A BBQ sheet pan chicken meal with meat full of flavor, sweet potatoes that are perfectly soft with a slight crisp to them, and green beans cooked to perfection.
I love Aldi! Because they don’t always carry all of the specialty items they get me hooked on, they have made some awesome introductions that have turned into fast favorites.
Kinda like that friend who is a good connector. They know a little of everyone. So when you get with them, you never know who they will introduce you to as a mutual acquaintance. Leaving you to make a further connection if you so choose.
You’re probably like, “Kenya what are you talking about?”
A few months back, I went down the dreaded Aldi specials aisle. And let me say, and make it perfectly clear, it is only dreaded by my husband and my bank balance.
You know the aisle that has all the extra stuff. Things you didn’t even know you needed, probably because you didn’t. But now that you saw them, you have to have them. Even if it means you have to figure out a way to use them.
Okay whatever, I digress.
That aisle makes me feel like I need all of the things because a) the price can’t be passed up, and b) it’s, whatever “it” is, is simply irresistible.
For me on this particular day, that thing was the Mccormick Brown Sugar Bourbon Grill Mates Marinade. It didn’t cost much and it sounded DELICIOUS.
And you know what? it was! Delicious. Absolutely, undeniably good!
I used the marinade with chicken thighs and drums. Dark meat is my favorite.
I marinated the chicken in the sauce and made a sheet pan meal out of it by adding sweet potatoes and green beans.
For me, it was just something I thought was a quick meal to throw together. But when I tell you my family raved about this meal like it was restaurant quality, know that I am telling no lies.
They loved it so much that it has become a part of my simple, easy recipe rotation. It’s one of those meals I pull out my hat when I know I need to prep ahead or I won’t have much time.
The chicken is full of flavor, the sweet potatoes are perfectly soft with a little crisp to them, and the green beans are cooked to perfection.
The marinade packet is how I originally discovered the Brown Sugar Bourbon line from McCormick. But it’s not always available. So I have also used the marinade dry packet or the seasoning to create the marinade. It comes out just as good. And only takes a few extra steps and ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
Yet another simple and easy meal for you to add to your stash.
NOTE: Because of the number of people I cook for, I normally make the green beans separately using my Roasted Green Bean Recipe. But if you choose to make it altogether, you would just toss the green beans in olive oil, and add to the sheet pan in the last 15 minutes of cooking to prevent the green beans overcooking.