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One pan maple, orange and pecan chicken

I can't get enough of easy one pot chicken meals. This is an old one I've been meaning to update for a while, and I don't think you'll be disappointed with the revamped version. Sweet potatoes, green beans, garlic, spinach, and chicken all get bathed in a delicious sweet maple orange sauce. Oh, and don't forget those lovely crunchy pecans.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Cuisine American
Servings (click to change) 2 (to 3)
Author Helen


  • 1 sweet potato (medium) peeled and chopped into small chunks
  • 8 cloves garlic unpeeled
  • 3.5 ounces green beans (about 1 handful)
  • 1 pound chicken thighs (skinless boneless)
  • 1 orange (zest and juice)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups spinach (I used baby spinach - about 2 handfuls)
  • 1 ounce pecan nuts (about a handful)

to serve

  • fresh crusty bread or rice


  • Preheat the oven to 355F / 180C.
  • Add the sweet potato, garlic and green beans to a medium baking dish. Tuck the chicken between the vegetables.
  • Whisk the zest and orange juice with the maple syrup. Drizzle the whole dish with a little cooking oil (about a tablespoon), then pour the juice / syrup over the chicken.
  • Grind over plenty of salt and pepper, then bake for 35 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sweet potatoes are tender. Ten minutes before the end of the cooking time, add the spinach, tucking it down into the sauce as much as possible, and sprinkle over the pecans.
  • Serve with the bread or rice.


Squeeze the garlic into the juices as you eat. Delicious!


Calories: 802kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 42gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 222mgSodium: 241mgPotassium: 1248mgFiber: 7gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 12700IUVitamin C: 54.6mgCalcium: 176mgIron: 3.8mg
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