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Sheet-pan chicken, sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts with bacon and balsamic glaze

Here’s a sheet-pan chicken sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts with bacon and balsamic glaze dinner, inspired by Cooking Classy, that’s a must-have in your arsenal of recipes. Exquisitely seasoned chicken complemented with veggies naturally caramelized by roasting couldn’t be easier when baked up all at once on a single pan. More taste and less of everything else: Time, dishes, mess.

Chicken is a great choice for sheet-pan recipes. Not only versatile, it cooks quickly, comes out tender and goes with everything. Likewise, hearty veggies like sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts are well suited to oven roasting. The more you can let them caramelize (gain color and flavor while cooking), the better they will taste.

ALSO TRY: Easy sheet-pan chicken and veggie stir-fry

Balancing flavors is key in creating dishes with fabulous overall flavor. Savory, sweet and tangy — this dish has it all. Once it’s plated, your lucky dinner companions will never guess how quickly it all came together.

Pairing opposite flavors together actually helps deepen both. The contrast of bacon’s savory saltiness and the potatoes’ earthy sweetness lets each shine even brighter. That’s part of the reason for something we all know: Bacon really does make everything better.

Balsamic glaze is genius, too. It’s so easy to make and adds another dimension to any dish. It’s a syrupy glaze that’s rich, acidic and sweet, adding depth and contrast to any dish. Just two ingredients and a few minutes are all it takes to turn any meat or veggie into a memorable, ask-for-the-recipe creation.

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Combine vegetables and chicken in medium bowl

Sheet-pan dinners are so easy to do! Just start with tossing everything into a bowl.

Combine vegetables and chicken in medium bowl


Drizzle ingredients with olive oil

Coat with olive oil so that ingredients can roast nicely in the oven without drying out.

Drizzle ingredients with olive oil


Mix together chicken, sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts

Stir in the veggies. So many beautiful bright colors in this dish.

Mix all ingredients together in bowl for Sheet-pan chicken sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts with bacon and balsamic glaze


Add bacon

Bacon adds a burst of flavor and depth to any dish. This one is no exception. The bacon is a perfect compliment to the creamy sweet potatoes and slightly bitter Brussel sprouts.

Add bacon


Spread everything onto sheet-pan and bake

Easy peasy! Spread evenly so that all veggies roast evenly.

Spread everything onto sheet-pan


Garnish with parsley

For a pop of color with a fresh herb taste, you can’t go wrong with parsley as a garnish to any dish.

Garnish Sheet-pan chicken sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts with bacon and balsamic glaze


Look at all this gorgeous color!

You can’t help but want to dig into this dish. Over a bed of rice? Delicious!

Look at all this gorgeous color!


Drizzle more glaze

The sweet tang of the balsamic glaze really brings this dish to the next level. Add as much or as little as you like.

Drizzle more glaze onto Sheet-pan chicken sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts with bacon and balsamic glaze


Simply delicious!

Healthy and beautiful, you can’t go wrong with this sheet-pan dinner.

Simply delicious!


Perfect mid-week dinner

Preparation is a cinch. Making a delicious and nutritious dinner was never easier.

Perfect mid-week dinner


Makes great leftovers too!

This sheet-pan chicken will reheat perfectly, making it a great option for lunch the next day.

Makes great leftovers too!


Sheet-pan chicken, sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts with bacon and balsamic glaze

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 slices bacon, diced and cooked for 6 minutes until almost crisp
  • 20 ounces sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 16 ounces Brussels sprouts, bottoms trimmed, cut in half
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into 1-1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced into chunks
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 3 tablespoon store-bought or homemade balsamic glaze (see Notes below)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley (garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line rimmed 18-by-13-inch baking sheet with parchment paper (or use nonstick cooking spray).
  2. Place diced sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cubed chicken, red onion and garlic in large bowl.  Drizzle with olive oil and toss to evenly coat. Add rosemary, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Spread mixture evenly (being careful not to overlap pieces) on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle bacon over top of mixture.
  5. Roast in oven 17–20 minutes, until chicken has cooked through and center of thickest pieces registers 165F.
  6. Drizzle everything with balsamic glaze, sprinkle with parsley, and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Cut chicken into uniformly sized pieces so they'll finish cooking through at the same time.
  • For homemade balsamic glaze: In small saucepan, whisk together 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon honey. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring frequently, until reduced to about 3 tablespoons (10–13 minutes). Let cool. Glaze will thicken as it cools.

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