Greek Chicken Sheet Tray

This easy to make sheet tray meal is even easier to make if you have a shaker full of the special Greek Seasoning mix ready in advance
This easy to make sheet tray meal is even easier to make if you have a shaker full of the special Greek Seasoning mix ready in advance

Greek Chicken sheet tray is another quick and easy meal that takes about 10 minutes to prep. It also takes advantage of a delicious seasoning mix that can be used in many different settings… which is why as a Veteran Move I strongly recommend filling an old spice shaker with the seasoning mix that makes this dish so tasty and keeping it on hand. This meal is inspired by one I found at easypeazymealz.com but I’ve gone off the page a little bit. The Greek seasoning is taken from there though.

The basic recipe calls for three different bell peppers as kind of foundation vegetables. These amazing veggies pack a lot of nutritional punch and so are critical. All peppers start life on the vine as green peppers. The final colour depends on how long they’re left on the vine. They are chock full of vitamins and minerals and are strong promoters of health and wellness: they promote eye health, blood flow, weight loss, digestive and respiratory health, they possess antioxidants, they’re anti-inflammatory and boost immunity. There’s even evidence to suggest they have anti-aging properties and may even have a positive impact on your nervous system. I leave it up to you which ones you want to use but do try to mix up the colours

The recommended mix also calls for two types of squash: Green and Yellow Zucchini. Sometimes it can be tough to find the yellow zucchini so don’t sweat it. Use what you can find! I leave it to you to pick a mix you like best but, taken together this mix is really delicious and looks great on the plate. Keep in mind that generally, a good healthy rule of thumb is the more colourful your plate the more nutrition it packs. If you don’t want to become a full on nutritionist then keep the colour palette of your plate in mind.

INGREDIENTS: chicken, bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, red onion, cherry tomatoes, black olives, new potatoes, Greek seasoning
INGREDIENTS
·  1 lb Chicken Breasts (approx 2 chicken breast halves)
·  3 sweet bell peppers red orange or yellow, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
·  1 medium zucchini chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
·  1 medium yellow squash chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
1 small red onion
1/3 cup black olives
·  1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
1 1/2 lbs new potatoes
·  2 Tbs Greek seasoning blend (See Veteran Move below)
·  3 Tbs Olive oil
While oven is preheating to 375 degrees, prepare the veggies and collect them in a large bowl.
While oven is preheating to 375 degrees, prepare the veggies and collect them in a large bowl.
Divide the potatoes into a smaller casserole dish with a cover
Cover the chicken breasts with a sheet of plastic wrap...
Here’s a useful Veteran Move you can use in many dishes:
cover the chicken breasts with a sheet of plastic wrap…
Use your meat mallet to flatten out the chicken. This will cut down cooking time for the chicken and helps ensure veggies and chicken will be ready at the same time
…use your meat mallet (a great Veteran Tool) to flatten out the chicken.
This will cut down cooking time for the chicken and helps ensure veggies and chicken will be ready at the same time
Toss the potatoes and veggies in a little olive oil and 2 tablespoons of the Greek seasoning mix
Toss the potatoes and veggies in a little olive oil and 2 tablespoons of the Greek seasoning mix
Toss the potatoes in a table spoon of oil and Greek seasoning. Add a table spoon of water, cover and microwave for 2 minutes to parboil the potatoes. This will ensure they are not under cooked when everything else is ready
Toss the potatoes in a table spoon of oil and Greek seasoning. Add a table spoon of water, cover and microwave for 2 minutes to parboil the potatoes. This will ensure they are not under cooked when everything else is ready
Toss the parboiled potatoes in with the veggies
Toss the parboiled potatoes in with the veggies
Season both sides of the chicken
Season both sides of the chicken
Prepare the sheet pans with aluminum foil, spray with olive oil and cover those with the veggies and chicken
Prepare the sheet pans with aluminum foil, spray with olive oil and cover those with the veggies and chicken
Bake 25 minutes then finish under the broiler for 5 minutes for 
crispier veggies and chicken
Bake 25 minutes then finish under the broiler for 5 minutes for
crispier veggies and chicken
The Greek seasoning blend has salt, pepper, garlic powder, basil, oregano, parsley, rosemary, dill weed,  marjoram, thyme, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cornstarch...
GREEK SEASONING BLEND
·  2 teaspoons salt
·  2 teaspoons garlic powder
·  2 teaspoons dried basil
·  2 teaspoons dried oregano
·  1 teaspoon ground black pepper
·  1 teaspoon dried parsley
·  1 teaspoon dried rosemary
·  1 teaspoon dried dill weed
·  1 teaspoon dried marjoram
·  1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
·  1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
·  1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
·  1 teaspoon cornstarch
Greek seasoning... make it up in advance and have it ready to use in all sorts of dishes
Here’s a Veteran Move… use your old spice shakers to make popular rubs and spice mixes to be used multiple times

2 thoughts on “Greek Chicken Sheet Tray

  1. Thanks to your great suggestions I have been doing many sheet pan dinners recently. Thanks Joe! Question for you…I use parchment paper rather than tin foil to line the tray. Is that ok?

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