Sheet Pan dinners are quick and easy. There are so many different combinations you can try. This is a combination of a couple of different recipes. It has Mediterranean flavors with the mellow feta cheese and balsamic glaze. The pomegranate seeds give it a sweet/tart tang. When the feta bakes, it mellows out the flavor. Choose the vegetables you prefer or have on hand.
If you prefer a vegetarian option-leave out the chicken, add a can of drained garbanzo or cannellini beans. You could also add Extra Firm Tofu chunks.
1 block of feta cheese (don’t use pre-crumbled)
1 – 2 onions chopped
1 bell pepper (red or yellow)
1 bunch fresh broccoli or broccolini
2 boneless chicken breast cut into chunks
1 pack of cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes (slice in half if large)
Kalamata Olives-12 olives or to taste
Pomegranate Seeds 2 ounces (additional for serving)
1/4 cup Chicken or vegetable stock (optional)
Extra Version Olive Oil
4 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons basil
2 tablespoons oregano
3 grinds of the salt grinder 1 teaspoons or so
4 grinds of pepper (2 teaspoons or so)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray a sheet pan with cooking spray.
Spread the vegetables evenly on the pan. Break up the feta into small chunks. Spread them around, nestle them into the vegetables. Add olives spreading them around. Place the chicken chunks on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle liberally with olive oil. Add the spices. Sprinkle the balsamic glaze on top. Add the pomegranate seeds all over. You can add the stock before the oil if you want a more gravy like consistency. I made it without the stock. Bake in a preheated 350 oven. Check every 20 minutes to make sure it doesn’t burn. Check the temperature of the chicken. It should be 165.
Leave out the chicken. Use vegetable stock if desired. (I didn’t use it). Add a cup of cooked garbanzo or cannellini beans. (Or a drained can). You could also add chunks of Extra Firm Tofu. Follow baking instructions, checking frequently for the vegetables to be tender.
Serve with extra balsamic glaze and pomegranate seeds. A baked potato, soup or salad all can go well with it. Enjoy!