Sheet Pan Cherry Balsamic Chicken Dinner

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I’ve mentioned how my diagnosis came at a time when life certainly wasn’t slowing down. Today, as a working mom of an awesome and very energetic two-year-old boy, it’s still not slowing down — at all. So, any time I can get a complete meal made with a veggie, starch and protein all in the same pot or on the same pan, it’s two thumbs up for me!

Hence, the birth of meals like this Cherry Balsamic Chicken One Sheet Meal. A simple prep with fairly easy cleanup, I often double or triple this recipe for a week’s meal prep.

Sheet Pan Cherry Balsamic Chicken Dinner
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Serves: 4-6
  • Balsamic Chicken:
  • 1 lb chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup (approximate) olive oil
  • Heaping ⅓ cup AIP-compliant dried cherries, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • AIP-friendly seasoning blend (such as one from Paleo Powder)

  • Sweet potatoes:
  • 1-2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1” cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Sea salt as desired

  • Asparagus:
  • Asparagus, tossed lightly in olive oil & seasoned with sea salt as desired
  • Juice of ¼ lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Season chicken with your AIP seasoning blend as desired.
  3. Place chicken and all remaining ingredients for the chicken into your air-tight bag or container.
  4. Marinate 1 hour to overnight.
  5. Place chicken and sweet potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving room for your asparagus.
  6. Cook in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until chicken reaches cooked temperature of 165°.
  7. For the asparagus: Add to pan approximately 10-15 minutes before chicken and sweet potatoes finish.
  8. Optional: Once everything is done, squeeze fresh lemon juice over your asparagus and Enjoy!


About Kris King

Kris is a wife and mommy to an amazing toddler boy. By day, she is a high school business teacher; by night, a creative who loves to cook! In 2016, she began chronicling her journey of switching to a paleo diet for fun on Instagram. However, a few years after that, she was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called myasthenia gravis. Having recently had her first child, life wasn’t slowing down and neither was she. She gained a new sense of hope when she discover the AIP. That, coupled with her determination to bounce back with renewed strength, she officially made the switch to paleo lifestyle, developing recipes to include many that are AIP-friendly. Since then, she’s managed to decrease inflammation significantly, and has discovered the body’s miraculous ability to heal. Kris is the author of Meals You Deserve, an AIP ebook collection of flavorful and fun recipes. Find more on Kris here: Fashioned2Inspire, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.


  • Emily says

    This sounds so delicious! Where would I find the AIP approved cherries and the AIP seasoning blend?
    Thank you!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Emily, both are available on Amazon!

  • Joanna says

    Hi, excited to try this recipe! Do you recommend bone-in/skin-on thighs or can you use boneless/skinless? Thank you!

  • Kathleen says

    Are these whole thighs or boneless?

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