Simple, flavorful, and delicious this easy roasted chicken and broccoli sheet pan dinner is ready in 30 minutes or less. Seasoned with Herbes de Provence and olive oil, it’s a delicious THM S (and Deep S) weekday meal.
If you forgot to get one of these delicious low carb slow cooker recipes in your crock pot earlier, no worries! This easy Chicken and Broccoli Sheet Pan Dinner is done in about 30 minutes or less.
Simply season, spread on your baking sheet, and pop in the oven.
Best of all, this THM S meal is also suitable for Deep S. If you’re doing a Fuel Cycle or need to reset after hopping off the Trim Train, this easy meal is just the ticket.
Protein, pure, healthy fats, and ultra low carb veggies – that’s it! Super simple and delicious.
I used chicken tenders but boneless, skinless chicken thighs are a great choice as well.
What Do I Need To Make This Recipe?
You just need 5 simple, wholesome ingredients:
- Chicken – boneless is best for quick, even cooking of the whole meal as bone-in chicken takes longer to cook
- Broccoli florets – I use frozen but fresh works, too.
- Olive oil
- Herbes de Provence seasoning or seasoning blend of choice if you don’t have it
First, put half the oil, salt, and seasoning into a bowl and mix together. Add broccoli and stir well to coat as evenly as possible.
Next, drizzle the remaining oil, seasoning, and salt over the chicken and use your hands to rub it all over the chicken pieces.
Lay your chicken pieces on a baking sheet with space between them.
Finally, pour the broccoli around the chicken evenly and pop into the oven.
Bake for 22 minutes or until your chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165.
STONEWARE BAKING SHEET TIP: I love to use my stoneware baking sheet. To speed up the process of heating the baking sheet, I put it in the oven when I turn it on to preheat. Then, add whatever you’re baking and pop it back in the oven. The sheet is already hot so no extra baking time is needed.
What Does Herbes de Provence Taste Like?
If you’re not sure what Herbes de Provence even is, that’s OK. I used to not know either! It’s something I’ve wanted to try for a long time and when I stumbled across some at a store a while ago I bought it.
I was surprised to find it contained lavender! Apparently, Herbes de Provence originally referred to individual spices used in French Provencal cuisine, such as:
In the 1970’s, these herbs were packaged together and lavender was added. This was likely due to Americans associating Provence with lavender.
French lavender fields…wonderful for essential oils and soaps, right? But for eating?
Yes! The lavender is very subtle in this mixture…or should be, anyway. Too much lavender in food is not a good thing.
My specific Herbes de Provence mixture contains garlic, fennel, thyme, rosemary, oregano, marjoram, basil, sea salt, lemon peel, parsley, and lavender.
It has a garlicky, savory herb aroma with just a hint of lavender and tastes like it smells. Which is amazing!
If you’re curious about Herbes de Provence history, check out this article.
What If I Don’t Have Herbes de Provence?
If you don’t have any on hand or can’t find it in your store, here’s 2 options:
- Make your own with this recipe.
- Use your favorite seasonings or spice mix instead.
Since I tend to be a “dump cook” and just throw things together, I often sprinkle garlic powder, onion, powder, pepper, and paprika on everything.
If you feel more comfortable with actual measurements, try:
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 3/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
This won’t have the same flavor as Herbes de Provence but it’s delicious.
How To Fit This Low Carb Chicken and Broccoli Sheet Pan Dinner Into Your THM Meal Plan.
This easy sheet pan dinner is a THM S. It’s also Deep S compatible, especially if you drizzle some more olive oil over it before serving.
For a very satisfying meal, add a nice salad and a low carb side, such as my Buttery Garlic, Mushroom, and Chive Spaghetti Squash.
Can I Make This Suitable For THM E or FP Meals?
While I haven’t tried it, you could lighten this up for a THM E or FP meal by spritzing olive oil on the broccoli and chicken instead. I love this oil sprayer!
Then include a THM E fuel such as baked sweet potatoes or my Easy Herbed Quinoa or Brown Rice.
For a THM FP, remember to keep your protein serving to 3 or 4 ounces. Then include plenty of non-starchies. Bump up the broccoli and adjust the seasoning. Or, have a salad with my Easy Ranch Dressing (made FP style).
This recipe is easy to scale up, too. This makes enough for our family of 4 but if you have big eaters or a larger family, simply double the recipe or increase as needed.
Have you ever tried Herbes de Provence? Have you made sheet pan dinners?
- 8 chicken breast tenders (about 1.5 pounds)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 3 teaspoons herbes de provence seasoning
- 1 1/2 teaspoons high mineral salt
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- Preheat oven to 425 (if using a stoneware baking sheet, put it in the oven to preheat too).
- In a mixing bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon herbes de provence (or other seasoning) and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
- Add broccoli florets and stir to coat well.
- Coat chicken tenders with remaining oil, seasoning, and salt.
- Lay chicken tenders evenly spaced on baking sheet, then spread the broccoli around the chicken.
- Use a spatula to scrape out any remaining oil and seasoning onto the chicken and broccoli.
- Bake for 22 minutes or until chicken tenders reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
- If desired, drizzle more olive oil onto the chicken and broccoli when serving.
If you don’t have any herbes de provence on hand or can’t find it in your store, here’s 2 options:
- Make your own with this recipe.
- Use your favorite seasonings or spice mix.
Try 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 3/4 teaspoon paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225.4Total Fat: 8.3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5.8gCholesterol: 81.3mgSodium: 190.5mgCarbohydrates: 5.8gNet Carbohydrates: 3.1gFiber: 2.7gSugar: 2.7gProtein: 33.9g
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