Chicken, Sweet Potatoes & Broccoli 

Try Chicken, sweet potatoes and broccoli  as a meal or salad either way you will not be disappointed.

Are you tired of chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans.  If so, you will love this quick and easy chicken meal. The chicken breast is cut in chucks and marinated in garlic and herbs.  The sweet potatoes are cubed and roasted along with the broccoli and onions. 

Chicken Meal

  • This is a great dish as a meal or a hearty salad.  
  • Eat it hot or cold
  • Add a sweet and tangy salad dressing (see below) and you are in heaven.

I am not a fan of baked sweet potatoes but I was surprised that I enjoyed them cubed and roasted.  

Sweet potatoes cubed

I prefer my broccoli chunky so I roasted the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes before I added the broccoli and onion. 

 

Chicken Meal Prep

When you are making your meal, make enough for lunch and a couple to put in the freezer.

Helpful hints:

  • Roast sweet potatoes first 15 minutes 
  • Add broccoli and onion another 15 minutes until vegetables tender.
  • Marinate meat with herbs and garlic
  • Cook meat on separate cookie sheet
  • When both meat and vegetables are done combine in a bowl  add pecans and cranberries.

Ingredients: 

  • 3 cups peeled cubed sweet potatoes 
  • 2 Chicken breast – cut in nugget sizes 
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 red onion cut chucks
  • 2 clove of garlic – minced 
  • 3/4 tsp of each – dried thyme, sage, rosemary and parsley
  • Salt and Pepper 
  • 1/2 cup pecans – chopped
  • 1/3 dried cranberries
  • 4 T olive oil – 2 T – for vegetables, 2 T – for meat

Chicken, Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli

Added delight:

I grew up eating candied sweet potatoes, so I made a sweet tangy dressing to drizzle on the top.  The maple syrup gave the sweet potatoes sweetness without adding the tons of syrup that I am normally use to. This flavor also compliment the nuts and cranberries.

Salad Dressing:

Dressing to drizzle on top.  Use equal parts of olive oil, white balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. 

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup

EOD Diet – Salad

EOD Diet 2-week trial was successful.

I recently started the EOD diet – Every Other Day Diet by Krista Varady and Bill Gottlieb.  The basis of EOD diet is to eat anything you want one day and the next day limit yourself to 500 calories.  My first thought on the EOD diet, was no way, but I have found it was easier than I thought.  I tested the EOD diet for two weeks and then went on vacation.  I was very happy with the results.  I returned from vacation and was able to get right back on track.

EOD Salad

EOD Meal

 

I recommend getting the Every Other Day diet book (buy it here) it gave great testimonies, case studies and menu suggestions.  

Below is a salad I had on my 500 calorie day. Before I get all excited about the EOD diet,  I am going to test this for another month.  Follow me on Instagram and Pinterest to see my 500 day eats.  

 

Ingredients:

Greens: All greens were chopped

  • Broccoli Slaw
  • Cilantro 
  • Mixed greens
  • Red cabbage
  • Spinach

Fruit & Vegetables 

  • Carrots
  • Olives
  • Onion
  • Pomegranate seeds

Meat

  • Chicken breast

A splash of olive oil and red wine vinegar. 

 

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