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Chicken Bacon Sheet Pan Dinner

This easy chicken bacon sheet pan dinner with brussels sprouts is the best way to enjoy fall and winter flavors without much effort at all. I mean, you literally let your oven do all the work. It just takes about 45 minutes from start to finish, and you can let your oven do 90% of the work.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Rebecca

Equipment

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 1 large chicken breast
  • 2 strips bacon
  • 1/2 pound brussels sprouts trimmed and washed
  • 1/2 whole yellow onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line sheet pan with parchment paper or a baking liner. Place 2 slices of bacon on sheet pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove sheet pan from oven, increase temperature to 400 degrees F. 
  • Add 1 large chicken breast, 1/2 whole onion (chopped), and 1/2 lb sliced brussels sprouts to pan. Drizzle 2 tsp maple syrup over ingredients, season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Toss ingredients to evenly distribute syrup and bacon grease over all ingredients. 
  • Return to oven (even if it's not done heating up to 400 degrees). Roast for 30 minutes or until brussels sprouts are crispy and browned.
  • Remove from oven, slice chicken and bacon on a cutting board and transfer to a plate to eat immediately. 

Notes

  • Place bacon on top of chicken when cooking so chicken doesn't dry out.
  • Not a fan of brussels sprouts? Swap them out for broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, or other veggies.
  • Check temperature of the thickest part of the chicken breast with an instant read thermometer. Chicken is done once it reaches 165 degrees.
  • Make extra for lunch and dinners later in the week.