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Thursday, 24 September 2020

Sweet potato and Chicken traybake : Tasty any day of the week dish !


Who can resist this easy chicken traybake which can be enjoyed any day of the week! Chicken pieces and colourful sweet potatoes, red onions and broccoli are simply roasted with herbs, paprika and lemon. Adding stock ensures everything is beautifully tender and there’s a little gravy left in the bottom to serve.

Ingredients
Serves Four
500g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2cm chunks
2 red onions, cut into wedges
350g broccoli, broken into florets
8 garlic cloves, unpeeled
2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried rosemary
1½ tbsp olive oil
6 skinless chicken thigh fillets, each cut in half
2 lemons, 1 juiced and 1 cut into wedges to serve
1 tsp smoked paprika
150ml chicken stock
Method
1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Add the sweet potatoes, onions, broccoli and garlic to a large roasting tray and sprinkle over the dried herbs. Season and drizzle over 1 tbsp of the oil, then toss everything together. Spread the veg out in an even layer and roast for 15 mins.
2. Remove the tray from the oven and give the veg a good mix. Add the chicken pieces and drizzle with the remaining ½ tbsp oil. Squeeze over the lemon juice and sprinkle with the paprika. Return to the oven for 15 mins.
3. Pour over most of the chicken stock, then roast for a final 15-20 mins (topping up with a little more stock if it starts to look too dry) until the chicken is cooked through and the veg is completely tender. Squeeze the garlic cloves from their skins and serve with lemon wedges.
Nutrition Per Serving
Carbohydrate 33.3g Protein 33.8g Fibre 8.7g Fat 20g
From original recipe idea here

Sweet potatoes
These versatile orange spuds have become a popular store-cupboard staple. Sweet potatoes can be treated in the same way as white potatoes and are great for baking, roasting and mashing. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fibre, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus. The carbohydrate content in sweet potatoes, (and white potatoes), will result in a blood sugar impact in any serving size and many diabetics choose not to eat them. However, sweet potatoes are naturally more nutrient-dense; so if you do choose to eat them they could be the better option between the two!
Some other recipes you may like to try:
Vegetable Frittata, with sweet potato, green beans, onion and more - see details here
Roasted sweet potato and carrot soup - see details here


Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

30 comments:

Christine said...

This looks delicious

Martha said...

Colorful and delicious! :)

Tom said...

...lots of good things in that dish!

William Kendall said...

All of the ingredients sound like things I'd go for.

Clara said...


Colorful and tasty too, I'm sure!
I have some difficulties cooking sweet potatoes... but I think this recipe is going to take down my reluctance to cook them.

I wish you the best too
(^^)

Lee said...

That looks delicious...and I bet it is! :)

My name is Erika. said...

This looks fantastic. What a great evening meal!

happyone said...

Oh that looks delicious!!

dellgirl said...

Oh wow, this Sweet potato and Chicken traybake looks really delicious. I agree with you that it would be tasty any day of the week. Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Stay Safe, my friend!

Elephant's Child said...

Tray bakes are always good. Simple - and flavour packed.

Valerie-Jael said...

This looks very delicious! Valerie

Natalia said...

Yum,yum! One of my favourite dinners right here!

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Jan,
That's a lovely meal. So delicious to see.
You can always make a new surprise of all food.
And good how you have photograph it.

Greetings, Marco

Margaret D said...

That does look delicious Jan.

aussie aNNie said...

Tomorrow's meal for me....Have a great weekend...

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

It does look tasty! I love sweet potatoes.
Have a great day and a happy weekend!

Jo said...

Yum, that looks delicious, and such an easy recipe too.

DUTA said...

I need nothing better than that - potatoes and chicken, prepared with my favorite ingredients: olive oil, red onions, garlic, lemons, paprika. A simple, delicious and nutritious meal for all seasons.

RO said...

Yummy, yummy! Always looking for new chicken recipes and sweet potatoes are the best! Hugs, RO

Rose said...

I wish I liked sweet potatoes better than I do...and I might even like them in this. It looks delcious.

bill burke said...

Sounds great and looks delicious.

sandy said...

oh this looks really good~

Maria Rodrigues said...

Yum, yum, what a delicious aspect.
Take care and be well

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Going to make this when Aimee comes for dinner this week, thanks Jan ✨

Divers and Sundry said...

That looks delicious! I have too much trouble peeling and cutting sweet potatoes to do anything but bake them whole. It looks like I'm missing out.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

This looks wonderful! Thanks for recipe, I will definitely try this! x K

Jeanie said...

That looks really delicious. I love sweet potatoes and that would be fabulous, especially in the winter.

It's me said...

Mmmmmmmm.....have a nice and good Sunday...stay safe ....love Ria 🍀💕🍀

Conniecrafter said...

Hubby loves sweet potatoes, he would love this dish!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love everything on the tray, Jan, and I love the ease of it. It's an all in one meal.