Chicken Broccoli and Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner

09.30.2016

Easy dinners like so were made for busy weeknight meals! This Chicken, Broccoli and Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner will quickly become a new fall fav! It’s so easy to make, clean up is a breeze and your whole family will love it! And let me just add, serving it with a glass of good apple cider is a must (like the kind you get in the produce section in a gallon jug or better yet from a local farm).

Chicken Broccoli and Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner | Cooking Classy

Chicken Broccoli and Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner | Cooking Classy

This is a healthy dinner that you can feel great about eating and it has such a wonderful blend of flavors and textures. As soon as I took one bite I knew I’d be adding this one to the fall dinner rotation! We eat a lot of chicken so I love meals like this that are different and switch things up a little. And of course what I really love here is the one pan. Dump it, toss it, bake it, serve it (and sit back and watch the satisfied eaters).

Want to see how easy this sheet pan recipe is? Watch the video!

The trick here is to roast the sweet potatoes for a bit first otherwise you’d end with really dry chicken or hard sweet potatoes and I hate both of those (I peel then dice the sweet potatoes into rounds between 1/2 and 3/4-inch then dice those rounds into cubes). Sheet pan dinners can be just a little tricky, it’s best to find things that take the same amount of time to roast or give the ones that need it a head start. I also highly recommend a thermometer with this recipe and any other chicken recipe, it’s the best way to ensure it doesn’t get overcooked and become dry (just start testing the chicken during the last few minutes, check the pieces that look the biggest). Add this sheet pan meal to your dinner menu this week. It will make those hectic weeknights so much better when you have this quick and delicious meal to sit down to!

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Chicken Broccoli and Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner

Yield: About 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 20 oz sweet potatoes peeled and diced into 3/4-inch cubes (2 medium, about 3 cups)
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil , divided
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts , diced into pieces (about 1 1/4-inches, keep them close to the same size so they all cook even)
  • 4 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1/2 of a medium red onion , diced into chunks
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3/4 tsp of each dried thyme , sage, parsley and rosemary
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup pecans , whole or roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place sweet potatoes in a mound on a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet, pour 1 Tbsp over top and toss to evenly coat. Spread into an even layer and roast in preheated oven for 15 minutes (meanwhile chop and prep remaining ingredients).
  2. Remove sweet potatoes from oven, add chicken pieces, broccoli florets, and red onion around sweet potatoes (just placing everything randomly). Sprinkle with garlic and drizzle everything with remaining 3 Tbsp olive oil (focusing mostly on the broccoli so it doesn't dry) and toss with a spatula to evenly coat. Sprinkle evenly with thyme, sage, parsley, rosemary and nutmeg and about 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Toss again to evenly coat with seasonings and spread out evenly (try not to overlap chicken pieces). Return to oven and roast about 16 - 20 minutes longer, tossing once halfway through, until chicken registers 165 degrees in center. Toss in pecans and cranberries. Serve immediately (preferably with a glass full of apple cider, it's the perfect pairing and completes this fall meal).
  3. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

24 comments

  • Paige Flamm: This looks incredibly delicious, and perfect f or fall! I can’t wait to try it out!

    Paige September 30, 2016 at 10:43am Reply

  • Patricia: Such a colorful, happy looking meal. Will have to try this soon! Thanks Jaclyn! 😊 October 1, 2016 at 10:55am Reply

  • Char: I love these one pan dinners. YUM YUM! October 1, 2016 at 11:00am Reply

  • Crissy: We loved this healthy fall dinner, so colorful and yummy. I may marinate the chicken next time but keep everything else the same. October 12, 2016 at 7:04pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you enjoyed it Crissy! Thanks for your feedback! October 13, 2016 at 10:57am Reply

  • Valora: I made this dish on Friday night for my parents and niece and nephew and it was a huge hit! My dad doesn’t normally like sweet potato, but he has 2-3 helpings. Such a great recipe. I am so glad I found your site. October 15, 2016 at 2:49pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Valora – Im glad the whole crew enjoyed it! October 18, 2016 at 11:03am Reply

  • Laura: Made it with boneless skinless turkey breast. So delicious. October 24, 2016 at 12:07pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Great substitute. Glad you enjoyed this recipe Laura! October 24, 2016 at 1:09pm Reply

  • Charlotte G: Could you add fresh chanterelle mushrooms to this? November 6, 2016 at 4:26pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes, you may want to add in just a little more olive oil so there’s enough to lightly coat those as well. November 7, 2016 at 11:12am Reply

  • Lisa: This looks delicious! Making this for a dinner party. Want to throw some apples into the mix, too. What do you think? November 8, 2016 at 9:16am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think apples would be a good addition too, I hope everyone loves it! November 8, 2016 at 10:24pm Reply

  • Ablah: Very good 😊 November 14, 2016 at 7:08pm Reply

  • Jessica: Hi! I love this recipe, may I have permission to feature it and include a photo in a blog post of mine? Thank you! January 18, 2017 at 12:44pm Reply

  • Jessika: I’ve never made a sheet pan dish before, and I made one tonight for my fam and it was SO GOOD and really simple! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!! January 28, 2017 at 12:15am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Jessika! January 28, 2017 at 11:33am Reply

  • Sarah: This was a smashing success from the grown ups to the toddlers! I kept the cranberries and pecans separate for a guest’s allergy, but the kids liked sprinkling their own extras so much that I’ll prolly do that again. Easy peasy recipe, thanks! February 15, 2017 at 10:20am Reply

    • Jaclyn: My family loves it too! Thanks for the comment! February 16, 2017 at 12:32pm Reply

  • Dave J Layton: Made this tonight. It was delicious. Nice mixture of flavors. August 16, 2017 at 6:22pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you liked it Dave! August 18, 2017 at 12:45pm Reply

  • Sue: Where is the nutritional information for this recipie? August 19, 2017 at 10:49am Reply

  • Sue: I made this tonight and everyone loved it. It’s a keeper! August 21, 2017 at 6:13pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad to hear it! August 23, 2017 at 11:32am Reply

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