Last night I had a “Girls Night.” I love a girl’s night and hope I have them through my twenties, thirties, forties, until forever! Three of my best friends came over to celebrate Christina’s birthday. We completely vegged out. Which means, comfy clothes, wine, dinner, dessert, and even some silly yoga.
I wanted to make a nice fall dish for everyone. I thought about it all day trying to think up a dish. I knew I wanted sweet potatoes, maybe some fall vegetables, and chicken. Then I remembered the sweet potato and apple hash I made recently and got inspired by that. I decided it would be easier to make a one dish meal – ya know take a bunch of ingredients, throw them in a pan, put it in the oven, and done – that’s my kind of meal! And so was born the Chicken Sweet Potato and Apple Bake.
Chicken Sweet Potato and Apple Bake
- 4 Organic Chicken Breasts
- 1 Macintosh Apple (cut into small cubes)
- 2 Sweet Potatoes / Yams (cut into cubes)
- 1 Red Onion (cut into cubes)
- 3-4 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- Fresh Rosemary
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Put the coconut oil in a casserole dish and put it in the oven for a couple of minutes for it to melt. Place the 4 chicken breasts in the dish and salt and pepper each side. Add in the sweet potatoes, apples, and onions on top of and around the chicken. Sprinkle a little more salt and pepper and a dash of cinnamon over the dish. Top with some fresh rosemary. Cover with tin foil or lid and place in the oven for 40-45 minutes. Enjoy with a grilled vegetable – I did asparagus last night.
After dinner and a few glasses of wine we had plenty of girl talk, life in your 20s talk, more wine, pumpkin spice hershey kisses (so good), selfies, and down dog practice! All in all it was a pretty fabulous night. Girls nights are always good for the soul.