This flavor-packed paprika chicken is never a hard sell at my house. And I'm not shy serving it to company (yes, directly from the pan!)

Chicken and Vegetables on a sheet pan after being baked

You can quickly see the draw to this paprika chicken recipe, can't you? First, it's roast chicken, you know, with deep golden skin. Then, perfectly tender autumn veggies around. And all in one sheet pan!

It all begins with simply seasoning the chicken with salt and letting it be for a bit, allowing the flavoring process to begin. And while that takes place, we go to work on the rest.

Close-up of chicken and vegetables served with pita bread

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A quick mixture of warm spices (paprika, coriander, and allspice) with lots of garlic, olive oil and lemon juice, makes a delicious paste to coat the chicken.

We're not shy in using spices here, particularly our all-natural sweet Spanish paprika. If you're not familiar, paprika is a mild chili powder made by grinding sweet red paprika chilies after the seeds have been removed. It provides a beautiful orange hue and a sweet peppery aroma.  Not an overwhelming spice, but gives a lot of depth to this autumn-inspired sheet pan chicken.

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Sheet Pan containing cooked Paprika Chicken and Vegetables

What to Serve with this paprika chicken

The point of a sheet pan meal is to keep dishes to a minimum, right? And you really probably don't need much more to serve along. I often start with a salad like fattoush or this lazy Mediterranean salad. And I throw some warmed pita bread next to it. If you like, make a side of quick, plain couscous, or this Lebanese rice.

Chicken thigh, Vegetables and pita bread serves on a plate

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Sheet Pan Paprika Chicken and Vegetables | The Mediterranean Dish. This paprika chicken is never a hard sell at my house! Easy, flavor-packed sheet pan chicken with brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes. A comforting and healthy recipe for any night of the week! See the full recipe on TheMediterraneanDish.com. #mediterraneanrecipe #mediterraneandiet #paprikachicken #chicken #sheetpandinners #chickendinner #sheetpanchicken

Sheet Pan Paprika Chicken and Vegetables


Description

This flavor-packed paprika chicken is never a hard sell at my house. And I'm not shy serving it to company (yes, directly from the pan!)


Ingredients

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  • 6 chicken thighs, bone in, skin on
  • Salt
  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed, and halved
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled, and cubed
  • 2 shallots, peeled, and quartered
  • 10 garlic cloves, crushed into a paste
  • Private Reserve Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Spice Mixture


Instructions

  1. Pat the chicken dry and salt generously on both sides. Set aside at room temperature for a few minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients (ideally 30 minutes, if you have the time).
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. Place sprouts, potatoes, and shallots on a large sheet pan. Season with salt and add a generous drizzle of olive oil. Toss.
  4. Now, in a small bowl mix the spices together.
  5. Sprinkle 1 ⅓ tablespoon of the spice mixture on top of the veggies.
  6. To the remaining spice mixture, add the garlic, lemon juice and 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil. Stir to combine into a paste. Coat the chicken with this paste on both sides and also underneath the skin (lift skin up and add spice paste, this is important for flavor).
  7. Nestle the chicken pieces in with the vegetables on the sheet pan.
  8. Roast in heated oven until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°-175° and vegetables are just tender (about 35 minutes or so). Enjoy! (see suggestions for what to serve with paprika chicken up in the post)

Notes

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Sheet Pan Chicken, Chicken and Vegetables, Paprika Chicken, Sheet Pan Recipes

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Sheet Pan Paprika Chicken and Vegetables | The Mediterranean Dish. This paprika chicken is never a hard sell at my house! Easy, flavor-packed sheet pan chicken with brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes. A comforting and healthy recipe for any night of the week! See the full recipe on TheMediterraneanDish.com. #mediterraneanrecipe #mediterraneandiet #paprikachicken #chicken #sheetpandinners #chickendinner #sheetpanchicken

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    1. Hi, Kathy. In general, it should be, as long as all of the ingredients you are using are gluten free. Definitely check all of your ingredient labels before making this, or any recipe from a website .

  1. Might be the best chicken recipe I've ever tried. Wouldn't change a thing except used the convection setting on my oven for extra crispy-ness. Yum!

  2. Suzy, You nailed it with this recipe! I had a family pack of 10 chicken thighs and a variety of veggies that I needed to use so I made 2 sheet pans full. Veggies used- asparagus, Brussel sprouts, sweet potato, russet potatoes, carrots, onion, shallots. No excuses for not eating our veggies the next few days. 😊
    For those who need low sodium dishes, this was perfect without ANY added salt (not even on the chicken). The spices add so much flavor that it wasn't missed.
    Thanks for another winner!

    1. Sure, Lisa. I would recommend using bone-in, skin on chicken breasts. More importantly, watch to make sure the chicken breasts don't dry out (use a thermometer at the thickest part, it's recommended to pull chicken breasts out of the oven when internal temp reaches 160 degrees F...165 F is what the USDA recommends, but that has proven almost too long for chicken breasts in some cases.)

  3. Hi there. I noticed that you have .1 gram of Trans fat in this recipe. Which ingredient has the trans fat? Thanks!