Sheet Pan Chicken Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic Glaze

08.26.2017

An easy and amazingly flavorful sheet pan chicken dinner that will leave everyone craving more! Packed with veggies, sprinkled with bacon and finished with a sweet and tangy balsamic glaze.

Sheet Pan Chicken Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic Glaze

In other words – this is the best way to welcome fall into your life this year! Now that schools started even though it’s still 98 degrees out it’s seems like fall has already come.

Sheet Pan Chicken Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic Glaze

I absolutely love fall. And for some reason I tend to reserve sweet potato and brussels sprouts recipes for this time of year, even though I can get fresh year round.

It just makes it seem that much better. Like trying to wait to bake with pumpkin until September.

Sheet Pan Chicken Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic Glaze

This is a meal I’ll make again and again. Sheet pan recipes one of my favorite things to make for dinner.

Have you tried my Sheet Pan Fajitas (always on repeat at my house), and this recipe is actually a lot like one of my favorite chicken sheet pan recipes last fall but with a different flavor profile (balsamic + bacon!) and I’m pretty sure I like this one even better than that one, and that’s saying something.

Sheet Pan Chicken Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic Glaze

Because I’m alllll about that balsamic glaze (I also like to call it “black magic sauce”). Actually one of my favorite gelatos I buy locally is a ricotta balsamic gelato and it is to. die. for. Who knew?? Oh and balsamic strawberries, yes! Put em on a cheesecake.

Maybe for dessert right after this meal. Because you can never have too much balsamic glaze :).

Sheet Pan Chicken Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic Glaze

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Sheet Pan Chicken Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic Glaze

5 from 3 votes

An easy and amazingly flavorful sheet pan chicken dinner that will leave everyone craving more! Packed with veggies, sprinkled with bacon and finished with a sweet and tangy balsamic glaze. 

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 20 oz. sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 16 oz. brussels sprouts, bottoms trimmed, halved
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into 1 1/4-inch cubes*
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced into chunks
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp store-bought or homemade** balsamic glaze

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Place sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil then to toss to evenly coat.

  3. Sprinkle bacon over everything then roast in preheated oven 15 minutes. Remove from oven. 

  4. Add chicken, red onions, garlic and rosemary then season everything with salt and pepper and toss to evenly coat. Spread into an even layer (don't overlap chicken pieces).

  5. Return to oven and roast until chicken has cooked through (center of thickest pieces should register 165) about 17 - 20 minutes longer. 

  6. Drizzle everything (or each serving) with balsamic glaze, sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.

  7. *Try to cut all of the chicken pieces close to the same size so they'll finish cooking through at the same time. 


  8. **For homemade balsamic glaze: In a small saucepan whisk together 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar and 1 Tbsp honey. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring frequently, until reduced to about 3 Tbsp, about 10 - 13 minutes. Let cool (it will thicken more as it cools).

  9. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

13 comments

  • Donna: Pinned it! We love all these ingredients and a sheet pan makes it a simple meal. August 27, 2017 at 7:53am Reply

  • Kayla: Looks so good! August 27, 2017 at 8:32am Reply

  • Lindsey of This Miss Cooks: “In other words – this is the best way to welcome fall into your life this year!” <—Truer words have never been spoken! The number of times I turn to sheet pan recipes to use up extra veggies (or those times when I don't want to make the complicated recipe and instead just toss the ingredients onto a pan…) are uncountable, haha.

    Lindsey | This Miss Cooks August 27, 2017 at 9:16am Reply

  • Donna Church: I can’t wait to try your sheet pan recipe August 27, 2017 at 10:41am Reply

  • Leslie: Yum, i love sweet potatoes but i don’t eat them like i should. I’ve never tried brussel sprouts though, i am embarrassed to say that, hah. This is a colorful dish and it looks great. August 27, 2017 at 4:34pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: There are still plenty of veggies I haven’t tried too so don’t worry :). I hope you get a chance to make this soon Leslie! August 28, 2017 at 10:45am Reply

  • Paige Flamm: These veggies look amazing!

    Paige August 27, 2017 at 9:10pm Reply

  • Barbara: Made this for dinner. Super simple and the favor combination is perfect! Finishing with the balsamic glaze takes it over the top! I’m going to make it with pork, too. September 2, 2017 at 4:20am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for your review! September 2, 2017 at 9:21pm Reply

  • Holly Gagne: This was so delicious! My entire family loved it! September 4, 2017 at 12:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad your family enjoyed it Holly! Thanks for your review! September 5, 2017 at 12:00pm Reply

  • Crissy: Yummy sheet pan dinner! I added a regular potato cause I only had one sweet potato. I didn’t add the bacon but it was still flavorful! Next time I would add the brussels sprouts with the chicken! Great recipe, can’t wait to make again, love the balsamic glaze! September 10, 2017 at 7:00pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you loved it Crissy! September 11, 2017 at 12:51pm Reply

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