Packed with umami, this Whole30-friendly Sheet Pan Chicken and Mushrooms dinner is a new favorite around our dinner table!

An overhead shot of Sheet Pan Chicken and Mushrooms

If you’re as crazy about chicken and mushrooms as we are, you must make this quick and easy sheet pan dinner. The cooking and clean-up are a breeze, and it’s amazingly flavorful!

A collage of the cooking steps to make Sheet Pan Chicken and Mushrooms.

What types of mushrooms do you recommend?

I like to use a variety of my favorite mushrooms, including shiitake, oyster, and sliced king trumpet mushrooms. Don’t worry: this dish still tastes great if you use only regular old white and brown button mushrooms. Just note that if you’re using a delicate mushroom (e.g. enoki or brown clamshell mushrooms), make sure you carefully coat them in the marinade and try not to break them up by accident. I normally add the sturdier mushroom varieties to the marinade first, and then add the more delicate ones at the end.

How do I cut the mushrooms?

Make sure you cut the mushrooms into roughly similar sizes so they finish cooking at the same time. I normally quarter large button mushrooms and adjust the size of the other mushrooms accordingly.

Can I use another vegetable in place of mushrooms?

If you have a mushroom allergy or you don’t quite have a pound of mushrooms, you can add some broccoli or cauliflower florets to the marinade and toss them on the sheet pan. And if you absolutely hate mushrooms…you might want to make some other recipe, ’cause this one’s all about the mushrooms!

Would chicken breast work in this recipe?

Yes! Just make sure that you you don’t overcook them—check that the thickest part of the chicken breast reaches between 150°F and 160°F and you’re good to go.

What do you serve with this sheet pan dinner?

I like to make a big green salad, stir-fry some vegetables, heat up some cauliflower rice, or pressure cook a batch of Instant Pot Kale and Carrots. Pick a vegetable side dish that’s quick and easy enough to be finished by the time the chicken and mushrooms are ready.

Ready to make this super simple chicken and mushroom sheet pan dinner?

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 3  tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, melted ghee, or fat of choice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon Red Boat fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Magic Mushroom Powder or Diamond Crystal kosher salt (if using fine grain salt or Morton’s kosher salt, use ½ teaspoon)
  • 1½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs 
  • 1 pound assorted mushrooms, cut into the same size pieces
  • ¼ cup minced fresh Italian parsley and/or chives

Equipment:

Method:

Heat oven to 450°F or 425°F convection with the rack in the upper middle. As the oven heats up, combine the shallots, vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, coconut aminos, fish sauce, and Magic Mushroom Powder (or salt) in a large bowl.

Making the marinade for Sheet Pan Chicken and Mushrooms by adding Magic Mushroom Powder and sliced shallots to the liquid ingredients.

Stir well and then add the chicken to the marinade. 

Add chicken thighs to the marinade and coat well.

Shake off the excess marinade and transfer the chicken to a rimmed baking sheet. (Leave the marinade in the bowl, because you’re going to dump the mushrooms in next!)

Place the chicken thighs on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer.

If you have a combination of different mushrooms, add the sturdier mushrooms (e.g. sliced King Trumpet, button, shiitake, etc.) to the marinade first and toss well…

Toss in the sliced mushrooms into the marinade left in the bowl.

…and then transfer them to the rimmed sheet in a single layer.

Arrange the mushrooms around the chicken thighs in a single layer.

Using delicate mushrooms (e.g. enoki or brown clamshell mushrooms)? Toss them carefully in the marinade after you’ve removed the sturdier ones so they don’t break apart.

Carefully toss in delicate mushrooms into the marinade so you don't break them apart.

Arrange the chicken, mushrooms, and shallots in a single layer on the sheet pan.

The Sheet Pan Chicken and Mushrooms should be arranged in a single layer before baking.

Pop the sheet pan dinner in the oven and roast for 25 to 35 minutes, rotating the tray 180° at the halfway point. 

Pop the tray of Sheet Pan Chicken and Mushrooms into a hot oven.

The dish should be done when the chicken is cooked through (a meat thermometer should read 165°F in the thickest part of the thigh or 150°F if you’re using chicken breasts) and the liquid from the mushrooms has mostly cooked off.

