Harvest Skillet Chicken with Apples, Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Harvest Skillet Chicken with Apples, Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes
I always enjoy this time of year, especially with all of the amazing produce that's available, and this harvest skillet chicken with apples, brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes is a great way to enjoy some of it! I like this dish with all of the veggies in it and the fact that it's so easy to make; it can be made in one pan! It starts out with, you guessed it, bacon, followed by chicken (or turkey) before moving on to onions, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts and apples along with some garlic and thyme! A quick and tasty sauce is made with chicken broth, mustard and maple syrup for that amazing combination of sweet and tangy! Finally I like to serve this harvest skillet chicken with apples, brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes garnished with dried cranberries and toasted pecans. This meal is literally like stuffing all of the goodness and flavour of the fall harvest into one pan and it's so easy that you can make it on a busy work night!

Harvest Skillet Chicken with Apples, Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Harvest Skillet Chicken with Apples, Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Harvest Skillet Chicken with Apples, Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Harvest Skillet Chicken with Apples, Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Harvest Skillet Chicken with Apples, Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes
Harvest Skillet Chicken with Apples, Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Harvest Skillet Chicken with Apples, Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Servings: 4

A single skillet chicken dinner with harvest apples, brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes in a tasty maple dijon sauce with bacon, dried cranberries and pecans!


ingredients
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 pound chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved or quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 2 teaspoons thyme, chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 2 apples, diced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste
directions
  1. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat and set aside, reserving the bacon grease in the pan.
  2. Add the chicken to the pan and cook until lightly golden brown, about 6-8 minutes, before setting aside.
  3. Add the onion, sweet potato and brussels sprouts and cook until just tender, about 10-15 minutes before adding the garlic, thyme and apples and cooking until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the broth and deglaze the pan by scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon while the broth sizzles.
  5. Add the bacon, chicken, mustard, maple syrup and salt and pepper and cook until the sauce thickens a bit, about 2-3 minutes.

Option: Omit the bacon and cook the chicken and vegetables in oil.
Option: Replace the chicken with turkey!
Option: Replace the sweet potato with butternut squash.
Option: Add a pinch or red pepper flakes with the garlic and thyme for some heat!
Option: Replace some or all of the chicken broth with apple cider.
Option: Replace the maple syrup with honey.
Option: Add 1 tablespoon white miso paste to the sauce along with the mustard and maple syrup.
Option: Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice or cider vinegar for a bit of tang!
Option: Add dried cranberries!
Option: Add toasted or candied pecans, walnuts or pepitas.
Option: Add crumbled feta or goats cheese.
Note: I like to add the apples later in the cooking so that they are still fairly crisp but you can add them earlier to ensure that they get tender.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 339, Fat 5.1g (Saturated 0.1, Trans 0), Cholesterol 72mg, Sodium 313mg, Carbs 43g (Fiber 8.7g, Sugars 21.3g), Protein 34.2g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

13 comments:

Heather Christo said...

This is absolutely beautiful Kevin, just what I would want for dinner tonight!

Maria Lichty said...

There are some great Fall flavors in this dish!

Unknown said...

What a healthy, beautiful looking dish for just one pan! Wow, I so need to make this asap...

Chris Savage said...

Looks amazing! What size cast iron skillet? I need one od these!

Chris Savage said...

Oh and I made your pumpkin pancakes and butternut squash soup this weekend! Love every recipe I've ever tried of yours!

Julie | Table for Two said...

What an incredible looking dish! I love cooking in my cast iron!

Abbey Gleichenhaus said...

what a amazing recipes, love all the fall recipes. i will be making this week thank you

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Kevin Lynch said...

Abbey Gleichenhaus: Enjoy!

We Are Not Martha said...

Seriously the pretties colors ever!! I can't help but imagine this topped with a poached egg :)

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Denise said...

I actually made this for dinner last night! I left out the chicken since I had pork tenderloin in the fridge that needed to be used. I cooked that separately, but served them together. Delicious!! I think this would be an amazing Thanksgiving side dish. Thanks!

Kevin Lynch said...

Denise: I'm glad you enjoyed it and I like the sound of the pork swap in!

Kevin Lynch said...

We Are Not Martha: Count me in for the poached egg!

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