Autumn Chicken and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

Autumn Chicken and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner has chicken, italian sausage, brussels sprouts, red onion and sweet potatoes in a yummy marinade.

Autumn Chicken and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

The first time I met my husband’s niece she was a gangly 12 year old doing cartwheels in the yard. Already tall and beautiful, the sweet little girl was a joy to be around. Now, 13 years later, that little skinny tween has grown into an elegant woman and will be walking down the aisle to officially begin a new life and family of her own. She is the first of the newest generation to take marriage vows in our family and it’s making my head spin at how fast life moves.

Autumn Chicken and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

My husband and I were the last of the last generation to marry off. I remember being a young wife in our new home completely elated with all of the possibilities that lay before us. We were so eager to do all the little “firsts” that newlyweds do. The trips and pets and apartments. The first meals and furniture shopping and even the first fights and forgivenesses. It was all exciting to us.

I can recall being a little baffled by what to cook for dinner every night, too. We had made dinner for each other before, but after you’ve worn out your handful of “date night dinners” you are forced to make something else and preferably something cheap and easy. I honed my kitchen skills in those first married years and I can’t help but hope that our newly married niece will do the same.

Autumn Chicken and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner with brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes

A simple sheet pan dinner is something I wish was on my radar as a newlywed. It would have saved so many dirty dishes. This easy Autumn Chicken and Sausage Sheet Pan dinner ticks all the boxes for cheap and easy. It also tastes as good as it looks and is sure to impress any new spouse.

When it comes to sheet pans I strongly recommend you get the commercial half sheet pans for your kitchen. The flimsy, dark pans that come with your cooking set are not good for anything. I like the heavy duty ones like this.(affiliate link) You can pick them up at any restaurant supply store or of course Amazon (affiliate link).

 

Autumn Chicken and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner with brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes
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Autumn Chicken and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

An easy dinner dish !

Course dinner
Cuisine american
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Author jodiemo

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts halved
  • 1 medium red onion sliced into wedges
  • ¼ cup bacon drippings or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 5 sweet Italian sausage links

Chicken Marinade

  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Toss the sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts and onion with the bacon drippings, marjoram, honey and salt and pepper in a large bowl and transfer to a rimmed backing sheet. Top with Italian sausages (poke a couple holes in them with a knife) and bake for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the chicken marinade ingredients and coat the tenderloins with it. Set aside.
  3. Give the veggies a stir and flip the sausage. Add the chicken tenderloins on top of the veggies and return to the oven. Cook for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the chicken has reached 165 degrees and the sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts are fork tender.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

jodiemo

Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

This Post Has 11 Comments
  1. I couldn’t agree more – sheet pan dinners are an amazing option on those nights when you’re really baffled at what to cook! This particular combo looks fantastic, especially with those great fall veggies and Italian sausage. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Those first few years of married life are definitely a steep learning curve when it comes to cooking (well they were for me 🙂 ). This is definitely a dish my whole would love, if theres sausages in there my kids will be all over it!!

  3. Sheet pan dinners are so wonderful. My poor boyfriend has to deal with me cooking things that require at least 3 different pans, so that makes for a lot of dishes. I should try this recipe soon so he doesn’t have to do as many dishes!

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