Yes, lets have a lovely chicken dinner tonight, what do you think? I love a good chicken dinner and to top it off it can be on the table in 20 minutes. Another very simple recipe to add to your rotation. 8 ingredients is all it takes to make this meal. Very simple, tasty, and satisfying meal.
Today I am featuring a simple chicken breast with steamed fingerling potatoes and maple roasted brussel sprouts. This dinner serves 4 easily or you can adapt it for more or less servings.
I love to have roasted chicken. We all know that a roasted chicken takes at least an hour and a half to cook. There is no way I will be able to have this on the table for my family with our crazy hectic schedule. So the next best thing is a chicken breast.
The chicken is lightly seasoned with salt and pepper and roasted in a pan on the stove top using chicken broth instead of oil to saute in. The brussel sprouts are also lightly seasoned with salt and pepper and then drizzled with maple syrup and roasted in the oven. Then the potatoes are steamed. Making the a simple and delicious meal.
By all means substitute the brussel sprouts for a different green vegetable if you are just not a brussel sprout person. However, I do ask you to try this. The pecans and maple syrup really cut the original bitterness of the the sprouts. I make these for a lot of family gatherings and there are never left overs to be had.
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and soy free. Since you are making this at home you are in control of the ingredients. If you are sensitive to salt using a salt free seasoning works well. If you are a vegan or vegetarian you can easily substitute the chicken for setan or tofu.
Like I said earlier this recipe serves 4. Take 2 chicken breast and slice in half. This will help with the cooking time because the chicken isn’t as thick. Season with salt and pepper then add to a frying pan over medium high heat. Allow the chicken to cook for a minute or two then add a little chicken broth or water to the pan (I use this instead of oil). Doing this will release the chicken from the pan. Flip the chicken over and allow to cook for a few more minutes.
For the brussel sprouts. Turn the oven to 375 degrees. If the brussel sprouts are big cut them in half to help with cooking time. Place them on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Drizzle 2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup over the top then season with salt and pepper. Stir them around so everyone of them is coated. Place them in the oven and allow to roast for 15 minutes.
To cook the fingerling potatoes, simply add them to a medium pot with water and cover. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and allow to cook for about 10 minutes. Drain the water when they are finished.
I really hope you will try this on your own. Are you a brussel sprouts person? Will you step outside your comfort zone and try these? Let me know what you think. I would love to hear! Thanks so much for taking the time out to read this.