Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken with potatoes and mushrooms makes a great quick and easy weeknight dinner. The entire family will love this easy one pan meal!
We love sheet pan dinners because they are quick to put together and everything goes on one pan. They are perfect for busy weeknight dinners or easy entertaining. You put everything on one pan, put it in the oven, and when you pull out the pan, dinner is DONE and ready to be served. You can’t beat that!
Our new favorite sheet pan dinner is this Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken with potatoes and mushrooms from Dorie Greenspan’s new cookbook Everyday Dorie, which is filled with easy weeknight meals. You are going to love the book and this sheet pan chicken dinner.
Sheet Pan Dinner
For this recipe, you can use whole skin-on chicken legs or bone-in chicken thighs with the skin. The cook time is a little longer for this recipe because the potatoes need time to get nice and crispy. Bone-in chicken legs and chicken thighs with the skin won’t dry out. You can use chicken breasts, but we suggest using bone-in chicken breasts.
The flavorings are simple for this chicken recipe: oil, balsamic vinegar, and fresh herbs. Use a high quality balsamic vinegar for best results, but any balsamic will do. The balsamic vinegar gives the chicken and vegetables a ton of flavor. It is amazing what one ingredient can add to a recipe!
How to Make Balsamic Chicken
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a half sheet pan with a little olive oil or for easy clean up line the pan with aluminum foil and oil.
- Use small potatoes for this recipe. If you have larger potatoes, you can cut them in half. Make sure all of the potatoes are the same size so they will cook evenly.
- If you have large mushrooms, cut them in half.
- You can use a shallot or onion, we used an onion. Cut the onion into wedges.
- Place the potatoes, mushrooms, shallot or onion, and garlic in a large bowl. Add the rosemary, thyme, salt, peper, and toss with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Make sure the vegetables are well coated. Spread on the prepared baking sheet.
- Next, put the chicken in the bowl and toss with oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Move the vegetables around on the pan to make room for the chicken. Tuck the remaining herbs under each piece.
- Roast the chicken for 40 minutes to an hour, or until a thermometer stuck into the thickest part of the meat reaches 165 degrees F.
- Remove the pan from the oven and serve everything on a large platter, spooning the juices over the top.
- The chicken is best right out of the oven, but leftovers will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.
Easy Chicken Dinner
You are going to love this balsamic chicken recipe. The balsamic caramelizes the chicken, potatoes, and mushrooms while roasting in the oven. The onion, garlic, and rosemary, and thyme add classic and comforting flavors to complete the meal. And the best part? Everything gets cooked on ONE pan! This is a weeknight dinner lifesaver! It is also a great meal for easy entertaining. If you are having more people over, just make two pans! This recipe is easy to double.
Add this sheet pan balsamic chicken to your dinner rotation and make sure you check out Dorie’s new cookbook! It is a new favorite at our house!
More Chicken Recipes:
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Sheet Pan Lemon Thyme Chicken
- Easy Chicken Tacos
- Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
- Skillet Creamy Lemon Rosemary Chicken
Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken
- 1 1/2 pounds small potatoes, scrubbed and halved if large
- 1/2 pound white mushrooms, wiped clean, trimmed and cut in half if large
- 1 large shallot or medium onion, cut into 8 wedges, rinsed and patted dry
- 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled
- 8 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 8 sprigs fresh thyme
- Fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper
- 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 4 whole chicken legs or bone-in chicken thighs, patted dry
- Center a rack in the oven and preheat it to 450 degrees F. Rub a baking sheet with a little oil (or line it with foil and oil the foil).
- Put the potatoes, mushrooms, shallot or onion and garlic in a large bowl. Toss in 4 sprigs each of the rosemary and thyme, 1 teaspoon salt, a few grindings of pepper, 3 tablespoons of the oil and 3 tablespoons of the balsamic. Mix everything well and spread the ingredients out on the baking sheet.
- Put the chicken in the bowl, along with remaining 3 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons balsamic, ½ teaspoon salt and a good amount of pepper, and mix well to coat the chicken. Move the vegetables around to make room for the chicken. Tuck the remaining herbs under the chicken pieces.
- Roast the chicken for 40 minutes to 1 hour, until a thermometer stuck into the thickest part of a thigh measures 165 degrees F.
Have you tried this recipe?
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Is the recipe supposed to read 8 Tbsp of Balsamic Vinegar? I just want to clarify before I make this! Looks delicious.
You need 5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar total, it is divided.
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Balsamic is one of my all time favorite things, so I am making this as soon as possible. But I just wonder what makes the fat content so high? Roasted chicken doesn’t seem like it would be so high.
In the balsamic sheet pan recipe instruction item 3 and 4 are a little confusing. Thanks
Agree. Steps # 3&4 are redundant? I am skipping 3 and just doing 4. Will see how it works.
Sorry about that, I fixed the typo:)
You state 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar in Ingreients. Then you state a total of 8 tablespoons balsamic vinegar in the directions. What is the amount?
Updated the recipe, sorry for the typo!
going to try this one tonight. your photography of the food is very, very good. my wife is a photographer and she was impressed.
Ingredients state 8 sprigs each of rosemary and thyme. Instruction 2 says 4 sprigs of each with the vegetables. Are the other 4 sprigs to mix with the chicken. I only have boneless chicken thighs, so I plan to start the potatoes and add the chicken later. Does that sound accurate?
The herbs are divided up in the recipe. You use half of them with the potatoes, mushrooms, and onions and then you add the remaining herbs on the sheet pan with the chicken.
Amazingly delicious, simple, never fail recipe!
This was a super easy weeknight meal that my family really enjoyed. The unexpected winner in this were the bits of onion that added SO much flavor. Great recipe! 🙂
Really easy to prepare, but needed a little more flavor for my group. I will try again and maybe add some other items – jalapenos or red pepper flakes.