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Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Brussels Sprouts

This sheet pan chicken with sweet potatoes is naturally sweet, flavorful, and full of nutrition. Meal prep–friendly, Whole30-friendly, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

Hello Sheet Pan! Quick to cook and with no hassle washing up – this tasty Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Brussels Sprouts dish is a winner! If you love an ‘all-in-one’ meal, this is it!  Job done!

sheet pan with chicken and veggies

Caramelized vegetables, sticky and sweet, fresh herbs, and chicken, this dish will tick lots of boxes.  And don’t forget…

It’s a breeze to cook and clean up after!  Boom, dinner done, full taste, great nutrition, and a happy stomach!

chicken breasts on top of apples, and veggies

Ingredients You’ll Need

Chicken breasts (4) – Large, juicy, and free-range if you can. These will tend to dry out less and provide more nutrition and better texture.

Olive oil (3 tbsp) – Choose a good quality, peppery variety. You could also use coconut oil or avocado oil.

Garlic (6 cloves) – Plump and sweet cloves are delicious – but you could use a garlic powder or pre-prepared minced garlic option here if you wish.

Cinnamon (1 tsp) – A touch of this spice can add a background taste that creates a great balance of flavors – you can omit it if you wish or add ground ginger instead.

Sea salt (1 tsp) – You could use Himalayan Sea Salt but use less; it has a stronger taste.

Black pepper (½ tsp) – Freshly ground is best, but you could use the pre-ground version if you would like.

Brussels sprouts (4 cups, halved) – You may want to omit these but don’t!  Roasting sprouts with other full-flavored ingredients will turn these into superheroes!

Sweet potato (1, large) – Full of beta-carotene plant chemicals, these potatoes are a far better choice than white potatoes and will boost your immune system!

Red onions (2) – You could use white onions here, but the sweetness of the red onions provides the dish with some great caramelization!

Apples (2, sliced) – Choose whatever variety you like here – but leave the skin on to increase the fiber even more.

Parsley – Fresh parsley goes well with this dish, but you could use a dried variety or add another herb.  A little bit of sage or oregano would also work well.

chicken sheet pan ingredients

How to Make Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 425F. In a bowl, mix 2 tbsp of the olive oil with the garlic, cinnamon, 1/2 tsp sea salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Mix together well.

Step 2. Add the chicken breasts to the bowl and combine thoroughly to ensure they are fully covered in the oil and garlic mix.  Set aside the bowl in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or longer if you can.

Tip –  You could start this recipe the night before, as this will increase the flavor of the chicken breast further. Make sure you don’t use a metallic bowl for this.

Step 3. Chop the sweet potato, onion, and apples as described and place them on a baking sheet. Add the Brussels sprouts and mix to combine.

Step 4. Drizzle the vegetables with another 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Toss them together well to coat. Spread all of the ingredients out evenly on the baking sheet.

Bake the vegetables in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove the baking sheet and give the vegetables a good toss to turn over.

Step 5. Remove the chicken from the bowl of oil and garlic and place them on top of the partly cooked vegetables.  Drizzle over any leftover marinade.

Step 6. Cook for another 20-22 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked and vegetables are cooked, a little charred, and caramelized. Add the fresh parsley before serving.

steps for chicken sheet pan

What Other Veggies Can I Use for a Sheet Pan Chicken?

There are many other ingredients you can use for this Sheet Pan Chicken. Sliced bell pepper, sweet potatoes, zucchini, and tomatoes – add the tomatoes to the tray when you add the chicken.

Mushrooms, new potatoes, and baby carrots – Start the potatoes and the carrot first, and then add the mushrooms with the chicken.

sheet pan with chicken breasts and veggies

Can I Make Ahead and Freeze?

Yes! Marinade the chicken the night before and leave it in the fridge. Prepare and chop your vegetables the night before and place them in a separate container the night before. 

You may want to cover the apple with a bit of lemon juice. When you are ready to eat, cook as per the instructions. You can also safely freeze it at this point and cook frozen.

top view of sheet pan with cooked chicken breasts

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Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Brussels Sprouts

This sheet pan chicken dinner is yummy, nutritious, and easy to make. A perfect Whole30, dairy-free, and gluten-free meal for the whole family.
4.50 from 14 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 37 minutes
Inactive Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 52 minutes
Course Meal Prep
Cuisine American
Servings 4 plates
Calories 471 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 chicken breasts skinless, boneless
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups Brussels sprouts halved
  • 1 large sweet potato peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 red onions cut into chunks
  • 2 medium apples sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • fresh parsley chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425F.
  • In a bowl, mix 2 tbsp olive oil with garlic, cinnamon, 1/2 tsp sea salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper.
  • Add in chicken breasts and cover them with the rub we've just mixed up. Set aside for at least 2 hours.
  • Chop the veggies as suggested and place Brussels sprouts, sweet potato, red onion, and apple slices on a large baking sheet.
  • Drizzle the veggies with another 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Toss to coat them and spread them evenly on the baking sheet.
  • Bake vegetables in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, toss the veggies, and place chicken on top of them.
  • Cook for another 20-22 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked and veggies caramelized.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1 plateCalories: 471kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 48gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10.8gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 712mgFiber: 8.4gSugar: 16g
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