In this healthy sheet-pan chicken recipe, meaty bone-in chicken thighs and broccoli florets are tossed with sesame oil and roasted on the same pan for a delicious and easy dinner with minimal cleanup. While the chicken and broccoli cook, whip together the simple scallion-ginger sauce. The sauce would also be wonderful spooned over salmon, tofu or grain bowls; it is easily doubled or tripled!

Carolyn Casner
Source:, April 2019




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Instructions Checklist
  • Place a large rimmed baking sheet in the oven. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Combine broccoli, 1 tablespoon sesame oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss chicken with the remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in another bowl.

  • Place the chicken skin-side-down in a single layer on one side of the preheated pan. Roast for 15 minutes. Turn the chicken over and add the broccoli to the other side of the pan. Continue cooking, turning the broccoli halfway through, until the chicken is just cooked through and the broccoli is tender, 20 to 25 minutes more.

  • Meanwhile, heat a small skillet over medium-high heat until almost smoking. Add avocado oil, scallion, ginger, vinegar and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring, for 15 seconds. Remove from heat.

  • Serve the chicken and broccoli drizzled with the scallion-ginger sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

422 calories; protein 36.5g 73% DV; carbohydrates 8.2g 3% DV; dietary fiber 3.7g 15% DV; sugars 2.2g; fat 27.5g 42% DV; saturated fat 5.4g 27% DV; cholesterol 114.8mg 38% DV; vitamin a iu 4387.5IU 88% DV; vitamin c 133.3mg 222% DV; folate 114.4mcg 29% DV; calcium 102mg 10% DV; iron 3.4mg 19% DV; magnesium 69.4mg 25% DV; potassium 723mg 20% DV; sodium 716.5mg 29% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 19% DV.

Reviews (5)

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious and easy! I used boneless skinless thighs and drained juice before adding broccoli...I ll definitely be making this often! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made the recipe just as printed. It came out perfectly and we thought it was great. Really easy and an excellent way to use all the broccoli from our CSA farm share. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
The chicken and broccoli were fine - simply seasoned and roasted. But the scallion-ginger "sauce" was nothing more than oil with some herbs in it. While it tasted ok it made the dish greasy. Perhaps some hoisin or some other true sauce added could help this. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious and easy. I added carrots and whole peeled garlic cloves to the broccoli. I lined my baking sheet with parchment for easy clean up. I also started my chicken at 450 turning it down to 425 at the 15 minute mark and added my veggies. Perfect weeknight meal! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Super tasty! I would make this recipe again. I didn't have avocado oil so I use olive oil. Read More