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one pan healthy chicken dinner

One Pan Healthy Chicken Dinner

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cast Iron, Roasted
  • Cuisine: Amerian
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Chicken and veggies don't have to be boring!! This dish is simple, delicious, and FULL of flavor! Only 490 calories!


  • 2 chicken thighs (bone-in, skin on)
  • 2 slices of bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 lbs brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 fuji apple, sliced into 8 pieces
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 C apple juice


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil once hot.
  3. Dry both sides of 2 chicken thighs with paper towel and season liberally with salt and pepper.
  4. Once skillet is hot, add chicken, skin side down. Allow to cook until it begins to brown, about 3 minutes. Do not touch it! You want the skin to stay in contact with the hot surface! πŸ™‚
  5. Turn heat down to medium and add in 2 slices of chopped bacon. Cook for about 2 minutes, moving bacon around without disturbing the chicken.
  6. Add in 1 1/2 lbs of trimmed/halved brussels sprouts and 1 apple worth of slices. Salt and pepper to taste, and stir around to mix in with bacon pieces.
  7. Put the entire skillet into the oven for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove skillet, flip chicken thighs over, and stir the rest of the ingredients.
  9. Place back into oven for an additional 10 minutes. (Internal temperature should be 165 F)
  10. Once cooked, remove and plate the chicken. Use a slotted spoon to divide up the sprouts, apple and bacon, but leave all juices in the skillet.
  11. Add skillet back to stove top over medium high heat and add in 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar. Scrape along bottom of pan to loosen any remaining bacon and chicken skin.
  12. Add 1/4 C apple juice and let simmer until thick, about 1-2 minutes.
  13. Pour juice over plated chicken and serve immediately.
  14. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Keywords: one pan dinner, easy weeknight meal, cast iron cooking, family dinner, date night, low calorie, low carb

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