Lemon Garlic Chicken Sheet Pan Meal



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A quick and easy lemon garlic chicken sheet pan meal that combines chicken, asparagus and potatoes all in a light lemon garlic sauce. Perfect for busy weeknights. Gluten-free + diary-free.

I’m on a mission to make healthy eating easy, accessible and delicious. It’s when I come up with meals like this that I know I’m right on track. It doesn’t get much easier than this as the ingredients for this lemon garlic chicken sheet pan recipe can be found in pretty much any grocery store and the combo of flavors is really tasty.

Asparagus happens to be one of my favorite spring vegetables. I personally LOVE roasted asparagus so I decided to build this meal around it. I complimented it with potatoes, chicken for protein and a lemon garlic sauce full of herbs, olive oil, maple syrup, lemon and garlic. So light and refreshing and perfect for spring!

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A sheet pan with rows of asparagus, chicken and potatoes.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s the perfect addition to your weekly dinner rotation and is something the whole family will love.
  • Everything cooks on the same pan. Easy peasy and yay for less dishes!
  • The lemon garlic sauce is chef’s kiss! So light and fresh!
Ingredients measured out to make a lemon garlic sheet pan meal: asparagus, olive oil, maple syrup, lemon, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, chicken, garlic and small potatoes.

Ingredients Needed

  • asparagus – look for spears that are straight, firm to the touch, and have a rich color with a small amount of white at the bottom. Avoid stalks that appear soft, wilted or are faded in color. If asparagus isn’t in season when you’re making this recipe, feel free to swap it with a different vegetable like broccoli or brussels sprouts. Just make sure you use a veggie that will hold up well during roasting.
  • potatoes – I used a medley of small red, gold and purple potatoes and chopped them into bite size chunks, but any style of potato will work. Just make sure to chop them into the same sized pieces so they cook evenly.
  • chicken – I recommend boneless, skinless chicken breasts for easy cutting and eating! Chicken thighs will also work.
  • olive oil – to roast your potatoes.
  • lemon garlic sauce – this delicious marinade combines lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, maple syrup, sea salt, ground pepper, dried basil, and dried oregano.
Side by side photos of asparagus, chicken and potatoes on a sheet pan, before and after being roasted.

How to Make

Start by preheating your oven to 400°F. Coat your chopped potatoes with 3 Tablespoons of the lemon garlic sauce + an additional Tablespoon of olive oil. Roast for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl marinate your chicken chunks in the remaining sauce. Once potatoes have roasted for 20 minutes and are becoming tender, toss and in a single layer add your marinated chicken and asparagus to the pan. Place pan back in the oven and roast for 15-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

A plate with asparagus, chicken, potatoes and lemon wedges.

Tips for Success

  1. The one essential item you need for a sheet pan dinner is… a sheet pan. Any ol’ baking sheet will do, but I have a large one that I like using for sheet pan meals because it gives the ingredients plenty of space to roast instead of steam!
  2. One thing you have to be mindful of when you’re making sheet pan meals is how long it will take each ingredient to cook. For instance, with this sheet pan meal, I knew the potatoes would take longer to cook than the asparagus and the chicken so I roasted those alone for 20 minutes while the chicken marinated and then added everything else to the pan.

How to Serve

I love serving this recipe all together on one plate with a slice of lemon and fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary. You can also pair it with a side if you’re more of a volume eater like me! Here are some ideas:

  • Serve with quinoa, farro, brown rice, pasta (regular or chickpea pasta) if you need a grain to fill out your meal.
  • Looking for more vegetables? Throw all of the ingredients on the sheet pan on a bed of greens and top with a dressing of choice!
A plate with asparagus, chicken, potatoes and lemon wedges. Two other plates are around the centered plate.

How to Prep in Advance

If you don’t have time to make everything in one night, you can prep all of the components in advance for faster assembly. Here’s what I would prep in advance:

  • Chicken – let the chicken marinate overnight.
  • Asparagus and potatoes – chop your asparagus and potatoes the night before and store in the fridge until ready to bake.
  • Dressing – the dressing is so simple to whip up in advance!

How to Store Leftovers

This sheet pan meal is great for meal prep! I love making a big batch on the weekend so we have leftovers for lunch/dinner for the week ahead.

For leftovers, I recommend storing them all together in an airtight container. Leftovers will last up to five days in the refrigerator. To reheat, I recommend spreading the leftovers on a sheet pan and reheating in the oven. If you’re in a rush, the microwave will work but the vegetables won’t be as crispy.

