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Sheet Pan Baked Balsamic Chicken With Potatoes

This Baked Balsamic Chicken Recipe is easy to make with potatoes and balsamic tomatoes! It’s a hearty & delicious sheet pan dinner idea that cooks in just one pan.

top view of balsamic baked chicken breasts topped with fresh basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese balls

A Simple Sheet Pan Dinner Idea

An easy dinner idea that comes with its own appetizer and side dish! Everything bakes together in the same pan for convenience and added flavor. Plus, the sheet pan is lined with foil for easy cleanup. Win!

This dinner recipe combines juicy balsamic chicken breasts with seasoned potatoes, balsamic tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. Get ready to add this sheet pan meal to your weekly dinner menu!

chicken breasts brushed with balsamic vinegar and set next to cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese balls, and garnish of basil

Recipe Ingredients

This flavorful chicken dish is filled with healthy ingredients. Everything is seasoned well and then baked to deliciousness! Here’s what you’ll need:

For the Potatoes

  • Yukon Gold Potatoes: Cut your potatoes into quarters to get the best baked potato wedges.
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

For the Balsamic Reduction

  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Brown Sugar: Brown sugar will help intensify the flavor in your chicken!

For the Chicken

  • Chicken Breasts: I like to use boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe.
  • Salt & Pepper

For the Tomatoes

  • Cherry Tomatoes: Cut your tomatoes in half so they absorb the flavor of the vinegar.
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Fresh Mozarella Cheese Balls (optional)
top view of yellow potatoes cut in half

How to Make this Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner Idea

  1. Prepare for Baking: Preheat your oven to 425˚F, then cover a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lightly spray the foil with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Season Potatoes: Place potatoes in a bowl and add oil, salt and pepper, mixing to combine.
  3. Roast Potatoes & Boil Vinegar: Transfer potatoes to your prepared baking sheet and roast them in the oven for 15 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, add balsamic vinegar to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  5. Add Brown Sugar to Vinegar: Stir in brown sugar and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until the mixture is slightly thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Assemble Chicken: Lightly spray chicken breasts with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Place chicken breasts on top of potatoes.
  7. Add Balsamic Vinegar: Set aside one tablespoon of balsamic vinegar. Then, brush HALF of the remaining balsamic vinegar over the chicken breasts. Reserve the other half for later.
  8. Bake & Prepare Tomatoes: Bake chicken and potatoes for 20 minutes, then combine prepared tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, oil and salt.
  9. Add Tomatoes & Reserved Vinegar to Pan: Remove your baking sheet from the oven and brush chicken with remaining half of glaze. Add tomatoes around the chicken and cook for 5-8 more minutes, or until the chicken’s internal temperature reaches 165˚F.
  10. Remove from Oven & Garnish: Remove sheet pan from the oven and drizzle with remaining tablespoon of balsamic glaze. Garnish with basil and serve with mozzarella cheese, if desired.
chicken breasts set over a bed of cherry tomatoes and small potatoes

Tips for the Best Sheet Pan Meal

  • Place Chicken in the Center of the Pan: If you put your chicken breasts in the middle of your sheet pan, they’ll get super juicy and tender without cooking too quickly.
  • Use an Instant Read Thermometer: The best way to tell when your chicken is done cooking is to check its internal temperature with an instant read meat thermometer. Your chicken should register at 165°F.
  • Line and Spray Sheet Pan: It’s important to line your pan with foil and spray the surface lightly with cooking spray. This way, nothing will get stuck to the foil and you may not even have to wash your pan!

Variation Ideas

  • There are plenty of ways to change up this chicken dinner. You can soak the chicken breasts in your favorite marinade instead of using balsamic reduction.
  • You can also leave out the potatoes or tomatoes if you want a lighter meal.
  • If you want to add even more flavor to this dish, throw in some different vegetables. Try adding broccoli, carrots or asparagus.

What Goes with this Sheet Pan Dinner?

top close up shot of chicken breasts brushed with balsamic vinegar and set next to cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese balls, and garnish of basil

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. They’re easily reheatable in your microwave or oven!
top view of balsamic baked chicken breasts topped with fresh basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese balls
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5 from 5 votes

Sheet Pan Baked Balsamic Chicken with Potatoes

This Baked Balsamic Chicken Recipe is easy to make with potatoes and balsamic tomatoes! It's a hearty & delicious weeknight dinner that cooks in just one pan.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken and potatoes, balsamic chicken, balsamic chicken recipe, chicken and potatoes, chicken and potatoes recipe, chicken dinner recipe, sheet pan chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Katerina

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Stove

Ingredients

For the Potatoes

  • 1 pound small yukon gold potatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

For Balsamic Reduction

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

For the Chicken

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

For the Tomatoes

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • sliced fresh basil, for serving
  • fresh mozzarella cheese balls, for serving, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425˚F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil; lightly spray with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Place potatoes in a bowl; add oil, salt & pepper and mix to combine.
  • Transfer potatoes to prepared baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, add balsamic vinegar to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture is slightly thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Lightly spray chicken breasts with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Place chicken breasts on top of potatoes
  • Reserve a tablespoon of the balsamic vinegar for later. Brush HALF of the remaining balsamic vinegar over the chicken breasts.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, combine tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, oil and salt.
  • Remove baking sheet from oven; brush chicken with remaining half of the glaze, add tomatoes around the chicken, and continue to cook for 5 to 8 more minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken registers at 165˚F.
  • Remove from oven and drizzle with remaining tablespoon of balsamic glaze. Garnish with basil and serve with mozzarella cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1022mg | Potassium: 1002mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg

12 Comments

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    August 4, 2020 at 1:58 am

    5 stars
    Oh, my! My mouth is watering! I cannot wait to give this a try – it looks amazing!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      August 4, 2020 at 3:23 pm

      Thank you so much, Patricia! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Jen
    August 4, 2020 at 2:53 am

    5 stars
    Sheet pan meals are some of the best meals. This recipe is amazing by the way!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      August 4, 2020 at 3:23 pm

      Thank YOU! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Vikki
    August 4, 2020 at 5:18 am

    5 stars
    Beautiful chicken, very tasty!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      August 4, 2020 at 3:22 pm

      Thank YOU! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Jacque Hastert
    August 4, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    5 stars
    This is on the menu for dinner tonight! I love how simple, hearty, and delicious this looks to be. I can’t wait to surprise the family with dinner.

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      August 5, 2020 at 4:44 pm

      I hope you and your family enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Sara Welch
    August 4, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    5 stars
    Love a good sheet pan meal; especially when they look like this! Going to make this for dinner tonight; looks too good to pass up!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      August 5, 2020 at 4:43 pm

      Thank YOU! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Cathy
    August 5, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Love a good one pan meal! This has amazing flavor!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      August 5, 2020 at 4:41 pm

      Thank you, Cathy! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply

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