Our easy Honey Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken Recipe makes for an easy, delicious, weeknight meal. Its amazing glaze knocks this chicken dinner outta the park!
My Honey Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken recipe is a healthy dinner option, all cooked on one single flavor-packed sheet pan. As easy as it gets, with almost zero clean up. This recipe combines this succulent chicken with broccoli florets to creates a complete meal that will have your family asking for it often!
Sheet Pan Meals are oh so convenient and one of my favorite ways to put together a simple dinner. You can toss everything on the sheet and pop it right into the oven. You’ll be a sheet pan rockstar in no time!
For us busy people, there’s only one thing better than an easy meal prep, an even easier clean-up! Optionally, prep the pan by foiling it (you’ll thank me at cleanup time). This is a delicious recipe packed with flavors. If you’d like to try another easy balsamic chicken recipe with a flavor twist try our One Skillet Balsamic Chicken.
Prepare to be amazed by the rich flavors that adorn this dish. Most of the work is hands off. It really doesn’t get any more convenient than this Honey Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken recipe. This baked balsamic boneless chicken breast will make your taste buds smile.
That said, anything that simplifies dinner makes life easier. One of my favorite easy dinner recipes is my version of Honey Garlic Chicken.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT THIS RECIPE:
- It’s flavor-packed.
- It’s easy to clean up.
- The SAUCE!
- It’s a healthy meal, with lots of nutrients.
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What Ingredients Do You Need To Make Honey Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken
To prepare my Honey Balsamic Chicken you’ll need balsamic vinegar, honey, dijon mustard, garlic, Italian seasoning, and pepper. To cook you’ll need broccoli florets, red onion, carrots, and olive oil. And the belle of the ball, boneless chicken breasts! Oh, and fresh parsley for garnish.
How Do You Make Honey Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken
To make this recipe you will simply whisk together the balsamic marinade. Marinade the chicken. We’ll reserve the sauce, after the chicken marinades, and use it to make the to-die-for sauce that glazes everything. Add the veggies, drizzle some olive oil, and pepper, and spread them out evenly before putting in the chicken, now let the oven do its magic.
While everything is cooking, make the saucy glaze by bringing the reserved marinade to a roiling boil. Not a gentle, wimpy boil, I mean an aggressive boil! (check out the step-by-step photos.) When the marinade reaches this temperature it will kill all the raw chicken cooties (i.e. seriously, harmful bacteria). Please check out this government link to confirm the safety of making the sauce this way! Spread the glaze over the chicken, coating evenly – add fresh parsley and serve.
Step By Step: How To Make Honey Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken
1. In a bowl, whisk together: balsamic vinegar, honey, dijon, garlic, Italian seasoning, and black pepper.
2. Whisk together until combined.
3. Add chicken to ziploc and pour the mixture. Remove excess air then seal. Place the bag in the fridge for 6 hours or overnight.
4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In baking sheet, add the vegetables. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with pepper.
5. Toss the vegetables and oil until evenly coated. Arrange veggies in a single layer.
6. Arrange veggies at the edges of the baking sheet, creating a space in the middle for the chicken breast.
7. Remove the chicken breast from the marinade and place it at the center of the baking sheet. Reserve the excess marinade.
8. Drizzle a little olive oil on top of each chicken breast.
9. Cook it in the preheated oven until the chicken is cooked through and the digital thermometer registers 165 degrees.
10. While the chicken is cooking, pour the reserved marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a full boil.
11. Adjust heat to maintain a lighter boil and cook.
12. Stir occasionally until the mixture becomes thick and coats the back of the spoon, about 20 minutes. When chicken is cooked, remove from the oven and drizzle with glaze.
Honey Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken
For The Chicken:
For The Veggies:
- 16 ounces broccoli florets cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 red onion cut into 1 inch pieces
- 3 carrots cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, honey, dijon, garlic, Italian seasoning, and black pepper until smooth and well combined.
- Add chicken breasts to a 1-gallon resealable plastic bag. Pour balsamic mixture into the bag, over chicken. Seal the bag, removing as much air as possible.
- Place bag on a rimmed baking sheet and place in the fridge 6 hours minimum or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Add the broccoli, red onion, and carrots to the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil then sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Use your hands to toss the vegetables in the oil and coat evenly.
- Arrange the vegetables in a single layer around the edges of the prepared baking sheet. Remove the chicken breast from the marinade (Reserve marinade! Don't throw it out) and nestle the chicken breasts in vegetables in a single layer, and drizzle a little olive oil on top of each breast.
- Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and cook until the chicken is cooked through, and a digital thermometer registers 165 degrees when inserted into the thickest part of the chicken breast, about 18-20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, while the chicken is cooking, pour marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a full boil. Adjust heat to maintain a boil (lighter boil) and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture becomes thick and coats the back of a spoon, about 20 minutes.
- When chicken is cooked, remove from oven and drizzle with glaze. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.
Recipe Notes For Honey Balsamic Sheet Pan Dinner:
- Pan Options: Here is the rimmed baking sheets I use. This is one of the most used pieces of equipment in my kitchen. They’re the perfect size for almost everything and they’re heavy duty! They maybe a few bucks more than those thin baking sheets, but trust me, these will last you decades! What to know more about sheet pan sizes? Check out this pan size article.
- Chicken Tender: A great option for serving a large group of youngins! Besides, morphing this recipe into a honey balsamic chicken tenders sheet pan meal is the perfect excuse to lick that tangy glaze off your fingers. Who needs a fork, rotate manually and enjoy.
Variations On Honey Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken
You can easily modify this recipe by adding more of your favorite veggies. As a variation, the balsamic chicken recipe tasty makes includes asparagus, carrots, and tomatoes. Then there’s a honey balsamic chicken skinnytaste recipe that includes asparagus, zucchini, and red bell pepper. My key ingredient here is the sweet and tangy honey balsamic glaze which is created from the marinade. It’s a simple mixture of common kitchen items. Looking for a tad more carbs try balsamic chicken and potatoes.
Can You Make Honey Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken Ahead Of Time?
If you’d like to get a head start on dinner for even a quicker on the table weeknight meal, I’d suggest cutting up all your veggies and putting them in a resealable bag while the chicken marinades.
More Easy Chicken Dinners…
- French Onion Chicken
- Chicken Lazone
- Butter Chicken
- Chicken Milanese
- Blackened Chicken
- Lemon Pepper Chicken
- Parmesan Crusted Chicken
- Chicken Francaise
- No Peek Chicken
- Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken
- Italian Chicken