I love an easy dinner that’s quick to clean up! But, just because this meal is easy doesn’t make it boring – not at all. This One Pan Harvest Chicken Dinner includes all of the best savory flavors of Fall – sweet potato, sweet and crispy apples and pomegranate seeds, brussels sprouts, and aromatic herbs.
How Stephanie Got Her Groove Back
How about this Fall weather, you guys?! Like, is this for real right now?? For the last week it has been blue sky and 70 degrees here in Portland, OR. I am living for this! I’m excited for the rain, but it rains all of the time here so I don’t mind a little extended sunshine. 🙂
We’ve officially been in Portland for a couple of weeks now and I am finally getting my groove back. I may be 28 years old but I am like a child when it comes to change. I had a really difficult time adapting to my new routine and surroundings. When we first found out we were moving there was all of this crazy excitement and anticipation, but my emotions came crashing down that first Monday I woke up in our new apartment without a job to go to. Sounds like a dream for some people but for me I felt like I had lost my purpose.
All of that being said, I am now on the upswing. Instead of forcing myself to do things I didn’t feel ready to do, I allowed myself to feel ALL the feelings and I established a regular yoga routine. The deep belly breathing helped me feel more present. I also took time to get outside in nature and think about what it is that I wanted to do during this time off away from a regular 9-5 job, and really focused on what I want and not what I think others are expecting of me. Totally easier said than done, but we’re getting there slowly!
One Pan Dinners
Let’s refocus back to the recipe. What I love about one pan dinners is how easy the clean up is. If I can fit the pan in my dishwasher, after dinner clean up is a breeze! One pan dinners also make it easy to cook enough portions for leftovers. We’re a big fan of leftovers here because we typically eat them for lunch the following day. One pan for dinner and lunch? Sold!
If you’re a big fan of easy one pan dinners, check out my recipe for Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon and Roasted Vegetables.
Assembly of this One Pan Harvest Chicken Dinner is simple:
- Wash the dirt off the sweet potatoes and dice into bite-size cubes. Add to a 3 quart baking pan.
- Cut brussels sprouts into quarters. Evenly spread on top of sweet potatoes in pan.
- Slice apple in quarters and thinly slice each quarter into even slices. Evenly spread across pan.
- Drizzle garlic infused olive oil, or minced garlic and oil, on top of veggies.
- Sprinkle herbs on top of veggies.
- Sprinkle pomegranate seeds evenly in pan.
- Place chicken thighs on top.
- Drizzle on some oil and sprinkle the remaining herbs all over.
Voila! A perfectly layered dish of Autumn vegetables and juicy chicken. Let’s get to cooking!
One Pan Harvest Chicken Dinner
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced
- 3-4 cups brussels sprouts, quartered
- 1 large apple (I used Honeycrisp)
- 1 tablespoon garlic infused olive oil (or 1 tablespoon minced garlic and 1 tablespoon olive oil)
- 2 teaspoons of each herb - thyme, oregano, rosemary
- ¼ cup pomegranate arils
- 4-5 chicken thighs
- 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wash dirt off of sweet potatoes and dice into bite-size cubes. Add to 3 quart baking pan.
- Cut brussels sprouts into quarters and add to pan. Evenly distribute vegetables in pan.
- Wash off outside of apple and cut into quarters. Cut each quarter into thin slices. Evenly distribute in pan.
- Drizzle 1 tablespoon of garlic infused olive oil or minced garlic and olive oil over vegetables.
- Sprinkle 1 teaspoon each of thyme, oregano, and rosemary over vegetables.
- Sprinkle in pomegranate arils.
- Place chicken thighs on top of fruits and vegetables in pan.
- Drizzle 1 tablespoon oil on top of chicken and vegetables, and sprinkle with the remaining 1 teaspoon of each herb, salt and pepper.
- Bake in oven for 30 min, then broil for 5-7 minutes or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
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