Yes, you can enjoy baked chicken for a weeknight supper, even if you are new to home cooking. Today, I am sharing a simple Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner Recipe that you can bake in the oven and have ready in 45 minutes.

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Using the Spatchock Technique

Thanks to a technique called spatchcock, we’ll remove the backbone from the chicken and lay it flat on the sheet pan, allowing it to cook in half the time of a whole roast chicken!

So be sure to give this a try so that you can start enjoying baked chicken any night of the week!

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Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Yield: 4
This easy dinner can be prepared in 45 minutes so that you can enjoy a home-cooked baked chicken any night of the week!



  • 4 pound Chicken
  • 2 Sweet potatoes Unpeeled and cut into eighths
  • 2 Onions Peeled and quartered with root intact
  • 8 Carrots Peeled, halved and then quartered
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 stick Butter Cubed


  • Cut out the backbone of the chicken using the spatchcock technique, and save the backbone for making bone broth. (See video.)
  • Flatten chicken breast side up and tuck wings under the chicken body.
  • Scatter potatoes, carrots, and onions around the chicken on the sheet pan.
  • Drizzle everything with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle salt and black peppers over chicken, potatoes, onions, and carrots.
  • Dot everything with butter.
  • Bake in 425°F (218°C) oven for 45 minutes until chicken skin is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven, transfer chicken, potatoes, onions, and carrots to a serving platter, bring to the table, and enjoy!



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