With half the butter and fat WITHOUT compromising on a buttery flavour, this Sheet Pan Garlic Herb Butter Chicken is a complete sheet pan chicken dinner with roasted potatoes and green beans!
Believe it or not, this Sheet Pan Garlic Herb Butter Chicken recipe is low in fat and absolutely incredible. So buttery with so much flavour, it TASTES so sinful yet contains half the fat of a regular butter sauce that no one knows the difference! Only you….*Insert evil laugh*
I absolutely love sheet pan dinners. Throwing chicken dinners together on a sheet pan to feed the family dinners like this Sheet Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken Milanese, or this Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Cordon Bleu & Dijon Cream Sauce couldn’t be easier! The best part about sheet pan meals is turning them into meal prep, like this Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe! Store any leftovers into one serve size into airtight containers and you have lunch for the next few days!
Do you see how buttery this looks? ↓ The MOST perfect garlic herb butter sauce for chicken without worrying about squeezing into your jeans afterwards.
How To Make Garlic Herb Butter Sauce With Half The Fat
Every weekend, we have a Garlic Herb Butter Roast Chicken on the table. That chicken was the inspiration for this sheet pan dinner!
But, how is it possible to create a buttery sauce with half the butter, you may be asking? The secret lies in YOUR very on kitchen cupboards or refrigerators.
- Butter: yes you do still need some butter ✔︎
- Garlic: of course there’s garlic ✔︎
- Herbs: rosemary, thyme and parsley ✔︎✔︎✔︎ (or use what YOU like)
- And the magic ingredient: chicken broth OR stock! YES! It absolutely works. You get ALL the buttery flavours from the butter continuing its flavours through the broth with only HALF THE FAT, without compromising ANY of the classic buttery flavour!
Sheet Pan Garlic Herb Butter Chicken & Potatoes is a win win!
In three easy steps… you can roast / bake your chicken breasts and potatoes and just KNOW the flavours are going to be incredible!
- Combine butter, garlic, herbs and broth
- Pour over chicken and potatoes
4. Make sure everything is seasoned well before cooking.
I added green beans in the last 15 minutes of cooking time to add more veggies on our plates. Make sure you give them a toss through the sauce and then the pan juices to get flavour onto them too, and don’t forget to season them with salt and pepper.
You can also replace the green beans with:
- snow peas
The options are endless!
And just like that, dinner is served. Perfectly cooked and juicy garlic herb butter chicken breasts with soft and fluffy crispy roast potatoes and green beans.
Sheet Pan Garlic Herb Butter Chicken & Potatoes
Sheet Pan Garlic Herb Butter Chicken & Potatoes
- 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth or stock
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (reduced fat or light butter if counting calories/fat)
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic (or 4 cloves)
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to your tastes)
- Fresh ground black pepper, to season
- 4 x 5 ounce | 150 grams boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 pound (500 grams) baby potatoes, peeled and quartered into 1-inch pieces (Yukon gold or White Carisma Potatoes work the best)
- 1 pound (500 grams) green beans (or asparagus)
- Preheat oven to 200°C | 400°F. Lightly grease a baking tray / sheet with cooking oil spray, or a light coating of oil. Set aside.
- Combine together the butter, broth (or stock), garlic, parsley, thyme and rosemary together in a bowl.
- Place chicken on the baking sheet and arrange the potatoes all around the chicken. Toss 1/2 cup of sauce through the chicken and potatoes, and season well with salt and pepper. Lightly spray all over with olive oil spray or cooking oil spray.
- Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or when potatoes just start to become golden.
- Carefully remove baking tray from the oven and flip each chicken breast. Move the potatoes to one side and place the green beans around the chicken on the other side of the baking sheet. Pour the remaining garlic herb butter sauce over the beans, toss well and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through (no longer pink in the middle) and potatoes are for tender.
- Broil (or grill) for 2-3 minutes until chicken is golden and potatoes crisp.
- Sprinkle with fresh chopped herbs (optional), and serve immediately with pan juices.
This was very good! The whole family enjoyed! Next time I will double the butter and herb mixture as I used the whole thing on just the chicken and potatoes. I ended up tossing the green beans in olive oil and just sprinkling some of the leftover herbs and salt and pepper. They turned out great! Also, I think the timing’s a little off. May have been bc our potatoes are cut a little larger. Next time I’ll start the potatoes 1st for about 5 mins. In addition, we like our beans cooked a little more, so put the beans in at the same time as the chicken. Thank you for this yummy, 1 pan (2 pan for me) meal!!
Outstanding recipe! I am disabled but love to cook meals for my family, I can not thank you enough for this simple recipe with lots of flavor! My husband loves it, my son gobbled it up. I had to tell my son to slow down. Lol Thanks again.
Chelle Roman says
Winner winner chicken dinner! I rarely review recipes because I always change this and that but I pretty much had everything on hand (I did sub the green beans for asparagus), and it was awesome! I have three particular eaters (husband and two boys) and everyone cleaned their plates. It was fast, easy, minimal clean up, and I have almost everything on hand pretty much always. Definitely adding this to the weeknight rotation!
So easy and delicious. I used broccoli this time! (I actually liked it better than the green beans)! This is a go-to. Thank you!
My only regret was not making more. So simple and yummy! Thanks!
I just mde this for my semi-picky family and everyone raved about it! It has so much flavor. Winner winner chicken dinner!
delicious! a definite keeper!!!
