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Is there anything better than a sheet pan dinner where everything cooks politely in one pan? How about a sheet pan dinner that’s hearty, something you feel good about serving AND a dinner that everyone likes! Our sheet pan chicken with cabbage and olives is exactly that.

What you need for this sheet pan chicken, cabbage and olive dinner

  • chicken thighs
  • head of cabbage
  • green olives
  • mustard
  • olive oil (or bacon grease!)
  • apple cider vinegar
  • thyme


Chicken with Cabbage and Olives Sheet Pan Dinner

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  • Author: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of foodlets.com
  • Prep Time: 10 or up to 4 hours (to marinate)
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes (or 4 hours plus 40 minutes)
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x



For the marinade

  • 1/2 cup olive oil 
  • 3 tablespoons mustard (any kind)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons thyme 
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

For the dish

  • 8 chicken thighs (boneless and skinless) 
  • 1 small head of green cabbage
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 cup green olives


Make the marinade

1. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large bowl (big enough for the chicken and veggies) and whisk.

2. Add chicken to the marinade and use tongs to coat. Optional: Store in the fridge for 1-4 hours. If you’re running short on time, marinading in advance is optional. Just put the chicken in the bowl and proceed with the rest of the instructions.


3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

4. Slice cabbage and onions into wedges. Gently add them to the marinade, working gingerly to coat them in the mixture as well. 

5. Line up all the chicken and vegetables on a sheet pan in a single layer. 

6. Bake for 30 minutes or until the cabbage is browned on the edges and chicken cooked through. 

7. Add olives and serve. 

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Is Cabbage Good for You?

Yes! Some of the many health benefits of cabbage are:

  • Packed with nutrients, especially Vitamin C and K
  • May help reduce inflammation
  • Improves digestion

And it’s so delicious! My kids describe cabbage as tasting buttery. It’s NOTHING like the boiled stuff you may have had as a kid.

What goes well with sheet pan chicken, cabbage and olives?

A simple loaf of bread or rolls is perfect with this meal. Here are our favorites:

  • Soft, Buttery & Simple Homemade Bread
  • Easy Focaccia Bread with Garlic & Rosemary
  • 30-Minute Dinner Rolls
  • Whole-Wheat Bread Machine Rolls

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