Sometimes I’m craving One Pan Cooking!
Chicken, Delicata Squash Rings and Shallots roast in the oven and produces a delicious simple dinner.
Make the Apple Cider Glaze on the stovetop as the sheet pan cooks.
In the style of French Chicken Normandy… this is a genius sauce… easy too!
Sheet Pan cooking is simple because the ingredients are tossed together and then simply roasted in a single pan. Simple prep, easy cleanup!
I’ve created this awesome sauce in the style of sauce in Chicken Normandy – yet mine is deliciously dairy-free.
Simply reduce Fresh Apple Cider, Chicken Broth, Garlic, Honey, Cinnamon Stick, Thyme Branches, a pinch of Chili Flakes and French Calvados (brandy.)
Reduce by half, then whisk in a small amount of Coconut Cream – and voilà!
This typical sauce uses heavy cream; I love the lightness and complementary flavor of the coconut cream.
So, for weeknights – Sheet Pan cooking is so popular with a one pan clean up. Yet, I’ve created this reduction sauce as another layer of flavor.
So guys – a two pan clean-up!
How to cook all together on a Sheet Pan:
There are some considerations to understand so all the morsels of food on the pan cook correctly and evenly.
The size of the ingredients matter, if the veggies are cut too small they will burn; too large – they will not cook through properly.
I have used large in-bone chicken thighs, so I cut the delicata squash into 1/4 in circles, and the shallots in large slices, 1 inch thick. Perfect.
The dish creates a wonderful sticky natural juice underneath – it’s never dry, but juicy.
Drizzle with the Apple Cider reduction ~ it’s beautifully balanced with aromatics, Apple Brandy and enriched with Coconut Cream.
I love this sauce so much, I’m planning on using it for my left over turkey after Thanksgiving!
Sheet Pans are wide with low sides which encourage airflow and nice browning.
Lovely fall flavors all cooked together – give Sheet Pan cooking a try!