Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Collard Greens

Sweet potatoes are a power vegetable high in beta-carotene and will add great flavor to this meal.

October 5, 2012

Serves:   4
Prep:     15min
Cook:     50min
Total:    1hr 5min


  • 2 medium (5 ounces each) sweet potatoes, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
  • 4 cups sliced collard greens
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar




1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Place the sweet potatoes cut-side down in the baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes, or until tender. Peel the sweet potatoes and place them in a medium bowl. Mash with the olive oil, black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Stir in the pecans.

3. Place the chicken breasts in the baking dish and rub with the garlic, rosemary, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest portion registers 160°F and the juices run clear.

4. Meanwhile, place the collard greens, tomatoes, onion, and oregano on the baking sheet and coat them with cooking spray. Toss and spread out on the sheet. Bake with the chicken for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with the vinegar and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Return to the oven and bake for 5 minutes.

5. Divide the chicken, sweet potatoes, and collard greens among 4 plates.

Nutritional Facts per serving

Calories              335.8 cal
Fat                     15.1 g
Saturated fat       2.1 g
Cholesterol          72.6 mg
Sodium               618 mg
Carbohydrates     22.8 g
Total sugars         8.4 g
Dietary fiber        6 g
Protein               28.1 g


Healthy Recipe Courtesy of Rodale Recipe Finder

Photo: John Kernick