Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken with Brussels Sprouts
This Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken with Brussels Sprouts only requires 8 ingredients and 35 minutes, from prep to finish! Loaded with sweet and sour flavor, plus easy to prepare, this delicious one-pan meal is a weeknight dinner winner!
Keyword: balsamic, brussels, brussels sprouts, chicken, Easy, Healthy, honey, lemon, one pan, quick, sheet pan
Make the Marinades: In a medium bowl, combine molasses with ¼ cup vinegar, ¼ cup honey, garlic, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste (this mixture is for chicken). Whisk to combine. In a small bowl combine the remaining vinegar and honey (this mixture is for brussels sprouts). Whisk to combine. Set both aside.
Marinate the Chicken: Place the chicken in a large, zip-closure bag and add HALF of the molasses mixture (about heaping 1/3 cup), reserving the remaining mixture for brushing and serving*. Seal and transfer to the refrigerator (up to overnight) to marinate.
For Baking: Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment for easy clean up. Place the marinated chicken on half the prepared baking sheet*. Add the brussels to the other half of the pan and toss with the olive oil. Season the chicken and brussels generously with salt and pepper.
Bake: Transfer to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sprouts are caramelized. Halfway through baking, brush the chicken with HALF of the reserved marinade* and rotate the baking sheet.
For Serving: Remove from the oven and drizzle balsamic honey mixture over brussels sprouts. Transfer to chicken and brussels sprouts to serving dishes. Garnish with lemon, arils and micro greens if using. Drizzle with reserved molasses sauce. Enjoy!
You can substitute boneless skinless chicken thighs for breasts if you prefer dark meat.
While I recommend marinating the chicken for at least 4 hours or up to overnight for the most flavor, if you are in a hurry you can let the chicken marinate on the counter for 15-20 minutes while the oven preheats.
If the reserved pomegranate molasses sauce is not thick enough for your liking, place the sauce in a small sauce pot and simmer over medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes.
When brushing the chicken breasts with half of the reserved marinade in step 5, make sure you do NOT cross contaminate. Pour the reserved marinade into two separate bowls. Use one for brushing the chicken and the other for serving as a dipping sauce.