Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Broccoli

This healthy Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Broccoli made with a light garlic butter sauce may just be my new favorite sheet pan meal. It’s got everything I love – perfectly roasted chicken, crispy potato wedges, and roasted broccoli all cooked on the same pan for easy cleanup. 

Chicken and potatoes are a staple in almost every household but it can quickly get boring. Plain chicken breast, a simple baked potato, and maybe a steamed veggie or salad. It’s easy and healthy, but let’s be honest, it isn’t the most exciting dinner. That’s where this recipe comes in. It takes all the elements of a classic chicken, potato, and vegetable dinner but makes it something you will crave. Let’s be real, everything tastes better when it is covered in a rich garlic butter sauce and roasted to bring out all the flavors.

Chicken and potatoes with broccoli on a silver baking sheet with minced garlic.

It’s also the type of meal that is easy to pull off on a busy weeknight without the need to get out a million pans or worry about timing out a bunch of separate dishes. From start to finish, you can make the whole dish in 30-40 minutes depending on how quickly you can chop. You can always use chopped bagged broccoli and smaller chicken breasts or cutlets to speed things up.

Since chicken, potatoes, and broccoli don’t cook in the same amount of time, it’s important to start by roasting the potatoes. You will want to cut them into fairly small wedges so they don’t take hours in the oven. Usually, I get 8-10 wedges per potato by simply cutting the potato in half lengthwise and then cutting the halves into 4-5 wedges. Those will cook for about fifteen minutes on their own before you add the chicken and broccoli. Doing this ensures you get crispy, fully cooked potatoes without ending up with dry, overcooked chicken. 

Now let’s talk about the sauce for this chicken and potatoes for a moment. The secret to getting tons of flavor without having to use tons of oil or butter is to use chicken broth. It will add a nice, rich flavor to the whole dish. And when it is paired with lots of freshly chopped garlic and herbs from the Italian seasoning, it becomes something rich and magical. 

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