Sheet-Pan Chicken with Spring Vegetables

With Muscoda named the Morel Capital of Wisconsin and their annual Morel Mushroom Festivalm it's no surprise that this small town is the home to a mushroom & spring onion jack cheese. It's delicious in this recipe.

Sheet-Pan Chicken with Spring Vegetables
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Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Monterey Jack can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 400˚F.
  2. Combined olive oil, thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes in small bowl. Place potatoes on a 17 x 12-inch baking pan. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil mixture; toss to coat.
  3. Pat chicken thighs with a paper towel. Place on pan with potatoes. Gently loosen skin from chicken thighs to create pockets. Fill each pocket with about 1/3 cup forage mushroom & spring onion jack; cover cheese with skin. Set aside 1 tablespoon olive oil mixture; brush chicken skin with remaining oil mixture. Bake chicken and potatoes for 30 minutes. Remove from oven.
  4. Drizzle asparagus with reserved olive oil mixture; toss to coat. Carefully add asparagus to pan. (Pan will be hot.) Sprinkle chicken with remaining cheese. Bake for 8-10 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted in the chicken reads 165°F. Broil for 2-3 minutes on high or until cheese is lightly browned. Remove from oven. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Tip

Any brand of Wisconsin flavored jack cheese can be used.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Kindred Creamery is the newest Meister Cheese Company brand; Meister Cheese Company has been making cheese for more than 100 years in Southwest Wisconsin. Their Forage Mushroom & Spring Onion Jack cheese is semi-soft and buttery featuring a blend of dark mushrooms, scallions and garlic.

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