Sweet Fire Chicken and Vegetables

Sweet Fire Baked Chicken and Vegetables.

Sweet Fire Chicken and Vegetables

It's high time for a zesty chicken recipe! I admit that I am quite obsessed with the flavors of Mexican chorizo sausage, which I have featured in recipes herehere, and here, but I want to reassure you that I do eat chicken, too. In fact, roasted chicken drumsticks and thighs are my easy go-to meal when I need to quickly feed a household of boys (husband included). Enter, Sweet Fire Chicken and Vegetables!

Sometimes you just need a little sauce on that chicken though. Am I right? I've got you covered with my Sweet Fire Chicken and Vegetables sheet-pan dinner. Tender, petite red potatoes, green beans, mushrooms, and bell peppers get all sauced up at the bottom of a baking sheet. On top of those veggies rest some juicy chicken thighs. Finally, that crispy oven-baked skin gets all glazed up with lots of Sweet Fire Sauce!

What is Sweet Fire Sauce, you ask? Allow me to paint the picture: If you combined the sweetness of June Cleaver, the zest of Lucille Ball, and the spark of Peggy Bundy, you'd have a perfectly balanced bowl of delicious Sweet Fire Sauce. I can personally relate to each of these women. In fact, I strive to be as domestic as Mrs. Cleaver around the house, but I usually end up falling into the Lucille Ball disaster zone when I'm in the kitchen. And the Peg Bundy in me? Don't worry, I never fail to deliver a dish of sarcasm where it is needed most.

Although spice usually prevails over sugar in my realm, the sweet vs. hot flavors of my Sweet Fire Sauce can be adjusted to your preference in this delicious roasted chicken and vegetables recipe. For instance, the spice level can be tamed way down for an angelic, post-sermon Sunday luncheon or it can be lit on up for a bold and devilish Friday night dinner party. So if you're feeling sweet, go heavy on the honey, honey. Feeling naughty? Sneak in some extra hot chili sauce and pay homage to the fabulous Peg Bundy.

 

Sweet + Fire = My everyday internal battle as a woman.

Or, in pictorial format:

Housewife with no life.

Sweet Fire Chicken and Vegetables - Baked crispy chicken thighs and vegetables with Sweet Fire honey mustard Sriracha sauce.

Here's how to make Sweet Fire Chicken and Vegetables:

Combine honey, mustard, sriracha hot sauce.   Honey mustard sriracha sauce with olive oil and garlic.

First, make the Sweet Fire Sauce by stirring together olive oil, honey, Sriracha, spicy brown mustard, and garlic.

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Roasted red potatoes and peppers.   Drizzle honey mustard sriracha hot sauce over vegetables and bake at 425 degrees.

Add your vegetables to a baking sheet. You'll need green beans, mushrooms, petite red potatoes, and a red bell pepper.

Salt and pepper the vegetables and then drizzle on a few tablespoons of Sweet Fire Sauce.

Bake the boneless skin-on chicken thighs on top of the vegetables.

Next, you'll want to season the underside of the chicken with salt and pepper. I like to debone my chicken thighs first so they are easier to eat later.

Then place the chicken on top of your vegetables, skin side up. Pat the skin dry with a paper towel and season the top of the chicken.

Roasted boneless skin-on chicken thighs at 425 degrees   Roasted chicken thighs brushed with Sriracha honey mustard glaze

Bake the chicken in a 425 degree oven for about 35 minutes (check internal temperature with a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken has reached 165 degrees or higher).

Remove from oven and brush on lots of Sweet Fire Sauce. Go ahead and drizzle any remaining sauce over the vegetables. Because why not?

Return to the oven for about 5 minutes longer, or until the sauce begins to darken in some areas.

Brush on Sweet Fire sauce during the last 5-10 minutes of baking.

Your one-pan Sweet Fire Chicken and Vegetables dinner as served! Sweet!

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Here is the complete, printable recipe for Sweet Fire Chicken and Vegetables:

Sweet Fire Chicken and Vegetables

Sweet Fire Chicken and Vegetables

Crispy-skinned chicken thighs get all sauced up with a special Sweet Fire Sauce! Your vegetables are also taken care of in this easy, sheet-pan chicken and vegetables dinner!

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken thighs, skin on, bones removed
  • 12 oz green beans, fresh, rinsed and trimmed
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms, rinsed, sliced
  • 2 ½ lbs petite red potatoes, rinsed and quartered (about 18 petite potatoes)
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Sweet Fire Sauce Ingredients:
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce
  • ¼ cup spicy brown mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Stir together the ingredients of the Sweet Fire Sauce and set aside.
  3. Place the green beans, mushrooms, potatoes, and bell pepper on a baking sheet, and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle ¼ cup of Sweet Fire Sauce over the vegetables.
  4. Season the underside of the chicken with salt and pepper and then place on top of vegetables, skin side up. Pat the skin dry and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake at 425° F for 35 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165-175° F.
  6. Remove from oven and brush the remaining Sweet Fire Sauce onto the chicken. Drizzle a little more over the vegetables as well. Return to oven for an additional 5 minutes, or until the sauce just begins to blacken in areas. Enjoy!
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This recipe is linked up with other zesty bloggers at Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday !

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4 Comments


  1. This looks delicious! And I love traybakes, they’re so easy an perfect for busy family dinners. Thanks

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  2. Chicken and chorizo is always a wining combination! Love a one pan dish like this and am defintely bookmarking this to make soon 🙂

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    1. Hi Jeanne! There’s no chorizo in this one, just chicken and veggies and some amazing sauce! Let me know what you think after you make it!

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