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Sheet Pan Maple Curry Chicken Recipe

Cozy up with this sweet and spicy sheet pan maple curry chicken and veggies! This simple one-pan recipe will be your new weeknight go-to. Thank you to Coombs Family Farms organic maple syrup for sponsoring this post. 

maple curry sheet pan chicken thighs

Raise your hand if you’re obsessed with sheet pan recipes. Yep, me too! They’re just so easy and versatile –  and I love that there is only one pan to wash when dinner is ready. (Pssst: if you missed it, be sure to check out my simple mix and match sheet pan dinner recipe formula post!) I figured now that it’s September, a cozy and easy one-pan meal like this would be a welcome addition to the hectic weeknight routine. You can chop the veggies in advance to make this meal even faster to throw together when it’s go-time, too!

maple curry sheet pan dinner recipe

The big highlight of this dinner is the sauce – it’s a really flavorful sweet and spicy combination thanks to organic maple syrup, olive oil, ginger, and curry powder. I love using maple syrup in sheet pan sauces (see also our old fave Sheet Pan Asian Salmon with Veggies) – it adds a lovely depth of flavor and touch of sweetness to the mix without being overpowering.

This recipe features Coombs Family Farms organic maple syrup; they source their maple from over 3,000 small family farms across the Northeast. In addition to advocating for and supporting the little guys by helping bring their maple to market, they also provide competitive pay up front and offer resources like equipment exchanges, conferences, and sugarmaking education. By purchasing their syrup, you can help these independent farmers and rural farming communities continue to thrive for generations. Here’s a link to find their products near you!

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Sidenote – did you guys know that organic maple syrup is a thing? I actually didn’t until starting to work with Coombs Family Farms! And apparently I’m not the only one – many consumers believe that since maple syrup is a natural product, labeling it as organic is redundant, but it’s not! The difference actually boils down (pun intended) not to the syrup itself, but rather to the sustainable forestry that is required to label your maple syrup as organic. In order for maple syrup to be labeled as organic, producers are required to harvest sustainably from trees that are nurtured without the use of pesticides, or close to property or farmland that uses pesticides or chemicals (to prevent airborne or ground water contamination). There’s also a large focus not over-tapping trees, and everything down to the cleaner used on equipment for the sap evaporation/boiling process must also be organic. Fascinating stuff!

One other maple sidenote – did you guys know that the grades/semantics of maple syrup differentiation have recently changed? Pure maple syrup is all Grade A, and there are now four classifications:

  • Golden color and delicate taste (best for pancakes, waffles, etc.)
  • Amber color and rich taste (great in coffee and tea – p.s. if you haven’t tried maple in lattes yet, do it – it’s so good!)
  • Dark color and robust taste (stronger, so best for grilled or baked dishes like this one, or as a glaze. This was formerly called “Grade B”, and I like this new classification form better because Grade B made it sound like lower quality… not the case!)
  • Very dark color and strong taste (used for flavor/sweetening)

And now you know why this baked recipe uses dark color, robust taste Grade A organic maple syrup!

Back to the recipe! Like many of my recipes, this one is flexible – if you want to mix up the veggies, go for it! Chicken breasts would also work here rather than chicken thighs, although I highly recommend going with the thighs – they are so flavorful and juicy!

maple curry sheet pan chicken and veggies

To make this dish, toss the chicken and veggies in the combination of olive oil, maple syrup, curry powder, ginger, and salt, then arrange on a sheet pan. Bake for 25 minutes et voila! Dinner is served.

maple curry sheet pan chicken recipe

Enjoy as is, or serve with some brown rice, lime, and cilantro as a garnish.

maple curry sheet pan chicken

Here’s the full recipe – enjoy it!

Serves 3 to 4     adjust servings

Sheet Pan Maple Curry Chicken Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes Prep Time
Cook Time 25 minutes Cook Time
Total Time 35 mins Total Time

Cozy up with this healthy, sweet and spicy one-pan dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • about 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • about 3 cups diced butternut squash
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Coombs Family Farms Organic Grade A Dark Maple Syrup
  • 1.5 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • for serving: cilantro & brown rice

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a sheet pan, or with parchment paper.
  2. Place the chicken thighs, cauliflower, and butternut squash in a large bowl. Add the olive oil, maple syrup, curry powder, ginger, and salt, and toss to coat. 
  3. Spread the chicken and vegetables into a single layer on the sheet pan. Bake for about 25 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender. 
  4. Sprinkle chicken and veggies with chopped cilantro and serve as is or over brown rice. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

For more sheet pan recipe ideas, check out this post: mix and match sheet pan dinners

I will leave you guys with a giveaway! Two lucky fANNEtastic food readers will each win one bottle of dark, robust and one bottle of amber, rich Coombs Family Farms organic maple syrup. To enter to win, please use the widget below – good luck! U.S. residents only, please.

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Comments

  1. 1

    Love maple syrup! We’ve really been into making pancakes for breakfast lately. The kids enjoy dipping their fruit in the extra syrup!

  2. 2

    Yum! Lately I’ve been gravitating towards dinner recipes with maple flavor in them, even though it’s still 90-something degrees where I live. And I love putting just a splash of maple syrup in my coffee.

  3. 3

    This looks so delicious! I’ve been looking for a simple recipe that will help me explore some Indian flavors because that’s one cuisine I have literally ZERO experience with cooking. And sheet pan meals are a life-saver. Since I have work and classes that go well into the evening, it’s important for me to have quick recipes that I can throw together one day, reheat, or pack the next!

