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I'm a functional nutritional therapy practitioner, restorative wellness practitioner, certified holistic health coach, and educator. I inspire individuals to take back their health with real food so they can finally get to the root cause of dysfunction and restore wellness within themselves. I reside in Boise, Idaho where I enjoy spending time outdoors, drinking copious amounts of tea, cuddling with cats, and reading good books. 

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Basil Balsamic Chicken

I'm back with another sheet pan meal because I just can't get enough of these. They're so easy to make. You just prep everything, throw it on a pan and then place it in the oven. Then voilá, you have a healthy meal! It's that easy. Because no one likes complicated. Or at least I don't. I don't have time for complicated meals this time of year. But good for you if you do. I hope you enjoy this basil balsamic chicken on a sheet pan.


  • 1 lb. bone-in skin-on chicken thighs

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tsp dijon mustard

  • 1 tsp honey

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 3 carrots, cut into coins

  • 1 large zucchini, diced into half moons

  • 1 red onion, sliced

  • 4 cremini mushrooms, sliced

  • Avocado oil for roasting

  • ½ cup diced basil, for garnish


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, honey, salt and pepper and mix well.

  • Add the chicken thighs to the bowl, making sure they're well coated. Then marinate in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight.

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  • While the oven preheats, prep the carrots and onion and coat them with some avocado oil. Then place them on the sheet pan with the chicken.

  • Roast in the oven for 15 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and flip the chicken over. Coat the zucchini and mushrooms in avocado oil and add them to the sheet pan.

  • Place the sheet pan back in the oven and bake for another 15 minutes.

  • Dice the basil and remove the sheet pan from the oven. Then sprinkle the diced basil over the chicken and vegetables.

  • Serve immediately or divide into separate dishes for meal prep.

I sprinkled the finished product with garlic salt and added a tad bit more balsamic vinegar for more flavor. This is optional based on your taste preferences. Let me know if you make this meal by tagging me over on instagram @realfoodeducation.


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