Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Roasted Chicken & Veggies - One Pan, 15 Minutes

Since starting Weight Watchers, I've been on the hunt for more and more meals offers me plenty of protein, uses zero SmartPoints fruits or veggies and allows me to have more per serving for less overall SmartPoints.

Last week I was on my A-game with my food choices. I wanted to see a big loss come Wednesday morning and when I made this one pan chicken and veggies, I knew it would quickly become a staple in our dinner rotation. You guys, it's so good. It's simple yet filling. I kind of want to call it "veggie drawer chicken" because any veggie in your fridge's vegetable drawer would do for this recipe. Here's my version on the all to famous one pan chicken.

{4 SmartPoints for 4 oz of chicken, unlimited veggies}

3 medium chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
Veggies of your choice - I used broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and asparagus 
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon of dried onion
1/2 teaspoon of dried garlic 
1/4 teaspoon of paprika 

Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees. Lightly spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Chop all veggies into bite size pieces. On a fresh cutting board, trim any fat off of the chicken breast and cut it into bite size pieces. Place the chicken and veggies on the sheet pan. Add the olive oil, salt, black pepper and seasonings. Toss to combine. Bake for 15-17 minutes. 

I know I said it once but it's worth repeating: THIS RECIPE IS SO DANG GOOD. You can easily personalize the veggies and seasonings to match your tastes. I'm thinking of trying to Asian spin on this next time, pairing it with rice. If you like peppers, this would be equally tasty with bell peppers, zucchini and onion. 

Add this to your dinner menu and I promise you it will be a hit. The best part? It takes 15 minutes to bake. Summer isn't the time of year to be using the oven for long period of times so this is perfect. From start to finish you can have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes! 

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