Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes Apples and Brussels Sprouts


When you go out to eat or make meals at home, do you gravitate towards the familiar, or do you crave variety? As much as I like to flatter myself by insisting I like to try new things, when I step back and examine the three most recent dinners I cooked, they are all eerily similar. As of late, that’s meant iterations of Harvest Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Brussels Sprouts.

ONE PAN Paleo Harvest Chicken Dinner with Apples, Sweet Potatoes, and Brussels Sprouts. Easy and healthy sheet pan recipe that’s perfect for busy weeknights. {Paleo, Gluten Free, and Dairy Free!} @wellplated

I’ve never been so pleased to be a creature of habit, even if I am in a bit of denial about it.

ONE PAN Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Brussels Sprouts. @wellplated

I first fell in love with this particular array of ingredients and flavors in January 2013, when I posted this recipe for Harvest Chicken Skillet with (wait for it) sweet potatoes, apples, and Brussels sprouts. It was one of my earliest recipes. After remembering how much I loved it, I went back and rephotographed that old recipe a few years later, and I am so glad I did. You all loved it so much too, it’s been one of my top 10 posts every day since!

ONE PAN Chicken Dinner with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Brussels Sprouts. Delicious, healthy, and no clean up! @wellplated

Today’s Sheet Pan Chicken uses the same, beloved flavors and ingredients as my Harvest Chicken Skillet, but they are cooked on a sheet pan in the oven, instead of on the stove. What this means for you: the oven does all the work!

ONE PAN Harvest Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Brussels Sprouts. Delicious, easy, no clean up! @wellplated

To make this sheet pan recipe, simply stir the veggies together on the pan, place the chicken on top, then bake. That’s it! The veggies caramelize, the chicken juices drip down onto the veggies to flavor them further, and the cinnamon and rosemary perfume your kitchen with warm, comforting scents of autumn.

Although I may have referenced an old favorite when I cooked this Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Brussels Sprouts, I did learn a new trick: video. Although I’ve made videos in the past, they were with the help of a separate videographer and editor. This video for Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Brussels Sprouts (viewable at the TOP of this post) is the first I’ve ever recorded and edited entirely on my own, and it was quite the learning experience. It’s less than 45 seconds and made with love. I hope you enjoy it!

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Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes Apples and Brussels Sprouts

Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Brussels Sprouts. Easy chicken and vegetable dinner that’s baked on one pan and has the best flavors of fall!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of excess fat and lightly pounded to a relatively even thickness
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 4 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (quarter if very large), about 1 pound
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 medium Granny smith apple, peeled, cored, and cut into rough 1-inch pieces (these pieces should be larger than the other vegetables)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a large ziptop bag. Drizzle with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, then add the garlic, 1 tablespoon rosemary, cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Zip the bag tightly, then shake and rub the bag to coat the chicken in the oil and spices. Set aside while you chop the vegetables and apples, or refrigerate for up to 1 day.
  3. Once chopped, place the Brussels sprouts, sweet potato, onion, and apple on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, then sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Toss to evenly coat, then spread into an even layer.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on top of the apple and vegetables. Place in the oven and roast until the chicken is cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 160 to 165 degrees F, about 18 to 22 minutes, or until done. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove to a plate to rest and cover with foil to keep warm. Toss the apple and vegetables on the pan, then return the pan to the oven and continue baking until caramelized and tender, about 10 to 15 additional minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary. Serve warm with the rested chicken.
  • Yes! You can add bacon, as in my Harvest Chicken Skillet. Cut 4 thick-cut bacon slices into 1-inch strips and scatter over the top of the chicken prior to baking. Leave on the pan to cook with the veggies after the chicken is removed.

Adapted from my Chicken, Apple Sweet Potato, Brussels Sprouts Skillet

// All images and text ©/Well Plated.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 (of 4)

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 316
  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 64mg
  • Sodium: 394mg
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Protein: 30g

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About Erin Clarke

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59 comments

  1. this sounds like a wonderful weeknight dinner! i got all the above ingredients so definitely trying this out.