More Sheet Pan Recipes to Try

Be sure to check out all of my healthy sheet pan dinners as well as my full collection of dinner recipes.

4.73 from 36 votes

Lemon Garlic Chicken + Veggies Sheet Pan Meal

A quick and easy lemon garlic chicken sheet pan meal that combines chicken, asparagus and potatoes all in a light lemon garlic sauce. Perfect for busy weeknights. Gluten-free + diary-free.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb small potatoes, chopped into bite-size chunks
  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed and chopped in half
  • 1 ½ lb boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped into chunks
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil, for potatoes

Lemon Garlic Sauce

  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  • Make dressing by combining ingredients in a small bowl and whisking until combined.
    Lemon Garlic Sauce mixed together in a mixing bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F and spray large baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Coat potatoes with 3 Tablespoons of the lemon garlic sauce + an additional Tablespoon of olive oil. Roast for 20 minutes.
    Sliced potatoes on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. A hand is holding a spoon, drizzling Lemon Garlic Sauce over the potatoes.
  • Meanwhile let chicken chunks marinate in remaining sauce. 
    Chunks of chicken in a bowl, tossed with Lemon Garlic sauce.
  • Once potatoes have roasted for 20 minutes, toss and place chicken with sauce along with asparagus to the pan. Place pan back in the oven and roast for 15-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Enjoy warm.
    Lemon Garlic Chicken Sheet Pan Meal after roasting on a sheet pan.
  • This dish stores well in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. You can reheat in your oven or in the microwave if you’re in a pinch!


Serving: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 18g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon garlic chicken sheet pan meal
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  1. I’m looking forward to trying this one out. I’m a big fan of sheet pan meals and have LOTS of lemons right now.

  2. 5 stars
    I was looking for a chicken recipe for the whole family and I stumbled on this article. I read and followed the instructions carefully and I made it deliciously! Every member of my family is so happy! Thanks for this

  3. My family and I are so incredibly sick of the same ol’ chicken dinners! I actually have everything needed to make this, so it’s going on the menu for tomorrow night!

  4. That’s good to know that you need to be aware of how long each item will need to cook and put in the ones that need more time first before adding more. This is helpful since I’m trying to find some healthy, easy meals I can make for my kids since I work. I’ll have to find some cooking blogs with sheet pan recipes so I can get an idea of what to cook and how long to cook it.

  5. I’m extremely pleased to find this page. I wanted to thank you for your time just for this
    fantastic read!! I definitely really liked every bit of it.

  6. 5 stars
    Made this for my daughter and her future husband tonight. Everyone enjoyed it. It made the whole house smell wonderful and the results were great. The chicken was juicy, the asparagus tender and the potatoes just right.

  7. 5 stars
    Made this tonight. I followed your recipe exactly and it was AMAZING!I will have to double this next time because my family devoured it! Great simple, clean eating recipe THAT ACTUALLY TASTES GREAT! Thank you for taking the time to season your food, I can’t stand when people post “healthy” dishes with no seasoning!! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

  8. I stumbled upon this recipe while looking for tasty, gluten free options. This was so easy and absolutely delicious! A bonus is that I had almost everything on hand in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing!

  9. 5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe! My husband and I both enjoyed it. I love how easy it is having everything in one pan.

    1. You’re so welcome. I’m thrilled that both you and your husband enjoyed the recipe. And thank you for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it!

  10. What is the purple ingredient shown in the photo of this dish? It looks so pretty! I want to know so I can add it Thank you!

  11. This was a great recipe, but you need to be a fan of black pepper. It struck me as tasty with a bit more spice than I am accustomed to, my husband loved it, and my six year old said we needed to use less pepper next time-too spicy! I used a blend of baby carrots and sweet potatoes along with the asparagus. After a bit of whining and having me wipe off the carrots with a paper towel, he gobbled it down with the rest of us. Just to keep it kid-friendly, I will be making this meal with 1 tsp of black pepper next time. I hope we grown ups don’t regret it!

  12. 5 stars
    Since I tend to like things “saucier” than most, I actually doubled the sauce, though I did not double the garlic. It turned out great, was so easy and quick to put together. I will definitely make it again. I might back off the tiniest bit on the black pepper. And I don’t have a large sheet pan, so I had to use two. Still easy clean up though.

