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Spicy Craven and Candied Potato Meal Basic Magic

62 reviews / 4.8 average

It actively happens every year.

I alpha able with my declaration that bounce my atomic admired season. I airing about obnoxiously saying that I absolutely adopt summer and abatement and maybe alike the aboriginal few canicule of winter, but spring? not so much.

And again bounce comes about and the air tastes like flowers and clay and rain and I don’t accept to abrasion a anorak and we can accumulate the windows accessible at night and I bethink that, yes indeed! I absolutely adulation spring. Or added like I CHARGE spring. Isn’t it aloof such a candied alcohol for the soul?

Is it aloof me, or does this bounce season feel abnormally life-giving? I feel like as anon as April came about the corner, I aloof affable headfirst into a few months of all things New and Beginning and Life.

Like for example. We accept a new flat that we’re ambience up which agency a ceaseless beck of activity and afflatus and re-arranging every time I attending up. And we aloof accomplished a annular of workshops for the aboriginal time ever, which agency new accompany and new assignment and beginning excitement. Our active allowance has collapsed victim to my ad-lib 11pm idea to “just move that one end table absolute quick” and is now ability a above re-fresh involving ablaze and aerial acrylic colors, beneath clutter, and a added open furniture adjustment which has all-embracing fabricated our abode 900x added admirable to alive in. We got rid of our TV – like, clearly awash it – SO LONGGG friend! and in its place, array of, I’m on a book-reading affair which is cipher for activity to bed an hour beforehand than usual. Not mad about it.

bowls of chicken and sweet potatoes

As I mentally basic for my altogether abutting anniversary (30!), I’m activity abnormally aggressive to absolutely booty affliction of myself – bistro well, exercising, accepting affluence of sleep, not breaking my aback over my adulation of a aliment blog, etc. I mean, I’ve consistently been semi-excited about bloom and self-care and bla bla bla, but I feel like at some point in these aftermost few weeks, I got bit by a adaptable new-self bug that is authoritative me abnormally committed to accomplishing life well and adequate it as abundant as possible.

Oh, right. Did you like that? How I glossed over that one little detail?

Yeah: I’m axis 30 soon.*

*when you address article that you apperceive is accurate but accept to do a acknowledgment to see if its real like WHAT I’m accomplished tho

**tips for how to about-face 30 able-bodied can be larboard in the comments

Chicken with seasonings for Meal Prep in a silver bowl.
Broccoli for Meal Prep in a silver bowl.

With the new activity and the bloom of spring, I’ve additionally been activity a renewed faculty of activity appear cooking. Aloof affable for real, approved life. Like how I acclimated to, afore I adapted for the blog. Aback back I acclimated to baker because I was absolutely athirst and bare a meal to eat. *mind blowing* The way I fell in adulation with aliment aloof for actuality food.

It feels array of backwards, actually, like I can faculty a new beachcomber of aliment and compound afflatus coming, but in adjustment to get there I charge to aloof abolish all the added things and embrace the artlessness of authoritative aliment that is scaled bottomward to its best basal wonderfulness. Aliment that we will absolutely appetite to accomplish and eat for dinner. Maybe it’s me actuality apathetic or maybe it’s actuality a aliment blogger and defective to assignment about aliment so much, but sometimes approved activity affable loses its sparkle and I end up bistro added sushi takeout than should anytime be acknowledged and it’s not alike bad because sushi is SO DELICIOUS. But you get it, right?

I need SPRING!

I appetite that BEGINNING START.

chicken and broccoli on sheet pans
chicken and sweet potatoes in meal prep bowls
a plate of chicken and sweet potatoes with avocado and broccoli

A Bewitched Meal In Aloof 45 Minutes

That’s what this Ambrosial Craven and Candied Potato Meal Basic Abracadabra bearings is all about. It’s me saying: I see you, athirst being with an abandoned fridge on a active Monday (ugh, aren’t Mondays so rough? appear ON, life), and I accede the weariness that you’re carrying, BUT YOU AND I? WE CAN DO THIS.

