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Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

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!  
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balsamic chicken, chicken, sheet pan chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 596kcal


  • 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, 1/2 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.


Recipe from Everyday Dorie by Dorie Greenspan. If you prefer chicken breasts, use bone-in chicken breasts for best results.  Leftovers are good for a couple of days; cover and refrigerate.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 596kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 1268mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3mg