What Keeps Me Alive: Chicken Sheet Dinner


Naked and ready for my true love; garlic

As this blog has made apparent, I am a baker at heart. I find savory ingredients can be enjoyed separately or together with the same pleasure, but baking is the majesty of combining a bunch of separate parts to make a whole, new dish. I do try to push myself to try new dinner/lunch recipes, and if they are easy and healthy, I know I’ve hit the jackpot.

As I’ve gloated about before, I actually do try to make Tasty recipes. I first adapted it in February and haven’t looked back. Honestly, I eat this meal at least twice a week. Everything about it fits my life. It’s simple, easy to prep and clean up, mega healthy and I constantly have all of the ingredients in my house. To make it even more straightforward, I use frozen broccoli (not thawed, just throw it straight on the pan) and M&M Meats boneless, skinless chicken breasts, which actually need to be cooked from frozen. This meal stores amazingly well in the fridge, so if I know I have a busy week coming up, I’ll make it on Sunday and grab it whenever. I’ve also just slightly increased the ingredients and thrown on an extra chicken breast to make 3 servings.

I love following recipes, but I am pretty relaxed about this one. I’ll forgo one clove of garlic if I’m getting low, I’ll throw on my paprika if I’m feeling spicy and olive oil is never measured out. You can’t mess it up!

Chicken Sheet Dinner 
Adapted slightly from Tasty 

Yields 2 servings

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 sweet potato , diced
1 head or half bag of frozen broccoli (cut into florets)
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons oregano
1 tablespoon paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat over to 400F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Lay out the sweet potato, chicken breasts, and broccoli. Evenly distribute the garlic, oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper over the entire pan and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 35-40 minutes (I usually go closer to 40 minutes). Enjoy! 

*For easy cleanup, just carefully throw away the aluminum foil.




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