I love the Fall season with all the great veggies that are available this time of year! Pumpkin, sweet potato, asparagus, squash….plus the spices that go with them like cloves, nutmeg, pumpkin spice! Ok my taste buds are watering just writing this!
Being a working mom and keeping up with our kids schedules (like most of us these days) I need dinner to be quick, simple yet healthy. I love when I come across one pan meals as these are exactly what I need plus less mess to clean up! Score! The veggies are interchangeable to your liking but I honestly have only tried chicken for the protein. But feel free to let your creative juices take over and switch it up to your liking. Depending on the protein you use, the cooking time may differ.
Top it off with chopped pecans or walnuts (for those omega 6’s) and some dried cherries or cranberries to add a little sweetness! Truly a tasty Fall dish!!!
Tip: I have the veggies & chicken cut up and prepped ahead of time with the spices so all that I need to do is add them to the pan.
Chicken One Pan Fall Dish
- ⅕ lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cut up into pieces
- 1 large sweet potato peeled and diced into even cubes
- 1 head broccoli florets
- ½ red onion diced
- 4 TBS Olive oil or avocado oil
- 3 garlic cloves diced
- 1 tsp thyme parsley & rosemary
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- S&P to taste
- ½ C pecans or walnuts
- ½ C dried cherry's or cranberries
1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2 Place cut up sweet potatoes in a bowl with 1 Tbs oil and toss to coat. Spread onto baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes.
3 Add remaining ingredients into same bowl (broccoli, chicken, onion, spices and remaining oil)
4 Toss evenly to combine making sure broccoli is coated well in oil (so they don't burn)
5 Remove sweet potatoes from oven and add all ingredients randomly onto baking sheet (spreading everything out evenly)
6 Return to oven and continue roasting another 15-20 minutes or until chicken cooks to 165 degrees
7 Toss in pecans or walnuts and cherries or cranberries (or both!)
(adapted from Cooking Classy)