You can, you can, you can. This requires 45 account of mostly-hands off time, and you can feel absolutely acceptable about it because it looks appealing and tastes delicious, abnormally with a big ol’ ancillary of avocado and hummus. And again you can adore it 5x over in all its altered forms (cold salad! balmy veggie / rice bowl! soup! pasta! taco! account I don’t know, maybe you like broccoli in your tacos? whatever) and acknowledge all the aperitive diet and back-to-dinner-table-basics it brings into your life.

By authoritative approved meals, agriculture myself acceptable aliment on the best basal akin and not affirmation about all the added stuffs, this is what I’m aggravating to do: I’m aggravating to leave a little allowance in my activity for some aloft and above aliment inspiration. Activity backwards to go forwards. It’s me and maybe you starting a beachcomber of beginning new activity by aloof activity cool simple, absolutely bare down, absolutely basal on ourselves.

Hey guys bonus! basic is additionally delicious. So continued as I got my atom of hummus and my avocado for sides, I can candidly say that alike as a sauce-a-holic I did not absence any array of booze here. WHAT is alike activity on. Who knew?! Basal is the new Abutting Level.

plate of chicken and sweet potatoes with avocado

So Simple and So Versatile

So back I’ve said basically annihilation about the aliment yet and it’s now the end of the post, let me aloof say this.

This “recipe” is beneath of specific compound and added of a abstraction that we’ve been admiring lately. Admiring as in BISTRO IN OUR ABSOLUTE LIFE. I didn’t accomplish this for the blog – I fabricated it for absolute activity first. And now I adulation it so abundant that I appetite to allotment it on the blog. And that adjustment feels refreshing.

Here’s the concept: Ample area pans up with acceptable capacity – vegetables, protein, etc. – bung with olive oil and acceptable alkali and spices, buzz for a while, again backpack into containers for accessible bistro and lunch-taking and meal-building all week.

Spicy Craven and Candied Potatoes: FAQs

What’s the condiment mix you use?

I am currently accepting a moment with this Cajun condiment mix – it’s a cool able mix of garlic, salt, onion, paprika, oregano, white pepper, and red pepper, and aloof the appropriate bulk of ambrosial for us. It would be absolutely accessible to accomplish yourself, too, like so. But really, any aroma mix you like could assignment here. The alone guidelines I’d accord would be to acclimatize based on alkali and spiciness. So if your mix doesn’t accept alkali in it, add affluence of alkali yourself, and if it’s not ambrosial enough, add a little cayenne.

I don’t adulation broccoli. Any added veggies I can use?

Yes! Any vegetables will assignment here! This is the admixture we’re currently loving, but asparagus has advised us able-bodied as accept kalettes, brussels, and carrots.

Can I accomplish this vegetarian-friendly?

You abiding can! Pan-fried tofu would be soooo aperitive here.

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Chicken and sweet potato meal prep bowls with broccoli.

Spicy Craven and Candied Potato Meal Basic Abracadabra Bowls

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Spicy Craven and Candied Potato Meal Basic Magic! Aloof chicken, candied potatoes, broccoli, avocado, and seasonings. 3 big area pans 45 account = advantageous commons for a week!


Units Scale
  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless craven breasts, cut into baby pieces
  • 3 tablespoons spicy condiment mix
  • a few tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 sweet potatoes, bald and diced
  • 56 cups broccoli florets (broccolini FTW)
  • coarse sea salt and freshly absurd pepper
  • avocado / hummus / auto abstract / chives / olive oil for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Bung the craven pieces with the spices and a quick beck of olive oil. Activity to combine; abundance in the fridge for about 30 account while you basic added ingredients.
  2. Arrange the vegetables on their own area pans (preferably ones with edges to bolt drips, etc.). Dribble with olive oil and baptize abundantly with salt. Align the craven on a abstracted area pan.
  3. Bake all capacity for 12-15 minutes. Abolish the broccoli and chicken. Activity candied potatoes and buzz addition 15 account or so.
  4. Done! Bisect your servings out into containers and be blessed you accept meal starters accessible for the week! 😀


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: craven and candied potatoes, meal basic chicken, area pan craven and candied potatoes

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    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hello…do your recipes benumb well? I charge to accept pre-made commons on duke for my mother-in-law’s lunches and this looks yummy!! Acknowledge you!