I was going to make this for dinner but I don’t have any chicken broth. Could I just use extra butter? Looks delicious!
This recipe looks and sounds lovely, i’m going to try it this week. Could I cook it without herbs? Also could I use clover for the butter please or does it need to be block butter?
Is there a substitute for butter? We are dairy free? Could I use olive oil or avocado oil?
Jamie L Hamlin says
My family loved this recipe. I did double
the “sauce” due to adding in carrots and additional potatoes. Carrots were an awesome addition!
M. Helmsderfer says
Do you think this would turn out just as great of cooked on the pampered chef baking stone?
Terrific idea for dinner and incredibly flexible. The temps and times made for absolutely perfect chicken breast and potatoes. Will definitely use this method again!
Can I substitute dry herbs for the fresh ones? I have almost all the ingredients already except fresh herbs
You can always use dried herbs. Just be sure to convert the amounts. (learn how here)
Made it tonight and followed your directions. It was awesome!
Tina Todd says
I made the Sheet Pan Garlic Herb Butter Chicken & Potatoes for dinner last night and it was amazing!!! I will definately be making this again. I even gave the receipe to a friendto try. Would love more sheet pan meal recipes. I like that it didn’t take a long time to make and healthier than some other dinners that I have made. Can’t wait to see more recipes.
Wow this recipe is DELISH!!! I didn’t have any fresh herbs on hand, so I used a little less of the dry version. It tasted fantastic! I will also have to try it with fresh herbs once I start growing them this summer. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes.
OMG! So delicious and easy to prepare. A keeper for sure. everyone loved it.
I first discovered your recipes on Instagram and have been a big fan of yours for a while now! I just made this tonight (with a few minor modifications) for my husband and I, and we both loved it! I look forward to trying out different recipes of yours in the future. Thank you so much! 😀
i made this for my boyfriend; and he LOVED it. He had 3 plates by himself!
The sauce for this is so easy and quick to make. The whole recipe was easy
and scrumptious; the chicken comes out so tender and bursting with flavor.
I had to cook mine a bit longer; we have an older stove so it took a bit
longer the 2nd time you pop it in the oven.
I will 100% recommend this recipe & want to make this again!
Im assuming the chicken needs to be thawed?
Max Lerner says
This was so easy and delicious! I made it for the whole family and everyone loved it!
Inaara Ali says
Hello, I do not have the spray is that okay?
Hi Inaara, you can grease your pan lightly with a coat of oil and paper towel.
Great recipe! Delicious! My 9 year old begged for the leftovers.
This recipe is in my oven right now smells amazing can’t wait to try
Looking to make this for tomorrow nights dinner. Trying to do low carb, so out of curiosity do you know what the carb count would be if I skipped the potatoes? I think my math shows about 8-10g but wasn’t sure if you knew? If not I still plan to make it, shouldn’t be too high. Thanks!
Yes, you are welcome to skip the potatoes.
CINDY VANDERZALM says
Try subbing the potatoes with cauliflower…so yummy!
And whole cloves of garlic.
Heather Beattie says
Mmm… Yummy herb garlic butter chicken and potatoes. Subbed for sweet potatoes (cubed) since its all I had on hand and it still worked beautifully. Thanks for the great recipe… 5 year old gobbled up his “healthy chicken”!
I tried this recipe but the chicken did not brown at all! Can you tell me what I did wrong lol I am new to cooking so maybe just messed something up
Jamie L Hamlin says
Need to broil it for about 3-5 minutes
Food porn!! ; )
Why do your emails always make me drool?!? : D
Rob Jacobds says
Wow, that was amazing. Took no time at all to prepare and turned out like a lovely roast chicken dinner (maybe I broiled it a bit too much).
Will definitely be doing this one again.
Kimberly R says
Oh boy, I really enjoyed this meal, it was easy to prepare, tasted great, and I lined the sheet pan with foil, so clean up was a snap!
That is so great to hear and just what I was hoping for! Thank you so much for sharing!
Marita Gaudini says
Yum. I made this tonight and it was deLISH! Thanks for a great recipe.
That is great to hear! I am so glad that you loved it and it was great for everyone! Thank you for sharing and following along with me!
I made the Sheet Pan Garlic Herb Butter Chicken & Potatoes for dinner tonight and it was absolutely delicious. I only had chicken thighs so that is what I used instead of the chicken breasts. I followed the recipe to a T and had rave reviews. Will be making this often.
Doretha Hawkins says
I tried to order the cookbook, along with the extra four books, that were offered yesterday, Thursday, January 25. I was able to fill out the order form with all my credit card information, then the page went away before I could complete and submit the form. I tried again and the same thing happened. This was during the time the book was on sale for $27. I think that was the amount. This concerned me greatly, as my credit card information was there and 2 times the page went away before I could complete my order. I would very much appreciate you looking into this matter on my behalf. Along with my concern over the card, I really wanted the books. Thank you.
Tymeron Smith says
I apologize for this! I am so sorry. I will be looking into this and helping you as much as I can. Thank you for letting me know!
Hi Karina, Thanks for the great recipe! We were able to easily divide the recipe since it’s just the two of us. Easy to make and quick cleanup was a bonus. We’ll definitely make it again.
Tymeron Smith says
That is great to hear! Thanks so much for sharing!! XOXO
Hi Karina! I really enjoyed the honey mustard chicken recipe in one pan. You have so many awesome recipes, I don’t know where to start! Which would you say are your top 10 most popular ones? 😀