Why do insanely flavourful meals loaded with chicken and vegetables have to be super complicated to make? Well, stop what you are doing right now because 30-minute tandoori chicken sheet pan dinner is on the menu tonight! Buh-bye take-out.
How to Make 30-Minute Tandoori Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner
I love sheet pan dinners like this because they are so easy to make. This tandoori chicken takes less than 30 minutes to cook in the oven, making it the perfect weeknight meal. To be honest, any recipe that cooks under 30 minutes automatically gets major brownie points in my eyes.
So let me tell you exactly why this recipe so easy to prepare:
- The marinade takes literally 2 minutes to mix together. All it requires is some yogurt and your favourite tandoori seasoning blend.
- You throw together the chicken and vegetables all together in one sheet pan for less clean up and easy cooking.
- Throw everything in the oven and sit back while you wait for dinner to be ready.
Tandoori Chicken Marinade
Tandoori chicken marinade is made by combining a few simple ingredients together:
- Greek yogurt
- tandoori seasoning blend (made of ground ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric, and cayenne pepper)
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
I love the aromatic flavour of tandoori chicken that takes over the kitchen when making this dish (yes, you are welcome!). It is simply mouthwatering. I also love how the juices from the tandoori chicken flavour all the vegetables (which is definitely one of the biggest appeals of a sheet pan dinner).
Seriously, roll up your sleeves and make tandoori chicken sheet pan dinner tonight! With a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a couple sprigs of cilantro, on top, this well-balanced meal will easily satisfy any crowd. Don’t be surprised when you have no leftovers! Plus, you will save money on take-out. Double win.
Some other easy sheet pan dinners to try:
- Sheet pan soy glazed chicken thighs
- Sheet pan miso salmon with bok choy
- Sheet pan chicken fajitas
- One pan garlic roasted chicken and baby potatoes
Tandoori Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings
In under 30 minutes, create intensely flavourful tandoori chicken sheet pan dinner loaded with vegetables, any night of the week! Good-bye takeout!
- 2 cups whole milk Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons tandoori seasoning blend
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
Sheet Pan Dinner:
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 large (or 2 medium) zucchini , halved and thinly sliced
- 1 large sweet onion (Vidalia onion), cut into chunks
- 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets
- 2 large Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, for garnish
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges, for serving
- In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt, tandoori seasoning blend, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine, then use a pastry brush to spread it over the top of your chicken thighs (reserve some marinade for the vegetables). Place chicken on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.
- Add zucchini, onion, cauliflower, and potatoes in a large bowl. Toss with remaining yogurt marinade, then pour onto the baking sheet surrounding the chicken thighs. (If you run out of space, place leftover veggies on a second baking sheet). Let sit at least 30 minutes.
- When ready, preheat oven to 400 F. Cook for 25 minutes (you can cook the additional tray of vegetables at the same time), rotating once about halfway through.
- Turn the broiler on high, then cook chicken and veggies about 2-5 minutes, just until the top of the chicken browns (be careful not to burn!). Serve with fresh cilantro and lemon wedges.
You could use bone-in thighs or breasts for a bit more flavour, but I prefer the quicker cook time, so I often do boneless.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes (+30 minutes wait time to marinate)
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Chicken
Keywords: chicken, sheet pan, one pan, tandoori chicken
This was so quick and easy. The marinade was very tasty, and can be used with any vegetables left in the fridge.
I'll definitely be making this again.
We didn't have Tandoori so I used a different spice called Vadouvan which is similar but more on the fenugreek side and less cumin. My family absolutely loved this, not a bit left. I know this would be just as delicious with Tandoori too. This is going in the "Weeknight" dinner file, thank you for the recipe 🙂
Tandoori marinade sounds so delicious. I think I never tried it before. But now I just must. This looks absolutely delicious. Since we all love chicken dinners in the family, I'm saving this recipe to give it a try.
Sam | Ahead of Thyme says
Thanks Natalie! Yes, give it a try! 🙂
Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness says
Chicken is basically the only thing that I can cook at home with confidence, so I am always looking for new recipes for it. This one (or just the super easy marinade) is definitely happening!!
Sam | Ahead of Thyme says
Haha, yes it's definitely easier to cook with chicken as opposed to some other meats (I still struggle with a good steak!). Enjoy!