Easy dinners are the best dinner. Minimal chopping, minimal waiting and lotsa flavour is my favourite kind of meal! And right now I am totally loving this one pan orange glazed chicken. EASY and QUICK. It also happens to be whole30 and paleo compliant which makes it a total winner in my book.
If you want to try this easy one pan chicken dish then read on friend.
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I like to make dinner in one pan because I have a tiny kitchen and tiny kitchen problems arise when I use more than one dish. It usually results in me rearranging all of my dishes while I try to get out one pan and then rearranging everything again while I try and get out another pan. SO! instead of actually going through the hassle of getting out more than one dish, sometimes I just cook with one. Logical right?
You could easily double this recipe or if you just want more veggies you could double the sweet potatoes. I only used one sweet potato as I found it was enough for myself and my partner Algis. Also, when cooking meat I always use a meat thermometer! It is the easiest and best way to tell if you meat is cooked (nobody wants to slice into some undercooked chicken).
It’s the holiday season around here and I am heading to the One of A Kind show here in Toronto. It is a wonderful (but VERY busy) market full of makers. Everything from jewelry, to furniture to food products (although most of the food products are disappointing as a lot of the are filled with crap). I wrote about my favourite booths at the One of A Kind last year HERE. I will be sure to report back with my favourites this year!
Wishing you all a happy weekend!
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Orange Glazed Chicken (whole30, paleo)
A quick and easy weeknight dinner that is full of flavour! Paleo and whole30 compliant!
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 2 servings
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: paleo, whole30
For the marinade:
1/3 cup orange juice
zest of one orange
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup avocado oil
1/2 tbsp minced fresh rosemary
1 tsp tamari (or coconut aminos for whole30)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1tbsp dijon mustard
1lb skinless, boneless chicken thighs
For the bake:
1 med sweet potato, small dice
3 shallots, peeled and quartered
1/2 an orange, sliced
2 rosemary stalks
- In a flat glass dish mix the marinade ingredients together.
- Add the chicken thighs and flip them over to ensure everything gets covered in the marinade. Let it sit, covered, in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400 F
- Brush a tbsp of avocado oil over a 10 inch oven safe cast iron dish.
- Add your chopped sweet potato, shallots, orange slices and rosemary stalks.
- Place the marinated chicken in the pan as well and pour the marinade over everything.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 F.
Keywords: whole30, paleo, chicken, orange, balsamic