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Five Spice Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Need more weeknight-friendly dinner options? This five spice chicken sheet pan dinner is so delicious and easy, we guarantee it’ll become the new standard for weeknight dinners.


Five Spice Sheet Pan Dinner With Cabbage And Carrots on a baking sheet with a serving spoon

A Simple and Satisfying Five Spice Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Our New Year’s resolution here at The Modern Proper is to help you find new ways to fall in love with cooking! Whether you’re burned out from the sub-par spaghetti you’ve made a hundred times and are looking for something new, or maybe just on the hunt for a quick and delicious weeknight meal, this five spice chicken sheet pan dinner is sure to check all your culinary boxes.

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Sheet Pan Dinners are Your New Best Friend.

The best thing about sheet pan dinners is the energy they save in the midst of a busy day. There’s just something so lovely about pulling out a large sheet pan, dowsing your favorite proteins and veggies in olive oil, seasoning it with a plethora of deep, earthy spices, and then throwing the whole thing in the oven until carmely, crispy edges appear. It’s rustic, uncomplicated, real food, and it hits the spot, every time.

Being the big fans of sheet pan dinners with chicken that we are, we set out to create one using a new profile of spices. The results are a dish with intriguing, deep notes unlike any sheet pan dinner we’ve shared before. To accomplish this, we partnered with our favorite spice company Simply Organic because you cannot beat their five spice blend. Once you taste it smothered over your chicken, cabbage, and carrots, we can promise it will spark a moment of joy and remind you of all the reasons why you love to cook.

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What is Five Spice Anyway?

The classic Chinese five spice is a blend—a combination of five powerhouse spices. Our favorite version is made by Simply Organic. Their pungent blend was developed to include all five tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and spicy. The result is a harmonious and exuberant experience for your tastebuds.

It’s made of:

  • Cinnamon
  • Fennel
  • Cloves
  • Star Anise
  • White Pepper
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Use Five Spice Powder to Make One Incredible Dinner.

Our new favorite dinner begins with one of the mightiest (and underrated) tools you have in your kitchen. You guessed it...the humble sheet pan! These babies are good for so much more than baking cookies. Once you’ve got your pan on standby, this sheet pan chicken is as easy as:

  1. Marinate your chicken! Stir together olive oil, honey, soy sauce, your magical five spice powder, garlic powder, and salt. Add the chicken and marinate for at least an hour, or overnight if you’re the type of person who likes to work ahead!

  2. Put the chicken and veggies on a sheet pan and pop that sheet pan into oven.

  3. Bake all that goodness until it’s juicy, crispy, and filling your house with the heavenly scents of a homemade dinner.

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Sheet Pan Dinners to the Rescue!

If you've never made a sheet pan dinner be prepared to have your world rocked. We’ve yet to meet anyone whose tried one of our sheet pan recipes that hasn’t become totally hooked. This five spice chicken sheet pan dinner is a great place to start, but once you’ve been won over go ahead and try:

  • These Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas. They’ll revolutionize your weeknight dinner routine and treat everyone to their favorite Mexican meal in one easy step!
  • This Chicken Shawarma Sheet Pan Dinner, made with Simply Organic spices like cinnamon, turmeric, cardamom and cumin, is a great beak from the norm. Its warm spices are especially delicious when served alongside our homemade tahini sauce.
  • Visit your local grocer’s olive bar for this Sheet Pan Olive Bar Chicken. It’s the perfect dish to make for last minute for company. They’ll feel like you spoiled them and you won’t have to break a sweat!
  • Craving something other than chicken? How about this Old Bay Shrimp and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner? It’s made even more craveable thanks to the zingy lemon and garlic aioli that goes with it!
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How to Make Your Five Spice Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner a Roaring Success:

  1. Some sheet pan dinners can be made using a completely flat baking sheet, but we highly recommend using the kind that has a rim on it. This will help keep any juices in the pan and not let them spill over into your oven creating a smoky mess.

  2. Use high-quality herbs and spices! Your food is ALWAYS going to taste better when you use fresh spices. Clean out your spice cabinets of all the outdated, tasteless seasonings and switch over to fresh Simply Organic spices. Once we gave our cabinets this simple makeover the flavor in our food improved dramatically.

  3. Spread out the ingredients on the sheet pan and be careful not to overcrowd them.

  4. Because we use high heat for this recipe, we recommend using skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs. Any chicken will work, but we love the extra flavor the skin produces.

  5. You can serve this dish on its own, but potatoes or rice make tasty accompaniments.

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Chicken Thighs For Dinner Tonight!?

