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(gluten-free, paleo) Roasted balsamic chicken and brussels sprouts. An easy, one pan recipe that's sure to be a family favorite.
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5 from 20 votes

Balsamic Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

An easy balsamic chicken recipe that’s bursting with flavor and cooked on one pan with roasted brussels sprouts and onions. A healthy dish that’s sure to be a family favorite.
Prep Time: 2 hrs
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balsamic chicken, roasted balsamic chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 499kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt or more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or more to taste
  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts ends trimmed off and sliced in half
  • 1 red onion sliced into wedges


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, maple syrup, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the chicken thighs in a large glass bowl or plastic bag and pour the marinade on top. Marinate in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Place the Brussels sprouts and onion on a sheet pan. Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix everything together on the sheet pan.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and place it on the sheet pan, nestling it between the vegetables. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • While the chicken is baking, pour the remaining marinade into a small saucepan on medium-low heat. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes or until the sauce is reduced and thickened. Open the oven, brush the glaze on the chicken and continue baking. Repeat this one more time while the chicken is baking. Note: the glaze will continue to thicken while it cools, so it will be much thicker on the second application.
  • Use an instant read thermometer to ensure the chicken is cooked through to 165°F (74°C), then serve.


Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 663mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 684IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg