I think everyone I know goes on some sort of “health kick” in early January. It makes sense – most of us just ate our way from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year’s and are feeling a bit weighed down (literally). Then we all make (unrealistic) New Year’s Resolutions that MAYBE last until February 1st, because there’s NO way I am going to run five miles every single day of 2017 and there’s DEFINITELY no way I am giving up ALL cake and cookies and ice cream in exchange for plain Greek yogurt mixed with a teaspoon of cocoa powder (I am actually ashamed of this).
To all of you trying to be healthier in 2017, this one’s for you! Seasoned chicken, broccoli, and sweet potatoes – how can you get healthier than that?!
This recipe is adapted from the recipe over at Cooking Classy. I really enjoyed it! Next time I make it, I am going to marinade the chicken in some olive oil and balsamic dressing along with the spices. I’ll update this post when I do! But as is, the flavor is wonderful.
Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
Prep: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
TOTAL: ~40 min
Yields 4-6 servings
- Olive oil
- 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into ½-inch cubes
- 1-1.5 lb chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 1 large broccoli crown, cut into small florets
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried sage
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp salt (or more to taste)
- ½ tsp pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 °F. In a large bowl, toss diced sweet potatoes with ~1 Tbsp olive oil until well-coated. Spread out on a large baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
- While sweet potatoes are baking, add remaining ingredients plus 1-2 Tbsp olive oil to large bowl and toss until mixed and well-coated. Once sweet potatoes have baked for 15 minutes, remove from oven and add sweet potatoes to bowl of ingredients. Toss to mix well. Drizzle ~1 Tbsp olive oil over baking sheet and add sweet potato mixture. Make sure everything (especially chicken) is evenly spread out in pan (try not to clump large amounts together – a single, flat layer is best to ensure even cooking). Bake for an additional 15 minutes, until chicken is done. Serve immediately. 4-6 servings.