A steaming pan of chicken and mushrooms is being rotated at the halfway point.

Sprinkle on fresh herbs…

Fresh green herbs are sprinkled on the Sheet Pan Chicken and Mushrooms dinner.

and serve immediately with a simple vegetable side dish!

An overhead shot of Sheet Pan Chicken and Mushrooms ready to eat!

Want more inspiration from my past January Whole30s? Check out my Day 19 posts from 2018 and 2017!


A note to my Nomsters: This is one of a series of daily blog posts I’m writing in the month of January 2019 to help those doing a Whole30 to kick off the New Year. Not sure what the Whole30 is, or want info on how to get started? Read my Whole30 prep post—and then come back to Nom Nom Paleo every single day for recipes to inspire, delight, and sustain you on your Whole30!


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Sheet Pan Chicken and Mushrooms

4.75 from 39 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Packed with umami, this Whole30-friendly Sheet Pan Chicken and Mushrooms dinner is a new favorite around our dinner table!

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 large shallot thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 3   tablespoons extra virgin olive oil avocado oil, melted ghee, or fat of choice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon Red Boat fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Magic Mushroom Powder or Diamond Crystal kosher salt if using fine grain salt or Morton’s kosher salt, use ½ teaspoon
  • pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs 
  • 1 pound assorted mushrooms cut into the same size pieces
  • ¼ cup minced fresh Italian parsley and/or chives

Instructions 

  • Heat oven to 450°F or 425°F convection with the rack in the upper middle.
  • As the oven heats up, combine the shallots, vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, coconut aminos, fish sauce, and Magic Mushroom Powder (or salt) in a large bowl. Stir well and then add the chicken to the marinade. 
  • Shake off the excess marinade and transfer the chicken to a rimmed baking sheet. (Leave the marinade in the bowl, because you’re going to dump the mushrooms in next!)
  • If you have a combination of different mushrooms, add the sturdier mushrooms (e.g. sliced King Trumpet, button, shiitake, etc.) to the marinade first. Toss well and then transfer them to the rimmed sheet in a single layer.
  • Using delicate mushrooms (e.g. enoki or brown clamshell mushrooms)? Toss them carefully in the marinade after you’ve removed the sturdier ones so they don’t break apart.
  • Arrange the chicken, mushrooms, and shallots in a single layer on the sheet pan.
  • Pop the sheet pan dinner in the oven and roast for 25 to 35 minutes, rotating the tray 180° at the halfway point. 
  • The dish should be done when the chicken is cooked through (a meat thermometer should read 165°F in the thickest part of the thigh or 150°F if you’re using chicken breasts) and the liquid from the mushrooms has mostly cooked off.
  • Sprinkle on fresh herbs and serve immediately with a simple vegetable side dish!

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Nutrition

Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 18g | Fiber: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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25 Comments

  1. Made this last night as my first Paleo meal! I had my Mom over and she was so impressed she asked for the recipe so she could start making this as well. We were pleasantly surprised by how flavorful and “rich” everything tasted. I will be making this again soon!

  2. This was delicious but I didn’t have Magic Mushroom powder and used the recommended 1 tsp of salt instead (used Kosher salt) and it was way too salty for my taste. I will definitely make it again but will use less salt.

  3. 5 stars
    One of my chicken go to recipes-so easy and quick and tastes great! I use whatever type of mushrooms I have and occasionally may add some chopped onion. A parchment paper on the sheet pan make clean up even quicker.

  4. Wondering what I can use in place of fish sauce? My husband can’t tolerate it. But I LOVE your mushroom powder, it’s amazing!!

  5. 5 stars
    Yum! This is a great tasting and easy recipe since most ingredients I usually already have (I usually have a big bag of frozen chicken handy). I’m not paleo anymore so I serve it with rice. No matter what kind of diet I’m on though I always have a recipe of yours I can make! Thank you!

  6. This is absolutely one of our favorite dishes! Can we let this marinate for a few hours before baking, or will that have undesired results? I would like to get it ready so my husband can just pop it onto a baking sheet and into the oven! Thank you so much!