nourishing 
  • Delicious
  • Minimal clean-up
Minimal clean-up is HUGE for us considering we don’t have a dishwasher. Our sink piles up with dishes very quickly and so a one-pan meal like this one is such a time-saver. This dinner is packed with flavor too. Have you ever used za’atar? It’s a Middle Eastern spice blend that contains thyme, sumac, sesame seeds and salt. The marinade is simple with only 4 ingredients and calls for za’atar, lemon juice, zest and olive oil. The lemon juice and zest help to brighten the flavor.Plus this one-pan wonder has checks all the nutrient boxes – protein, carbs and fat (gang’s all here!). This nutrient combo helps you to feel satiated and satisfied after a meal. And this is one of those meals that’s definitely filling AND deliciously satisfying. Can you say winner, winner, chicken dinner?! And if chicken isn’t your jam, you could always substitute it with fish or tofu.  Print
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Sheet Pan Za’atar Chicken

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  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
  • 3 tablespoons za’atar spice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, about 1.5 lbs
  • 1 lb fingerling potatoes, halved
  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, zest, za’atar and salt. Slowly whisk in olive oil.
  2. Reserve 3 tablespoons of marinade and set aside.
  3. Combine remaining marinade and chicken in a Ziploc bag and let marinate in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes, or up to overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. Add potatoes and green beans to baking sheet. Drizzle reserved marinade over top and toss to coat.
  6. Drain excess marinade from chicken. Evenly space chicken out on top of vegetables.
  7. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  8. Bake until potatoes and green beans are tender and chicken is cooked through (internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F), about 30-35 minutes.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Keywords: chicken, sheet pan, one pan, za'atar

Tell me, have you ever used za’atar spice before?

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  1. Lea

    I absolutely love Zatar, a friend of mine introduced it to me several years ago and have been making various meats fish and veggies with it. I have only been able to find it at Panzy and also bought sumac and always add more to marinade.
    I enjoy reading your emails and have been struggling with carbs for years!
    Thank you!

  2. I really love sheet pan meals. They make life so easy! And this one looks super tasty Kara!