  2. This looks like the quintessential meal of autumn with the perfect blend of textures, colors, and flavors! Matt and I were just talking about making a one pan chicken dish – what perfect timing!

  3. You got me with this one, Erin.  All flavors I love, and I enjoy doing sheet pan meals, even though I have only one other recipe I’ve used before.  I’ll definitely be trying this one.  Roasted Brussels sprouts are always welcome on my plate, as are the other ingredients.

    • I hope you love it Susan!

      • Made it last night.  It took longer than expected for the chicken to cook.  It was very good, and definitely a keeper, but I think that next time I may try it with fresh marjoram in place of the rosemary, because even though I like rosemary, the majoram has a gentler flavor for me.

        • Hi Susan, marjoram sounds like a great idea since you know you like the flavor! I’m so glad this recipe was a keeper for you. Thanks for taking the time to leave this review!

  4. I just made the one pan honey garlic chicken. It was so good. Can’t wait to try this harvest recipe. I just saw local Ontario Brussels sprouts in the grocery store. Perfect. 
    The video was great. Thanks. 

  5. Awesome video, Erin!! :) This dinner looks like the BEST choice for an easy Fall dinner. I totally gravitate towards the familiar when I make dinner at home, but I like to be adventurous when I go out.

  6. I love all the different flavors going on in this recipe. Looks so awesome and vibrant! Love tray bake recipes like this (:

  7. This recipe just feels like fall is officially in bloom. It also seriously combines all the fave flavors of my finicky-eating family! I cannot wait to try it! ~M

  8. I love this recipe and the video is FANTASTIC! Great job, I know what a labor of love these things can be :)

  9. This meal is literally dinner perfection!  I LOVE all things chicken + veggies + sweet potatoes!  Blown away at how easy this is!

  10. This is GORGEOUS, and so on my menu plan for next week! 

  11. Made this tonight for a friend!! We loved it!! I used broccoli instead of brussel sprouts and added rainbow carrots to the mix. The chicken was cooked perfectly and the cinnamon added such a different flavor – will definitely be a go-to fall dinner item!! Thanks! 

  12. I just tried this recipe and it was very good with one exception. Specifically at fifteen minutes, I checked the underside of the chicken breasts and they were not cooked through. So I flipped them over and cooked for an extra five minutes. If I were to do the recipe again, I would probably substitute chicken tenders to minimize this issue arising or I would be prepared to flip. Otherwise I liked the taste. The dish was very aromatic and “homey” while being stylish too!

    • Arthur, I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Since your chicken needed a bit longer, my guess is that you used chicken breasts that were larger than the ones I used. The cooking time will definitely vary depending upon the size of the chicken pieces. Tenders would definitely finish more quickly, so if that is what you are after, and I think that’s a great swap. So happy you loved the flavor, thanks!

  13. We made this recipe last week and loved it! It was so good (so flavorful!) that we are making it again this week. Thanks so much for your healthy, easy, and flavorful meals. That’s a tough combination to master.

    • Lisa, this means so much to me to hear. What you described is exactly my goal for my recipes, so it means a lot to know that that is how you see them too. Enjoy every bite, and thank you for leaving this kind review!

  14. This sounds amazing!! Could you use bone in split chicken breast for this recipe?

  15. Fabulous.  Loved the combination of all flavor a and textures.  Rosemary and cinnamon were exuberant on the chicken.  Well done!

  16. Thank you for this delicious recipe! I just enjoyed the leftovers from last night’s dinner for lunch. My husband, who wasn’t thrilled when I explained what I’d be making for dinner, couldn’t stop telling me how good it was. Part of that was him trying to make me feel good, I’m sure, but I think he was mostly surprised at how much he liked it. I had butternut squash on hand so I replaced the sweet potato with that but otherwise followed the recipe. My house smelled amazing and the dish looked as good as it tasted! Thanks again!

  17. I made this for dinner tonight, it was so delicious!!! My husband and my toddler loved it. A repeat dinner for sure! Thank you

  18. I am planning on making this tonight; it looks delicious! :) I would like to serve it with a side salad. What would you recommend for a salad?

