Honey Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies is not only a lifesaver meal on weeknights, it is a gorgeous meal to prepare when you are having a couple of friends over on Saturday night. The taste is delicious and the presentation is gorgeous! It is almost completely hands-off, so you’re able to do other chores, check items off of your to-do list, help kids with homework or sit and catch up with friends. This is sure to become a family favorite for both its taste and ease of making it!
You will be patting yourself on the back when you sink your teeth into this meal. It’s a meal in one, so the cleanup is a breeze too! Let’s discuss the main ingredients:
Chicken Breasts: It’s best to use boneless skinless chicken. The result will be extra tender and juicy meat. I tend to use pretty large chicken breasts, and we divide them up to have four servings.
Veggies: The veggies are where you will get lots of yummy nutrients. We love adding red potatoes, carrots, and red onions. You can swap them out for other vegetables if you wish.
Lemons & Limes: Using fresh, sliced lemons and limes will add a fun, zesty flavor to the chicken dish. Plus, they are vibrant and colorful too.
This is so easy to throw together! I love sheet pan recipes for that reason!
Step One: Start off by making the honey balsamic sauce and set aside.
Step Two: Drizzle the olive oil on the sheet pan.
Step Three: Cut up red potatoes and place on the center of the sheet pan with 2 chicken breasts. Chop the red onions in half and spread on a sheet pan. Spread the green beans around the sheet pan and sprinkle with seasonings.
Step Four: Slice the lemons and place on top of the chicken and vegetables. Place small pads of butter on the chicken and veggies. Pour the sauce on top of the chicken and vegetables and cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until juices run clear. Allow the chicken to rest for five minutes before slicing the chicken.
Absolutely!! This is a great time to use what you have! You know how that is…we all have those times where we have one potato, two onions, 52 carrots and a half of a head of broccoli left over from other recipes! This is the time to use all those up! Permission granted! Just try to use hearty vegetables. Some of the more delicate veggies like zucchini squash will cook faster and become mush in this recipe.
🍴Can I Substitute Honey
Yep! One of my favorites is to mix in maple syrup for the honey. You will change up the flavor quite a bit but it will still be delicious.
🥄 Meal Prep
This is a great meal to prepare ahead of time and be able to toss in the oven in minutes when you are ready!
- Either measure everything out ahead of time or completely combine the honey balsamic sauce and refrigerate. If you do, put it in a microwave safe container so you can zap it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to soften the honey before pouring on the chicken and veggies.
- Cut up all the vegetables so they are ready to toss on the sheet pan.
- Lay out the sheet pan and any utensils you might night. (I prep all little things like this so I can have meals like this in the oven in 5-7 minutes!)
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Honey Herb Roasted Carrots with a Balsamic Glaze – can you tell that we are loving balsamic vinegar? These carrots are so good that we tend to eat them right off of the sheet pan, I am embarrassed to admit!
Oven Roasted Portobello Pizza – this is hands down my favorite way to make pizza thanks to the herb oil that is brushed on the mushrooms. It is so good that you feel like you are in an expensive restaurant instead of eating at home!
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Honey Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken with Veggies
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1 cup honey
- 1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar
- 2 chicken breasts large
- 12 small red potatoes washed and cut in half
- 4 carrots peeled
- 2 red onions outside skin removed and cut in half
- 2 limes washed and sliced
- 2 lemons washed sliced
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tbsp butter sliced
- In a large measuring cup (with a pour spout) add the lemon juice, lime juice, honey, and balsamic vinegar, and whisk together until completely blended.
Chicken and Vegetables
- Drizzle Olive oil over the bottom of a non-stick sheet pan, and spread with a small brush.
- Place the 2 chicken breasts in the center.
- Slice the red potatoes in half, and place on the sheet pan.
- Peel the carrots, and place on the sheet pan.
- Cut the red onions in half, and place them around the sheet pan.
- Place the green beans on the sheet pan, and sprinkle the chicken and vegetables with the garlic salt, seasoned salt, and seasoned pepper.
- Cut the lemons and limes in slices, and place around the sheet pan.
- Place small slices of butter around the sheet pan on top of the vegetables and chicken.
- Drizzle the sauce over the chicken and vegetables, and place the sheet pan in the oven at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes until the chicken is golden brown and completely done.
- When the juices from the chicken run clear, remove the sheet pan from the oven, and let sit for 5 – 7 minutes. Slice the chicken breasts in 1 inch slices, and serve with portions of all the vegetables and juices in the pan.