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Roasted Sesame Ginger Chicken and Vegetables

Roasted sesame ginger chicken meal has quickly become one of my family’s favorite weeknight dinners.  The whole meal becomes a crispy and full of savory ginger flavors when roasted.

Gluten Free sesame ginger chicken and vegetables sheet pan meal served with quinoa

Roasted sheet pan meals are an easy weeknight dinner

Weeknights are busy.  So I am always looking for nutritious and delicious dinners that cook quickly and are easy to assemble.  Fast clean up is also a must!  Roasted sheet pan meals meet all these requirements and are my go-to for busy weeknight dinners.

This ginger sesame chicken uses one of my favorite marinades.  It comes together in minutes and has many substitutions to make it compatible with most allergies and eating plans.

Vegan sesame ginger marinade recipe

One Pan Roasted Sesame Ginger Chicken with Vegetables

It is easy to assemble this delicious one pan meal.  After tossing with sesame oil, place cut carrots on a roasting pan and top with the halved baby bok choy.

Paleo roasted Sesame Ginger Chicken and Vegetables

Next, top the carrots with ginger soy lime marinated chicken.  Sprinkle diced red bell peppers over everything and roast.

Gluten-free roasted Sesame Ginger Chicken and Vegetable dinner

Now, roast in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes until chicken is cooked through and veggies are tender.

Everything you need for this Sesame Ginger Chicken and Vegetables meal cooks together on one sheet pan for easy clean up! This easy weeknight meal is a family favorite for good reason! Plus it's Whole30, paleo, gluten free, and dairy free!

I typically serve this roasted sesame ginger chicken and veggies with quinoa or brown rice. The recipe serves our small family of 4 for dinner.  I have been known to double the recipe (two roasting pans worth) for nights when the boys are particularly hungry or when we want leftovers for lunch later in the week.

Roasted Sesame Ginger Chicken Recipe

healthy sesame ginger roasted chicken sheet pan recipe

Roasted Sesame Ginger Chicken Sheet Pan and Veggies

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Everything you need for this Sesame Ginger Chicken and Vegetables meal cooks together on one sheet pan for easy clean up.  This easy weeknight meal is a family favorite for good reason! Plus it's Whole30 compatible, paleo, gluten free, and dairy free.


  • 6 Sesame Ginger Marinaded Chicken Thighs, approximately 1.5 lbs*
  • 4 Baby Bok Choy
  • 4 Carrots, washed and peeled
  • 3 T Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 T Low Sodium Soy Sauce, (Paleo & Whole30: use coconut aminos, Gluten-free: use low sodium tamari)
  • 1/2 inch Fresh Ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, washed and diced*
  • 1/2 bunch Green Onions, washed and diced
  • 1 T Toasted Sesame Seeds


  1. Marinade chicken thighs in Sesame Ginger Lime Marinade while prepping vegetables
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  3. Trim bok choy bottoms, cut in half, and wash thoroughly under running water to remove any dirt between the leaves.  Use a salad spinner to dry bok choy completely
  4. Cut peeled carrots in half lengthwise.  Next, cut the carrots into 2 inch pieces on the diagonal
  5. In a small bowl, combine toasted sesame oil, grated ginger, and low sodium soy sauce (or tamari or coconut aminos)
  6. Place carrots and bok choy halves on roasting pan. Coat veggies evenly with sesame oil mixture
  7. Remove chicken from marinade and place on top of carrots or sheet pan, not on bok choy.  Sprinkle with diced red bell peppers
  8. Roast in 425 degrees F oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until chicken is fully cooked, leaves of bok choy are crispy, and carrots are tender
  9. Remove from oven and sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds
  10. Transfer chicken and veggies to a serving dish and liquid from roasting pan into a gravy boat
  11. Serve veggies and chicken on a bed of quinoa, brown rice, or cauliflower rice with roasting liquid as a sauce


Prep time does not include marinading chicken

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460


  • Did you know that 80% of the antibiotics sold in the United States are for livestock?  That is why I choose to purchase chicken raised without antibiotics.
  • Red and green bell peppers consistently test positive for pesticide residues, including organophosphate pesticides.  That is why I choose to buy organic or pesticide free bell peppers.  Read more about pesticides and produce.

Tested and delicious substitutions:

  • Low sodium soy sauce can replace tamari (recipe will not be gluten-free)
  • Use coconut aminos in place of tamari for a soy-free and gluten-free option
  • Broccoli or cauliflower florets are a delicious and kid-friendly substitute for baby bok choy
  • Paleo meal: use coconut aminos instead of tamari or soy sauce
  • Whole30 Compatible meal: use coconut aminos in place of tamari and omit maple syrup from marinade

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sheet pan paleo sesame ginger chicken and veggies dinner

Try these other delicious roasted sheet pan meals:

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This recipe was originally published in September, 2017.  This current version has been updated to improve readability and recipe photos.


  1. This pan is so gorgeous with all the colors and textures. And that marinade is right up my alley. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. We love chicken thighs for dinner, but it’s nice to have a different flavor profile, plus the ease of the sheet pan. Thank you!

  3. Am I missing something? What’s in the marinade?

  4. Thanks for resending this recipe …Second time doing Sesame ginger chicken and this time it was definitely a hit!

  5. Whoa! This looks amazing!

  6. I can totally see why this is a family fav. It would be at my house too! 🙂

  7. Marie | Yay! For Food

    This looks so delicious; love ginger and sesame flavours! I’m a big fan of one pan meals and this one looks so filling and healthy.

  8. This reminds me of the Middle Eastern dishes that I grew up eating, very delicious and healthy!

  9. This sounds absolutely wonderful! I love sheet pan dinners…perfect idea for the weeknight!

  10. Does the sesame oil have to be toasted

  11. This looks awesome (so perfect for fall)! I need to go get some bok choy! :] I haven’t had any in awhile.

  12. I could easily tweak this a little and make it vegetarian. The spices would be delicious on a sheet pan of veggies. Original recipe for my kids. Veggie for me and the hubs. Yum!

    • Thanks Jill! Yes, a few simple changes could make this recipe vegetarian… I think the marinade would be delicious with tofu or even a more filling veg (sweet potato, perhaps). LMK if you try – I would love to know how you modify it!

  13. Love how you laid out these photos. The recipe looks and sounds delish!

  14. Mmm everything taste better with a sesame marinade. This looks so succulent and flavourful! Definitely the perfect weeknight meal!

  15. One can never have to many chicken recipes! Pinned this to my “Chicken Winners” board.

  16. Love the idea of roasting bok choy! Great idea. And these flavor combos look amazing!

    • Thanks Serena! This dish has quickly become a family favorite and the roasted bok choy is a delicious combination of tender and crispy!

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