Balsamic Chicken and Asparagus Sheet Pan Meal

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories: 187 • Total Fat: 4g • Total Carbohydrate: 10g (Fiber: 3g • Sugars: 4g) • Protein: 25g

Nutritional Highlights

Low Calorie •  High Protein • Low Fat • No Added Sugar • Gluten Free

It’s officially back-to-school season and although my husband and I have no kids of our own yet, we both work full-time and make a point to have home cooked dinners together whenever we can.  Although I love cooking more than most other hobbies, it’s usually the last thing I want to do after a ten or eleven hour work day. And, since we have a rule in our house that whoever cooks doesn’t have to clean, that usually means Alex is left to do the dishes. Being the thoughtful 🙂 wife that I am, I wanted to come up with a meal that was equal parts tasty and mess-free. The thing I love about this recipe is it’s versatility. I’ve made this so many times with all different vegetables and seasonings (sweet potatoes + bbq sauce, green beans + broccoli + lemon juice/zest, peppers + tomatoes + taco seasoning) and it’s been such a time saver! What are your favorite time-saver meals?


Balsamic Chicken and Asparagus Sheet Pan Meal

Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 oz each)
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • cooking spray
METHOD
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a sheet pan with cooking spray
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper and marinade with half of the balsamic vinegar.
  3. Place chicken on the prepared sheet pan and bake in the oven.
  4. When the chicken is halfway cooked (about 10-12 minutes depending on the thickness),  remove the pan from the oven and place the asparagus and cherry tomatoes next to it.
  5. Bake until the asparagus is tender and the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Remove from the oven and drizzle entire pan with the remaining balsamic vinegar. Top with fresh basil and freshly ground black pepper if desired.

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