by Maria Lichty
115 recipes--wholesome new creations and celebrated favorites from the blog--from the husband and wife team behind Two Peas & Their Pod
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HONEY-MUSTARD SHEET-PAN CHICKEN WITH BRUSSELS SPROUTS
prep: 15 MINUTES | cook: 35 MINUTES | total: 50 MINUTES | serves 4
Josh and I came up with this recipe because, like you, we wanted a really, really easy way to whip up a delicious chicken dish that didn’t involve roast- ing for an hour or dirtying up a bunch of pans. Enter the sheet pan! Instead of starting with a whole chicken, we use bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, which don’t need very long to cook and stay extra juicy while the skin gets nice and crispy. They would be delicious roasted with just a little salt and pepper, but we like to dunk them first in a simple honey-mustard sauce. Brussels sprouts get caramelized and browned right next to the chicken, so they soak up all those delicious pan juices. There’s barely any prep, the oven does all the work, and when you pull out the pan, your family and friends will be amazed by this impressive almost-instant dinner. As for the dishes, done and done!
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1⁄4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 lemon)
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (4 medium thighs)
- 1 1⁄2 pounds Brussels sprouts, halved
- 1⁄4 large red onion, sliced
1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Grease a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the 1⁄4 cup olive oil, 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice, the Dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard, honey, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Use tongs to dip the chicken thighs in the sauce, coating both sides. Place the thighs on the prepared baking sheet. Discard any remaining sauce.
4. In a medium bowl, combine the Brussels sprouts and red onion. Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice and toss until well coated. Arrange the sprouts around the chicken on the baking sheet, making sure they aren’t overlapping. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes, until the chicken is golden brown and has an internal temperature of 165°F and the Brussels sprouts are crispy. Serve hot.