Chicken, Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes

I’ve been working on perfecting this recipe for our family for months and I think I’ve finally got it. I originally found the recipe through Pinterest but knew that I wanted to tweak it and make it my own.

This meal can literally be thrown together in 5 minutes and then is ready in an hour. 

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Chicken, Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes
1 lb. Chicken Pieces (your choice, we usually use organic chicken thighs)
1 package frozen green beans (we buy Private Selection Harvest Whole Green Beans)
2 Sweet Potatoes, pealed and cut into 1 inch pieces
4T Butter
Spices, to taste

Line the chicken pieces down the middle of an 9×13 baking dish. Put green beans on one side and sweet potatoes on the other.

Cut up butter into small pieces and put over all the ingredients. Season to taste. I don’t measure the spices (I know, I hate when people say that too!) but I use what we have on hand and it always turns out great. Last time I made it I used garlic salt, parsley flakes, basil, minced onions and Italian seasoning mix.

Chicken, Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes | A Mother's Pace

Now you’re ready to put it in an oven set to 350 degrees for an hour.

How did I change the recipe? I greatly decreased the butter, added my own spices instead of using a packet and I use sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes.

Here are some of my meals from last week.

Yep, more granola. I either had this over yogurt or I ate eggs for breakfast every morning this week.

Chicken, Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes | A Mother's Pace

Leftover Taco Soup. It’s even better the next day!

Chicken, Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes | A Mother's Pace

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. It’s one that my son requests often and he usually doesn’t have to twist my arm too much.

Chicken, Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes | A Mother's Pace

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos. A family favorite and so easy. I’ll share the recipe soon!

Here’s what we have on the menu for next week.


Quesidillas with Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Slow Cooker Pot Roast


Pizza Night

Lentil Sloppy Joes

Chicken and Rice Soup

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  1. Clarinda says:

    That chicken dinner looks so simple and tasty. Except I don't really like sweet potatoes. :( Pizza night sounds delicious!
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    • AMothersPace3 says:

      Try it with regular potatoes, if you like those. We used to just use red potatoes or whatever we had on hand but have really been liking the sweet potatoes lately.

  2. mommyrunfaster says:

    I want a piece of that banana bread right now! The chicken dinner looks delicious, too. I love dinners that can be thrown together that [email protected]
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    • AMothersPace3 says:

      Try the banana bread. It's a fun treat that we eat for dessert when we make it. If your daughter likes chocolate, I'm sure she'll love this recipe. :)

  3. OatmealBowl says:

    I grew up on granola for breakfast. And still love it today! Can't go wrong with that.
    I haven't tried Lentil sloppy joes but using portabella mushrooms is quite good for sloppy joes too!
    I do however, use lentils for taco meat. Taste pretty darn good.

    • AMothersPace3 says:

      I love throwing lentils in to stretch a meal. Portabella mushrooms in sloppy joes…YUM!

  4. Janelle J says:

    Usually I have to tweak recipes due to lack of ingredients lol…the Chicken, Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans look good! And so does that banana bread…
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  5. Shana Norris says:

    I almost always throw chocolate chips into my banana bread. It's the best way to make it :)
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