sheet pan cilantro lime chicken

and veggies
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons honey warmed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1-2 lbs. sweet potatoes (about 2 cups), peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 3 scallions, chopped for serving

CILANTRO YOGURT SAUCE

  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup packed cilantro, chopped
  • ½ lime, zest and juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ jalapeño , seeded and roughly chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat the oven 425°F. Use a nonstick sheet pan or line with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a small saucepan combine 3 tablespoons honey, ¼ cup oil, 2 teaspoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, 1 clove minced garlic and 1 teaspoon ground ginger. Warm over low heat whisking until fully combined. Remove from heat and stir in 2 tablespoons cilantro and juice from 1 lime.
  • Evenly space 2 lbs. chicken, 2 cut sweet potatoes, and 2 cups cauliflower on the sheet tray. Drizzle the warmed spice mixture over top tossing with tongs to completely coat.
  • Transfer the chicken and veggies to the oven for 20 minutes. Turn the broiler on high and cook for 5 minutes more or until the chicken is browned and the sweet potatoes and cauliflower are tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender or small food processor, add ¾ cup yogurt, ¼ cup cilantro, zest and juice from 1 lime, 1 clove garlic, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon chili powder and ½ chopped  jalapeño (if using). Blend until smooth.
  • Serve the chicken and veggies drizzled with cilantro yogurt sauce, and garnish with 3 chopped scallions.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

  • Serve with a grain like my favorite 10 minute farro or wild rice and a simple green salad to complete this meal.

SWAP SUGGESTIONS

  • Protein: Swap chicken thighs for chicken breasts. Just increase the cooking time by 5 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 165° F. Or swap pork tenderloin and cook until its internal temperature reads 145°F.
  • Vegetarian: Instead of using chicken in this recipe, double the cauliflower.

MAKE AHEAD

  • Prepare Cilantro Yogurt Sauce and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Pre-cut sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and scallions; store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 628mg | Potassium: 1036mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 21760IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3mg