Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken and Potatoes with a Spring Salad

The first day of spring was officially March 20th. I don’t know about where you live, but in Iowa the weather has been rainy and chilly and is just starting to warm up. With a chance for frost a few weeks ago, we only now just planted a few plants in our garden! The kids had a fun time picking out what vegetables they wanted to plant and have been tending to it for the past few weeks.

I have been trying to eat vegetables when they are in season for a few reasons: When you purchase vegetables locally and in season, they are usually less expensive and they will have better taste! When fresh produce is shipped in from other countries, they can lose their flavor during transportation so when you purchase in season and locally you are eating the freshest flavor. Here’s a neat website, Local Harvest, where you can find out produce is in season in your local area. By pairing fresh produce with Litehouse’s Instantly Fresh Herbs, you will have delicious, fresh flavors in your meals.

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This Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken and Potatoes is a one-pan meal and you can tailor the spiciness to your family’s taste. I like to balance out spicy flavors with fresh ingredients, so I serve a spring salad including two of my favorite spring vegetables: Arugula: (a.k.a. rocket) is a cool-weather crop. Long days and warm weather make it bolt, or flower, and bring an unpleasantly bitter flavor to the leaves. Wild arugula is foraged in spring and again the fall. Cultivated arugula is grown year-round, thanks to coastal, temperate growing areas and winter greenhouses. Radishes are at their sweet, crunchy best in the spring. This recipe is easily customizable with any fresh spring veggies you have on hand! Do you buy local vegetables or have a garden? If not, you can even start small with a garden grown in containers!

Sweet & Spicy Baked Chicken and Potatoes Ready to Serve Sweet & Spicy Baked Chicken and Potatoes Ready to Serve

 

Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken and Potatoes

Serves 4 | Finish in 1 hour 5 minutes
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A one-pan meal, this sweet and spicy baked chicken and potatoes are a family favorite. Add a delicious spring salad on top!

Ingredients

4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts,
1 tsp. paprika,
1 tsp. garlic powder,
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
½ cup honey,
3 large potatoes,
¼ cup Litehouse Tuscan Herb dressing,
salt and pepper,

For the spring salad:,
2 cups arugula,
3/4 cup diced tomatoes,
1/2 cup sliced radish,
½ cup diced avocado,
2 Tbls. Litehouse Tuscan Herb dressing,
1 tsp. Litehouse Instantly Fresh Cilantro,

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. Combine the paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and honey in a small bowl and set aside.

3. Dice the potatoes and place in a greased 9x13 pan. Drizzle the potatoes with ¼ cup Litehouse Tuscan herb dressing and add salt and pepper to taste.

4. Place the chicken on the potatoes. Spread the honey and spice mixture over each chicken breast.

5. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes.

6. Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes.

7. Meanwhile, add all of the ingredients together for the spring salad.

8. Serve the spring salad over the chicken and potatoes.


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