Sheet Pan Paprika Chicken

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Sheet Pan Paprika Chicken is a flavorful healthy meal all made on one pan and ready in just 40 minutes.

Paprika Chicken on a sheet pan

School is out and summer is finally here but with all your free time, you want to spend it outside and with the family instead of slaving over a hot stove or cleaning up millions of pots and pans. Am I right? That’s when easy meals like this Sheet Pan Paprika Chicken come in handy.

Plate of Paprika Chicken

Sheet pan meals aren’t just for busy weekday school nights. Honestly, every day is busy and when it’s not, I just want a chance to catch my breath and watch a little Netflix. Ha! But really, sheet pan meals are the best!

Sheet Pan Paprika Chicken

How do you make Sheet Pan Paprika Chicken?

The first step is to chop up your veggies. For this recipe you’ll be using Yukon gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, and sweet onions. This combination is money! But really, how can you go wrong with sweet potatoes? They add the perfect sweetness to this smoky paprika chicken.

Make sure your vegetables are no bigger than about 3/4-inch pieces so they’ll be done cooking when your chicken is cooked through.

Once your veggies are cut, throw them on the pan, drizzle them with oil and season with garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss the vegetables with your hands and get everything nice and coated, and then spread them out leaving 4 open spots on the pan for your chicken.

Sheet Pan Paprika Chicken

To prep your chicken, you’ll first want to pound each breast to about 3/4 inch thickness. If the chicken is all the same thickness, it will all be done at the same time.

Then make the sauce by combining oil, smoked paprika (though sweet or regular work too), garlic, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Rub this delicious goodness on both sides of the chicken and then place on the baking sheet. Pop the pan in the oven, and 30 minutes later you’re ready to sit down with the family to a delicious dinner.

Paprika Chicken with Vegetables

Can I prepare Sheet Pan Paprika Chicken ahead of time?

Of course! This recipe is perfect for meal prepping to have on hand for busy nights or to take to work for lunch. If you want to feed you family and have leftovers for meal prep, feel free to make a second pan of it at the same time.

Plate of Paprika Chicken

Here are a few more easy chicken recipes you might enjoy:

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Sheet Pan Paprika Chicken

Paprika chicken and vegetables made on a sheet pan!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 504kcal
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, paprika, sheet pan


  • 16 ounces boneless chicken breasts sliced in half
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed and divided
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 medium yukon gold potatoes, diced
  • 1 medium sweet potato, diced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place vegetables on a large sheet pan. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon garlic, salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Toss until everything is coated.
  • In a small dish, mix together 2 tablespoons olive oil, paprika, 2 cloves garlic, mustard, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt, and black pepper. Spread over both sides of chicken breasts and then make space for them on the pan of vegetables. Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is done. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1326mg | Potassium: 1370mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 6990IU | Vitamin C: 29.5mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 8.6mg
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  • Claudia wrote:

    I absolutely cannot stand mustard … there anything I can use instead such as mayo?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      I’m not sure- you might try Googling subs for Dijon in recipes and see what recommendations are!