{Recipe} BBQ Chicken Bowls w/ Roasted Broccoli & Sweet Potato

Life has been pretty busy these days. I'm 3 1/2 months into a new show & man, is it exhausting. The work is extremely challenging (which is great) but I find myself coming home from work completely beat. It's hard to find the energy to cook after a long day, but when I stumble across recipes like this one, it makes cooking a complete breeze! This recipe is seriously SO easy & with the right BBQ sauce (Sweet Baby Rays is my personal fav) so so good. Anyone ever notice I use the word "so" a lot? Sorry, I'll work on it.  The other awesome part of this recipe is the ability to swap out potatoes or veggies depending on your preference.  I happened to love this combo, but might try changing it up in the future.  Have a favorite combo? I'd love to hear it! Oh & of course, this recipe is really healthy. Done.

Serves: 2-4 (we ate this for just one meal but had I made a salad for starters, this would have easily lasted for 2 meals)
Cook time acc to original recipe: 45 mins
Cook time acc to me: 55 mins - 1 hour
How difficult was this for me? Pretty easy!

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (thin sliced if possible)
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled & chopped into 1/2 - 1 inch cubes
1 large yellow onion, chopped (I used pre-chopped because I am lazy)
1 head broccoli
1/2 tsp salt, divided
1/2 tsp garlic powder, divided
1/2 tsp chili powder (optional)
1/2 cup bbq sauce, divided
2 tbsp olive oil, divided


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line baking sheet with tinfoil.

In a mixing bowl, toss onion & sweet potato with 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1/4 tsp salt,  garlic powder & chili powder making sure to coat as best as possible.

Spread out evenly on baking sheet.

Bake for 15 mins.

Remove from heat & push the sweet potatoes & onion to one side.  Add broccoli to veggie pile & push to one end.

Place chicken on pan & coat with bbq sauce. I only coated one side (because I forgot) but I suggest brushing both sides with bbq sauce.

Bake an additional 15-20 mins until chicken is fully cooked.

Remove from heat & shred chicken.

Place everything in a bowl & enjoy!


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