Sheet Pan Chicken and Asparagus

Sheet Pan Chicken and Asparagus is a healthy dinner the whole family will love! A sweet, garlic chili marinade is what gives this dinner its flavor. After marinating, this chicken dinner is ready in just 20 minutes!

Sheet pan dinners for the win!!! We love these easy dinner recipes so much, we have a few different favorites that we like making. Try this delicious Steak Sheet Pan Dinner and this comfort food winner, Sheet Pan Chicken Murphy!

chicken and asparagus on a sheet pan

A Healthy Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe!

One of the easiest ways to get my kids to eat vegetables is to roast them. Roasting brings out all the sweetness a vegetable has to offer and thankfully, it also seems like the easiest way to make them.

We love making sheet pan dinners like this Sheet Pan Chicken and Asparagus because they are so easy to make and everyone loves them! You can swap out the vegetables in this sheet pan dinner if you don’t like asparagus, too. Try broccoli, cauliflower, green beans or even a combination of a few different vegetables.

The key to this easy chicken dinner is marinating the chicken ahead of time, that’s what gives it all the flavor!

chicken and asparagus sheet pan dinner

Ingredients For This Sweet Chili Chicken Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons garlic
  • 2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh black pepper

Just a few ingredients go into this marinade, but this marinade recipe is so flavorful you’re going to be using it on so much more than just this Sheet Pan Chicken and Asparagus recipe!

marinade for chicken sheet pan dinner

We like to marinate this chicken overnight but at least 4 hours will give you some flavor. After the chicken has marinated, dry off most of the marinade with paper towels so that the chicken gets a nice sear on the sheet pan.

chicken marinating for sheet pan chicken

For this recipe we’re using fresh asparagus, which also gets tossed into the marinade at the last minute, right before roasting. The asparagus doesn’t have to marinate, just a quick toss in the marinade will give it tons of flavor.

Now it’s time to get this sheet pan dinner into the oven! Start by cooking the chicken first and then adding the asparagus during the last five minutes of cooking time. The chicken pieces will get a beautiful sear on them that makes them so addicting.

sheet pan chicken and asparagus dinner

What Can I Serve With This Sheet Pan Chicken and Asparagus?

One of the things I love about sheet pan dinners is that it’s pretty much an all in one dinner. Really no sides are needed, but side dishes are always welcome!

chicken sheet pan and asparagus dinner recipe

Can I Use Something Instead Of Chicken In This Sheet Pan Dinner?

Of course! Try using turkey or pork instead of chicken, or even chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. Looking for a seafood spin? Shrimp would be amazing in place of the chicken, but cut down on the marinating time if you’re switching to seafood.

Just 30 minutes will be sufficient for marinating most seafood. Scallops and salmon would also be super delicious in this sheet pan dinner recipe!

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Sheet Pan Lemon Garlic Chicken and Asparagus close up in pan

Sheet Pan Chicken and Asparagus

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Marinating: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

This Sheet Pan Chicken & Asparagus recipe is on the table in no time! Just marinate the chicken for a few hours and dinner is ready in 15-min.



  • 2 pounds chicken breast, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • For the Marinade:
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Place the ingredients for the marinade into a bowl and whisk together. Pour half of the marinade over the chicken to marinate and reserve half for later. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Dry as much marinade off the chicken as possible and place on a sheet pan that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. Cook the chicken for 10-12 minutes, turning the pieces halfway though, and then remove from the oven.
  4. Toss the asparagus in about 1/4 cup of the marinade then place on the sheet pan with the chicken.
  5. Cook the chicken and asparagus for another 5 minutes, then remove from the oven, toss and serve.
  6. If you have any reserved marinade left, you can drizzle a little over the warm chicken and vegetables before serving.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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