Chicken with Root Vegetables

Chicken with Root Vegetables slow-roasts sweet potato, turnips, and carrot with maple syrup, producing a slightly sweet glaze for these root vegetables. The ease of Chicken with Root Vegetables makes it a perfect choice for a one-pan weeknight dinner.

Good, solid recipe


Serves 4 (serving size: 1 breast half, 1 cup vegetables, and 1 tablespoon cheese)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 409
Fat 9.2 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Sodium 660 mg


2 1/2 cups cubed peeled sweet potato
2 cups peeled turnip wedges
1 cup 1-inch carrot slices
2 tablespoons maple syrup
5 halved shallots
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
1 ounce fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme


Preheat oven to 450°. Combine sweet potato, turnip wedges, ­carrot slices, maple syrup, and shallots with olive oil, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Arrange mixture in a 13 x 9–inch glass baking dish. Bake at 450° for 40 minutes, stirring once. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Arrange chicken over vegetable mixture. Reduce oven temperature to 350°; bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until chicken is done. Let chicken stand 5 minutes; slice. Toss vegetable mixture with white balsamic vinegar. Shave Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese over mixture, and sprinkle with chopped fresh thyme.


Tiffany Vickers Davis,

January 2012
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