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Herbed Chicken and Sweet Potato Casserole

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This deliciously simple herbed chicken and sweet potato casserole is featured in Further Food’s Eczema Handbook.  Feel free to experiment as you see fit– but the ingredients listed here are A-OK for folks with eczema.   We love this casserole because it’s a quick, nourishing weeknight meal that can easily be packed for lunch the next day.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

This dish is loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants from the sweet potatoes and broccoli, which can help reduce and alleviate eczema symptoms. The addition of zinc and lean protein from the chicken also boosts immunity, and are far less inflammatory for the body than processed or fatty cuts of meat.

The olive oil used in this recipe is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which eczema sufferers are encouraged to incorporate into the diet regularly. This dish is naturally gluten-free, and can also be suitable for those with Celiac disease, or gluten intolerance.

By Emily Cooper, RD, LD

Herbed Chicken and Sweet Potato Casserole

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:40-45 minutes
  • Servings: 4

Ingredients

2 tablespoons garlic powder
1/2 cup olive oil
4 tablespoons mixture of herbs: rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil (fresh and/or dried), salt & pepper to taste
2 pounds boneless chicken, chopped
4 sweet potatoes, chopped (OMIT if Keto)
2 heads of broccoli, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic powder, herb mixture and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add chopped sweet potatoes, broccoli and chicken to bowl. Stir to coat.
  4. Empty the bowl into a casserole dish.
  5. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400F. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic powder, herb mixture and salt and pepper to taste. Add chopped sweet potatoes, broccoli and chicken to bowl. Stir to coat. Empty the bowl into a casserole dish. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 685; Total Fat: 36 g; Saturated Fat: 4 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 20 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g; Cholesterol: 184 mg; Sodium: 368 mg; Potassium: 1871 mg; Carbohydrate: 50 g;  Fiber: 12 g; Sugar: 12 g; Protein: 59 g
Nutrition Bonus:
Vitamin C: 459%; Vitamin A: 415%; Iron: 22%; Calcium: 18%;
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2 thoughts on “Herbed Chicken and Sweet Potato Casserole

  1. Amy

    Hi, this says 736 calories per serving….is that right? Seems like a lot, wondering if that is for the entire recipe?

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