One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner

The picture of this delicious autumn evening meal is enough to win anyone over, but after you read the simple recipe below, you will be sure to add this to your upcoming dinner menu.  We love one pan meals, not only for simplicity and quick clean-up, but mainly because it allows for flavors of veggies, fruits, herbs and meats to blend in a whole new way and enrich any meal.  We hope this tasteful meal brings life and enjoyment to those around your table.  Happy fall, y’all!

Yield: ~ 4 servings


  • 5 (6 – 7 oz) chicken thighs
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh thyme, plus more for serving
  • 1 Tbsp minced sage, plus more for serving
  • 1 Tbsp minced rosemary, plus more for serving
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large sweet potato (peeled if desired), chopped into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, sliced into halves
  • 2 fuji apples, cored and sliced into half moons about 3/4-inch thick
  • 2 shallot bulbs, peeled and sliced about 1/4-inch thick
  • 4 slices hickory smoked bacon, chopped into 1-inch pieces



  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Pour 2 Tbsp olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic and herbs into a gallon size resealable bag, add chicken, season with salt and pepper then seal bag and massage mixture over chicken while working to evenly distribute herbs.  Set aside and let rest while chopping veggies.
  3. Place chopped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, apples and shallot on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Drizzle with remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil then toss to evenly coat and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Spread into an even layer then set chicken over veggie/fruit mixture.
  6. Sprinkle bacon (separate any pieces that stick together) evenly over veggie/fruit mixture.
  7. Roast in preheated oven until chicken and veggies are golden brown, about 30 minutes (chicken should register 165 in center).
  8. Broil during last few minutes for a more golden skin on chicken if desired.
  9. Sprinkle with more herbs and serve immediately.

Recipe inspired by: Cooking Classy