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Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken Drumsticks with Green Beans, Tomatoes, and Cannellini Beans

Try this easy all-in-one Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken Drumsticks with Green Beans dinner the next time you’re looking to jazz up a basic pack of chicken drumsticks! Naturally gluten free, and all good.

sheet pan pesto chicken drumsticks

Hey! So today’s Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken Drumsticks with Green Beans, Tomatoes, and Cannellini Beans has allll the things… all crammed onto one handy pan. And yes, I know I just was saying it was too hot to use the oven for long, but sometimes I’m simply a mystery wrapped in an enigma.

Or, OK, it’s actually more like: The idea for this sheet pan chicken drumsticks recipe popped into my head, and just wouldn’t leave until I scratched that itch to see if it would come out anything like I envisioned. Luckily, it did, and also luckily, it cooled off some here for a few days — making a sheet pan recipe less risky than it might seem in mid-summer.

pesto drumsticks and green beans

This one pan meal is both protein-packed and filling, what with all the chicken plus the white beans — and then we of course squeeze a couple of veggies in there too, for a true all-in-one dinner recipe.

Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken Drumsticks with Green Beans, Tomatoes, and Cannellini Beans

Ingredients

– for the chicken

2.5 lbs chicken drumsticks, trimmed
2 Tbsp prepared pesto
1 Tbsp olive oil
Sea salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste

– for the veggies

8 oz green beans, trimmed & halved
1 pint grape tomatoes
8 whole peeled garlic cloves
2 Tbsp prepared pesto
1 Tbsp olive oil
Sea salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste

– for serving

1 can Cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

Trim the chicken drumsticks, then toss them with olive oil, salt & pepper, and pesto. Arrange them on the prepared baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, trim & halve green beans and peel garlic. Toss the veggies in a large bowl with olive oil, salt & pepper, and pesto.

Remove the sheet pan from the oven and flip drumsticks over, moving them down to one end of the pan. Add the green beans, tomatoes, and garlic to the other half of the baking sheet.

pesto drumsticks on a pan

Return pan to oven and roast for another 20 minutes, or until drumsticks are cooked through and tomatoes are wrinkled and beginning to burst.

Toss the roasted veggies with drained Cannellini beans, and serve the beans & veggies with the pesto chicken drumsticks.

Note: You may need to adjust cooking times down a little if your drumsticks are on the smaller side.

Pesto-vus for the Rest-of-us

sheet pan pesto drumsticks with green beans

Pesto packs so much oomph that you don’t really need a lot of other seasonings to infuse this recipe with flavor. Try this easy all-in-one dinner the next time you’re looking to jazz up a basic pack of chicken drumsticks! This sheet pan pesto chicken drumsticks recipe is naturally gluten free.

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Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken Drumsticks with Green Beans, Tomatoes, and Cannellini beans

This one pan meal is both protein-packed and filling, what with all the chicken plus the white beans -- and then we of course squeeze a couple of veggies in there too, for a true all-in-one dinner recipe.
Course dinner
Keyword chicken, chicken drumsticks, drumsticks, sheet pan
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

- for the chicken

  • 2.5 lbs chicken drumsticks trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp prepared pesto
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

- for the veggies

  • 8 oz green beans trimmed & halved
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 8 whole peeled garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp prepared pesto
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

- for serving

  • 1 can Cannellini beans rinsed and drained

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Trim the chicken drumsticks, then toss them with olive oil, salt & pepper, and pesto. Arrange them on the prepared baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, trim & halve green beans and peel garlic. Toss the veggies in a large bowl with olive oil, salt & pepper, and pesto.
  • Remove the sheet pan from the oven and flip drumsticks over, moving them down to one end of the pan. Add the green beans, tomatoes, and garlic to the other half of the baking sheet.
  • Return pan to oven and roast for another 20 minutes, or until drumsticks are cooked through and tomatoes are wrinkled and beginning to burst.
  • Toss the roasted veggies with drained Cannellini beans, and serve the beans & veggies with the pesto chicken drumsticks.

Notes

You may need to adjust cooking times down a little if your drumsticks are on the smaller side.

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Recipe Rating




Sarah

Monday 5th of July 2021

Tweaked the recipe to what I had on hand and it was fantastic! I used chicken breasts and cooked for 7 minutes, then flipped them and cooked for another 7. They were tender, delicious, and it was the perfect way to use up some leftover pesto from last week. I used frozen green beans because the fresh ones did not look good at my Aldi and tossed them with olive oil, garlic salt, and pepper after microwaving them. This recipe was easy and tasty! Definitely going to add it to our dinner rotation!

rachel

Thursday 8th of July 2021

Yum! I can see it working really well with chicken breast, too. Glad you enjoyed. :)

Kitsey Harrison

Wednesday 5th of February 2020

Do you think the sheet pan chicken meal would be ok with Great Northern beans rather than cannellini beans? My aldi didn't have cannellinni beans. :(

rachel

Wednesday 5th of February 2020

Absolutely! And the cannellini come in a mixed box w chickpeas so sometimes are hiding behind those.

Christine

Friday 31st of January 2020

do you think it would be okay to sub chicken thighs for drumsticks? got a bunnch on sale and dont have sticks in the freezer

rachel

Friday 31st of January 2020

Sure! You might just need to adjust the cooking time a bit.

Jessica

Monday 6th of August 2018

400 or 425? Recipe says to preheat to 425 but then cook at 400.

rachel

Monday 6th of August 2018

Sorry! 400 -- I fixed it above.

Rod Weston

Friday 3rd of August 2018

Just found your website yesterday and made the Sheet Pan Sausage, Green Bean, and Potato Dinner (delicious!). I have signed up for your newsletter and weekly meal planning guide even though we are not blessed with an ALDI's here in Vancouver, WA. I also posted your website on Facebook. Great stuff!

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