Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies is a quick and easy meal that saves on dishes. Sheet pan meals are where it is at because they are so easy to make on a busy weeknight. This meal takes a bit of planning because the chicken is best when marinated for at least an hour, but once everything is prepped, you can throw it in the oven and relax. This recipe is veggie packed with very little chopping. Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies is a filling paleo meal that is great for the whole family.

Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies Recipe by Jesse Lane Lee

How to save time while making this recipe.

This recipe is a big time-saver because there isn’t much prep or dishes because everything is cooked on one sheet pan. If you don’t have much time between getting home from work and serving dinner this meal is perfect. Mix up the marinade the night before and marinate the chicken overnight. To save on dishes, mix up the marinade in the same container you will be marinating the chicken in. You can also wash and cut the potatoes and asparagus the night before. When you get home from work you just have to preheat the oven and throw it all in. While it bakes you have time for a quick workout or time to get some chores done around the house.

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How to make Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies by Jesse Lane Wellness

Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

gluten-free & paleo

Prep time: 15 minutes | Inactive time: 1 hour | Cook time: 30 minutes | Serves 4

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 cups baby potatoes, cut into 8
  • 4 cups asparagus, cut in half
  • 4 cup cherry tomatoes

Directions

  1. In a large sealable container mix together balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Add chicken breasts and marinate for an hour or overnight in a sealed container in the fridge.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F. Place marinated chicken on a baking sheet with potatoes and asparagus and toss coat. Bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Add cherry tomatoes and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

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