One Pan Garlic Ranch Chicken and Veggies
Crisp-tender chicken baked to absolute perfection with roasted carrots and potatoes – all cooked in a single pan!
With my upcoming cookbook coming Fall 2016, I have been very short on time for anything and everything so I am in need of all shortcuts, like this one pan meal.
Now this isn’t your ordinary one pan dish where your main entree comes together in a single pan. Nope, this one pan meal actually has everything you need, including your veggie side dish. And with Hidden Valley’s Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix, the ingredient list is super short, and packed with tons of flavor.
I should also mention that this is not a sponsored post. I just really love the Ranch seasoning mix.
Now the chicken is lightly coated with brown sugar – just a single teaspoon per chicken thigh – giving you that hint of sweetness with the savory seasonings of Ranch. And when coupled with the tender roasted veggies, it is absolute perfection. And you only need one. single. pan.
Done and done.
Crisp-tender chicken baked to absolute perfection with roasted carrots and potatoes - all cooked in a single pan!
- 8 teaspoons brown sugar, divided
- 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
- 16 ounces baby red potatoes, halved
- 16 ounces baby peeled carrots
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 (1-ounce) package Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
- Using your fingers, work the brown sugar, about 1 teaspoon per thigh, onto both sides of the chicken.
- Place chicken, potatoes and carrots in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Ranch Seasoning and garlic; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Place into oven and roast until the chicken is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 25-30 minutes.* Then broil for 2-3 minutes, or until caramelized and slightly charred.
- Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
*Cooking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the potatoes and carrots.
Why It’s A Smart Choice
To get all the nutrients your body needs throughout the day, it is important to eat a variety of food. This meal has meat, veggies, and starch all in one! Serve with a glass of milk (or alternative) for a complete, balanced meal.
Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.