No two ways about it; we’re not the only ones completely over the moon with this one-pan dinner idea. In fact, our CHICKEN PICCATA SHEET PAN DINNER was a huge hit on a recent media tour and a fully booked VIRTUAL CLASS. Best of all, our families and friends love it so much, we’re making it at least once a week. That all means this chicken dinner recipe sure is a winner.
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Let’s make our fabulous CHICKEN PICCATA SHEET PAN DINNER:
One look at the photo of the ingredients you’ll need and it’s obvious that we’re thinking fresh! We’re so pleased with the way this mélange of fresh veggies, herbs and citrus worked some serious magic with the light and dark chicken meat. When sourcing your ingredients, try to purchase locally grown organics as they are more flavourful. You will taste a difference when you use them.
Tossing the chicken with butter, pieces of lemon and our secret ingredient, white balsamic vinegar is easy. That said, a few of the friends who signed up for the online cooking class mentioned they had difficulty finding it. Although available online (link to purchase below), feel free to swap the white balsamic for regular balsamic. It’s a little less sweet but will still work perfectly in this recipe. Another optional trick is to add a little chicken broth in your marinade if you like a lot of sauce.
In crafting this recipe, we were faced with having to choose what vegetables might work best with this method of preparation. We could have used cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, peppers plus a number of other delicious and healthy options, but in the end cherry tomatoes and beans were it. We’re so pleased with the results. The tomatoes get blistered and juicy while the beans stay crunchy but add that striking colour and flavour.
REQUEST – Please try the recipe as-is. If you’re looking for variety, leave that to us. We already have other sheet pan dinner ideas in the works. Stay tuned!
The flavour enhancements for this recipe ensure this chicken dish mirrors a classic piccata recipe, so lemons, capers and garlic get the final flourish along with fresh thyme. If you’re reading the instructions thinking “That’s a lot of garlic, Nik!”, I have one thing that comes to mind, “It’s barely enough!” Lol! This recipe is all about those enhancements – add more with confidence.
SHEET PAN FAN
I’m converted, I’m a believer, I’m now gunning for top position at the Sheet Pan Dinner Fan Club (can you imagine if there is one?!) The process takes all the work out of meal planning but the results are what stand out most. Everything spread out and cooked to perfection on a sheet pan. Oh, and the fact that you can serve right from it… we love it!
Serving this meal only works if you keep everything else simple. Carol and I are split between steamed white or brown rice and a simple pasta or noodle dish on the side. Having a nice chilled Pinot Grigio at the ready, if you’re so inclined, will work really well too.
CHICKEN PICCATA SHEET PAN DINNER is easy and delicious – WE LOVE IT!