Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Apple Skillet

This delicious meal combines the sweet and hearty flavors of fall.

September 27, 2011

Serves: 4
Prep:  14 min
Cook: 21 min
Total: 35 min

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 3 slices centercut bacon, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
  • 1 med sweet potato (8 oz), peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 3/4" cubes
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp dried
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/8 tsp salt

1. Season chicken lightly with salt. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to plate.

2. Return pan to heat and add remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Stir in bacon and cook until starting to brown, about 2 minutes. Add brussels sprouts, sweet potato, and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in apples, garlic, thyme, and cinnamon. Cook 3 minutes. Pour in 1/2 cup of the broth, bring to a boil, and cook until evaporated, about 2 minutes. add reserved chicken and remaining 1/2 cup broth. Season with the salt and black pepper as needed. Cook until hot, about 2 minutes.

Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories     308.9 cal
Fat     9.4 g
Saturated fat     2.1 g
Cholesterol     78.2 mg
Sodium     459 mg
Carbohydrates     28.4 g
Total sugars     12.4 g
Dietary fiber     4.7 g
Protein     28.6 g


This recipe is courtesy of the Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.