Today I’ll be sharing a 5-ingredient baked sheet pan chicken recipe that makes a nice and easy low carb meal that your whole family will love. Not only is this chicken meal incredibly delicious, it’s also super healthy as well. As the name of the recipe would suggest, you only need a few simple ingredients to prepare this meal — chicken breasts, feta cheese, and a few choice low carb veggie options. If you’ve been looking for a satisfying chicken meal that offers plenty of protein and flavor while keeping the carbs to a minimum, this is the recipe you need. Not only is this recipe low carb and high in protein, but it’s also an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting antioxidants which makes it a perfect for a healthy family dinner.
A Small Amount of Ingredients Pays Off in a Big Way for an Easy Dinner
Everyone in my family knows how much I absolutely love chicken — I could seriously live off nothing but chicken every day for the rest of my life if I had to. For this particular recipe, you’ll be using 1 ½ pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts that have been cut into one inch pieces and then arranging them on a sheet pan. You’ll also be cutting your zucchini and bell peppers into the same size and arranging them on the sheet as well. These two veggie options are a perfect choice to pair with your chicken because they’re low carb, they taste great, and they’re incredibly nutritious.
Zucchini in particular is a fantastic vegetable to use when making all kinds of different low carb recipes. What it lacks in carb content, it more than makes up for by offering a solid mix of potassium, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, vitamin A, and calcium. Zucchini is also rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help to lower your risk of disease. (1) The two bell peppers are also incredibly nutrient-dense options as well. Just 100 grams of bell peppers provides a whopping 134% of your recommended daily vitamin C intake, along with a few other essential nutrients. In addition, bell peppers are another excellent source of antioxidants, which helps to keep disease at bay and further increases the nutritional value of this recipe. (2)
You’re going to want to season your chicken breasts with a bit of salt and pepper before drizzling them with olive oil and tossing to combine. Aside from coconut oil, olive oil is my go to choice of oil when preparing all of my low carb meals. Ever since I started paying more attention to the foods that I eat, I’ve realized that olive oil belongs in pretty much everybody’s kitchen — so long as you’re buying real extra virgin olive oil. The heart healthy fats in olive oil don’t just taste great when used for making low carb recipes — they also play a significant role in helping to prevent cardiovascular disease. (3)
After baking your chicken and veggies for about 25 minutes, remove the sheet pan from the oven and add the kalamata olives before topping with four ounces of crumbled feta cheese. I absolutely love making this meal for my family because it’s so quick and easy to make but still results in a high quality, healthy meal. I’m sure you’re going to love it!
5-Ingredient Baked Sheet Pan Chicken – Low Carb Family-Friendly Meal
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
¼ cup olive oil
1 ½ pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 pound zucchini, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled
1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives
salt, black pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Add the chicken, zucchini and bell peppers to a large sheet pan.
- Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Drizzle with olive oil and toss to combine.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through or until the chicken is fully cooked.
- Remove from the oven.
- Add the olives.
- Top with feta cheese and serve.