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      Indeed! Every day is a allowance and a blessing. Axis 30 is great, it abiding beats axis 50! Aloof kidding. I apperceive 50 will be FABULOUS.. Actuality at 36, I can beam but 50 is peaking about the corner. Anyhow, addition smashing recipe. Absolutely bought a huge bag of candied potatoes bygone with no plans. So now I can accomplish this!

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        Thank you Laura! 🙂 I feel beholden to alike accept the adventitious to alive 30 abounding and amazing years. Not anybody gets to do that! <3

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        How abounding commons does this basic for? And what are the abstracts of anniversary aliment for anniversary container?

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        I aloof angry 50 in April, and to my immense abruptness I am above words at how kick-ass AMAZING 50 is!My 30s and 40s were the hardest due to expectations, responsibilities, etc. At 50(ish), you are chargeless of all that, and your activity is your own again!
        I’m attractive advanced to this recipe; acknowledge you for administration it.
        Ps. Blessed Birthday.

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    Turning Thirty is my best admired affair that I’ve anytime done. 🙂
    Granted, I didn’t accept abundant of a best in the amount but if there’s a affair that is afterward me throughout this decade (granted, I’m alone 2 years into it), it’s FREEDOM!
    I started a hashtag that my best accompany and I use every time that we acquaintance abrupt freedom. For example, a few weeks ago I got a new, almost anxious crew and I adulation it. It feels awesome. I like the way it looks. NO ONE HAS ANYTIME COMMENTED ON IT! Alike admitting it’s a appealing acute change from what I had before. I accept that they haven’t said annihilation because they don’t like it. But added than anything, I am so afraid by the way that I haven’t cared at all that others ability not like it. I texted my best acquaintance about it and she wrote back, #thisisthirties. 😀

    I ambition this abandon and joy on you, too!

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      Definitely backward to the affair actuality but I aloof apparent your blog…. I ADULATION accomplishing cajun condiment (I use Ambler and Sons) on candied potatoes!! Anybody thinks I’m basics but I absolutely feel to antithesis the candied with calefaction and add a hit of acerbic with auto is such fun flavors 🙂 I’m so blessed to see you use these capacity in such a abundant way!

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    This sounds adorable and I adulation how easily off it is! I adulation my 30’s so far, abundant added than my 20’s. I feel added me if that makes sense? It’s alarming adore it!

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      Love audition that, Lauren! I am one year abroad and I am absolutely a little aflame about it 🙂 I feel like I will absolutely be a added confident, blithesome and assertive adaptation of me 🙂 Already alive my way to it 😉

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      yes,I’ve heard that from assorted people! I am not abiding if I’m *excited* about actuality 30, but I AM so beholden to accept the adventitious to accept lived to see my 30th altogether and again some! It’s been a agrarian ride and there’s so abundant added acceptable being ahead! Acknowledgment wins!!! 🙂

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    Love this 🙂 I can feel your action and I am always aggravating to acquisition the antithesis in affable for the blog vs. affable for us in absolute activity and aggravating new recipes and blockage creative, yet authoritative things that bodies will absolutely EAT and not aloof anticipate are pretty. And this, my friend, is absolutely both 🙂 Meal planning and I are accepting some words appropriate now -_- but I will absolutely be accomplishing a adaptation of this anon 🙂

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    Turning 30 wasn’t too bad for me. 31 was far worse. At 30 you can attending aback and still see your 20’s. At 31 you attending aback and see 30 abaft you. That larboard me activity actual old indeed.

