healthy sesame ginger roasted chicken sheet pan recipe

Roasted Sesame Ginger Chicken and Vegetables

Meredith 12:00 pm

This one pan roasted sesame ginger chicken meal has quickly become one of my family’s favorite weeknight dinners.  The chicken is coated in a delicious ginger soy lime marinade and the veggies are tossed in toasted sesame oil.  The whole meal becomes a crispy and full of savory ginger flavors when roasted.

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!

Roasted sheet pan meals are an easy weeknight dinner

More often than not, the before-dinner hour is hectic and involves my little sous chef trying to help with dinner.  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.

Sheet pan meals also happen to be the theme for this month’s Recipe Redux: We love throwing ingredients together on a sheet pan and roasting for a simple sheet pan dinner. They make busy weeknights a bit more manageable. (And clean-up isn’t bad either!)

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

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.

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healthy sesame ginger roasted chicken sheet pan recipe
Roasted Sesame Ginger Chicken Sheet Pan and Veggies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

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.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: gluten free roasted chicken and veggies recipe, how to make a healthy one pan meal
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 460 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 sesame ginger marinaded chicken thighs * (~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)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper * (washed and diced)
  • 1/2 bunch green onions (washed and diced)
  • 1 T toasted sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

  2. 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

  3. Cut peeled carrots in half lengthwise.  Next, cut the carrots into 2 inch pieces on the diagonal

  4. In a small bowl, combine toasted sesame oil, grated ginger, and low sodium soy sauce (or tamari or coconut aminos)

  5. Place carrots and bok choy halves on roasting pan. Coat veggies evenly with sesame oil mixture

  6. Remove chicken from marinade and place on top of carrots or sheet pan, not on bok choy.  Sprinkle with diced red bell peppers

  7. 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

  8. Remove from oven and sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds
  9. Transfer chicken and veggies to a serving dish and liquid from roasting pan into a gravy boat
  10. Serve veggies and chicken on a bed of quinoa, brown rice, or cauliflower rice with pan liquid as a sauce
Recipe Notes

Prep time does not include marinading chicken

*Notes:

  • 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 be used in place of tamari (recipe will not be gluten-free)
  • Coconut aminos can be used in place of tamari if you want a soy-free and gluten-free option
  • Broccoli or cauliflower florets are a delicious and kid-friendly substitute for baby bok choy

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46 Comments

  1. ElyssaMarks

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

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  3. Whoa! This looks amazing!

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

  5. 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.

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

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

  8. Does the sesame oil have to be toasted

    • Hi Elyssa – this is a great question. Any oil will work in roasting the veggies. Sesame oil can be used in place of toasted sesame oil, though I really like the flavor that the toasted sesame oil adds. If you do try the recipe with plain sesame oil (or another oil for that matter) please let me know how it turns out! Thanks for reading!

  9. Great photos! Sesame seed oil is such a great ingredient!

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

  11. 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!

  12. This looks great. Love all the different veggies included!

  13. Angela @marathonsandmotivation

    This sounds so amazing!! i love sheet pan dishes, so I will definitely be giving this a try!!

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

  15. this chicken looks delicious! love the flavor combination

  16. Loving the ease of this and those roasted veggies! So many flavors to love in this, and it could easily be made with tofu in place of the chicken, or just a double sheet of those delicious veggies!

  17. That marinade sounds amazing! What a great flavor combo, and love all those veggies!

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

  19. love the idea of sheet pan meal for quick weeknight dinner! i didnt know i could do bok choy that way. thank you for sharing.

  20. I am all about roasted veggies! I love bok choy! I should get back into using it more often.

  21. I’m always looking for quick meals for weekday nights! I’ve pinned this one!

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

  23. I am absolutely going to make this with tofu!!! The flavor combo and veggies you used are just perfect.

  24. This looks really good. I love all these flavors together.

  25. The rest of my family eats chicken and I am always looking for new ways to make it easily on a weeknight.

  26. 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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