Need a fast, simple dinner with even easier clean-up? Try this Sheet Pan Barbecue Chicken recipe and be a dinner hero!
I am officially in love with sheet pan dinners! They are quick and easy with minimal prep and cleanup. Perfect after a long afternoon at sports practice or the swimming pool. And this particular recipe for Sheet Pan Barbecue Chicken is a keeper. My kids gobbled it up!
First, I like to season the meat with a little spice blend. You can buy BBQ seasoning pre-made at the store. I like to just whip up my own. What really gives the meat a good flavor is smoked paprika. Living in Texas, I have no problem finding smoked paprika in our bulk spice aisle. However, if you don’t live in BBQ land you might have trouble finding it. In that case, just use plain paprika.
Once you have your meat seasoned, set it aside and work on your veggies. I used corn, potatoes, zucchini and some red onion but you can use whatever is in season. Drizzle some olive oil over the veggies and sprinkle on a little more barbecue seasoning. Then, toss to coat. If you are using corn, it’s best to wrap it in foil so the corn doesn’t dry out. I also add a small pat of butter to the corn to give it that yummy, buttery flavor.
Once you have your veggies prepped, add the chicken to your sheet pan and brush on the barbecue sauce. I like to use Stubb’s Original BBQ sauce. I live in Austin, which is pretty much the barbecue capital of Texas. We know our sauces down here! The Stubb’s Original sauce is tangy and slightly sweet with a nice spice at the end. It bastes on really well. Stubb’s sauce is thick enough to stay put when cooking but thin enough to seep into the little crevices of your chicken.
Then bake for 20-35 minutes depending on how thick your chicken breasts are. Remove from the oven and set the corn aside. Then, brush on a little more BBQ sauce on the chicken and pop the pan back in the oven under the broiler for 3-5 minutes. This will crisp the veggies a little and really boost the flavor of the chicken.
- 3-4 Chicken Breasts
- 1 Zucchini (sliced & quartered)
- 8-10 Small Red Potatoes (quartered)
- ½ Red Onion (cut into thick pieces)
- 2 Ears of Corn (Halved)
- ½ Cup BBQ Sauce
- Olive Oil
- 1 Tbs Parsley (optional)
- 1 Tbs Green Onion (optional)
- 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Brown Sugar
- ½ tsp Coriander
- ½ tsp Salt
- Preheat oven to 400
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Season the chicken breast with salt, pepper and BBQ seasoning.
- Add potatoes, zucchini and red onion to a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat.
- Add BBQ seasoning to vegetables and toss to coat.
- Season corn with BBQ seasoning and add a pat of butter on top. Wrap in foil.
- Place chicken on baking sheet and baste thoroughly with BBQ sauce.
- Add vegetables and corn to baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes depending on chicken breast size.
- Remove from oven. Set oven to Broil.
- Baste chicken again with BBQ sauce.
- Remove corn from baking sheet and return to oven.
- Broil for 3-5 minutes until potatoes brown and crisp.
- Remove from oven.
- Garnish with parsley and/or green onion and serve
If you’ve never tried Stubb’s barbecue sauce, now is your chance! I even have a printable coupon so you can try it for less!
The $1 off Stubb’s coupon is redeemable at HEB stores. You can also check Valpak envelope for an additional $1 off coupon. That should have you set for barbecue sauce for the rest of the summer!
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