Balsamic Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

10.19.2016

I’ll be honest I’ve been hesitant to share this post with you guys. Balsamic chicken is never the prettiest thing (I’ve already trashed two other balsamic chicken posts in the past because they just don’t look good – you’d be surprise how much I make but don’t actually share), BUT the flavor of this easy Balsamic Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner makes if far too good not to share! It only takes about 15 minutes to prep and it cooks in 20 minutes (or less) so you’ll have a delicious, flavorful dinner in no time! And you’ll be loving every single bite!

Balsamic Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner | Cooking Classy

Balsamic Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner | Cooking Classy

You could use different veggies here than the ones I’ve chosen if you’d like, but with that said keep in mind the roasting times other vegetables may take. I chose the ones here not only for their nice blend of colors but because they roast in the oven fairly quick so they’ll be done the same time as the chicken is (if you were to use something else like diced red potatoes or halved brussels sprouts just give it a head start in the oven with a little bit of the olive oil first). Another thing I wanted to mention is that you could also just toss in the tomatoes at the end if you’d rather they weren’t soft (which I may try next time). And if you don’t want to dirty another cutting board (like me) then be sure to cut all the veggies first (including the tomatoes and parsley) before you dice up the chicken.

This is a healthy meal I’ll make again and again, especially on busy weeknights so even if it may not look the best it still tastes unbelievably good so you really do need to try it! You just can’t go wrong with balsamic vinegar. Pour it on just about anything and I’ll eat it (almost literally, have you tried vanilla gelato swirled with a balsamic glaze? Oh my oh my is it heavenly). When this is done roasting you’ll have lots of balsamic and veggie pan juices, just pour it over each serving when plating it up. So delish!

If you like this sheet pan dinner be sure to check out my Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas, my Chicken Broccoli Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner and this flavorful Lemon Chicken Asparagus and Potato Sheet Pan Dinner. All have the same concept – just dice it, dress it, toss it and roast it. So easy and so good!

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Balsamic Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

Yield: About 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 small (about 7 oz) zucchini, stemmed, diced into 1/2-inch thick half moons
  • 1 small (about 7 oz) yellow squash, stemmed, diced into 1/2-inch thick half moons
  • 1 medium broccoli crown (about 10 oz) cut into small florets
  • 1 orange bell pepper , stemmed, seeded and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 medium red onion , diced into chunks
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts , diced into 1 1/4-inch pieces*
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes (halve them if large or if adding at the end)
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl (or liquid measuring cup) whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey and garlic.
  2. Add zucchini, squash, broccoli, bell pepper and red onion to a sheet pan, top with chicken then pour balsamic mixture over chicken and veggies. Toss to evenly coat then sprinkle with Italian seasoning, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Toss to coat. Spread into an even layer while working to keep chicken pieces from overlapping. Roast in preheated oven 10 minutes. Remove from oven, add tomatoes (or if you don't want them cooked and softened just wait until the end to add them in fresh) and toss everything with a spatula. Spread into an even layer again. Return to oven and roast about 6 - 10 minutes longer until the thicker looking pieces of chicken register 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer. Sprinkle with parsley, season with more salt to taste as desired and serve immediately.
  3. *Work to cut the chicken pieces all close to the same size so they cook evenly and some don't cook and dry before the others are done.
  4. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

 

 

27 comments

  • Paige: These sheet pan recipes have to be some of my all time favorites! They’re always amazing!

    Paige October 19, 2016 at 7:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Paige! October 20, 2016 at 1:17pm Reply

  • paula combrink: if you use White balsamic …. will it look more attractive ? October 20, 2016 at 8:12am Reply

  • Char: YAY! Another one pan chicken dinner recipe.
    I’m drooling! October 20, 2016 at 10:29am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Char! October 20, 2016 at 1:14pm Reply

  • Holly: I have been digging these sheet pan dinners! So easy and flavorful with minimum clean-up and it makes my house smell AMAZING! I took your chicken broccoli and sweet potato sheet pan dinner and changed it up the second night. You’ll have to try it… the flavors were awesome! I did sweet potatoes, chickpeas, yellow onion, garlic, chopped apples, chicken with thyme, rosemary, sage, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. The cinnamon was just enough for the apples but not enough to make it to sweet! Thanks for another great recipe October 20, 2016 at 10:47am Reply

    • Jaclyn: That sounds delish! Thanks Holly! October 20, 2016 at 1:13pm Reply

  • 2pots2cook: This is exactly what we need: so colorful and attractive, complete dinner with a glass of white wine. Thank you. October 20, 2016 at 10:49am Reply

  • Sara @ Last Night’s Feast: This looks amazing! October 20, 2016 at 12:39pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Sara! October 20, 2016 at 1:12pm Reply

  • laura: Made this on the weekend, it was so easy and delicious! I’m so glad you decided to share. I’m really loving the sheet pan dinner ideas now that the temperature here in Fl. is finally below 90. October 24, 2016 at 8:50am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Laura! Thanks for your review! October 24, 2016 at 1:09pm Reply

  • Jocelyn: We loved this! My husband told me to definitely keep the recipe. Thanks so much. (By the way, I found it easiest to mix up the sauce with the chicken and veggies using my hands.) October 29, 2016 at 8:20pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you liked it Jocelyn! November 1, 2016 at 2:18pm Reply

  • Stephanie: Made this tonight and it was a huge hit! I often roast veggies this way but never think of adding chicken! My husband suggested next time we could try shrimp: all yum. Thank you for sharing your time and talents! November 17, 2016 at 4:41pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you loved it Stephanie! Thanks! November 28, 2016 at 12:37pm Reply

  • bbqfocus: This looks awesome, the veggies look so colorful and delish! So easy too. Have saved this to try once the Christmas rush is over! December 20, 2016 at 1:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you get the chance to try it and love it! December 20, 2016 at 2:38pm Reply

  • Susan: Ok, so i made this tonight. Very Dry…. and cooking times (10 min) were at to short. January 9, 2017 at 7:44pm Reply

  • Mary: There was way too much liquid for anything to brown in the oven, plus the cooking time was longer for the vegetables. The house smelled divine while it cooked. Next time, I will reduce drastically the liquids in this recipe. March 9, 2017 at 8:03am Reply

  • Mary: Halfway through the cooking process, I used paper towels to absorb the excess liquid in the pan. March 9, 2017 at 11:47am Reply

  • Livia Lefor: So it’s ok to cook raw chicken with raw veggies together? Never knew you could do this…. March 30, 2017 at 11:27pm Reply

  • Lindsay: This was SO good. Healthy, flavorful and full of color! My cooking time was a total of 22 mins but I think I was heavy handed on the ingredients! Will make again, thanks. Love your blog! April 25, 2017 at 6:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you loved it Lindsay! May 2, 2017 at 10:50am Reply

  • Nimet: This on top of bowtie pasta with parmesan cheese is amazing. The perfect balanced meal. Thanks for sharing this recipe! May 11, 2017 at 9:33am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Nimet! Thanks for your comment! May 11, 2017 at 9:25pm Reply

  • Celeste: Hi! Looks great! I’ve tried the Moroccan sweet potato and lentil soup and it came out sooooo good.
    I was wondering what kind of side you’d serve with this meal? June 19, 2017 at 4:28pm Reply

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