Meal Prep Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken

sheet pan lemon chicken meal prep

Meal prep lemon chicken with carrots and potatoes is an easy, healthy meal prep recipe that will help you get through busy weeks! (gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free)


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons, 1 juiced and 1 thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 1/2 pounds new potatoes, quartered
  • 5 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch coins (about 1 pound)
  • 2 medium parsnips, cut into 1/2-inch coins (about 1/2 pound)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 ̊F. Coat a sheet pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add the chicken, potatoes, carrots, and parsnips to the dressing and toss to coat.
  4. Gently pour the vegetables and chicken onto the prepared baking sheet, making sure they are in a single layer. Top with the lemon slices. Place in the oven and roast for 40 to 45 minutes until the chicken reaches a minimum internal cooking temperature of 165 ̊F.
  5. Into each of 4 containers, scoop about 2 cups of chicken and vegetables.
  6. Storage: Place airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. To freeze, place freezer-safe containers in the freezer for up to 2 months. To defrost, refrigerate overnight. To reheat individual portions, microwave uncovered on high for 2 to 2 1⁄2 minutes.


TOBY’S TIP: To minimize food waste, add leftover vegetables like carrots, beets, or Brussels sprouts to this mix.

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