I love sheet pan meals. There's something about being able to toss everything together and pop it in the oven that makes it ideal for weeknight cooking. Sheet Pan Chicken and Plums might look like you spent all day in the kitchen but with a few fresh ingredients is an easy meal.
What are your go to weeknight dinners? With one sheet pan, a handful of ingredients, and less than an hour of roasting, this colorful and fresh meal is sure to become a family favorite.
Weeknight Made Easy
We all want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with our families. Sheet Pan Chicken and Plums takes the stress out of both cooking and cleanup.
Everyday life can be hectic. With jobs, kids in school, after school activities, and just the everyday hustle and bustle it's nice to have easy recipes to fall back onto. However when my family gathers around the table I want to feel good about serving them something both healthy and delicious. This dinner checks all the boxes.
Roast chicken is just one of those true comfort foods. Crispy skin, juicy meat, and a pile of aromatics basking in the drippings always creates magic.
For this recipe I am using chicken thighs. Chicken thighs not only are an affordable option, they're perfect for roasting at a high temperature as they remain tender and juicy. The chicken is allowed to marinate briefly in whole grain mustard for that irresistible tang that compliments the sweet plums.
Fresh plums roast along with sweet and savory red onions that are seasoned with the warmth of allspice. Woodsy rosemary adds both an herbaceous pop while also perfuming everything. The plums become a little sticky as their sweetness intensifies mingling with the caramelized onions.
Dinner Done with Sheet Pan Chicken and Plums
With just a little chopping at the front end, this dinner couldn't be easier! Get out your sheet pan and I will take you step by step.
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Everything roasts at a high temperature giving the chicken that crispy skin while locking in all the juiciness.
- While your oven is preheating, toss your chicken with salt, pepper, and the whole grain mustard. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes.
- In another bowl mix together your onions, plums, salt and pepper, allspice, rosemary, and a drizzle of olive oil.
- Position your chicken on the baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes add your plums and onions to the baking sheet, along with additional rosemary. Roast for another 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165.
- Serve with mashed potatoes, rice, or polenta for a complete meal.
Are you looking for more easy weeknight meals? Make sure you check out my recipe for Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Squash.
Sheet Pan Chicken and Plums
- 1 ½ lbs chicken thighs
- 1 lbs plums, halved
- 1 red onion, sliced
- fresh rosemary, leaves stripped and chopped
- 1 tbsp old style whole grain mustard
- salt and pepper
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tsp allspice
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Add your chicken to a bowl along with salt, pepper, and the whole grain mustard. Toss to combine and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
- In a separate bowl add your plums and onions. Season with salt, pepper, allspice, and rosemary. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to evenly coat.
- Position the chicken on a baking sheet. Roast for 30 minutes.
- Add the plums and onions to the baking sheet along with extra rosemary. Roast for another 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 degrees.
- Serve with rice, mashed potatoes, or polenta for a complete meal.