Monday, February 16, 2009

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Squash and Chicken

One of my friends did the Flat Belly Diet. It worked well for her. The last couple of times that my friends and I were over her house, she made meals from her Flat Belly Cookbook. Both were excellent. The one she made this last time, I just had to make. Like, right away! So I made it for my folks this past Sunday. It's a nice recipe because you can make it ahead and just pop in the oven when you are getting ready for your company. Out pops an incredibly tastey dish.

I do not have the exact portions of the recipe as I just wrote down what went into it. So I kind of made it up as I went along.

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
inspiration from Flat Belly Diet Cookbook

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin (I'm a bit heavy handed with cumin, so I put about 2 teaspoons)
1 teaspoon oregano
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2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 acorn squash, peeled and chopped
2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In a large bowl combine sweet potatoes, squash and potatoes. Pour olive oil over the vegetables and all the spices. Stir to combine. Lay out chicken in a large roaster pan. Sprinkle with cumin and oregano. Pour vegetables all around in the roasting pan. Place in a 375F oven for about an hour. During the last fifteen minutes sprinkle the walnuts over the mixture. Or you can toast them seperately and sprinkle on as you serve.


Sara said...

This sounds really good, I love chicken and vegetables. I like the use of walnuts, I bet it adds a nice crunch.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm going to try this! It looks fabulous and healthy!

kat said...

Yeah, this is my kind of chicken dinner!

Grace said...

flat belly diet? i've never heard of that one, but it sounds interesting! heck, as long as i can have my taters, i'm good to go. :)