Sheet Pan Chicken and Roasted Harvest Vegetables
This Sheet Pan Chicken dinner with Roasted Harvest Vegetables is flavoured with fresh herbs and smoky bacon. Crispy chicken and roasted vegetables make a complete meal, made in one pan, baked in just 40 minutes.
dried red pepper flakes
sea salt and pepper
Honeycrisp apple (or other sweet apple)
cut in ¾ inch slices
fresh thyme and rosemary
or 1 teaspoon each dried
sea salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Whisk marinade ingredients together. Pat chicken dry and place in a zipper top. Pour marinade over all, close bag tightly and massage the marinade into all the chicken pieces. Refrigerate.
Prepare a large sheet pan (with sides) by either lining it with foil or lightly coating it with oil or cooking spray.
Chop vegetables so they are of uniform sizes. Leave apple unpeeled, remove the core and slice into ¾ inch chunks. If they are thinner, they cook too quickly and become too soft.
Transfer vegetables to a bowl. Toss with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Arrange vegetables on sheet pan.
Chop bacon into 1-inch pieces and arrange randomly on the vegetables.
Place chicken pieces on top of the vegetables and drizzle with the remaining marinade from the bag in which you marinated the chicken.
Bake at 425°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken registers at least 165°F on a meat thermometer. If you want the chicken skin crispier, place the tray under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes.
Garnish with fresh herbs (thyme and rosemary) and serve.
Try to cut all vegetables the same size so they'll be ready at the same time.
If you're using boneless thighs, they will take about 10 minutes less to cook, so cut your vegetables in slightly smaller pieces.
Don't leave out the apple! The contrast of sweet apple and salty, smoky bacon is delicious!
Leave the apple peel on so the slices keep their shape. Make sure you don't slice the apple too thinly, or the slices may become too soft once baked.
Roasting time will depend on the thickness of the chicken pieces, the size of the vegetables, and the accuracy of your oven temperature.
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