Maple Balsamic Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Broccoli

Maple Balsamic Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Broccoli

What You Need For Two:

  •  Broccoli Florets (about 8 oz.)
  • Sweet Potatoes (2 large)
  • Chicken Breasts (2 about 12 oz.)
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Maple Syrup
  • Sweet and Smoky Spice Blend (you can buy a blend pre made or use cinnamon, salt, pepper, a little cayenne pepper.)
  • Butter
  • Onion Powder

Prepare To Be A Chef:

  1. Wash and dry all produce. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place broccoli florets on a baking sheet. Toss with a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt and pepper ( I also sprinkle Turmeric which is optional). Roast until crispy and lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Put on a plate and microwave(yes in the microwave!) on high until very tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. While broccoli and sweet potatoes cook, heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Season chicken all over with salt ( I use a Mediterranean Sea Salt) and pepper, onion powder,(optional turmeric, also I add with chicken and pork dishes a pre made Cuban blend you can purchase at grocery store). Add to pan and cook until browned about 5 minutes per side. Remove from pan and slice into about 1/2 inch slices, Throw back into the pan until  browned and no pink in the center.
  4. Add balsamic vinegar to pan, I go a little heavy on this I pour it in until half of the bottom of pan is covered or you can ass about 4 TBSP.  Simmer until thickened but not completely evaporated, 1-3 minutes( I turn heat up to high). Add 4-5 tsp maple syrup (I add more, I like extra sauce) and simmer until very thick and sticky, about 1 minute. Add 1/2 TBSP butter and stir until melted.
  5. Split sweet potatoes down the middle and brush with butter season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with a pinch of sweet and smoky spice blend (to taste). Lightly mash with a fork if you’d like.
  6. Arrange sweet potatoes on plates with chicken and broccoli. Drizzle over any remaining glaze and sprinkle sweet and smoky spice blend over top. Voila! Quick and easy!

Enjoy!

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