You guys, its the most wonderful thing EVER. The sun is shining in eastern Oregon. I can see the sun and blue skies! It’s the best thing ever. Heart emoji all over that shit! I knew I missed the sun, but I didn’t know how much. It’s like visiting an old friend.
Speaking of old friends, I’m the worst friend. I’m horrible at keeping in touch, I hate talking on the phone, and my life schedule isn’t very flexible most of the time because something is always happening or might be, and when it’s not I don’t want to go anywhere. I’m basically a hermit at this point in my life. If you don’t work with me, and it’s not a holiday or a funeral, you might see me as often as the ground hog and his shadow.
The ground hog is an idiot by the way. He saw his shadow and is saying six more weeks of winter. Now, I enjoyed having a winter finally, but now I got things to do, you damn rodent. Get with it, and let’s roll!
If you didn’t figure it out already spring is my favorite season, I don’t believe the rodent, I love the sun, and I’m a bad friend.
It’s nice to meet you.
So you probably are wondering why you are even reading this blog. Well, besides being crazy, I make some good food. You might like to try it out. It’s also healthy, and usually easy because I know that’s what helps people eat healthy and cook their own meals. By making it easy, simple, and tasty.
This is a sheet pan dinner. And people love their sheet pan dinners, I do too. A few minutes of prep, shove it in the oven and visit with your family instead of slaving over the stove. I love to cook, it’s my happy place and after work relaxing time. But I know not everyone feels that way. Sheet pan dinners, are a good way to go if you are in that category but you still want to eat real food, homemade.
There’s also a few other sheet pan dinners on the blog here for your cooking pleasure or inspiration. Chicken works really well in sheet pans dinners, because crispy skin chicken is the best. Also chicken is budget friendly, especially skin on, bone in pieces like these juicy, flavorful thighs that are feature in this recipe. You could also use drumsticks or a combo of both.
When I made this I also made some brown rice to serve with it to finish it off. You could do that or white rice, baked potato, or throw some chopped potatoes onto the pan with the chicken and brussel sprouts. I just wasn’t feeling that. If you don’t cook brussel sprouts often this is a great idea. I like to try to switch up the vegetables we eat by the week. That way we don’t get bored with them or sick of them.
Happy Cooking! And if you are lucky enough, enjoy the sun!
- 1.5 pounds Chicken thighs or drumsticks or both bone in, skin on
- 1 pound Brussel Sprouts end trimmed, halved
- 4 tbsp Avocado Oil
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Ancho Chile Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
Pre heat oven to 400 F, then mix the seasonings together in a small bowl.
Toss the brussel sprouts with half the oil and half the seasoning mix. Spread out on a cooking sheet.
Rub the chicken with the remaining oil and seasonings, and place them onto the sheet with the brussel sprouts
Bake for 40 minutes at 400 F
Serve with: rice (white or brown), potatoes, or as is!