Tried & True Tuesday: One Pan Chicken with Broccoli and Sweet Potato

Meals that are always good to hold on to are one skillet meals and one pan meals. This is good for lots of reasons…Quick and easy sometimes are a necessity, weather you need it on a weeknight in a pinch–or it’s the holidays and you have been baking cookies all day! Either way, this is a recipe that I like and use.

This was adapted from Our Paleo Life, so if you don’t prefer some of the seasonings that I use, you can always check her out and see something different.

I greased a cookie sheet, and set it aside. I started with two medium sized sweet potatoes, cutting them into bite size pieces.  I tossed them in a bowl with about a tablespoon or two of coconut oil (melted), 1 tsp cinnamon and a 1/2 tsp allspice. This can be adjusted as you like, J likes cinnamon so a little more would be ok for him.

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I then spread them on a cookie sheet.

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I then took two florets of broccoli and tossed them with a little bit of coconut oil, then spread them on a cookie sheet.

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I took a package of chicken breasts (these ones were quite large). You can sub thighs for this, they’re smaller and they’re usually a bit cheaper. J doesn’t really care for them, so I subbed chicken breast instead.

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I seasoned the rest with salt and pepper (on the cookie sheet).  I then put them in an oven at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

IMG_6001 IMG_6005It smells good when it comes out of the oven. Stryker sure thought so too!

Ingredients:

  • Package of chicken breasts (3-4) or 6 chicken thighs
  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • 2 broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 2-4 Tbs coconut oil, or as needed, melted
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Grease a cookie sheet, set aside.
  2. Cut sweet potatoes in bite sized pieces.  Melt some coconut oil, add to potatoes.  Add cinnamon & allspice and toss.  Add to cookie sheet.
  3. Cut broccoli into pieces and add some melted coconut oil.  Toss to coat.  Add to cookie sheet.
  4. Add chicken breast or chicken thighs on top.  You can also move stuff around a little bit so it’s not under your chicken.  The broccoli will be crispier if it’s not underneath the chicken.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until done.
  6. Enjoy!

-M

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