Balsamic Chicken Sheet Pan Recipe

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5 from 3 votes
Imagine dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes and having only one pan to clean up afterwards. No, it is not a dream...it's my Balsamic Chicken Sheet Pan meal. The very best part is it is sumptuous.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Marinate: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Balsamic Chicken Sheet Pan Recipe on a white platter with a pink and white napkin and fork

Imagine dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes and having only one pan to clean up afterwards. No, it is not a dream…it’s my Balsamic Chicken Sheet Pan recipe.  The very best part is it is sumptuous.

Balsamic Chicken Sheet Pan Recipe on a white platter with a pink and white napkin and fork

What is a Sheet Pan Recipe?

A sheet pan meal is a brilliant time saving invention that allows you to cook an entire meal on one pan. It is quick, easy and makes clean up a breeze. My easy baked chicken recipe is also healthy and it is so wonderful my family doesn’t even realize how good it is for them. The baked chicken marinade really elevates this easy one pan meal because everything cooks together and the flavor combinations are endless. These meals are the perfect balance of flavor and texture.

How to Make Balsamic Chicken Sheet Pan Recipe – Step by Step

  • Step One: Combine vinegar, honey, olive oil in a bowl. (Photo 1 below)
  • Step Two: Next, add garlic, thyme, rosemary, crushed red pepper and 1 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend in a bowl; whisk to combine  (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Three: Then cut your chicken thighs into uniform pieces .  (Photo 3 below)

Step by step photos for making this balsamic chicken sheet pan recipe

  • Step Four: Next, pour half of the mixture into a Ziploc bag; reserve remaining marinade.
    Add chicken to the Ziploc bag and marinate for at least 30 minutes to overnight.  (Photo 4 below)
  • Step Five: Then chop broccoli into uniform pieces.  (Photo 5 below)
  • Step Six: Halve your cherry tomatoes.  (Photo 6 below)

Step by step photos for making this balsamic chicken sheet pan recipe

  • Step Seven: Place the tomatoes and broccoli on a lined rimmed baking sheet.  (Photo 7 below)
  • Step Eight: Slice onions into half moons and place on tray with other vegetables.  (Photo 8 below)
  • Step Nine: Next add chicken to the pan. Then bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.  (Photo 9 below)

Step by step photos for making this balsamic chicken sheet pan recipe

  • Step Ten: Meanwhile, pour reserved balsamic mixture (not the portion used to marinate the chicken) in a small sauce pan.  (Photo 10 below)
  • Step Eleven: Cook over medium high for 7-10 minutes or until mixture reduces and thickens slightly.  (Photo 11 below)
  • Step Twelve: Finally, pour reduced sauce over chicken and veggies before serving  (Photo 12 below)

Step by step photos for making this balsamic chicken sheet pan recipe

Easy Hack for Cutting Cherry Tomatoes

Step One: Clean and dry cherry tomatoes.

Step Two: Place tomatoes on a clean plastic lid off any container you have; place another lid on top, sandwiching the tomatoes in between.

Step Three: While holding your palm on the lid firmly, run the knife through the middle on the tomatoes. Voila! you are done cutting all your tomatoes at the same time.

Step by step photos for slicing cherry tomatoes

What kind of chicken is best for easy baked chicken recipe?

When I make sheet pan meals with chicken, I prefer to use boneless, skinless chicken thighs. I find that they cook up nice and juicy with lots of flavor. Plus, they are very economical. However, you can use any chicken that your family prefers. Just make sure that they are all in uniform pieces so that they cook at the same rate.

Balsamic Marinade poured on top of sheet pan chicken and vegetables

What kind of vegetables can you use in this Easy Baked Chicken Recipe?

For the vegetables, I used broccoli onions and tomatoes. But it’s entirely up to you.  I’ve also made it with green beans, carrots and bell peppers, too.  So that’s the best part about these meals. You can use whatever your family likes or what you have on hand.

Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken with Glaze poured on top

Expert Tips for Making the Best Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs

  • Prep all the ingredients the night before and put in containers or zip lock bags to make this meal super quick.
  • To make the meal more hearty try serving over pasta or rice cauliflower.
  • Try sweetening the Balsamic Chicken Marinade up with two tablespoons of honey.
  • Use a non stick foil or silicone baking mat. For fast easy clean up.

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Balsamic Chicken Sheet Pan Recipe on a white platter with a pink and white napkin and fork

Balsamic Chicken Sheet Pan Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Imagine dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes and having only one pan to clean up afterwards. No, it is not a dream...it's my Balsamic Chicken Sheet Pan meal. The very best part is it is sumptuous.
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Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Marinate: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons House Seasoning Blend divided
  • 2 pounds chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 large onion sliced

Instructions

  • Combine vinegar, honey, olive oil, garlic, thyme, rosemary, crushed red pepper and 1 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend in a bowl; whisk to combine.
  • Pour half of the mixture into a Ziploc bag; reserve remaining marinade.
  • Add chicken to the Ziploc bag and marinate for at least 30 minutes to overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place marinated chicken on a foil lined rimmed baking sheet; discard used marinade.
  • Arrange vegetables on baking sheet around the chicken; season veggies with remaining 1/2 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, pour reserved balsamic mixture (not the portion used to marinate the chicken) in a small sauce pan.
  • Cook over medium high for 7-10 minutes or until mixture reduces and thickens slightly.
  • Pour reduced sauce over chicken and veggies before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Prep all the ingredients the night before and put in containers or zip lock bags to make this meal super quick.
  • To make the meal more hearty try serving over pasta or rice cauliflower.
  • Try sweetening the Balsamic Chicken Marinade up with two tablespoons of honey.
  • Use a non stick foil or silicone baking mat. For fast easy clean up.at.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 722mg | Potassium: 578mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 40.3mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2.2mg

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11 thoughts on “Balsamic Chicken Sheet Pan Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    I love sheet pan recipes, they are so easy a d versatile that you don’t have to stand up to cook each separately. This chicken with veggies looks great

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  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is a total life saver on busy nights! And even better – my family loved the roasted broccoli as much as the chicken.

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  3. 5 stars
    Sheet pan dinners are my favorite and this was one of the best ones I’ve tried yet! Thanks for the easy recipe.

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