Paleo Chicken & Sweet Potato Bake
 
 
The first thing that I thought when I had this dish was "this is a good home cooked meal". There's just something about food that's done simply and at home that you can't beat! It's not complicated, it's not fancy. It's just GOOD. I hope you like it as much as we did. You could easily sub pork or beef for the chicken and any assortment of veggies would work! The seasonings are simple yet delicious and extremely versatile so have fun trying this basic recipe with whatever protein and veggies you may have on hand. Simple, healthy food. That's where it's at :)
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Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts (free-range organic is preferred)
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, washed and cut into wedges (I left the skin on)
  • 1 pint assorted grape tomatoes
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, minced (you can use more or less according to taste)
  • 2 Tbs Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp red cracked pepper
  • sea salt
  • olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 425 deg.
  2. In a large ziplock bag, add potato wedges, a drizzle of olive oil, and half of your spices - 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsps Italian seasoning, and 1/4 tsp of cracked pepper. Seal and shake ingredients until fully coated. Empty onto a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 mins or until edges begin to turn slightly brown.
  3. In the same large ziplock bag, add chicken breasts, a drizzle of olive oil, and the other half of your spices - 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsps Italian seasoning, and 1/4 tsp of cracked pepper. Seal and shake ingredients until fully coated.
  4. Then in a large skillet over med high heat, add a drizzle of olive oil and brown chicken on both sides (a splatter screen is very helpful for this step!). Once the chicken is browned on both sides, your sweet potatoes should be ready. Remove them from the oven and add to the outer edges of the pan, along with your tomatoes. Cook uncovered, shaking the pan every so often often to prevent sticking, for another 7-10 mins or until chicken is cooked through. This dish will serve 2 and can easily be doubled or tripled to suit your needs.
Recipe by Linda Wagner at https://lindawagner.net/blog/paleo-chicken-sweet-potato-bake/