Ree Drummond’s Sheet Pan Curried Chicken Is a Crowd-Pleaser, According to Reviewers

Need a dinner recipe that everyone in the family will like? Turn to Ree Drummond’s Sheet Pan Curried Chicken. Reviewers say this particular Pioneer Woman chicken recipe is a crowd-pleaser. 

Prep Ree Drummond’s Sheet Pan Curried Chicken in 25 minutes

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Get Drummond’s Sheet Pan Curried Chicken on the table in just under an hour. According to the cookbook author’s Food Network recipe notes, the dish requires 25 minutes of prep time and 30 minutes in the oven. 

To prep the chicken, The Pioneer Woman host puts green beans and chunks of carrots on a sheet pan. Then she coats them in half of a curry paste, vegetable oil, and brown sugar mixture she’s combined in a bowl. 

Next, she arranges the chicken — she recommends drumsticks with the skin on — on the sheet pan. Using a spatula the blogger turned Food Network star pours the remaining curry mixture over the chicken. 

With a sprinkle of salt Drummond’s Sheet Pan Curried Chicken is prepped and ready for the oven. 

Reviewers say the Pioneer Woman recipe is a hit 

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At the time of writing Drummond’s Sheet Pan Curried Chicken is a five-star Food Network recipe. The dish has been reviewed 10 times. That doesn’t make it one of the site’s most popular Pioneer Woman recipes. However, those who have made it say it’s a crowd-pleaser with both children and adults.

“I have now made this recipe at least five times,” a reviewer said. “Everyone loves it, even my grandkids!”

“We loved this recipe including my 8-year-old,” added another. “I was initially worried it was going to be too spicy and considered cutting back on the curry paste, but I stuck with the recipe and am so glad I did.” 

“This was so good my grandkids want to know when I’m making it again,” wrote another.

Others chimed in with similar comments. Some called it a family favorite while others said they’d add it to their weekly recipe rotation. 

Many shared that their partners and children all enjoyed Drummond’s Sheet Pan Curried Chicken. One even said it made their youngest child a curry convert. 

How to make the Pioneer Woman’s curried chicken

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Drummond’s Sheet Pan Curried Chicken is simple to prepare. After the prep work, which is basically arranging the chicken and vegetables on a sheet pan and coating them in the curry mixture, there’s not much else to do but wait. 

The pan goes in the oven to roast. Halfway through the Super Easy author suggests turning the chicken and vegetables so they don’t get too dark on one side. So keep an eye on the oven throughout the roasting process. 

Once the vegetables are tender and the chicken is thoroughly cooked it’s time to take the sheet pan out of the oven. Everything goes on a large platter with fresh cilantro as garnish. 

Finally, Drummond’s Sheet Pan Curried Chicken is served with Basmati rice (she uses the microwavable kind), yogurt, and lime wedges. 

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