This Mediterranean Chicken is made on a sheet pan and is full of clean succulent flavor. It comes together fast for a quick healthy and delicious dinner. Video. For more quick dinner ideas, take a look at these 25 Best Sheet-Pan Dinners!

Mediterranean Chicken with veggies, chickpeas, olives  and herbs. A delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.

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Sheet pan dinners are known for their ease and this Mediterranean Chicken is no exception. The combo of these common Mediterranean ingredients creates flavors that are so deliciously satisfying.

We love using chicken thighs as they do best with a longer oven time giving the veggies a chance to lightly char. The flavors are simple relying on fresh herbs, olive oil, lemon and garlic to create savory tender chicken. As the chicken and vegetables roast, the flavors marry and transform into a luscious succulent meal. Feta is a perfect compliment, but totally optional.

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MediterRanean Chicken Ingredients

Ingredients in Mediterranean Chicken.

Ingredient Notes

  • Chicken Thighs- for succulent flavor and tenderness. (Swap out for breasts; remove from oven when they reach 165F.)
  • Lemon– both zest and juice enliven the chicken and veggies.
  • Feta (optional)- totally compliments.
  • See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.     

Mediterranean Chicken Instructions

STEP ONE– Mix together the flavorful marinade: olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, rosemary, oregano, coriander, smoked paprika, dijon mustard, salt and pepper.  

Reserve about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the marinade in a separate bowl and set this aside. (This will be rubbed on the veggies.)

Chicken thighs marinating.

STEP TWO– Rub the larger portion of marinade on the chicken thighs. Let them marninate for at least 1/2 an hour; longer is even better, up to overnight. 

Mixing vegetables with the marinade.

STEP THREE– Mix the reserved marinade with 1 tablespoon olive oil and gently toss chickpeas, olives, artichoke hearts, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and onion together. 

STEP FOUR– Arrange the chicken and veggie mixture on the pan in a mostly single layer. Spoon lemon juice over the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes. The chicken thighs should register 185F or higher.

Marinated chicken and vegetables on a sheet pan.

What To Serve With Mediterranean Chicken

Mediterranean Chicken with veggies, chickpeas, olives  and herbs. A delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.

Recipe FAQS

Can Mediterranean Chicken be made vegan?

Yes, skip the chicken and double the chickpeas or increase the veggies adding more like zucchini, peppers, and mushrooms.

Why is a Mediterranean diet healthy?

The Mediterranean diet includes clean fresh food with simple preparation that relies on fresh produce, olive oil, herbs and spices to create flavor. It is known to help lower inflammation, improve blood vessel functions, reduce the risk of diabetes and promotes a healthy lifestyle.

At what temperature are chicken thighs most tender?

It is recommended to cook to an internal temperature of 170-185F for optimal flavor and tenderness. Chicken thighs are a darker meat with more connective tissue that turns into gelatin as the thighs cook, resulting in juicy and tender meat.

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Mediterranean Chicken with veggies, chickpeas, olives  and herbs. A delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.

Hope you enjoy this easy Mediterranean Chicken!

~Tonia

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Mediterranean Chicken with veggies, chickpeas, olives and herbs. A delicious sheet pan dinner that is easy to make and easy to clean up! 

Mediteranean Chicken

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  • Author: Tonia | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, main
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Mediterranean Chicken with veggies, chickpeas, olives and herbs. A delicious sheet pan dinner that is easy to make and easy to clean up! 


Ingredients

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Marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano, dried
  • 1 teaspoon coriander, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

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  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs ( or breasts)
  • 15 ounces chickpeas, canned or soaked and cooked
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • 15 ounces artichoke hearts (in water or frozen)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 small or 1/2 a large red onion
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Serve over rice, couscous, or quinoa, with lemon wedges and feta if desired.


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F. Mix together olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, rosemary, oregano, coriander, smoked paprika, dijon mustard, salt and pepper.  Reserve 1 1/2 tablespoons of the marinade in a separate bowl and set this aside.
  2. Rub the larger portion of marinade on the chicken thighs. Let them sit for at least 1/2 an hour, longer is even better, up to overnight. 
  3. Gently toss the reserved marinade with the chickpeas, olives, artichoke hearts, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and onion together.  Add a splash more olive oil if needed.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment or oil it well. Arrange chicken and veggie mixture on the pan in mostly a single layer. Gently spoon lemon juice over the top being mindful of the rub. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper (optional!).
  5. Bake for 20 minutes until chicken thighs are 175F or breasts reach 165F 

Notes

Serve with couscous, quinoa, farro or pasta if desired.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 thigh+ 3/4 cup veggies
  • Calories: 472
  • Sugar: 4.5 g
  • Sodium: 742 mg
  • Fat: 16.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.3 g
  • Fiber: 21.7 g
  • Protein: 38.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 82.7 mg

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  1. Delicious chicken, added veggies I had in the fridge. Marinade is the key. Chicken moist and flavourful. Repeat for sure

  2. Love this one and it turned out perfectly and the chicken remained juicy even after warming it in the microwave for lunch at work. Sometimes it is just nice to have a fast recipe to get through the work week. Many thanks!






  3. Husband’s Favorite!! I made this almost exactly as written, except I baked the thighs for about 10 minutes prior to adding the veggies, because I like chicken thighs to be fork tender. This dish is so rich with flavor that I was surprised that my husband considers it one of his favorite chicken recipes, when he normally prefers plain dishes.






  4. EXCELLENT!!!! Made this tonight. I did not have cherry tomatoes so I used two Romas and just forked some holes so they wouldn’t burst. I also used dried rosemary (1/2 teaspoon). I also added capers as my wife is not a fan of olives. Served over pearled couscous. A keeper!!!






  5. I have some Artichoke bottoms. Can I use these instead of hearts? Also, should they be drained? I will make this recipe this week.

  6. Made it for a guest. We both loved it! It’s a keeper. (I used thighs and recommend using them as suggested.)






  7. This is my absolute go to for a delicious healthy meal. I even add capers for extra good measure. Yes, it deserves a five star rating in my cook book.






  8. Just made this as written and it’s delicious! The only thing I added was I took the pan drippings and made a “gravy” to go over everything! So good! Thank you for this new in the rotation recipe!

  9. This was so easy and so good. I used veggies I had on hand- potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic and broccoli. The marinated chicken was divine! Juicy and very tasty. A new fave at our house. Thank you!






  10. Just made this – delicious. I used chicken breasts (they were already defrosted) and they were flavorful and juicy. The marinade gave great flavor (I marinated about 4 hours). Served with sautéed spinach and garlic with orzo. Will make again.






  11. Hi Tonia! Disregard my previous question about the “cook” on the chicken…I was looking at a pic from a different recipe🤣.
    Can’t wait to try this, the orzo salad and your other recipes!
    Thanks for the deliciousness!






  12. Am excited to try this as it’s a nice clean combo but, why does the chicken look fried in the photo? Skinless breasts baked won’t come out like that?

    1. The marinade is brushed on top of the chicken, making it a little crusty. Chicken breast tends to dry out and over cook. You could do it on a separate pan and monitor it while in the oven.

      1. I actually really like the seemingly “fried” texture but not sure how to get it? I will try baking as suggested

  13. I gave this a try last night and it was fantastic. Great flavors and easy to make. I’ll be serving this for friends this coming weekend along with your orzo salad.






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