If you make and enjoy this five spice chicken sheet pan dinner, we’d love to hear about it! Post a picture to Instagram and tag @themodernproper and #themodernproper so we can celebrate your dinner win along with you. Happy eating!

This sponsored post is written by TMP on behalf of Simply Organic in partnership with TheFeedFeed. The opinions and text are all ours. Thank you for supporting the brands we love.

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Five Spice Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep Time:  1 hr 5 min
  • Cook Time:  40 min
  • Calories: 409


  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon five spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 small green cabbage, cored and cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Red pepper flakes, for serving
  • Sliced green onion, for serving


  1. In a large bowl or zip-top bag, stir together ¼ cup of the olive oil, honey, soy sauce, five spice powder, and garlic. Add the chicken to the marinade, turn to coat well, cover with plastic or seal the bag and place in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight.

  2. Preheat the oven to 425°F.

  3. On a rimmed sheet pan, arrange the cabbage and carrots. Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with the salt.

  4. Place the marinated chicken thighs on the sheet pan with the cabbage and carrots.Roast until the carrots are tender and the internal temperature of the chicken thighs reaches 165°F on an instant-read thermometer, about 35 minutes.

  5. Turn on the broiler and continue cooking until the chicken thigh skin is golden and crisp, 5 to 7 minutes more.

  6. Transfer the chicken thighs and vegetables to a large platter. Scatter with red pepper flakes and green onion before serving.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories409
  • Protein24 g
  • Carbohydrates12 g
  • Total Fat30 g
  • Dietary Fiber1 g
  • Cholesterol112 mg
  • sodium550 mg
  • Total Sugars6 g

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Questions & Reviews

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  • Andrea

    Can I use a small pork tenderloin instead of the chicken and how long to cook?

    Hi Andrea, that should work fine. Probably 375F for 30-35 minutes. hope you enjoy!

  • Kathy

    Do you place the chicken on top of the carrots and cabbage, or in between them? Also do you use a rack in your pan?

    No rack. You can kind of nestle the chicken but if it's on top it's fine.

  • Ocea

    I saw the Nutrition Facts but do not see what the serving size amount is. Can you clarify this?

    It makes 8 servings so 1/8th of the recipe. We don't currently have yield on this recipe.

  • Bonfanti

    How do I adjust for to a mix of chicken parts. Husband only eats chicken breasts.

    If you are using breasts and thighs the breasts will cook much quicker than the thighs. Check the chicken after about 20-25 minutes when they are done remove and set aside/keep warm until the thighs have finished cooking. Hope you enjoy!

  • susan

    what other veggies go witth this recipe? how about mushrooms? broccoli?

    Hi Susan, you can use any kind of vegetables you enjoy, broccoli or brussels sprouts would probably be delicious!

  • Karla

    I have been wanting to try a Sheet Pan dinner and this one caught my eye with the Chinese Five Spice. The marinade was delicious and simple BUT I couldn't seem to get the Spice to shine. Instead of cabbage, I used Brussel sprouts, because we love them more, carrots and parsnips. The marinade made friends with the veggies during cooking and it was a match made in Heaven. Easy to make, easy to clean up and just delicious.

    Thanks Karla, so happy you loved it. Reading this review was a delight by the way!

  • Erin

    My family loved this meal! My kids (8 & 10) are somewhat adventurous eaters, but I am always unsure when trying new meals. They've asked me to make it again! I used chicken breast even though I'm totally a thigh girl, because there were no thighes available at the store. (I removed them once they were done, and kept them warm while the veggies continued to roast.) I look forward to trying it again with thighs. I did double the carrots, as my kids love roasted carrots. Next time I will do even more carrots.

    Thanks Erin, so happy you and your kids loved it!

  • Tara


    Thanks Tara!

  • Gabrielle

    This recipe came together very well! Like others, I didn't need the extra broiling time either and still came out with nice crispy chicken skin. The veggies also tasted very good as well.

    Thanks Gabrielle, glad you enjoyed it!

  • Eileen

    My family has been so happy since I found your site. Every recipe we have tried has been a hit - this is now the first place I go to find tonight's dinner. Had this 5 spice chicken sheet pan dinner yesterday - so delicious - and moist - everyone loved it! I didn't have to broil it as it was crispy and done after the 35 minutes of baking. Thanks so much for providing a place I can count on to feed my hungry group!

    Thank you so much Eileen, this is so wonderful to hear! We are so thrilled your family is enjoying our recipes!