Easy Drumstick-Quinoa Sheet Pan Supper [with Video]

This Easy Drumstick-Quinoa Sheet Pan Supper is a perfect solution for busy weeknights.

Tender chicken drumsticks, seasoned quinoa, and fresh vegetables all baked on a single sheet pan make for a simple yet delicious meal that’s easy to prepare and even easier to clean up.

The combination of juicy chicken and fluffy quinoa, along with the crunchiness of roasted vegetables, will satisfy your hunger and your taste buds.

The flavors come together quickly and clean up just as fast!

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Easy Drumstick-Quinoa Sheet Pan Supper

Sheet pan supper recipes make it easy to create dishes with exceptional flavor.

Keeping a variety of vegetables on hand helps make it simple to pull together a family meal.

A special thanks from the National Onion Association and Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee of this weeknight sheet pan supper.

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Easy Drumstick-Quinoa Sheet Pan Supper

Easy Drumstick-Quinoa Sheet Pan Supper

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 chicken legs
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 3 medium-sized potatoes, cubed
  • 1 orange (1/4 cup juice and zest)
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • orange rind curls
  • brown rice, cooked according to package directions
  • quinoa, cooked according to package directions
close up of drumsticks on sheet pan

Directions for Drumstick Quinoa Sheet Pan Supper

Step 1: Heat oven to 400° F.

Step 2: Line 13-by-18-inch sheet pan with parchment paper.

Step 3: Place chicken legs on pan. Spread fennel, yellow onion, red onion, garlic and potatoes around and in between legs.

Step 4: In small bowl, whisk together orange juice and zest, thyme and olive oil. Pour mixture over chicken and vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 5: Roast 45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Cook rice and quinoa.

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Step 6: Garnish chicken with parsley and orange curls. Serve over brown rice and quinoa.

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For folks who prefer to learn a recipe from a video, watch this great video on how to make this drumstick-quinoa sheet pan supper.

Additional Chicken Bake Recipes

But first, be sure to check out these other yummy chicken bakes – all in one dish!!

Take all the flavors you love of bruschetta and turn them into a delicious and healthy fresh tomato Bruschetta Chicken Casserole dish your family will devour.

Ready in just 35 minutes, Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli and Linguine is a classic, delicious easy weekday Italian-American dish that has become a favorite for many.

Easy Drumstick-Quinoa Sheet Pan Supper

Easy Drumstick-Quinoa Sheet Pan Supper

Yield: 4-6

This Easy Drumstick-Quinoa Sheet Pan Supper is a perfect solution for busy weeknights.

Ingredients

  • 8-10 chicken legs
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 3 medium-sized potatoes, cubed
  • 1 orange (1/4 cup juice and zest)
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • orange rind curls
  • brown rice, cooked according to package directions
  • quinoa, cooked according to package directions

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400° F.
  2. Line 13-by-18-inch sheet pan with parchment paper.
  3. Place chicken legs on pan. Spread fennel, yellow onion, red onion, garlic and potatoes around and in between legs.
  4. In small bowl, whisk together orange juice and zest, thyme and olive oil. Pour mixture over chicken and vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Roast 45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Cook rice and quinoa.
  6. Garnish chicken with parsley and orange curls. Serve over brown rice and quinoa.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 986Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 546mgSodium: 794mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 108g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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6 Comments

  1. Okay, I love the curly carrots on this pan!! How totally fun!

  2. I love your chicken sheet pan recipe, a great combination of ingredients! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us for our special St. Patrick’s Day Full Plate Thursday! Have a great week and come back soon.
    Miz Helen

  3. I have pinned this one to try out. Thanks for sharing a great recipe for chicken drumsticks. I seem to always stick with the same old recipes every time. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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