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Maple-Mustard Chicken and Veggies

It's New Year's Eve and we are gearing up for a wild night.....jk....we are already in bed. Truthfully, we aren't much into going out or partying 2017 away, we'd prefer to just welcome 2018 the right way: a home-cooked meal, cookies, and Netflix. Doesn't sound too bad now does it?

It's chilly in Texas, about 30° and won't get much warmer throughout the beginning of the week. I    have my meals planned out and it involves a lot of soup. Hey, that's what cold weather is all about right??

Tonight's meal is a bit different though, healthy, light, and simply delicious. Key word being "simply." This recipe is easy as pie and I figured I'd help you out with all your New Year's plans of eating healthy and share this recipe for maple-mustard chicken and roasted veggies with you. 

Here's What You'll Need:
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
2 (10-ounce) chicken breasts
2 cups sliced summer squash
1 1/2 large shallots, peeled and quartered
1/2 green bell pepper
1 large sweet potato
4 ounces brussels sprouts, trimmed (about 2 cup)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter or non-dairy buttery spread, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

Place a large rimmed baking sheet in oven; preheat oven to 425°F (leave pan in oven as it preheats).
Combine mustard, and syrup in a small bowl; brush evenly over chicken breasts. Carefully remove pan from oven. Add chicken to pan; bake at 425°F for 35 minutes alongside one large sweet potato wrapped in foil.

Add squash, bell pepper, and brussels sprouts to large sheet. Top vegetables with butter, oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; toss. Spread in an even layer. 

Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bake at 425°F for 10 minutes or until chicken is done. 

We loved this dinner so much! For plating, I  layered a few spoonfuls of sweet potato (mashed) sliced chicken breast, and covered with the roasted veggies. Serve alongside a spring salad mix to complete your meal. It's that easy!

Happy New Year's Eve!