An easy, one-pan meal, this sheet pan chicken potatoes and green beans is the perfect nourishing dinner for a busy weeknight. Marinated in za’atar spice, this chicken is packed with delicious Middle Eastern flavor.

sheet pan chicken potatoes and green beans four marinated chicken thighs, five sliced lemon on pan

Can I get an AMEN for easy weeknight dinners?! I mean, really, what would we do without them?

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

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. 

Ingredients You’ll Need

ingredients for sheet pan chicken potatoes and green bean za'atar fingerling potatoes white background

Notes on Ingredients

Lemon: brightens up the marinade with a little acidity

Za’atar spice: This is the spice that packs in flavor to this dish. It’s a Middle Eastern spice blend that contains thyme, sumac, sesame seeds and salt. You can find it at grocery stores like Whole Foods and Wegmans, spice stores, Walmart, or online.

Chicken thighs: I personally like cooking with chicken thighs as opposed to breast because they’re more tender and have more flavor but if you prefer chicken breast, by all means substitute!

Fingerling potatoes: the smaller the potato, the better, so it cooks quickly.

Green beans: You could buy pre-trimmed/washed green beans for a time saver! You could also substitute another vegetable of your choice.

How to Make Sheet Pan Chicken Potatoes and Green Beans

Step 1: Make your marinade (and reserve 3 tablespoons for the potatoes and green beans)

Step 2: Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight.

Step 3: Add green beans and potatoes to baking sheet and toss with the reserved marinade.

Step 4: Add marinated chicken to the pan. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 5: Bake at 400 degrees F until potatoes and green beans are tender and chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 33-38 minutes.

step by step process marinating chicken green beans fingerling potatoes and chicken thighs on sheet pan

Sheet Pan Chicken FAQs

Can you cook raw chicken and potatoes or vegetables on the same pan?

Yes! As long as everything is cooked thoroughly before serving.

What is a sheet pan?

A sheet pan is essentially a baking sheet that has a rim around the edges.

What size baking sheet should I use?

The biggest one you have! The one I used was 20 1/4″ x 14 1/4″.

What if I can’t find za’atar spice?

Use another spice blend you have on hand – this could also work well with an Italian spice blend (like oregano, thyme, marjoram). Rosemary and sage would also work well alone or in a blend for this dish!

How long should you marinate the chicken for?

The longer you marinate for, the more flavorful and tender the chicken will be. However, if you only have 30 minutes to spare, that’s plenty of time. We liked the dish just as much after only 30 minutes or marinating.

Can I use chicken breast instead?

Yes! Or, feel free to use fish or a different protein of choice!

up close sheet pan chicken potatoes and green beans marinated chicken pie, two sliced lemon

For more sheet pan inspiration, check out my recipes below!

sheet pan chicken potatoes and green beans four marinated chicken thighs, five sliced lemon on pan

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sheet pan chicken potatoes and green beans four marinated chicken thighs, five sliced lemon on pan

Sheet Pan Chicken Potatoes and Green Beans


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  • Author: Kara Lydon
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

An easy, one-pan meal, this sheet pan chicken potatoes and green beans is the perfect nourishing dinner for a busy weeknight. Marinated in za’atar spice, this chicken is packed with delicious Middle Eastern flavor.


Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest (about 1 lemon)
  • 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

Instructions

  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 at least 30 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 reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 33-38 minutes.

Notes

  1. Use the biggest baking sheet you have! The one I used was 20 1/4″ x 14 1/4″.
  2. If you can’t find za’atar spice, use another spice blend you have on hand – this could also work well with an Italian spice blend (like oregano, thyme, marjoram). Rosemary and sage would also work well alone or in a blend for this dish!
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Sheet Pan
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Keywords: sheet pan chicken potatoes, sheet pan chicken green beans, sheet pan chicken potatoes green beans

 

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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!