Baked Chicken With Carrots, Oranges, and Sweet Potatoes

Baked Chicken With Carrots, Oranges, and Sweet Potatoes

This recipe adds a citrus zing and tons of flavor to chicken while keeping it succulent and tender.

Chicken breasts are topped with orange slices, basted with orange juice, and baked with hearty, inexpensive staples like carrots, celery, and sweet potatoes, which also take on the bright citrus flavor.

Baked Chicken
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Baked Chicken With Carrots, Oranges, and Sweet Potatoes

This chicken recipe adds a citrus zing that gives white meat tons of flavor while keeping it succulent and tender.

Course dinner, lunch
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 263 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled, cut in half lengthwise, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 medium celery stalks, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 4 (4-oz.) each raw chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • ¼ cup 100-percent orange juice or juice of 2 medium navel oranges
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 medium navel oranges, peeled, chopped
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Place carrots, sweet potatoes, celery, onion, and chicken in large oven-proof roasting pan.
  3. Top with orange juice, water, oranges, rosemary, salt (if desired), and pepper (if desired).
  4. Bake, basting occasionally, for 35 to 45 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle and juices run clear.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Chicken With Carrots, Oranges, and Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 14g
Protein 28g 56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Pro tip:
You can also make this dish in a slow cooker. Layer all ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook for about 4 hours on high, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle and juices run clear.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Protein
½ Tuber/Legume Carb
½ Fruit
1 Vegetable

P90X3 Portions
2 Carb
1 Protein

Body Beast Portions
1 Starch
½ Fruit
2 Vegetable
2 Protein

Container Equivalents
1 Green
1 Yellow
½ Purple
1 Red

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A great lunch option.

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Photos by Kirsten Morningstar

Baked Chicken with Carrots, Oranges, and Sweet Potatoes