Winter Chicken Bake This is an easy recipe that is warm, hearty, healthy, and colorful. The tartness of the cranberries compliments the sweetness of the barbecue sauce and the mellow sweet potatoes. Homemade barbecue sauce is what I used, but your favorite barbecue sauce will work too.

prep: 25 mins cook: 55 mins total: 1 hr 20 mins Servings: 2 Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 sweet potato
  • ½ medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 medium apple – peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup cranberries


    Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking dish.

    Step 2

    Pierce the sweet potato several times with a fork and cut in half. Place in a microwave-safe dish; pour water to about 1/2-inch deep. Cook in microwave 10 minutes.

    Step 3

    Arrange the onion, apple, and carrots into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Brush the barbecue sauce on both sides of the chicken breasts and lay atop the vegetables. Peel the sweet potato and cut into large chunks; scatter into the baking dish. Sprinkle the cranberries over the dish.

    Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is tender and no longer pink in the center, 45 to 55 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 319 calories; protein 29.8g; carbohydrates 46.3g; fat 2g; cholesterol 68.4mg; sodium 353.3mg.


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