• Feel Good
  • 15th Sep 2022
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One pan autumn chicken dinner

The ultimate comforting meal that’s perfect for a Sunday.

Serves: 5



5 (6 – 7 oz) bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

4 tbsp olive oil, divided

1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar

3 cloves garlic, minced (1 tbsp)

1 tbsp each minced fresh thyme, sage and rosemary

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 large sweet potato (about 16 oz) (I leave unpeeled), chopped into 3/4-inch cubes

1 lb Brussel sprouts, sliced into halves

2 medium 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 of hickory smoked bacon, chopped into 1-inch pieces

2 tbsp chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)



Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

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.

Place sweet potato, Brussel sprouts, apples and shallot on an 18 by 13-inch rimmed baking sheet.

Drizzle with remaining 2 tbsp olive oil then toss to evenly coat, season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread into an even layer.

Set chicken thighs over veggie/apple layer.

Separate any pieces of bacon that may be stuck together then sprinkle bacon over the veggie apple mixture.

Roast in preheated oven until chicken and veggies are golden brown, about 30 – 35 minutes (chicken should register 165 in the centre). Broil during the last few minutes for a more golden brown crispy skin on chicken if desired.

Garnish with parsley if desired and serve warm.


Recipe credit: Cooking Classy

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Laura is the Founder and Editor of High Life North. She had the idea to set up an exclusively digital women’s magazine after feeling there was a gap in the market in the North East. With over 10 years of experience in marketing and PR, Laura had a very clear…


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