Some nights it’s all about the simple things.
After a long day, the last thing any of us wants to face is a super-complicated 15-ingredient recipe.
Some nights all I really want is…chicken.
A delicious, satisfying, warm, simple chicken dinner. Made with just a few ingredients and left to cook to perfection in the oven. No muss, no fuss.
In this spirit of simplicity, I offer you a wonderfully simple chicken recipe, and maple roasted sweet potatoes to go on the side.
Happy dinner to you!
Oven Roasted Chicken Breasts:
4 bone-in chicken breast halves
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground cracked pepper
Note: Feel free to use any seasoning of your choice. Fresh herbs, Cajun seasoning, lemon pepper, etc.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pat the chicken breasts dry and place into a baking dish. Brush each breast with olive oil, and then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Flip the chicken breasts over and roast skin side down for 15 minutes, then turn skin side up and roast for an additional 15-30 minutes (chicken should reach an internal temperature of 160-165 degrees).
Remove chicken from oven, cover loosely with foil and allow to sit 5 minutes to rest.
Serve and enjoy!
Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes:
4 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tbsp vegetable oil
½ tsp sea salt
Note: 1 tsp of ground cinnamon can be added for additional flavor.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spread the sweet potatoes evenly onto a roasting pan or baking sheet. Drizzle potatoes with the vegetable oil, maple syrup, and salt. Toss until evenly coated.
Roast sweet potatoes for 30-45 minutes until tender and golden.
Remove from oven and serve.