Maple Bacon Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Sheet Pan Dinner

45 minutes hands off cooking time

This fall inspired chicken sheet pan dinner with brussels sprouts and bacon is the best way to enjoy fall flavors without much effort at all. I mean, you literally let your oven do all the work. 

I’ve been meaning to make a sheet pan meal for *a long time* but lack of forethought, a broken camera (for what seems like eons), and laziness has prohibited me from doing so. Funny, right? This seriously is one of the easiest meals you can make & I was too lazy to do it.

Here are a few quick notes on sheetpan meals:

  • A sheet pan meal is a full meal that you cook on one sheet pan.
  • A sheet pan meal requires VERY LITTLE hands on time. This recipe takes 45 minutes, which is a bit longer than I like to make my recipes be, but it really only took ~5 minutes of hands-on time. So you can do pretty much anything else while this is cooking away
  • A sheet pan meal dirties a sheetpan and maybe a cutting board. So, not only are you saving time prepping food, but you’re making clean-up the easiest ever.

Need any more reasons to try a sheet pan meal?

Not only is this dish really easy, but it’s insanely delicious. I’m a huge advocate of trying new foods/preparation techniques to expand our palates. I hear it all the time that clients don’t like vegetables, but if you find simple & delicious ways to eat vegetables, would you look forward to eating them? I would.

I was laughing really hard as I photographed this dish. Why?

I photographed it right after photographing 3 (really really delicious) cheesecakes for a commission. Instead of snacking on the oreos & chocolate from that I found myself reaching for these sweet & salty & crispy brussels sprouts. As a major chocolate dessert lover, I picked these brussels sprouts over the chocolate.

Are you dying to try this recipe yet? I’m dying to make it again, already.

5 from 6 votes
45 minutes hands off cooking time
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Maple Bacon Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Sheet Pan Dinner
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This fall inspired chicken sheet pan dinner with brussels sprouts and bacon is the best way to enjoy fall flavors without much effort at all. I mean, you literally let your oven do all the work. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Rebecca
Ingredients
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 4 strips applewood smoked bacon
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts trimmed and washed
  • 1 whole yellow onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line sheetpan with parchment paper or a baking liner. Place bacon and chicken breasts on sheetpan. Bake for 10 minutes.

  2. Remove sheetpan from oven, increase temperature to 400 degrees F. 

  3. Add onion and brussels sprouts to pan. Drizzle syrup over ingredients, season with salt and pepper. Toss ingredients to evenly distribute syrup and bacon grease over all ingredients. 

  4. Return to oven (even if it's not done heating up to 400 degrees. Roast for 40 minutes or until brussels sprouts are crispy and browned. 

  5. Remove from oven, evenly distribute vegetables between 4 plates, slice chicken and bacon and evenly distribute between plates. 

Recipe Notes

serve with bread, rice, pasta, or add potatoes to vegetable mix to roast everything together. 

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  • what’s your favorite quick dinner?

34 Comments

  1. Deborah @ Confessions of mother runner

    October 11, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I have been loving one pan meals lately too! My husband and son love chicken and adding bacon would surely win them over

    Reply
  2. Abbey Sharp

    October 11, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I really need to get on the sheet pan wagon! This recipe looks awesome

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      October 12, 2017 at 8:09 am

      yes! they’re the best in so many ways

      Reply
  3. Carmy @ carmyy.com

    October 11, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Sheet pan meals are my favourite! So little clean up to do!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      October 12, 2017 at 8:09 am

      yes, seriously! they’re the best

      Reply
  4. Rachel Frutkin

    October 11, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    I’m a big fan of the sheet pan recipes. Yours looks great!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      October 12, 2017 at 8:09 am

      thanks Rachel! they really are the best

      Reply
  5. Sarah

    October 11, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Love a quick and easy sheet pan dinner! Only problem is I never have enough room for all the veggies! 😉 Great weeknight meal.

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      October 12, 2017 at 8:08 am

      haha! I know the feeling

      Reply
  6. dixya @food, pleasure, and health

    October 11, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    i have made a few sheet pan dinners before and its awesome…i just need to remember to do it more often.

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      October 12, 2017 at 8:08 am

      Same here! exactly

      Reply
  7. Denise

    October 12, 2017 at 8:41 am

    I love sheet pan meal ideas especially in the fall! Looks delicious Rebecca!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      October 12, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      me too! thanks Denise

      Reply
  8. Marie | Yay! For Food

    October 12, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I love sheet pan meals! Easy and less dishes to clean up! This looks like a delicious meal! I particularly love roasted Brussels sprouts.

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      October 12, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      they’re really the best! no effort and no clean up. and roasted brussels sprouts are the best!

      Reply
  9. Jillian

    October 12, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I love easy dinner recipes like this!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      October 12, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      me too! they’re really the best

      Reply
  10. Jenni LeBaron

    October 12, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    I love sheet pan dinners and this looks like a keeper!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      October 12, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      I’m a new convert! thanks

      Reply
  11. Tina | The Worktop

    October 12, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I am with you – I really keep meaning to do sheet pan meals, and I keep being too lazy to do it! I think I just have to do it once, and then it’ll get into the “usual dinner repertoire”. Thanks for inspiring!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      October 12, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      haha! glad I’m not the only one. I feel it’s going to be moving into my usual repertoire for sure!

      Reply
  12. Tara @ A Daily dose Of Fit

    October 12, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    I need to get on this sheet pan dinner trend. Seems so convenient for busy nights!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      October 12, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      yes, it’s stupid easy, can’t believe I haven’t tried it earlier

      Reply
  13. Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers

    October 12, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    I need to start utilizing sheet pan dinners more often. I really haven’t made very many of them at all! But this one sounds so good; this time of year I’m about pretty much anything maple.

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      October 16, 2017 at 8:07 am

      ya! theyre the best! not sure why I waited so long 😉

      Reply
  14. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

    October 12, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    If a recipe has maple and bacon in it, then it is a win in my book!

    Reply
  15. Brittany Poulson

    October 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Sheet pan meals for the win! If it has bacon in it, I know it would be a winner in my house – my husband and 2 boys are bacon lovers! And I bet they might even like the Brussels sprouts, too!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      October 16, 2017 at 8:05 am

      ya bacon is one magical food!

      Reply
  16. Lauren Harris-Pincus

    October 15, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Brussels sprouts and bacon are the best!

    Reply
  17. Anne|Craving Something Healthy

    October 15, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Yum! A little bacon makes everything more delicious!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      October 16, 2017 at 8:03 am

      isnt that the truth!

      Reply

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