Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts

Background and History:

Sheet pan dinners have become a modern go-to for busy cooks. This dish pairs the succulence of chicken thighs with the earthy goodness of Brussels sprouts. While sheet pan meals are a contemporary culinary trend, the combination of roasted chicken and vegetables has long been cherished in home kitchens around the world.

Serves: 4

Time:

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instruction:

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • On a sheet pan, combine the trimmed and halved Brussels sprouts with olive oil, minced garlic, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
  • Arrange the chicken thighs on top of the Brussels sprouts, skin side up.
  • Roast in the preheated oven for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is crispy.
  • During the last 5 minutes of cooking, sprinkle the lemon zest over the chicken.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: Approximately 400 per serving
  • Protein: Around 30g
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 10g
  • Fat: About 25g

Notes:

  • Customize the seasoning with your favorite herbs and spices.
  • For an extra touch of freshness, you can squeeze lemon juice over the dish before serving.
  • Consider adding other vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, or asparagus to the mix for variety.

Allergy Warning:

  • Be mindful of potential allergens in the ingredients used and specific dietary requirements.

Enjoy the convenience and rich flavors of Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts, a contemporary twist on the timeless combination of roasted chicken and vegetables. This easy and savory meal is perfect for a wholesome dinner.

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