Sheet Pan Maple Chicken and Vegetables is an easy, healthy, and delicious FOUR ingredient dinner recipe made with Trader Joe's Maple Vinaigrette! There is only 5 minutes of prep time and it cooks in 20 minutes, making this a 25 minute dinner!
Like most people, deciding what to make for dinner every night is often my least favorite decision of the day. Not only is it difficult to decide WHAT to make, but HOW am I going to make it in between evening activities and just being busy?! Lately I've really been loving Trader Joe's and have come up with a few 20-25 minute recipes using Trader Joe's items. This Sheet Pan Maple Chicken and Vegetables is one of them and is so incredibly easy and delicious! Sheet pan dinners are on my menu weekly, and I love how easy they are to prep, bake, and clean up!
This recipe requires FOUR ingredients from Trader Joe's including: boneless skinless chicken tenders, Maple Vinaigrette, cubed butternut squash, and brussels sprouts. The only prep that is required is halving the brussels sprouts, and then all you have to do is toss the chicken and veggies in the dressing, and roast!
If you're wanting to make this and you don't live by Trader Joe's, you can definitely make your own maple dressing for the marinade. This one looks delicious and is a simple combination of maple syrup, mayonnaise, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil. The maple vinaigrette adds such great flavor to this sheet pan dish!
In addition, if you'd like to use a different cut of chicken such as chicken breasts or chicken thighs, you definitely can do that, as well. If you're going to use chicken breasts, I would cut them in half the long way and pound them out to a thinner thickness. They might still take 3-5 more minutes of baking time. Boneless skinless chicken thighs will bake in 20-25 minutes, like the recipe indicates. I always recommend using a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is baked through to 165 degrees F.
You could also adjust the vegetables according to what you have on hand or prefer. I chose to use butternut squash because Trader Joe's carries it already peeled and cubed - so convenient! You could use sweet potatoes or red potatoes or even a different squash like acorn squash or kabocha squash instead. If your family isn't a fan of Brussels sprouts, you could opt for cauliflower or broccoli instead.
If you have extra fresh herbs on hand, you can certainly add some to this sheet pan dinner! I think chopped fresh rosemary or fresh thyme would be a delicious addition.