Dinner has never been easier! Enjoy a complete meal in one pan with these sheet pan chicken thighs and veggies! This is an easy gluten free and dairy free meal the whole family will love.
I’m a huge fan of easy dinners. I suppose everyone is, right?
No one wants to come home after a long day and embark on a complicated dinner recipe. Everyone is hungry, and you need to make food now!
While you’re tossing fruits and veggies and gluten free crackers at the kids to get them settled, you can take a few minutes and throw together these sheet pan chicken thighs. With the addition of onion, asparagus, and peppers, this is a delicious meal that’s filling and super easy to make, too.
What is a sheet pan dinner?
A sheet pan dinner is when all the ingredients go onto a rimmed baking sheet, and cook altogether in the oven. It’s a really easy way to make a healthy, filling dinner.
Can I use bone-in chicken for a sheet pan meal?
You could use bone-in chicken, but the cooking time will probably be longer than if you use boneless, skinless chicken. Make sure the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees whether it’s boneless or not. Read more about cooking chicken safely here.
What should I serve with these sheet pan chicken thighs?
If you want to serve something on the side, try baked potatoes or these dairy free mashed potatoes. You could also serve this meal with a simple green salad, or your favorite gluten free bread or rolls.
Can I prepare this recipe the night before?
It takes very little time to prep this recipe, but if you want to do any of it ahead of time, you could slice the onion and pepper the night before. The beauty of a sheet pan meal is that it is very quick to prepare, and then the oven does the work for you!
What can I use in place of asparagus?
If you can’t get asparagus, try broccoli florets or even carrots. Any roasted vegetables will probably taste delicious alongside these chicken thighs.
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Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs with Asparagus.
Enjoy an easy, one pan meal with this recipe for sheet pan chicken thighs and asparagus. It takes just minutes to prepare, and is a simple gluten free, dairy free meal.
- 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 red onion
- 1 red pepper
- 1 bunch asparagus
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅓ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Slice the red onion into thin strips. Core the pepper, and slice it into strips. Place the peppers and onions on a rimmed baking sheet.
Rinse the asparagus and pat dry. Break off the ends. Place the asparagus on the baking sheet.
Add the boneless, skinless chicken thighs to the baking sheet. Drizzle everything with olive oil, and sprinkle the spices on top.
Bake at 400 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees, and asparagus looks nicely browned and crisp.
You can use bone-in chicken thighs if you wish. They may take a little longer to bake.
If you’re looking for more easy chicken recipes, try these oven baked chicken legs, or this chicken pineapple salad.
Dennis P Blake
Thank-you Kelly! Why are the simple dishes always the best? I jazzed this up with some more bell peppers, garlic, turmeric, lemon juice and hot chilies and it is a keeper. Very easy, tasty and avoids dairy products and starch that make me keep on unwanted and hard to lose weight.
So glad you enjoyed it!