Baked Curry Chicken Thighs Sheet Pan Dinner

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 servings
5 — Votes 3 votes

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This curried chicken sheet pan dinner features chicken thighs and carrots seasoned with curry powder and lime juice, then baked for a simple and flavorful meal!

Sheet Pan Curried Chicken

My latest spin on the sheet pan meal is this curried chicken sheet pan dinner! It is actually based on this DELISH curried roasted cauliflower from earlier in the year. After tasting that recipe, I knew that the mixture we used to coat the cauliflower would be just as amazing on chicken!

For this curried chicken sheet pan dinner you’ll quickly marinate some boneless, skinless chicken thighs in a flavorful mixture of coconut cream, lime juice, and curry powder. This marinade will give the chicken a ton of flavor and lock in it’s moisture. Next, you’ll toss some halved carrots with lime and cumin, then bake them for a few minutes ahead of the chicken, just to make sure we don’t end up with under-cooked carrots or overcooked chicken. Once the carrots have cooked a bit, you’ll add the chicken to the sheet pan, and bake for 30 minutes until everything just begins to brown. Finally, you’ll garnish with cilantro and chopped peanuts for a bit of extra crunch!

This curried chicken sheet pan dinner is great as is, but if you’d like to stretch it a little further, you could easily add more veggies to this meal (think cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes, or even bell peppers) and bake them at the same time you put in the carrots. For a little extra starch, you could also serve this alongside some white rice, it’s totally up to you!

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Curried Chicken Thigh Recipe Ingredients

Curried Chicken Marinade

This marinade is a mixture of coconut cream, lime juice, sea salt, curry powder, and garlic powder. It’s simple and so delicious!

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How to Make Baked Curry Chicken Thighs

This is a super simple recipe (as are most sheet pan dinners!). Here’s the full how-to:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Make the marinade – whisk together the ingredients for the chicken marinade, then place the chicken thighs in the marinade.
  3. Peel, cut, season, and bake the carrots – peel the carrots and then cut them in half lengthwise. Place the carrots on a rimmed baking sheet and toss them with ghee, lime juice, sea salt, cumin, and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Bake the chicken thighs – remove the carrots from the oven and place the chicken thighs on the baking sheet. Then return to the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Garnish and serve – remove the chicken and carrots from the oven, garnish with fresh cilantro, serve, and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions for Curried Baked Chicken

This sheet pan dinner is excellent (and filling) as is, but if you want to add another side, simple white rice is my personal preference. If you’re looking for a green veggie side, this simple arugula salad is a great choice!

Storing, Freezing, and Reheating Curried Chicken Thighs

Store your leftover curried chicken thighs and carrots in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To reheat, simply microwave an individual serving until warmed through!

Q Are chicken thighs better for curry?
A

I think so! We used chicken thighs in this recipe because they stay nice and moist once baked. You can absolutely use chicken breasts instead, though.

Q What is the difference between curry chicken and chicken curry?
A

Chicken curry is typically a soup-style meal served over rice, while this “curried chicken” is curry spice-coated chicken baked and served next to carrots!

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Sheet Pan Curried Chicken Thighs

By: Amber Link
5 — Votes 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Servings: 5 servings
This curried chicken sheet pan dinner features chicken thighs and carrots seasoned with curry powder and lime juice, then baked for a simple and flavorful meal!

Ingredients  

For the Chicken:

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 can’s worth of coconut cream from one can of coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice about one lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

For the Carrots:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Whisk together the ingredients for the chicken marinade, then place the chicken thighs in the marinade.
  • Peel the carrots and cut in half lengthwise. Place carrots on a rimmed baking sheet and toss with ghee, lime juice, sea salt, cumin, and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the carrots from the oven and place the chicken thighs on the baking sheet. Return to the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove chicken and carrots from oven, garnish with fresh cilantro, and serve!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Sheet Pan Curried Chicken Thighs
Amount per Serving
Calories
241
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
0.02
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
91
mg
30
%
Sodium
 
551
mg
24
%
Potassium
 
775
mg
22
%
Carbohydrates
 
8
g
3
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
30
g
60
%
Vitamin A
 
10251
IU
205
%
Vitamin C
 
8
mg
10
%
Calcium
 
38
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe Notes

For low FODMAP: omit the garlic powder.
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  1. Allison G says

    Allison G —  01/11/2020 At 18:12

    5 stars
    Big hit at our house, super easy to get on the table and great flavors! I try new recipes all the time, but my husband specifically asked I print this one out and make it again, haha!

  2. Joni says

    Joni —  11/18/2021 At 06:13

    5 stars
    This was my first time cooking with the coconut and curry combo, but it won’t be the last. Thank you for this tasty, one pan recipe!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  11/18/2021 At 14:23

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Joni! Such a yummy combo!