Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken & Brussels Sprouts

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Easy and healthy sheet pan honey balsamic chicken & brussels sprouts dinner is ready in 30 minutes with a finger-licking good sweet and tangy glaze.

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Gosh it’s Sunday again already?? This week I tell ya…. I have no idea where it went. Most of it is a blur but I do vividly remember our pleasant and totally uncharacteristic of February pre-Spring weather being sabotaged by a three-day storm that kept us bunkered inside watching the green lawn become white again. I mean I knew it was coming, because it’s February in Utah, but I don’t know I guess part of me got swept away in the sunshine anyway. It’s okay though, it’ll melt soon. That’s how it goes around here. And thank goodness because I am beyond done with this Winter.

Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken & Brussels Sprouts | lecremedelacrumb.com

I hope you don’t mind but I am in the middle of what seems to be a sheet pan dinner thing and it’s a thing that probably won’t be ending any time soon. For me I have no problem planning main dishes for the upcoming week but by the time I get all of that in order, I blank when it comes to planning side dishes. I go to the same old side salad time and time again, sometimes nights in a row – and don’t get me wrong, I LOVE SALAD, but sometimes you need to switch it up. A sheet pan meal with a main dish and a side all made together on one pan is a dream come true.

Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken & Brussels Sprouts | lecremedelacrumb.com

You will absolutely fall in love with this sweet and tangy honey balsamic glaze. I swear it could make dirt taste good. Not that I’ve tried it, but this glaze is seriously that delicious.  This dish is the easiest thing to make but it is a 5 star meal, no question. Amazing enough to impress guests – and I can attest to that – but simple and quick enough to make on any random, busy Tuesday night. I promise, you’re gonna love this easy baked sheet pan chicken recipe.

Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken & Brussels Sprouts | lecremedelacrumb.com

What people are saying about this Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken & Brussels Sprouts

“One of our favorite quick meals! Absolutely Delicious.” – Nik

“This was SO good!! I have never cooked brussels sprouts before and they turned out so yummy in this recipe. I did, however, blanch the sprouts because I was a little concerned they wouldn’t get as soft as we like them. Thank you for showing us with this recipe that dinner can be simple, nutritious, AND easy!!” – Jess

 

Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken & Brussels Sprouts | lecremedelacrumb.com

Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken & Brussels Sprouts

Easy and healthy sheet pan honey balsamic chicken & brussels sprouts dinner is ready in 30 minutes with a finger-licking good sweet and tangy glaze.
4.15 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, cut in half lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pound chicken breasts to even thickness less than 1 inch. Combine chicken and brussels in a bowl, drizzle with oil, and toss to coat. 
  • Arrange chicken and brussels sprouts on sheet pan. Season with Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and brussels sprouts are just barely fork-tender. Meanwhile prepare the glaze.
  • Add balsamic vinegar to a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil for 6-8 minutes until reduced to half the original volume. Remove from heat, stir in honey, garlic powder, and salt. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool while the chicken finishes cooking.
  • After chicken and brussels have baked for about 15 minutes, switch to broil for 2-4 minutes (watch carefully so the brussels sprouts don't burn). Remove from oven, drizzle with the balsamic glaze, and garnish with cracked black pepper and fresh thyme if desired and serve.
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5 stars
This was delicious.

My husband and my son both said (as I was reducing the vinegar) “are you making pickles?” then when they tasted the sauce they asked when I would be making this again?

    Haha!! Way to prove them wrong, Debbie! 😉 That made me laugh. I am excited to hear that it was a hit! Thanks for your feedback!

4 stars
This is a great, easy weeknight dinner idea, but the glaze was just a little too sweet for me so I whisked in a little dijon mustard and crushed red pepper to balance the sweetness a little and it was excellent!

    Awesome job, Tracy!! Way to think outside the box 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

1 star
Very bland -the sauce tastes like nothing

    Sorry to hear you felt this way!

well i can’t see the recipe. tried clicking on “continue reading” 10 different ways. Am i missing something….

    So sorry! That was an error with my site at the time that was not allowing recipes to load correctly. Thanks for your patience!

5 stars
Quick, easy, and delicious. This is going in my weeknight rotation for sure.

    So glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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