Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots

This tasty, easy Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots will have your entire family begging for more. As far as one pan meals goes, this is the epitome of ease, flavor, and versatility!

Sheet Pan Meals are blowing up right now! Here are some more favorites: Sheet Pan Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Fried Rice, Healthy Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas, and Sheet Pan Sweet Fire Chicken

Easy Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots recipe |

It’s officially fall (and I have the weather forecast pulled up in front of me to back me up) and I have nothing but easy dinners that invoke fall flavors on my mind. Sure, grilling is nice and Instant Pots are fabulous, but nothing beats the aromas of chicken and veggies cooking in the oven. Plus, one pan equals one thing to clean up after dinner.

I just can’t get enough of the sheet pan meals. So versatile! So many ways to use them! Remember math class when you had to come up with permutations? Well, I’m sure there are thousands of those when it comes to proteins and veggie meals you could possibly make and I’m pretty sure I’m on my way to trying them all.

The idea for this meal came from the notion of fall, yes, but also the pot roast. I know, I know, you’re thinking, this isn’t remotely like pot roast (um, no roast, no pot…Tiffany are you feeling okay?). Except wait — it is a little…well, if you consider the potatoes, carrots, and protein. Oh and maybe that honey balsamic glaze. Sure, sure, it’s not a roast in the literal roast sense, but this is my interpretation and I’m sticking to it.

Roasting carrots really brings out their sweetness and makes them easier to eat (a bonus for my kiddos), and nothing beats Parmesan on just about anything — including potatoes. I also like that the balsamic glaze works just as well on the chicken as it does on the carrots.

I skipped putting it on the potatoes too as I feel that it would make them too soft (and therefore not crisp up at all) and it’s nice to get a different flavor from one of the items in the pan.

Easy Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots recipe |

What other vegetables could I use?

Not a fan of potatoes? No problem! Other tubers go great in this dish as well. My top choices would include turnips, beets, parsnips, or sweet potatoes. If you’d rather not have the carrots, you could also try freshly cut broccoli, green beans, asparagus, onions, peppers, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, or a combination of any of them. Use the parm or the glaze on both, either, or everything on your pan. This dish can really be made to customize any way you want.

How long should I bake chicken?

If your oven is set at 400 degrees, and you have made sure your chicken breasts are of even thicknesses, then they should cook within the 20-25 minutes I recommend. However, I know that you can’t always count on the size of the chicken breasts you’ve purchased and you may need a little longer to get those babies cooked. In that case, another 5-10 minutes would work just fine. However, if they seem to be taking forever and you’re worried about your veggies burning, you have my permission to remove the veggies and continue to cook the chicken. I promise, this is just fine!

Easy Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots recipe |

What’s the best way to clean my sheet pan?

So yes, when you make a sheet pan dish, you do only have one pan to clean. But sometimes it can be a bit tricky to clean, especially if your glaze baked on a little too long or, like me, you’re such a fan of sheet pan meals that your sheet pans get harder and harder to clean with each subsequent meal.

If your pan requires just a basic clean, but has some stubborn spots, I recommend soaking it in your sink with some warm water and a little detergent while you eat your meal. This helps loosen any stuck-on bits. If your pan in nonstick, be careful not to put it in the dishwasher or use any steel wool or other harsh cleaners as this can make your non-stick pan lose its non-stick coating.

If your sheet pan needs a good, deep-down clean, here’s what I recommend: Wash the pan like you normally would to get off as much as you can. Then, create a paste of baking soda and vinegar. It doesn’t have to have a perfect measurement, just make it creamy enough to coat the bottom of the pan (and up the sides, too if needed). Let this mixture sit for up to 20 minutes, and wash away the paste (and hopefully also the gunk).

Easy Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots recipe |

You’ve got to try this incredibly easy Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots – your whole family will be begging for a repeat and you won’t mind because it’s a quick, no-fuss dinner you can make on ONE PAN.

Easy Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots recipe |
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Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots

This easy Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots will have your entire family begging for more. As far as one pan meals goes, this is the epitome of ease, flavor, and versatility!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Tiffany


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to even thickness
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and chopped into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 pounds baby red and/or gold potatoes chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on one third of a greased sheet pan, chicken on one third of the pan, and carrots on the remaining third. 
  • In a medium sauce pan bring balsamic vinegar and honey to a boil. Cook for about 5 minutes until reduced by half, then remove from heat and pour into a heat-safe bowl. 
  • Drizzle oil over the potatoes, chicken, and carrots. Rub the oil over the chicken with your fingertips. Season potatoes, chicken and carrots with salt and pepper to taste, garlic powder, basil, and thyme. 
  • Spoon half of the balsamic sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over the potatoes. Bake for 20-25 minutes until chicken is cooked through and carrots and potatoes are tender. Drizzle remaining balsamic sauce (it should be slightly thickened now after cooling) over the chicken and carrots and serve. 

