June 13, 2018
Calling all my sheet pan dijon chicken and potatoes fans. And those of you with a “meat and potatoes kinda guy” around. Because this recipe for Sheet Pan Dijon Chicken and Potatoes is just the thing to make when things are crazy at home and need the oven to do the work.
That’s right! Everything in this recipe is tossed around in a bowl and baked on a sheet pan. And I means, e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g!
You probably know by now that I’m a total practical cook, right? That means that I share recipes you can pull together in the middle of that bewitching hour when everyone is hungry and ready to eat.
And in the case of this dijon chicken, I can prep ahead, keep it in the fridge, and cook it when I need it. Because folks, meal prep is everything!
Easy Sheet Pan Dinner
As a full-time working parent, I need no-fuss kind of meals, and that’s another reason I love sheet pan dinners. Sheet pan dinners are not the kind of meals that are ready and waiting for you when you get back from activities, no. Sheet pan dinners are the type of meals that come together easily, and the oven allows you to set it and forget it for about an hour.
I don’t know about you, but I can get a TON done in an hour. At my house, I’m always fighting the piles of laundry that need to be washed, folded, and put away (the worst!) as well as tidying up the kitchen. It never ends folks. Never.
So, what I can do, is cook recipes that require minimal prep or fuss and that can be added to my meal prep to-do list easily.
Did I mention that this is a very economical meal? Yes, sheet pan dinners are budget-friendly meals because they tend to require few ingredients. In the case of this recipe, I used chicken thighs because they are a lot less expensive than boneless, skinless, chicken breasts.
And then, there’s the issue of finding sides to serve with your meal -but not with this recipe! The best sheet pan dinners have
- a veggie
- a protein
- a starch
Everything cooks on one sheet at the exact same time. Easy win in the planning department if you ask me!
Having everything ready and on the table at the same time just makes life easier, and at the end you only have one pan to wash!
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How to Make Dijon Chicken
Before you go, let’s talk about that Dijon Chicken. Here’s how it’s done
- Prep your Station
Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment, if desired.
- Prep the Veggies
In a large bowl, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and some pepper. Add asparagus spears, toss to coat, and transfer asparagus to the side of a large baking sheet. Repeat with the potatoes.
- Whisk the Sauce
In the same large bowl, whisk the Dijon mustard, coconut milk or half & half, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper until smooth.
Add the chicken to the sauce and toss to coat. Transfer to the baking sheet and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender and the chicken has reached an internal baking temperature of 175F.
- Rest and Serve
Once you remove the baking sheet from the oven, allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes before serving with veggies.
What are some of your favorite sheet pan dinners?
Sheet Pan Dijon Chicken and Potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 teaspoons salt, divided
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed
- 1 pound small potatoes, quartered
- 1 ½ pounds chicken thighs or breasts, boneless skinless
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 3 tablespoons coconut milk or half & half
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- In a large bowl, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Add asparagus spears, toss to coat, and transfer them to one side of a large baking sheet. Repeat with the potatoes and add them to the baking sheet, leaving an empty space in the center.
- In the same bowl, whisk the Dijon mustard, coconut milk or half & half, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper, until smooth. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Transfer chicken to the empty spot of the baking sheet.
- Bake, for 30 to 35 minutes, until the potatoes are fork-tender and the chicken has reached an internal baking temperature of 175F. Remove from oven and serve. *If the asparagus finish cooking before the chicken and potatoes, remove them from the baking sheet, and set aside. Place the baking sheet back into the oven and finish baking.
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