    1. Yay! I’m so glad this recipe turned out for you, Susan. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I really appreciate it. 🙂

  13. So delicious! Super quick and easy and perfect instructions! We did roasted cauliflower and Brussels because the asparagus in the shop was terrible!

    1. I’m sure it was delicious with the cauliflower and brussels! I’m so glad you enjoyed this meal and thank you for coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it, Erin!

    1. Yay!! So glad you’re loving this recipe, Aneta! I really appreciate you coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It means the world to me. <3

  14. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner last night — could not have been easier to prepare or more delicious. Since we did not have maple syrup, we just added extra EVOO to replace the missing volume in the marinade. It was probably lacking the sweet aspect the syrup brings, but we thought it was still phenomenal. We also turned the broiler on at the end of the ~20 minutes of cooking to brown everything a little bit more! Probably broiled the pan for 6-8 minutes while watching intently to ensure nothing charred lol. The exteriors were crunchy and well-roasted which is exactly what we were going for. 10/10 and would make again! Wonderful recipes from here as always.

    1. Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Katie. 🙂 I’m so glad this recipe was a hit!! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. The reviews are super helpful to other readers, so I appreciate it. <3

  15. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight. Only thing I did different was used 2 chicken breast rather than 1 1/2 lbs of chicken and it was so good. My husband loved it and said to definitely make it again. So easy.

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Kay! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it!

  16. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight and it was a total hit! I have 2 teen boys and a husband who all like different things, but this meal was one everyone liked. It was quick and easy to prepare, with limited dishes for clean up (always a bonus!). This will definitely be in our regular rotation!

    1. Yay!! I’m so glad this recipe was a hit with your entire family, Danielle. Minimal dishes is always a win in my book! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to come back to leave a comment and star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

  17. 5 stars
    This looks so good- can’t wait to try it. Any recommendations for a replacement for the maple syrup? I love a sweetened sauce but not a fan of maple syrup! Thanks!

    1. Ahh yay, that makes me so happy to hear, Amber! So glad this recipe was a hit. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

  18. 5 stars
    So delicious! My pickiest eater requested seconds. Perfect for a weeknight. Also great leftover for lunch the next day.

    1. Ahh yay, that makes me so happy to hear! I’m so glad this recipe was a hit! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

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  20. 5 stars
    Maple Pecan Baked Oatmeal and Lemon Garlic Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner…both are so yummy…we made both today…two new favorites…can’t thank you enough for healthy easy new recipes!!!

    1. So glad you loved both recipes, Debbie! Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  21. We loved this recipe. The flavor was excellent!!
    I do have a question though as I’ve made many sheet pan meals and have this problem every time with chicken…how do you prevent excess liquid when baking with the chicken? I always have liquid in the pan which prevents everything from crisping nicely.

    1. Yay!! So glad you enjoyed this meal, Adrienne. Chicken releases juices while cooking, so there isn’t much to do to prevent that. You could always place the other ingredients on a second pan if you wanted to separate them to help crisp them.

    2. Try using a larger pan… I had the same problem and this worked for me. I also found frozen chicken produced too much liquid, too.

  22. 5 stars
    This is our go to sheet bake. Works with all kinds of veggies. Cauliflower, delicata squash, sweet potatoes, onions. Just scrumptious. Thank you for this. It’s my go to when I have loads of veggies to use up. Everyone loves the chicken. Even my pickiest!

    1. Yay! So happy to hear this sheet pan meal is a hit in your family. Thanks so much for the review and star rating, Candy. I really appreciate it!!

  23. 5 stars
    This was easy and delicious! I love the juxtaposition of the lemon and the maple syrup. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Of course, I am happy that you are enjoying this recipe, Callie. Thank you for your star rating + review, I so appreciate it!

    1. WOO! I am so happy to hear that this recipe is a hit for your whole family, Leeanna! Thank you so much for coming back and sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

    1. I am sorry this recipe did not turn out as you had hoped, Bre. Did you change anything about the recipe?

  24. 5 stars
    My gosh this is amazing! The flavor is perfection. The lemon compliments everything so nicely and I appreciated how easy it was to put together. That maple syrup allows the potatoes to get just a little crispy and gives that tiny bit of sweetness. My husband told me I could make this every week!

    1. WOO! This is seriously the best, Heather. I am so glad you found this recipe and it turned out great for you. Thank you for sharing your review & star rating, it means so much to me.