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Roasted Ginger Turmeric Chicken and Vegetables

Roasted Ginger Turmeric Chicken and Vegetables

This roasted ginger turmeric chicken meal is a flavorful, easy weeknight dinner.  The base of this one-pan meal is a paleo, keto, and Whole30 compatible ginger turmeric marinade that is delicious with chicken and roasted vegetables.

ginger turmeric marinaded chicken cauliflower and zucchini on a roasting pan and in a bowl served over spinach

Ginger Turmeric Chicken and Veggies

While just about any vegetable would be delicious in this sheet pan meal, crispy roasted cauliflower pairs especially well with the turmeric and ginger flavors of the chicken marinade. 

I also add sliced zucchini, red onion and red bell pepper because they take on a sweet flavor that is a nice balance to the ginger turmeric chicken.

Paleo Roasted Ginger Turmeric Chicken and Vegetables

Roasted sheet pan meals are my go-to for busy weeknight dinners.  They are easy to assemble and roast quickly while you get on with everything else during the busy pre-dinner hour.

cauliflower, zucchini, red pepper and red onion on a roasting sheet

Lay the marinaded chicken on top of the veggies before roasting the whole meal in the oven.

Ginger turmeric marinated chicken on top of veggies in a roasting sheet before cooking

Roast sheet pan meal for 20 to 25 minutes at 425 degrees F until veggies and chicken are crispy and fully cooked.

Crispy roasted ginger turmeric chicken and veggies on a baking sheet ready to eat

I typically serve this roasted ginger turmeric chicken on a bed of quinoa and baby spinach leaves.

Single serving of roasted ginger turmeric chicken on veggies, quinoa and baby spinach in a white bowl

The recipe serves our small family of 4 for dinner.  

I sometimes 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 Ginger Turmeric Chicken and Cauliflower Recipe

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Roasted Ginger Turmeric Chicken and Vegetables

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Roasted ginger turmeric chicken and veggies is a delicious and simple sheet pan meal.  {Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Whole30 Compliant}

Ingredients

Ginger Turmeric Marinade:

  • 2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 inch piece fresh turmeric, peeled or 1 teaspoon powder turmeric
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos, (low sodium tamari or soy sauce can also be used, recipe will not be paleo or Whole30 compatible)

Ginger Turmeric Chicken and Vegetables:

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, about 1.5 lbs
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 zucchini, cut into 1 inch disks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced*
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Combine ginger, turmeric, garlic, cumin, paprika, dried oregano, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and coconut aminos in a food processor or blender.  Process to make a thick paste
  2. Marinade chicken in Ginger Turmeric Marinade while preparing vegetables or ahead of time, up to overnight
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  4. Cut cauliflower into small florets and wash
  5. Cut washed zucchini into 1 inch disks
  6. Transfer cauliflower and zucchini to roasting pan and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil
  7. Sprinkle diced red bell pepper and red onion over veggies
  8. Remove chicken from marinade and place on top of veggies in sheet pan
  9. Roast in 425°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until chicken is cooked through, tips of cauliflower flowerets are crispy, and zucchini disks are tender
  10. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped parsley
  11. Transfer chicken and veggies to a serving dish and liquid from roasting pan into a gravy boat
  12. Serve veggies and chicken on a bed of quinoa or or baby spinach leaves with pan liquid as a sauce

Notes

Prep time does not include marinading chicken

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Sodium: 457mgFiber: 3.5gProtein: 37g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate and will depend on the specific ingredients used to prepare this recipe.

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. 

Tested and delicious substitutions:

  • Low sodium soy sauce can replace tamari (recipe will not be gluten-free)
  • Coconut aminos can replace tamari if you want a soy-free and gluten-free option (for paleo & Whole30 compatible meal)
  • Broccoli, sliced cabbage, bok choy are all delicious substitutions for cauliflower

Try these other delicious roasted sheet pan meals:

Roasted sesame ginger chicken with baby bok choy, carrots and red bell peppers (Whole30 and Paleo Options)

 

sheet pan paleo sesame ginger chicken and veggies dinner

Easy Chicken Shawarma with veggies (Whole30 and Paleo)

Sheet Pan whole30 chicken shawarma recipe

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Roasted ginger turmeric chicken and veggies sheet pan dinner

Originally published in January 2018, this recipe has been updated with refreshed images and improved directions.

RACHEL E LAWSON

Thursday 30th of September 2021

This was delicious! I did the chicken marinade and used broccoli, red onion, and butternut squash. This is a keeper.

Meredith

Saturday 6th of November 2021

Rachel - thank you for sharing your thoughts! Your veggie combination sounds delicious!

jennifer

Monday 20th of January 2020

Love me a sheet pan dinner, this one was a winner! Love using tumeric in my recipes, not JUST for the taste but for the functional benefits!

ChihYu

Thursday 16th of January 2020

I love everything about this chicken! So delicious and flavorful!

Stacey Crawford

Thursday 16th of January 2020

I love easy sheet pan dinners and the marinade was so good even on the veggies!

Sunrita | Spiceitupp

Wednesday 15th of January 2020

I try and include healthy spices whenever possible in my dishes. This one ticks all boxes including vegetables. Brilliant one dish meal!

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