Sheet Pan Maple Apple Chicken + Veggies

September 23, 2020

This Sheet Pan Maple Apple Chicken + Veggies recipe is the perfect easy weeknight meal on any given day for the entire family. A delicious Maple Apple Glaze coated over tender chicken breasts, corn, brussels sprouts, asparagus, and sliced apples——all of which are jam-packed with bold flavor. Plus, this recipe makes for a great meal prep option throughout the week for lunch or dinner. The epitome of savory Fall dishes.

Sheet Pan Maple Apple Chicken + Veggies

Sheet Pan Maple Apple Chicken + Veggies — one of my latest savory dishes that I absolutely LOVE. Yum. 

To be honest, I truly enjoy making these easy, one-pot (or pan) meals. While more complex recipes allows for me to get super creative in terms of the put together, etc., making something easy (which I know are LOVED by you guys) is my most fave!

Sheet Pan Maple Apple Chicken + Veggies

Like many (if not all) of the recipes on Orchids + Sweet Tea, this sheet pan meal is SUPER flavorful, colorful, and just AMAZING!

This recipe specifically was inspired by my love for one-pot dishes and of course, we always need a quick, easy meal that can be whipped together on those days when we’re extremely busy or perhaps tired. That’s why I created the Weeknight Meals category.

Sheet Pan Maple Apple Chicken + Veggies

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Sheet Pan Maple Apple Chicken + Veggies

Why Apple Maple Sauce?

I know what you’re probably thinking—can apple maple sauce really be a thing? Whelp, it’s definitely a thing that I came up with when brainstorming recipes for this week and it’s SO GOOD!

Honestly, I didn’t know that Apples could go with everything, but it’s TRUE. They’re just perfect on both savory + sweet things and this sheet pan is no exception. The best part is—–this sauce is super easy to whip together.

To make this easy sauce, I simply did the following:

Sliced my apples.

Added the sliced apples to a skillet along with butter, spices, + a bit of sugar and sautéed until tender.

Added sautéed apples + maple syrup to blender + carefully blended until pureed. 

Best Way to Re-Create This Sheet Pan.

When it comes to most recipes on Orchids + Sweet Tea, I’m a a huge believer in being able to customize a recipe based on your tastebuds and this one is no different. The veggies on this sheet pan can easily be substituted with your favorite ones. Need a few ideas? No worries—-Here are a few veggies that you can add to this instead: Kale, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Bell Peppers, Carrots, + the list goes on. It’s all up to you.

Sheet Pan Maple Apple Chicken + Veggies

Let’s dig into this recipe, shall we?

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.

Start by rinsing your chicken breasts and lightly seasoning them with sea salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, dried thyme, + dried parsley in a large bowl. Spoon Maple Apple sauce over chicken (marinating them with your hands) and add them onto baking sheet along with corn and bake for 20-25 minutes.

In the meantime, prep the veggies + apples by rinsing and cutting off edges (if required) and drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, dried thyme, + dried parsley. Set aside.

Maple Apple Sauce:

In a saucepan on medium-high heat, add the butter and heat until melted. Add the brown sugar, spices, and stir until combined and everything begins to bubble, about 2-3 minutes. Add sliced apples, tossing everything until apples are well covered and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. **NOTE: Sauce should thicken and become “caramelized” within this time without burning.** Once done, remove from heat and let cool slightly. Add sautéed apples, maple syrup, and water to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and fully pureed.

Once 25 minutes have gone by, remove sheet pan with chicken from oven and place veggies unto sheet all around. Brush Maple Apple sauce over chicken and veggies and place in the oven.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until veggies are all tender and cooked through.

Once done, remove from oven and serve.

Bon appetit!

Sheet Pan Maple Apple Chicken + Veggies

Sheet Pan Maple Apple Chicken + Veggies

Sheet Pan Maple Apple Chicken + Veggies

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium boneless organic chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried thyme

Maple Apple Sauce:

  • 3 medium Gala apples, peeled + sliced
  • 3 Tbsps unsalted butter
  • 2-3 Tbsps organic brown sugar (I use Sugar in the Raw)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch of allspice
  • 2-3 Tbsps fresh water + 1 Tbsp, if needed!
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup + 2 Tbsps! (I use The Coombs Family Farms)

Veggies:

  • 2 medium corns, de-husked + rinsed
  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 4 cups brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1-2 medium Gala apples, peeled + sliced (Depending on how much Apple flavor desired)
  • 1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (I use California Olive Ranch)
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried thyme

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • Start by rinsing your chicken breasts and lightly seasoning them with sea salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, dried thyme, + dried parsley in a large bowl. Spoon Maple Apple sauce over chicken (marinating them with your hands) and add them onto baking sheet along with corn and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prep the veggies + apples by rinsing and cutting off edges (if required) and drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, dried thyme, + dried parsley. Set aside.

Maple Apple Sauce:

  • In a saucepan on medium-high heat, add the butter and heat until melted. Add the brown sugar, spices, and stir until combined and everything begins to bubble, about 2-3 minutes. Add sliced apples, tossing everything until apples are well covered and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. **NOTE: Sauce should thicken and become "caramelized" within this time without burning.** Once done, remove from heat and let cool slightly. Add sautéed apples, maple syrup, and water to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and fully pureed.
  • Once 25 minutes have gone by, remove sheet pan with chicken from oven and place veggies unto sheet all around. Brush Maple Apple sauce over chicken and veggies and place in the oven.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until veggies are all tender and cooked through.
  • Once done, remove from oven and serve.
  • Bon appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Place any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days.
  • VEGGIES: To learn about other veggies which can be substituted, see Heading within Post!
 

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  1. Love this recipe. It’s like a fall version of BBQ chicken without all the mess. Great combo of flavors. Thank you for creating and sharing with us!

    • Hi Sue! I’m so glad that you enjoyed this! It’s definitely one of my faves for the Fall season! 🙂

  2. I’m vegan so I did not have any chicken but I did try the veggies and they were good! I added Brussel sprouts, potatoes, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and the corn and my family loved it

    • Hi Sarah! So sorry for this missing that out! You can add 1-2 apples, sliced depending on how much extra apple flavor preferred! 🙂