One dish is all it takes to create this spice-rubbed sheet pan chicken dinner. Easy to make, even easier to clean up, with delicious results.
The world of meat cookery can often be a complex place. Overnight marinades. Extended waits while the grill heats up. Smoking a brisket for 16 hours. You get the drift. When the opportunity presents itself to create an uber tasty all-in-one meal with barely any prep time, you take it! It’s all about balance, really.
Sheet pan dinners are a great solution to those who are adverse to effort. It’s a one pan/dish meal that can be set and left to it’s own devices in the oven. You can also recreate this recipe easily in a smoker or pellet grill, for another layer of flavor. For this sheet pan chicken dinner recipe I used a whole chicken, because I like giving my diners the option of white or dark meat. To save yourself even more time, you could just substitute the whole chicken for thigh pieces, which stay nice and juicy while roasting.
Gerber kitchen shears: These shears are essential if you plan to break down a whole chicken. They make the job far easier and less perilous if you’re not confident with a chef’s knife. They come apart easily for cleaning, which means you can get into all the tough areas to ensure they are thoroughly cleaned and sterile.
Hardcore Carnivore Red: this is the rub I used on my chicken. No surprises there, considering it’s my own brand! You can use any preferred rub for this recipe, but I do recommend something that has a lovely bright Red color to help with final appearance.