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You will absolutely love how simple and easy this sheet pan dinner is.

During the fall, I do a lot of sheet pan cooking, therefore I have made so many delicious chicken dinners like my One Pan Ranch Chicken and Veggies.

Now, I have a new one for you featuring beautiful produce from Melissa's and chicken that has been brined in Hot Apple Cider tea from Republic Tea.

How to Make Autumn Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

For this recipe, I chose to use skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs. They have the best flavors and offer the juicy chicken that I was going for in this recipe.

For this recipe, I brewed a batch of the Hot Apple Cider Tea and allowed it to cool. Once it has cooled, I poured it over my chicken and allowed it to marinate in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. You can do it for as long as 30 minutes if you want. However, if you need to go longer you can.

Next, I mixed up 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, 3 cloves of minced garlic, and 1 tablespoon each of fresh sage, rosemary, and thyme.

I removed the chicken from the apple cider tea brine and then I poured the herb mixture all over the chicken. I massaged it into each piece of chicken.

While the chicken was resting, I prepared all my autumn harvest veggies I got from Melissa's Produce. You can really use any veggies you have on hand for this sheet pan dinner.

Getting Your Veggies Ready

It is very versatile. I love root vegetables and other hearty ones like these purple Brussel sprouts I got in my box.

For this recipe, I used Brussel sprouts, cipollini onions, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and carrots. I rough chopped all the vegetables and placed them all on a sheet pan.

I drizzled on 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkled them with salt and pepper.

Next, I put the chicken on top of the veggies and nestle them in together.

I add extra sprigs of rosemary to the pan and bake at 450 degrees for about 35 minutes.

The chicken should register about 165 in the center.

Broil during the last few minutes. As a result, you will get a more golden brown crispy skin on the chicken if you want.

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Yield: 6 servings

Autumn Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Autumn Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

An easy and comforting sheet pan chicken dinner. Great for those Autumn nights when you need a delicious and quick dish.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 6 bone-in, skin on chicken thighs
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon each of fresh minced thyme, sage, and rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large sweet potato, chunked with peeling on
  • 1 pound of brussel sprouts (I used purple), sliced into halves
  • 2 cups of cubed and peeled butternut squash
  • 2 medium apples, cored and sliced 1" thick
  • 1 box of cipolin onions, peeled

For the Hot Apple Cider brine

  • 2 tea bags
  • 2 cups of water


  1. To make the brine, add the tea bags and water to a sauce and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove from the stove and allow it to cool completely.
  3. Place the chicken in a shallow pan and pour the brine over the top. Brine for 30 minutes up to two hours.
  4. When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  5. Remove the chicken from the brine.
  6. Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, and herbs in a bowl.
  7. Massage into chicken thighs making sure to coat the whole thing.
  8. Set aside to rest while chopping the veggies.
  9. Place the chopped veggies on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  10. Drizzle the veggies with remaining olive oil. Toss evenly to coat and then season with salt and pepper.
  11. Set the chicken thighs over the veggies.
  12. Roast in the oven until the chicken and veggies are golden brown and done about 35 minutes.
  13. The chicken should register to 165 in the center.
  14. Broil during the last few minutes for a more golden brown crispy skin on chicken if desired.
  15. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 7gSugar: 12gProtein: 9g

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Saturday 20th of November 2021

All the fall flavors are so good! What a great seasonal meal.


Sunday 17th of October 2021

I am a total sucker for a sheet pan recipe. This one is no exception. It looks awesome.

Jennifer Sikora

Sunday 17th of October 2021

Thank you! It was so delicious.


Thursday 23rd of September 2021

Loved this fantastic dinner! And the brine made such a difference!


Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

This is a perfect and satisfying meal rich in fall flavors!


Wednesday 15th of September 2021

This tart looks amazing, love that you kept the skins on the apples!

Jennifer Sikora

Friday 17th of September 2021

Yes. It added some extra flavor to the dish.

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