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Why didnt you make recipes printable?

    They are all printable. There is a print button on each recipe 🙂

      The print button is very well hidden … on the other hand, there are a load of very misleading ads on the page, which look like links to a pdf of the recipe. (sorry for all caps … can’t tell if it’s my computer or the website at fault)

This sounds wonderful!
Thank you for the great recipe.

    You’ll love it!

4 stars
I made this last night and the family loved it. very flavorful and easy.

    So glad that you guys loved it! Thanks for your feedback!

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sorry for the second comment ~ I couldn’t find where you would add the minced garlic in this recipe. i used the garlic powder. that last minced garlic ingredient might be in error.

    Peggy- thanks for pointing that out! It is a typo.

What is the minced garlic for? I see ONLy the powder garlic used in the recipe directions.

    Lu- thanks for pointing that out! It is indeed a mistake. It should only call for garlic powder.

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Not sure what i did wrong, but after 30 mins the carrotd and potatoes are still hard/not cooked and the chicken is measuring at 145F…bummer because i was planning to eat around 6 and now its looking like another half hour at minimum.

5 stars
You seriously gave one star for this? Did you even make the recipe? It’s wonderful, easy and nutritious.

    NO! I didn’t intend to leave a star at all – just ask a question.I want to make the recipe or I wouldn’t have asked. Thank you for letting me know.
    Apparently I didn’t notice the star thingie when I posted. My apologies to Tiffany. 🙁

Can you make this with chicken thighs? And if so, how would the timing change?

    Sure- you totally could! Maybe adjust the cook time by additional 5-10 minutes? Check for doneness after 5 and go from there!

4 stars
Chicken is gReat! But im sad my potatoes and carrots still are hard after 30 mInutes, guess i’ll have to keep cooking! Anyone else have this problem?

5 stars

    Way to please the 1 year old!! That is fantastic! Super excited to hear that you and your family loved this recipe so much, Kelly!

Ive been wanting to make this forEver. Idk what i did wrong but the chicken tasted Bland and balsamic glaze Was not as thick as i anticipated. It took longer to cook bc i bought Red bliss and not the baby ones. Chicken didnt look as glaZed as yours. Welcome feedback. Thank you

    For some added color you could brown your chicken before baking it on the sheet!

    Get one of those cheap little THERMOMETERS and make sure your oven is cranked to the right temperature. Get the SEAr on.

was just wondering for easy clean up, can i use foil on sheet pan?

    That could work!

5 stars
Made this last night. Delicious!! And simple to make. I also added cauliflower in addition to the potatoes and carrots because I wanted to use it up. I was worried about the amount of balsamic vinegar but the sauce is delicious! healthy and easy/quick to make. Thanks!!

    Fantastic job, Nicole! Thanks for sharing your experience! Glad to hear that you enjoyed this recipe so much 🙂

Instead of Pounding the chicken, can you just cut the breasts in half?
i do not know why Its showing up In caps, i apologize.

    The reason I suggest pounding the chicken is to make them thin enough to cook evenly and quickly, all the way through. I highly suggest it pounding the chicken!

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LOving your recipe ideas. You look and sound like a leader. I’m going to keep checking this out. Thanks!

Can you freeze these dinners for future use?

    I haven’t frozen this particular dish, but I definitely think you could!

5 stars
Idk how anyone has soft potatoes and carrots with only 20 minutes in the oven!! I stuck the veggies in the oven for 15 minutes before adding the chicken to the Pan, then cooked for another 20 minutes. Turned out perfect! The balsamic vinegar and honey mix was delish!


5 stars
You guys need an oven themometer. My potatoes and carrots came out perfectly cooked.

Can you line the sheet pan with parchment paper?

3 stars
This tasted great, but i had the same problem others had with cook time. After 40mins my potatoes and carrots were still al dente. I will try the recipe again and make some adjustments because it was super simple and the flavors were great.


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I love sheet pan recipes. They are very versatile like you suggest above. My favorite is using baby red potatoes and carrots with chicken. Thanks for sharing!

    Always a great option!!

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