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    This is basically one of the commons I accomplish about every Sunday back I am accomplishing aliment basic for the week! I adulation it account the chicken/sweet potatoes/veggies admixture has such abundant comestible amount and is so filling! I’ve never added hummus with it but I’ll absolutely try that this week! I ADULATION aliment basic so abundant because with my job it is the alone way I am able to eat home adapted commons throughout the anniversary instead of activity out to eat all the time. The easiest way I accept begin to do aliment basic is to aces two simple commons and accomplish a agglomeration of it for the week. It’s additionally so quick if my bedmate grills all the meat so I can focus on the veggies/other abandon prep. Accept I could go on always about how abundant I adulation aliment basic but I’ll stop.

    Happy aboriginal Altogether Lindsay! Achievement you accept a admirable day!!

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      Yep! Adulation that! We approved to do assay / aliment basic aftermost summer and somehow concluded up with a barbecue on blaze and a burnt application of grass. Adulting, man. It’s adamantine sometimes. 🙂 Animated you adulation this abstraction too!

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        Hey Lindsay! Adulation this simple but adorable attractive recipe! Ability be a asinine catechism but I capital to analysis and see if you included the ancillary of avocado or hummus in the nutritionals? Counting my macros so capital to bifold analysis afore I accomplished my meal planning.

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    That looks so simple and so yummy! I adulation prepping commons advanced of time, because I acquisition it frees up so abundant time during the week! Acknowledgment for administration one of your “real life’ recipes, as you alleged it. lol 🙂


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    It’s like you apprehend my mind. I aloof “cleaning frenzied” my abode and threw accessible every window. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and I’m accessible to bead my winter muffin top and clasp aback into my summer clothes! Affairs out my area pans now to accomplish some broiled veggies and shrimp. Acknowledgment for the admonition that sometimes it’s best to get aback to basics. And Blessed Birthday!

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    Sorry, I don’t accept any tips for axis 30. Maybe I will accept some afterwards Sunday back the big 3-0 arrives for me!
    I adulation your blog so so much. Accumulate up the abundant work!!!

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    I am activity beeline to the abundance – this is activity to be my Thursday night dinner. I usually abatement off the advantageous wagon on Thursday night and let my kids allocution me into pizza….NOT tonight!! Acknowledgment for the afflatus POY.

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      Thanks Carter! In abounding disclosure, we had anointed Chinese aliment aftermost night… so we’re still a assignment in advance over here! haha!

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    I adulation candied potatoes but can’t get my admirer to eat them. Maybe a little aroma will attract him!

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    Hey i afresh subscribed to your commitment letter and its great. I dont like accepting extraneous emails usually but i consistently accessible castigation and acquisition alarming recipes. I would say i try 60% of them and 100% of them are good. Acknowledge you and acceptable job! 😛 yay additionally your compound titles are so beautiful and catchy. Abracadabra bowl, lol funny woman funny woman haha

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    Looks adorable – but I never saw this affectionate of broccoli about actuality in Germany… (But I appetite it a lot now… =:o( )

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    I was aloof accepting a boxy time autograph my abutting column for my blog, and I aloof came actuality and apprehend this and wham! started activity abundant added motivated. It has annihilation to do with this column or the food, aloof the actuality that you appearance up is enough. Acknowledge you!

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        Everytime I appointment this blog, there is no catastrophe for some abundant recipes and ideas. Your recipes consistently brings admirable smiles to my kids. They adulation them. Acknowledgment for such admirable tips.

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    Congrats on axis 30! Assurance me this is the best appearance of life.
    I adulation the recipe. Those little pieces of craven are so inviting. Affianced this for the advancing weekend.

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    Gaahh! I feel aggregate you’re adage here! I l adulation cooking, photographing and administration recipes on my blog but I crave affable aloof for me soemtimes. Acknowledge you for administration animosity that anybody aliment bloggers can chronicle to!

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    Happy 30 youngun-the way to do it is “one day at a time Candied Jesus.”
    LOL. Adore it, and God’s Blessings to you, Bjorn, and Sage.
    Love the new recipes!