Turkish Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

5 from 3 votes

Turkish Chicken and Vegetables is sauteed tenders and roasted vegetables with vibrant flavors. This recipe has a one pan chicken dinner option!

closeup: Greek roasted vegetables and sesame chicken tenders

Many of the popular Turkish chicken recipes require cooking on a grill. Chicken kebabs and other grilled chicken meals are fantastic, but what if the weather is bad?

When the weather isn’t cooperative, we simply use an Instant Pot, stove top, or the oven!

Turkish Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

Making sauteed chicken tenders on the stove top and roasting Turkish vegetables in the oven is a great way to ensure that all parts of the meal cook evenly.

Firmer vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts typically take longer to cook than chicken tenderloins. So, it makes sense to cook them separately.

With two cooking methods, the timing works out perfectly; everything cooks to perfection. The juicy chicken tenders and oven roasted veggies are ready to serve at the same time, and everything is equally delicious!

closeup: sauteed chicken tenders with roasted broccoli and cauliflower

Seasonings for sauteed chicken tenders

To season the chicken tenders, we use a homemade Turkish spice blend. The Turkish spices we use give the dish a warm but vibrant flavor.

Ingredients like cumin, cayenne and black pepper add a tiny pop of spicy heat while Turkish bay leaf, oregano, and sumac mellow it down and bring balance.

Our spice blend recipe makes a big batch; enough for 24 servings. We love having it on hand, and it keeps well for about six months if you keep it in an airtight container.

That being said, if you just want enough for this chicken recipe, go to the Turkish spice blend recipe card and hover your mouse over the servings. You can change it to 4 and you’ll have exactly what you need!

overhead: 2 white mixing bowls with raw vegetables and Turkish spiced chicken tenders

Ingredients for oven roasted Turkish vegetables

We season the Turkish vegetables with bright citrus flavor from lemons and a bit of olive oil.

The flavors in the Turkish chicken and vibrant vegetables are the perfect combination, creating a delicious, memorable Mediterranean chicken dinner!


So that everything cooks evenly, it’s important to use vegetables with a similar consistency. Here’s what we recommend:

  • Cauliflower– You can buy a head and cut it into florets yourself, or buy them already cut. Just avoid using frozen cauliflower florets; they are partially cooked and will end up being mushy after roasting for 30 minutes.
  • Broccoli– Same scenario here as for the cauliflower. If you’re in a hurry, buying ready to use broccoli florets can be a time saver.
  • Brussels sprouts– Be sure to clean and trim the ends from Brussel sprouts.
overhead: Turkish roasted vegetables on sheet pan

Video: Making Turkish chicken and vegetables

This meal is very simple to make. To see the process from start to finish, watch the video at the bottom of the recipe card.

overhead: Turkish chicken and vegetables on rectangular brown serving platter

One pan chicken dinner option

Want a sheet pan chicken and vegetables cooking option?

Rather than making the sauteed chicken tenders and roasted vegetables separately, you can cook everything together on a sheet pan in the oven. It’s simple, and you’ll have one less pan to wash!

  1. Start making recipe as written. Follow the directions in the recipe card for preparing and roasting the vegetables.
  2. Add chicken to pan of partially cooked vegetables. Then, after 20 minutes of cook time, remove the sheet pan from the oven and add the seasoned chicken tenders to the pan of vegetables.
  3. Continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes, or until vegetables are caramelized and chicken tenders are no longer pink in the center.
side view closeup: Turkish chicken saute with broccoli and brussel sprouts

What to serve with sauteed chicken tenders

With a healthy meal like this one on the table, you’ll have plenty of protein and fresh vegetables. Great sides to serve along with it would be whole grains.

Consider adding a basket of Lavash flatbread or Khubz (whole wheat pita bread). Another tasty and healthy option would be a grain like lentils and rice or basmati rice pilaf.

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closeup: Greek roasted vegetables and sesame chicken tenders

Turkish Chicken and Vegetables + Video

5 from 3 votes
Turkish Chicken and Vegetables is sauteed chicken tenders with roasted vegetables Middle Eastern flavors. This recipe has a one-pan option!
Servings: 4
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes




  • 2 cups brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
  • 1 head broccoli or 2 cups florets
  • 1 head cauliflower or 2 cups florets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Turkish Spice Blend
  • 2 lemons quartered


  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup basil chopped


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, toss together the chicken, 1 tablespoon olive oil and 2 tablespoons Turkish Spice Blend. Set aside.
  • If using whole broccoli and cauliflower, cut into florets. Keep the pieces as similar in size as possible, for even roasting. Toss broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts, and cut lemons in a large mixing bowl with olive oil and 2 tablespoons of Turkish Spice Blend. Place on a lined (foil) roasting pan.
  • Roast the vegetables for 20 minutes, then either add the chicken to the sheet pan and continue roasting, or start to saute the chicken tenders in pan on the stove.
  • If sauteing, add chicken to a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, depending on size. Vegetables now should have roasted for a total of 30 minutes.
  • Remove vegetables (or vegetables and chicken) from oven. Toss the cooked chicken and half the basil with the vegetables and lemon. Transfer onto a platter. Squeeze some of the roasted lemon juice over and top with sesame seeds and remaining chopped basil. Season to taste with kosher salt and serve.



Sheet pan chicken and vegetables option:
Rather than having sauteed chicken tenders, you can cook the vegetables and chicken together on sheet pan in the oven.
  1. Follow directions above for roasting the vegetables.
  2. After 20 minutes of cook time, remove pan from oven and add seasoned chicken tenders to the pan with vegetables.
  3. Continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes, or until vegetables are caramelized and chicken tenders are no longer pink in the center.


Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 1369mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1009IU | Vitamin C: 133mg | Calcium: 332mg | Iron: 8mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Course: main dishes
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Turkish
Author: Kevin
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titled image (and shown): Chicken with Turkish Roasted Vegetables


I was bitten by the cooking bug as a kid cooking and baking along side my mom. After an ROP restaurant course in high school, I went to work in restaurants and catering. My love of travel and food has led me across the world and I love to share those foods with family and friends.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this last night and it was sooo good! I didn’t have cumin seeds which is unusual for me, so I had to used powdered cumin. I think the toasted cumin seeds would have made it tastier, but it was just yummy, and my husband was happy with all the vegetables.

  2. I’m not able to eat cauliflower, broccoli or brussel sprouts so what other vegetables could be used in place of these in this dish?

  3. 5 stars
    will be making this soon with few subs i never had turkish food before perfect for my after office meals will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya