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! 

Chicken Broccoli and Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner

Chicken Broccoli and Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner

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.

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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).

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).

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How to Make This Sheet Pan Chicken Recipe! Watch the video!

Tips for This Recipe

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).

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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

4.39 from 13 votes

Protein rich chicken pieces and fresh nutritious veggies are tossed with flavorful herbs and spices and all roasted together on a single sheet pan, meany easy dinner and quick clean up! We love this dinner! This is also a great recipe for meal prep for lunch.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Chicken Recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 602 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

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. 
  2. Spread into an even layer and roast in preheated oven for 15 minutes (meanwhile chop and prep remaining ingredients).
  3. Remove sweet potatoes from oven, add chicken pieces, broccoli florets, and red onion around sweet potatoes (just placing everything randomly). 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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). 
  6. Return to oven and roast about 16 - 20 minutes longer, tossing once halfway through, until chicken registers 165 degrees in center. 
  7. Toss in pecans and cranberries. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Broccoli and Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner
Amount Per Serving
Calories 602 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 307mg 13%
Potassium 1495mg 43%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 15g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 414.6%
Vitamin C 108.6%
Calcium 11.3%
Iron 14.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

47 comments

  • Patty: I’ve made this several times this Fall and have never been disappointed. One suggestion I have is to toss the sweet potatoes in olive oil prior to roasting rather than drizzling it over on the sheet pan. I do the same with the chicken and the broccoli. I have actually marinated the chicken with the oil and spices prior to roasting. Great dish. Very easy! November 21, 2018 at 4:48pm Reply

  • Heck: Too school cafeteria like. Very bland. Needs a slash of broth, cayenne, red pepper flakes, wine, something of your liking. Chicken should be pan seared on all sides first to hold moisture and have a better texture. November 6, 2018 at 7:44pm Reply

  • Stacey Meyer: This is an excellent dish! I microwaved the chopped sweet potatoes for 3 minutes while I chopped the other ingredients.Then I added the sweet potatoes to the other ingredients. I also bumped the oven temperature up to 400 degrees which cut the cooking time down to about 15 minutes. It was really tasty and very hearty. October 5, 2018 at 7:15pm Reply

  • Rachel: So yummy thank you! Found this on pinterest. July 23, 2018 at 4:09am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for taking the time to leave positive feedback! July 28, 2018 at 12:35pm Reply

  • Brenda: Looks delicious but I found it lacking flavour, surprisingly. Sweet potatoes got mushy and chicken was bland. Would want to spruce it up somehow. March 6, 2018 at 4:31pm Reply

  • Jodi Schultz: LOVE this dinner! I didn’t have all the necessary herbs so I did a little research. Thyme, sage, rosemary and nutmeg are all in poultry seasoning. I use 2 1/2 tsps. poultry seasoning and 3/4 tsp. parsley. Just YUM! February 23, 2018 at 9:47am Reply

  • LilOrellana: I loved it!!! Thank you for the recipe! January 22, 2018 at 3:31pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked it! January 22, 2018 at 6:44pm Reply

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