  4. 5

    I haven’t made a sheet pan recipe in way too long! Love the sweetness of the butternut squash with the spicy curry flavors :)

  5. 6

    I didn’t know about the new types– I like this naming format a lot better!

  6. 7
    Jen Robinson says:

    Love maple syrup- need to remember it as a sauce component! Also sheet pan meals appeal to me a lot for ease of cleanup- also need it remember to make them more. I love your salmon one- I’ve made that!

  7. 9

    i love putting maple syrup in protein balls!!

  8. 11

    I love using maple syrup as a natural sweetener in foods like overnight oats – combine rolled oats, chia seeds, greek yogurt, maple syrup, milk (any kind), and peanut butter. In the morning, stir in fruit or nuts. Thanks for including the new maple syrup descriptions. They are a bit wordy and confusing, but I’m sure all are delicious.

  9. 13

    I love using maple syrup in oatmeal!

  10. 14

    Putting chicken on my shopping list to make this!

  11. 16

    We use it in some recipes but our main use is still for pancakes!

  12. 17

    Pancakes is definitely my main use for maple syrup. I do use it to sweeten hot cocoa too, and I like the light sweetness and slight maple flavor. I’ll have to go back and check what kind of syrup I have since I didn’t know about the change in classification.

  13. 18

    Love maple syrup in my oatmeal. Also just found a Rachel Ray recipe for pork chops with an apple cider vinegar-maple syrup-dijon mustard sauce. So good!

  14. 20

    This looks fantastic. Must confess that I only thought of maple syrup for pancakes, so this is an eye-opener. Will try it, thanks!

  15. 22
    Teresa L. Eskew says:

    I have this recipe on my list for next week. I can’t wait to try it. I’m a big fan of anything maple. I use it in many baked goods as my sweetener and I like it in a cup of vanilla chamomile tea.

  16. 23
    Shannon Kiely says:

    This looks amazing……will be making very soon.

  17. 25

    Recipe looks great – I will only have to replace the chicken thighs with chicken breast – never did like dark meat – the combination of ingredients looks perfect

  18. 27

    Wow, what an amazing combination of flavors!! I so appreciate your thorough explanation of the classification of maple syrup. For some reason, Grade B did make it sound less than on quality, but I love now knowing the different applications of each!

  19. 29

    I put maple syrup in an amazing french toast bake last weekend. So delicious!

  20. 30

    I haven’t used maple syrup on anything besides breakfast foods, so I will have to try this! Thanks!

  21. 31

    Oh how I miss true Maine Syrup.

  22. 32
    Dawn Fontaine says:

    I didn’t know the way maple syrup was graded had changed. Good info, thank you.

  23. 33

    Sounds like a lot of flavor- yum to the maple syrup! Enjoy your time in Pittsburgh- we will have to meet up for a coffee or yoga class sometimes when you are visiting :)

  24. 35

    love maple syrup in my homemade granola!

  25. 36

    We use pure maple syrup on pancakes, waffles, and oatmeal. My boys (4 and 1) love it!

  26. 37

    Looks delicious. I’ll have to try this out next week!

  27. 38

    I did not realize there were so many different types of maple syrup – thanks for the info!

  28. 39

    Looks perfect for an *almost* fall dinner!

  29. 40

    I love sheet pan recipes too! I do not eat chicken, but I wonder if I could substitute salmon or tofu with this marinade? I plan to try!

    • 41

      Totally! I think either would be good – you’ll just want to reduce the cooking time for the protein… depending on the veggies you use, they may need more time than the protein. :) Let me know how it works out!

  30. 42

    I love it to use it as a sweetener when I bake!

  31. 43

    I have a salmon filet just waiting in my freezer, so this post is perfect timing! Thank you.
    I love to use maple syrup in baking.

  32. 44

    I would use this in baked oatmeal!

  33. 45

    Love maple syrup always, but especially in the fall.

  34. 46

    I’ve never thought of using maple syrup with curry, but sounds delicious! I love maple lattes!

  35. 47

    Love pure maple syrup on pancakes!

  36. 48

    On homemade waffles!

  37. 49

    This looks so yummy (and easy-currently a major requirement!) but I will probably do it with chicken breasts-my 3 year old can be super picky about her chicken!

  38. 51

    I use maple syrup in oatmeal and baked goods! and of course, pancakes/waffles! Recipe sounds delicious, i will have to try it out!

  39. 52

    I love using it for baking, and I use it weekly in energy bites!

  40. 53

    Wow, I did not know about all of the different grades, etc. on Maple Syrup. Thanks for the education. Can’t wait to try this recipe in my meal prep class.

  41. 54

    On pancakes, of course :)

  42. 55

    Maple syrup is the best! I love it in salad dressings!

  43. 56

    I love to sandwhich salty, melty peanut butter and maple syrup with fluffy hot pancakes! You could add bananas in there too.

  44. 57

    I love putting maple syrup in my oatmeal with pumpkin!

  45. 58

    Thanks for the explanation on the new grading system!

  46. 59

    Can’t wait to try this with tofu! Looks extra yummy! Also, who knew about organic maple?!

  47. 60

    Okay this is going to sound SUPER WEIRD but you know the scene in Elf where he adds maple syrup to his spaghetti? Well, I thought it sounded good so I tried it once (obviously I didn’t add THAT much, lol) and IT IS REALLY GOOD. So every now and then I drizzle a bit of maple syrup on my spaghetti and you know what, I’m not even sorry.

    Okay, fine, I guess if you want a more normal use, Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts are where it’s at. Also pancakes. Also waffles. Also now I want brinner.

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