  19. Looks lovely! Unfortunately I need to avoid that much fat (I know, olive oil is so good!).  Any ideas how to reduce the fat and still prepare this yummy dish? Thank you!

    • Hi Vic! I’m afraid some olive oil is necessary because the veggies will burn without it. You could try misting the olive oil on to use less, but in order to roast, you will need to use some.

      • Thanks Erin! As I’m thinking about this I remembered I sometimes roast little potatoes on parchment paper with out oil (surprisingly good)….I might try this with parchment and see how it works…the moisture from the veggies may help too.
        Thanks again:)

  20. THe recipe calls for 3 Tbsp EVOO, divided, but then in the description, states to use 1 1/2 Tbsp with chicken marinade, then remaining 1/2 Tbsp over veggies. Is the total supposed to be 2 Tbsp or should I use the other 1 1/2 Tbsp with the veggies?

  21. I’ll admit, I was very hesitant at first (mainly because of the cinnamon and apples), but this was *SO* good! I added some apple-wood bacon and carrots to the dish which added to the deliciousness. My husband, who is very picky, really loved this! I had to cook the chicken a little bit longer, but other than that, everything was spot on. I can’t wait to make this again!

  22. My family and I loved this. My husband said It almost tasted like dessert… I wasn’t sure what to make of the cinnamon, but it melded together beautifully.
    I didn’t have Brussel sprouts so I used green beans, and red apples. Yummm!

  23. I made this last week for my husband and my 3 year daughter.  I used pork chops vs chicken and it turned out wonderful.  My daughter loved it, as did my husband–I was left with empty plates and no left overs!  I’ll try it with chicken next.

    Rating: 5
    • Hi Yvonne, I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! The pork chop variation sounds DELICIOUS. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this review! I hope you enjoy it just as much with chicken! :)

  24. I made this for dinner tonight with sausage instead of chicken (because that’s what I had in my fridge) and it was so good!!!  I look forward to making it again with chicken.  Thanks so much for all of your great recipes!

    Rating: 5
    • I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Sabrina! Sausage sounds like a delicious swap. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review!

  25. I made this tonight but 22 minutes was not long enough for the chicken. Am I doing something wrong?

    • Hi Naomi, I don’t think it’s something you did wrong…there are a variety of factors that could have affected the cooking time. Depending on how thin you pounded the chicken breasts before marinading them, they might have turned out thicker than mine did and taken longer to cook. Or they could have been larger pieces to begin with. It helps also to know if your oven temperature runs cooler than the displayed temperature, which also would have caused a longer cooking time. (An oven thermometer is great for figuring that out if you don’t have one! I hope you enjoyed the recipe!

  26. Delish! I had chicken breasts and Brussel sprouts to cook and googled for recipes. I happened to have all ingredients on hand and tried it. It was wonderful, I will def be preparing it again. I was worried about the cinnamon flavor but it was perfect!

    Rating: 5
    • Pam, I am so glad you found this recipe and loved it! Thank so much for taking time to leave this wonderful review too. It’s so helpful for others, and it means a lot to me also :)

  27. Will definitely be making this again. I even got thanked for dinner by both kids (12 &14). Loved the flavors and what a wonderful way to get a variety of veggies in. Thank you for the recipe!!

    Rating: 5
    • I am so happy to hear how much you and the whole crew enjoyed this recipe Leisha! Thanks so much for trying it and for taking time to leave this lovely review. It means a lot!

  28. I tried this a few weeks and I loved it! Hubby even liked it :-) I have a question for you. I don’t have brussels sprouts on hand, but I do have cabbage. Do you think there would be a difference in cooking time if I use that instead?

    Rating: 5
    • Hi Leslie Ann! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. :) If you’d like to use cabbage instead, I’d recommend slicing it in wide ribbons and stirring it in with the roasting vegetables after removing the chicken in step 4. Since sliced cabbage isn’t as compact as a brussels sprout, it’ll take less time to cook. Hope that helps!

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