With cooler mornings and a hint of fall in the air, I’ve been ready to cook some fall meals. I neglected my oven during the summer in favor of grilling and my slow cooker. And yes, I am totally obsessed with my slow cooker. I use it all the time for quick and easy meals. My recent discovery has me excited to cook indoors again because I can still cook everything in one pan…but in the oven. Easy cooking, easy cleanup, minimal time spent in the kitchen. What could be better?
I will share my recipe for the meal above and then give some general tips so you can experiment and create your own oven roasted meals.
1 head of broccoli
1-1 1/2# chicken breasts (I pounded mine a bit thinner for ease of cooking)
BBQ Sauce(I make my own that I got from Real Food Whole Life, recipe below)*
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and washed
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Wash, peel and cube sweet potatoes and toss with a bit of olive oil and salt. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (I use a Pampered Chef stoneware pan so I skip the parchment paper). Place chicken on the tray and spread barbecue sauce on both sides of the meat. Bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, break broccoli apart and toss with a bit of olive oil and salt. Place on top of the chicken and potatoes after 20 minutes and return to the oven to bake 10 minutes more. Remove and serve!
I have made this using a homemade honey mustard sauce, lemon pepper seasoning, etc. I have also used barbecue sauce chickpeas in place of meat and I know other people who use seasoned tofu, sliced steak, etc. Brussels sprouts are great veggies, as are carrots. You can also use russet potatoes. The choices are endless.
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
1 6-oz can tomato paste
2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
½ cup water
Do you like one pan meals? What are your quick and easy weeknight meal ideas?