Last updated August 24, 2020 by Lisa Richards, CNC

Sheet Pan Chicken

Sheet pan chicken with cabbage and green apples

This simple Sheet Pan Chicken recipe comes together quickly and all on one pan. Adding ingredients in stages allows for each to roast fully and brown nicely. The final addition of the sauce at the end gives it just enough time to become thick and rich.

Choose chicken thighs over breasts as they are more economical and more flavorful than chicken breasts. Baking the thighs with the skin on has a self-basting result, creating a meat that is juicy and tender.

In this recipe, we paired the chicken breasts with cabbage, red onion, and green apples. Green apples and berries are a low-sugar fruit that is acceptable in small amounts on low-carb diets like the Candida diet. When you include carbs in your diet, it’s always a good idea to pair them with fats and protein (like the chicken thighs and coconut milk in this recipe) to prevent your blood sugar from spiking.

This sheet pan chicken is the perfect dish for a family dinner and can be easily doubled or trebled when friends come to dinner. Enjoy 🙂

4.34 from 18 votes
Sheet pan chicken with cabbage and green apples
Sheet Pan Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Richards
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp. oil, such as olive or coconut, melted
  • 4 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 small head cabbage, between 1 to 2 lbs, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup red onion wedges
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. mustard powder
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • Fresh chopped parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F/218 degrees C.
  2. Drizzle 1 tablespoon oil over a rimmed sheet pan. Evenly space chicken thighs on prepared pan, season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste, then drizzle with another 1 tablespoon of oil. Roast chicken for 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven and nestle cabbage, red onion and apple wedges all around the chicken. Season cabbage, red onion and apple wedges with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste, then drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Return sheet pan to oven and roast for another 20 minutes, until chicken is golden and cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl add coconut milk, mustard powder and a pinch of salt and pepper, whisk to combine.
  4. Remove pan from oven, give vegetables a quick toss to ensure even browning. Pour coconut milk mixture over cabbage, red onion and apples only, then sprinkle with mustard seeds. Return sheet pan to oven and roast for 10 minutes, until coconut milk mixture has reduced and edges of cabbage wedges have browned. Serve immediately, garnished with chopped fresh parsley.

This sheet pan chicken is full of healthy fats and protein. It also has some complex carbs from the vegetables and the green apple.. It’s just the kind of filling, balanced, super-healthy meal that’s perfect for the Candida diet. Our Ultimate Candida Diet program contains more than 100 gluten-free, sugar-free recipes just like this, plus lots of valuable advice on symptoms, treatment options, and more. Find out more here.

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Comments

  1. Louise says:

    5 stars
    Thanks for this recipe-yum!

  2. Anna says:

    5 stars
    This is delicious! I’m on my second time making it & never thought I would enjoy cabbage so much. Are apples okay in a balanced meal such as how you described above or is this more of a Phase 2 type recipe?

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