Background and History:
Sheet pan dinners like this one offer a convenient and delicious way to combine the flavors of roasted chicken with the sweetness of apples and the earthiness of Brussels sprouts. While the exact origin of this dish is not well-documented, it embodies a contemporary approach to a timeless culinary concept: roasting meats with seasonal produce for a comforting meal.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cooking Time: 30 minutes
- 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
- 2 apples, cored and sliced
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)
- Fresh sage for garnish (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
- On a sheet pan, arrange the chicken thighs, apple slices, and Brussels sprouts.
- In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, minced garlic, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
- Drizzle the olive oil mixture over the chicken, apples, and Brussels sprouts, ensuring they are evenly coated.
- Roast in the preheated oven for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is crispy.
- For an added touch of sweetness, you can drizzle the maple syrup over the dish during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
- Garnish with fresh sage, if desired.
- Calories: Approximately 350 per serving
- Protein: Around 25g
- Carbohydrates: Approximately 25g
- Fat: About 15g
- Customize the sweetness of the dish with the optional maple syrup.
- Experiment with different apple varieties for varying levels of sweetness and tartness.
- This meal is a complete package of protein, fiber, and vitamins, making it a well-balanced dinner.
- Be cautious about potential allergens in the ingredients used and consider specific dietary requirements.
Savor the delightful combination of flavors and the ease of our Chicken, Apple, and Brussels Sprout Sheet Pan Dinner—a contemporary take on the classic notion of roasting chicken with seasonal produce. This simple and satisfying dish is perfect for a heartwarming dinner.