Sheet Pan Moroccan Chicken

Sheet pan Moroccan chicken is a super simple and flavor filled dinner that is perfect for weeknight meals and days when you don’t want to do the dishes! Lots of spices and a burst of fresh lemon make this anything but a basic chicken dinner!

overhead shot of chicken breast on sheet pan with chickpeas carrots and red onions - sheet pan moroccan chickenI wish smell-o-vision was a real thing because the smell coming off of this sheet pan Moroccan chicken is bananas.

Well not literally bananas. It doesn’t smell like bananas. That would be weird.

But it does smell strong and spicy and also sharp. And honestly, so so good.

bowl of spices for sheet pan moroccan chickenBut if I’m being honest with you, the smell and taste are not the only things I love about this sheet pan Moroccan chicken…

Yep, you guessed it. March is sheet pan meals month and I freaking LOVE that this entire meal is made on one sheet pan.

I dedicated March to sheet pan meals because I need less in my life. In a world where more is more is more, where the hustle mentality is praised (thank goodness this is changing BTW), and where there is a constant pressure to say yes, I’m trying to cut back. I’m trying to slow down. I’m trying do less – to work less, to stress less – and that includes my meals.

I’ve always been about simple, nourishing meals. If you’ve been here for any length of time, you know that. But I’ve really been trying to make things easy – for me, for you, and for Pat who always does the dishes.overhead shot of chicken breast on sheet pan with chickpeas carrots and red onions - sheet pan moroccan chicken
overhead shot of chicken breast on sheet pan with chickpeas carrots and red onions - sheet pan moroccan chickenThe blend of spices is what makes this sheet pan Moroccan chicken; the blend consists of garlic, paprika, cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger, cayenne, and cinnamon. And of course, fresh lemon juice is the kicker – literally! There is lemon juice in the sauce and fresh lemon is squeezed over the top for some extra zing.

Toss in some carrots, a can of chickpeas, and red onion for a full meal and you are all set!

close up shot of a red onion surrounded by carrots and chickpeas - sheet pan moroccan chicken

If you are looking for an easy dinner recipe, I hope you try this sheet pan Moroccan chicken, whether you are looking for ‘less’ in your life or not! When you make this recipe, remember to tag @imhungrybynature on Instagram!

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overhead shot of chicken breast on sheet pan with chickpeas carrots and red onions - sheet pan moroccan chicken

Sheet Pan Moroccan Chicken

  • Author: Ellie
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Oven

Description

Sheet pan Moroccan chicken is a super simple and flavor filled dinner that is perfect for weeknight meals and days when you don’t want to do the dishes! Lots of spices and a burst of fresh lemon make this anything but a basic chicken dinner!


Scale

Ingredients

For the chicken:
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces and halved
1 large red onion, cut into wedges
For the sauce:
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon cayenne
¼ cup lemon juice (reserve lemons halves)
2/3 cup olive oil
Salt


Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Prepare the sheet pan chicken. Place chicken breasts on a rimmed baking sheet. Add chickpeas, carrots, and onions to pan around chicken. Place lemon halves on sheet.
Make the sauce. In a bowl, whisk together the garlic and spices and add lemon juice and olive oil. Continue whisking until fully combined. Pour sauce over chicken and vegetables and toss to coat all of the vegetables. Season everything with salt.
Roast. Roast the sheet pan Moroccan chicken for 35-45 minutes until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees and the vegetables are soft and caramelized. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top and serve immediately, making sure you scrape up all of the golden bits from the pan and spoon the olive oil sauce over the chicken and vegetables.

Keywords: sheet pan dinner, easy dinner, chicken

Here are a few of my other favorite sheet pan dinners!

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