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One-Pan Balsamic Chicken Veggie Bake

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Healthy, easy and delicious! One-Pan Balsamic Chicken Veggie Bake is quick to prep and in the oven for less than 30 minutes. The perfect weeknight or meal prep recipe!


One pan, a cutting board, and a knife is all you need.

I love healthy meals that are quick and easy! This One-Pan Balsamic Chicken Veggie Bake is proof that eating healthy can be easy AND delicious! Best of all, clean-up is quick with this recipe because all you need aside from the ingredients and an oven, is a pan, a cutting board, and a knife to prepare this meal. It’s truly one of my FAVORITE one-pan meals.

For an even easier weeknight meal, you can prep the ingredients up to the point of cooking by pre-chopping the veggies and making the marinade. This can be done 2-3 days in advance.


Big on flavor but short on ingredients.

We’re committed to sticking to our word by sharing recipes that are big on flavor and short on ingredients so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time doing the things you love. This one-pan recipe is made with just 10 ingredients (not including the oil, salt and pepper) –  ingredients that can easily be found at grocery stores year round.

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A perfectly balanced meal containing a healthy source of proteins, fats and carbs! 

This recipe is Whole30-friendly, grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free.

In addition to it being a perfect weeknight meal, it’s also great for weekend meal preps. I like to pre-portion out this recipe into five glass containers. This makes for an incredibly easy, reheat-and-eat meal throughout the week. Note: I typically try to eat these kinds of prepped meals within four days of cooking. Sometimes, I’ll stretch it to five but I make sure I reheat it to an appropriate temperature.

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A bit about the recipe.

First step of the recipe is to marinate the chicken.

For more flavorful chicken, first make the balsamic sauce for marinating the chicken. While the chicken is marinating, you can then prep and chop the veggies. You can even marinate the chicken longer if you wish – a few hours or overnight.

The key to one-pan recipes is to find a combination of ingredients that not only taste good together, but also have similar cooking times. You want all of contents of the pan to come out of the oven at the same time, cooked to perfection. Below are a few pointers on to make that happen with this recipe.

  1. For more tender carrots, cut into skinny sticks. The carrots will take the longest to cook. So if you prefer cooked carrots to be very tender with little crunch, cut them into skinny sticks. If you prefer cooked carrots to have a slight crunch, cut them into the size of sticks as shown in the photos.

  2. Add the tomatoes 10 minutes into the baking time. Grape tomatoes have a quick cook time. So adding the tomatoes well into the baking time will help to avoid overcooked, mushy tomatoes.

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One-Pan Balsamic Chicken Veggie Bake


  1. Author: The Real Food Dietitians

  2. Prep Time: 20 mins

  3. Cook Time: 25 mins

  4. Total Time: 45 mins

  5. Yield: 5 servings 1x

  6. Category: One-dish Recipe | Whole30




Ingredients

  1. 1¼ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast, tenders or thighs (if large, cut in half)

  2. 3 small heads of broccoli, chopped into pieces (about 4–5 cups)

  3. 3–4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into skinny sticks (see note below)**

  4. 2 cups button mushrooms, halved or quartered if large

  5. 1 small red onion, diced into larger chunks

  6. 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes

  7. 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

  8. 1/2 cup avocado or olive oil

  9. 4 garlic cloves, minced

  10. 3 Tbsp. fresh basil, finely chopped + additional for topping

  11. 1 tsp. brown mustard

  12. ½ tsp. sea salt

  13. ¼ tsp. pepper


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine balsamic vinegar, oil, garlic, basil, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk to make sauce.

  3. Place chicken in zip-top bag or glass container with about 1/2 of the balsamic sauce. Toss chicken to coat and marinate in the fridge while you prep the remaining ingredients. May marinate for a longer period of time such as 4 hours or overnight.

  4. Chop the veggies. **for more tender carrots, cut into skinny sticks.

  5. Place veggies, except for tomatoes, on the pan. Pour remaining balsamic sauce over veggies and toss veggies. Make sure all pieces are coated. Use your hands and really massage the sauce into the broccoli florets.

  6. Move veggies around to make space for the chicken. Place chicken on pan. Discard the marinade used for chicken.

  7. Transfer pan to the oven and bake for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove from oven and add tomatoes and toss veggies. Place back into the oven.

  8. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. This will depend on the thickness of the chicken. To make sure chicken is done, you could also use a meat thermometer. Once thermometer reaches 165℉, remove pan from oven.

  9. Top with chopped fresh basil. Serve and enjoy!


Notes

If you prefer cooked carrots to be tender with just little crunch, cut them into skinny sticks. If you prefer cooked carrots to have a slight crunch, cut them into the size of sticks as shown in the photos.


Nutrition

  1. Serving Size: 4 servings (chicken breast)

  2. Calories: 393

  3. Sugar: 7 g

  4. Sodium: 325 mg

  5. Fat: 23 g

  6. Carbohydrates: 13 g

  7. Fiber: 3 g

  8. Protein: 29 g

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About Stacie Hassing


Stacie is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian from rural southern Minnesota where she and her husband reside on 5 acres with their two pups, Walter & Lucy. She’s a creator of simple and wholesome recipes, a lover of nature, a crossfitter, a seasonal runner, and she’s on a mission to inspire as many as she can live a healthier and happier life from the inside out.

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