Everything bagel chicken tenders are roasted with crispy veggies until you have perfectly seasoned, tender chicken and fork-tender veggies. This easy dinner will become a new favorite meal the entire family will love.
It's no secret around here that we LOVE sheet pan meals. I'm really not exaggerating, we usually have 2-3 of them every week. They're easy, healthy and the best of all, a cinch to clean up. Some of our favorites are maple dijon sausage and veggies, one pan sausage butternut squash and apples, sheet pan sausage and veggies, and sheet pan steak fajitas.
I've got an everything bagel chicken salad in my new cookbook. Everyone who's had it loves it so much that I thought I'd share another fun way to combine everything bagel seasoning and chicken together in this simple everything bagel chicken recipe.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Low-carb meal: Only 33g of net carbs per serving.
Simple dinner: This is one of those easy recipes to have on hand for busy weeknights when you want simple recipes that take minimal effort.
Easy cleanup: We love sheet pan recipes because there's minimal cleanup involved.
6 Simple Ingredients
Here are the simple ingredients for this everything bagel chicken recipe. Most are pantry staples and easy (and affordable) to find in the grocery store. Jump down to the recipe card for exact measurements
- Petite potatoes: We got the petite gold potatoes from the store, but any variety of small potatoes will work. You will cut them in half, but may need to quarter some of the big ones to make sure each piece is the same size for even cooking.
- Garlic: Use fresh garlic to toss with the potatoes. You won't regret it when you start to smell the olive oil and garlic wafting through the oven.
- Broccoli: This adds massive amounts of vitamins and nutrients to this dish like fiber, Vitamin C and potassium.
- Chicken tenders: I opted for chicken tenders because they cook quicker and I like them smaller sometimes compared to a very large chicken breast.
- Everything bagel seasoning blend: I used a store bought version (like the one from Trader Joe's), but you could also make your own seasoning which includes poppy seeds, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, garlic flakes, onion flakes, and kosher salt.
How to Make Everything Bagel Chicken
The full directions on a printable recipe card are at the end of this post, but let’s walk through the steps with some photos so you have a clear idea of what to expect. This everything bagel chicken is easy and these step-by-step instructions will make sure it turns out every time.
Prepare potatoes. Line a large sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Slice the potatoes then spread them evenly on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh garlic and salt. Toss gently to coat then roast for 15-18 minutes, until the potatoes start to get slightly brown and crispy.
Add broccoli. Remove the potatoes from the oven and add the broccoli to the sheet pan. Toss the potatoes and broccoli well, then push the veggies to ⅔ of the pan, leaving one side open for the chicken.
Prepare chicken. Pat the chicken tenders dry with paper towels then place the chicken tenders in a row on the sheet pan (it's okay if they're touching). Brush each piece of chicken with olive oil on both sides then sprinkle them generously with the everything bagel seasoning.
Bake chicken. Bake for another 15-18 minutes, until the potatoes are crispy and the chicken is cooked through (the internal temperature of the chicken should read 165°F on in instant read thermometer). Garnish with fresh chopped parsley or green onions.
Pro Tip: Use an instant-read thermometer. This is the best way to know when you're chicken (and any protein) is done. Place the thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken and when it just reaches 165°F, you know it's done!
Substitutions and variations
Chicken tenders: You can use a different cut of chicken to make the oven baked chicken tenders. Use boneless skinless chicken breasts or boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken strips. Just be sure they're about 4 ounces each (you may need to cut them in half lengthwise if the size of the chicken is really large). Reduce the potato cooking time to 8-10 minutes and cook everything, with the chicken, for 20-25 minutes.
Broccoli: Instead of broccoli you can use your favorite green veggies like brussels sprouts, sliced red peppers, or asparagus.
Potatoes: Opt for a low carb veggie like cauliflower. You can also use a sweet potato (cut into 1-2 inch pieces).
Sauces: Dip the pieces of chicken into your favorite dipping sauces like this paleo honey mustard sauce that takes just 3 minutes to make. If you don't have dijon mustard on hand, use one of our suggestions for a substitute for dijon mustard.
Can you use a sheet pan for chicken?
Cooking chicken on a sheet pan is one of my favorite ways to prepare it! It roasts perfectly so it's juicy and tender and it's minimal clean up. You can get creative with seasonings and sauces if you use a rimmed baking sheet.
What is an everything bagel seasoning?
Everything bagel seasoning is a popular spice blend that is inspired by the toppings typically found on "everything" bagels. It can be used on a wide variety of foods like roasted veggies, eggs, salads, and avocado toast, or as a seasoning for roasted meats or fish. It's typically made from a blend of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried garlic, dried onion, and coarse salt.
Is everything bagel seasoning good on veggies?
Everything bagel seasoning adds a savory and flavorful dimension to the vegetables, enhancing their taste. Sprinkle it on your favorite roasted, grilled, or steamed veggies.
How healthy is everything bagel seasoning?
Overall, it is low-calorie and contains fiber, healthy fats, and minerals like calcium and iron. It's best to control your portions as well as the amount of salt you add to the seasoning mix. Everything bagel sesame seasoning can be a relatively healthy addition to your meals when used in moderation. It can enhance the flavor of dishes and even encourage you (or your kids) to eat more vegetables.
Leftovers (or meal prep) can be stored in an air tight container for up to 4 days. Warm it back up in the microwave or bake at 350°F until warmed through. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months! Just thaw overnight in the fridge and reheat.
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Sheet Pan Everything Bagel Chicken and Veggies
- 1 lb petite potatoes washed and halved
- 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 lb broccoli florets chopped
- 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard plus more for serving
- 2 Tablespoons honey plus more for serving
- 1 ½ lbs chicken tenders fat trimmed and tendon removed
- ¼ cup everything bagel seasoning
- Large rimmed sheet pan
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Add the potatoes to the sheet pan then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and chopped garlic. Toss well to coat then roast in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, until the potatoes start to turn slightly golden brown.
- While the potatoes are roasting, mix together the honey and mustard in a small bowl.
- Remove the potatoes from the oven and add the broccoli florets. Toss well to combine then push the veggies to ⅔ of the pan, leaving enough room for the chicken tenders.
- Place the chicken tenders in a row or two on the sheet pan (it's okay if they're touching).
- Brush the honey mustard mixture on top of the chicken. Generously sprinkle the Everything bagel seasoning on top of each chicken breast to coat them fully.
- Bake everything for 15-18 minutes or until the potatoes are crispy and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
- Mix together more honey and mustard and drizzle over the veggies if desired. Serve right away or store in an air tight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.