Quick and easy dinners are my favorite! Especially on a busy weeknight. Often when we plan for quick and easy dinners, we forget one important step… clean up! That’s why the sheet pan dinner might just be your brand new best friend.
Planning a sheet pan dinner is relatively easy – think about what foods can go in the oven together and you’ve got yourself a meal. I immediately gravitated towards chicken and began conjuring up ways to spice it up a bit. My first thought was onion and garlic because, honesty, they’re the start to just about every good meal. Cherry tomatoes were the next obvious choice… only because my mother-in-law had recently gifted us some from her garden. Chicken can be rather dull when it comes to appearances and the bright red hue of a tomato definitely helps brighten the scene. Plus, roasted cherry tomatoes are AH-MAZING! So much flavor its ridiculous.
After adding tomatoes to the mix, it seemed like the next obvious ingredient choice was a balsamic vinaigrette reduction – you know, just like you might with Bruschetta. Anyone else love Bruschetta? If a good thing works, don’t fix it. Just go with it. And add some deliciousness to your plate.
Finish off your dish with a little cheese of your choice – I topped mine with Parmesan because it was close by, but I think feta would be a great choice too.
Sheet pan dinners are your solution to solving your family dinner dilemma. http://t.co/iCeec0MkJa
— Around the Plate (@aroundtheplate) October 12, 2015
And of course, feel free to get creative with the vegetables you roast along side your chicken. You’re probably not surprised I went with sweet potatoes – neither am I!
What’s your favorite fast meal?