This Sheet Pan Rosemary Chicken is a healthy, low-carb chicken meal prep idea that is perfect as a 30-minute dinner or to pack up as weekly lunch bowls!
What does rosemary chicken taste like?
This meal prep chicken dinner tastes like a cross between roasted Thanksgiving turkey and Greek chicken.
This rosemary chicken has minimal seasonings so it's just about as easy as turning to your spice drawer and adding rosemary, garlic, salt & pepper to some chicken and veggies. Meal prep can't get any easier than this!
The aroma of rosemary is a bit like lemon tea, with a woodsy, piney taste. It's a powerful herb, so a little goes a long way, but it's flavourful and delicious!
You can use fresh rosemary or dry rosemary in this recipe, and if you do decide to choose fresh rosemary for a more powerful burst of flavour, you can rest easy knowing that fresh rosemary lasts in the fridge up to 2 weeks – more than enough time to make this rosemary chicken again and add a fun garnish to new dishes in that time too!
5 Reasons to Love this Chicken Meal Prep Recipe
- EASY One Pan Recipe
Making dinner on a busy night doesn't get much easier than Sheet Pan Rosemary Chicken! There are just a few simple steps required to make the recipe.
First, you'll need to chop some fresh veggies: I used cauliflower, red onion, red bell pepper, and brussels sprouts. If you want to swap any of these out for different veggies, go for it. Broccoli, carrots, and sweet potatoes are great substitutions. Try to use firm vegetables, as softer veggies are likely to overcook, and nobody likes mushy veggies.
If you're the type of person who likes to shop for groceries, then spend an hour right away to chop, slice, and dice the ingredients, you're a rock star! Prepping ingredients for recipes that you'll make during the week will save you SO much time, and you'll be ahead of the game.
After the veggies are prepped, you'll mix together a simple 4-ingredient, tangy lemon marinade. You'll use it to season the veggies and boneless skinless chicken breasts.
Season everything, place it onto a sheet pan, and into the oven it goes! To make sure everything cooks evenly, you'll need to stir the ingredients halfway through the cook time (but if you forget, or get caught up in your fave TV show while it's all cooking, it's not the end of the world either hehe…)
Is Rosemary Chicken Healthy?
- Healthy Chicken Recipe
You will make this Sheet Pan Rosemary Chicken recipe using boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets and fresh veggies, so YES – it's a healthy chicken dinner. This meal is gluten-free, low carb, paleo, and Whole30-friendly, too!
Chicken cutlets take way faster to cook than regular breasts and if you can't find cutlets at the store, know that you can take two chicken breasts and cut them in half lengthwise to create cutlets yourself. This is a great way to save more money. Or, you can also use pre-cut chicken tenders from the store.
- No Leftovers!
With a chicken dinner this delicious, trust me when I say that leftovers will be a rare occurrence. Because everything has a tangy lemon flavor, kids will love this dinner, and it's a great way to get them to eat more veggies, too! You'll also love it for your weekly meal prep – it's simple and easy to throw together and filled with clean ingredients so you know you're eating a healthy, wholesome lunch all week long.
- Fast and Easy Cleanup
One fantastic reason to love sheet pan meals like this rosemary chicken is that everything cooks together on one pan, leaving you with fewer dishes to wash.
You can also relax and watch some TV or do some other errands while it all cooks, making it a hands-off type of recipe. You'll barely even notice you're cooking LOL!
- Meal Prep Chicken Dinner
It's really easy to turn this rosemary chicken into meal prep chicken dinners for the week.
Just wait for everything to cool down, then portion it into meal prep containers, label them, and pop them into the fridge. I wouldn't recommend freezing this particular recipe because the veggies may get soggy, but you could definitely freeze the raw chicken in the marinade to save some time when you're prepping this meal for the future.
Like I've said before, meal prepping saves time. That's never a bad thing, especially during busy weeks, am I right?
More Chicken Sheet Pan Recipes
If you love quick and easy dinner recipes like this rosemary chicken, check out these sheet pan recipes, too:
Grab some glass meal prep bowls if you plan on packing up this rosemary chicken for your weekly lunches.
I get all my free-range chicken from Butcher Box, conveniently delivered to me frozen.
Sheet Pan Rosemary Chicken
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 chicken breasts, sliced in half lengthwise
- 1 head cauliflower, chopped into florets
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1 cup brussels sprouts, sliced
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- Preheat oven to 450 F.
- Add olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper to a small bowl and mix to combine.
- Add chicken and veggies to a parchment-lined sheet pan. Drizzle olive oil-lemon juice mixture overtop, rubbing it over chicken and tossing veggies.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, flipping chicken and stirring veggies halfway through, until chicken is fully cooked. Time will depend on the size of breasts - the smaller the breast, the lower the cook time. I always check at the 15 minute mark before adding more time.
- Serve and enjoy!