Easily make this one-pot Honey BBQ Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Broccoli in under 30 minutes for dinner tonight! Cubed sweet potatoes and chicken are cooked together in a sweet, savory, and tangy honey barbecue sauce for a healthy meal the whole family will love.
Want a few other healthy one-pot meals? You might also enjoy this Egg Roll in a Bowl, Sausage & Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet, and this Chicken Bruschetta with Asparagus.
One-Pot Honey BBQ Chicken & Sweet Potatoes
Whether it’s a BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato or Grilled Pineapple BBQ Chicken – everything always tastes better with a bit of BBQ sauce!
And this one-pot honey BBQ chicken with sweet potatoes and broccoli is no exception.
The sweet flavor from the sweet potatoes and the bit of honey added…
Mixed together with the savory chicken and broccoli…
And all coated in a tangy barbecue sauce…
Make this one pot meal a recipe you will want to add to your weekly rotation!
And did I forget to mention that it’s also ready in under 30 minutes!?
Yup! You can either meal prep this dish ahead of time for the week or quickly throw it together on a busy weeknight.
As you can see in the recipe below, there are only a few simple ingredients that you will need for this recipe.
And chances are, you probably already have all of them on hand!
Chicken – Chicken breasts are cut into 1-inch cubes in this dish to make them cook up quickly. Feel free to substitute with chicken thighs if that’s what you have on hand.
Sweet Potatoes – Peeled and cubed sweet potatoes give a large majority of the sweet flavor to this meal. You can try substituting them for regular russet or Idaho potatoes, but just know the flavor of the dish will be largely affected.
Broccoli – Added towards the end of cooking, broccoli gets steamed until bright green and perfectly crisp! Make sure not to add the broccoli too soon as it will become mushy and overcooked.
BBQ sauce – Depending on your taste preference you can choose to use an original BBQ sauce, a more smokey, a more spicy, or even a slightly sweet variety. Since barbecue sauce adds a massive amount of the flavor to this dish, you’ll want to choose one that you really like on its own!
Honey – Just a bit of honey is mixed into the sauce to add a touch of sweetness. If you don’t have honey, you can also always use white sugar, brown sugar, agave nectar, or pure maple syrup instead.
Garlic – Fresh garlic cloves are crushed and mixed into the sauce. If you don’t have garlic cloves, you can also substitute with 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder.
A key thing to note when you’re preparing the ingredients for this dish is the importance of the size that you cut them.
Since all of the food will be cooked together in ONE pot, you’ll want to make sure they’re the correct size.
For the sweet potatoes, make sure they are no large than 1/2-inch cubes. If they are, they will take quite a bit longer to fully cook through.
The chicken needs to be cut no larger than 1-inch cubes.
Lastly, the broccoli will need to be cut into bite-sized pieces.
How to Make
It’s pretty quick and easy to make this 30-minute one-pot chicken and sweet potatoes recipe.
These are the step-by-step instructions you’ll want to follow:
- Whisk together BBQ sauce, honey, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
- Combine BBQ mixture and cubed chicken in a 1-gallon sized ziptop bag.
- Marinate for at least 10-15 minutes or up to overnight.
- Add olive oil, potatoes, salt and pepper to a large skillet over medium heat.
- Saute potatoes for 8-10 minutes, or until they are almost cooked through.
- Push sweet potatoes to the side of the skillet and add oil and cloves. Saute for 1 minute.
- Add marinated chicken and sauce to the skillet. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Place broccoli on top of the chicken and sweet potatoes.
- Cover with a lid and reduce heat to low. Cook for 7-10 minutes or until broccoli is bright green and cooked through.
While this is definitely a full meal on its own, you can always serve it with some rice or cauliflower rice to make it go a little further.
An extra bit of greens would also be a great idea.
This Massage Kale Salad and Crispy Brussels with Bacon would make delicious sides.
This recipe is a wonderful Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free dinner idea to meal prep ahead of time for busy weeks.
You can prep the sweet potatoes, broccoli, and chicken and store separately in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days before cooking.
The sauce can also be made up to a week before cooking and stored in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Cook’s Tip: Make sure you do not marinade the chicken for more than 24 hours in advance for the best texture.
Is this recipe healthy?
This one-pot chicken recipe is naturally dairy-free and can easily be made gluten-free, Paleo, and Whole30 approved.
The one ingredient you will want to double check is the BBQ sauce.
Sometimes hidden sugars are added in or thickeners that would not make it free of gluten or refined sugars.
How long will leftovers last?
Leftovers will store well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
To reheat you can either add it back to a skillet over medium heat or warm it up in the microwave.
How long can I marinate the chicken?
The cubed chicken can be marinated in the honey BBQ sauce for up to 24 hours.
Honey BBQ Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
Easily make this one-pot Honey BBQ Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Broccoli in under 30 minutes for dinner tonight! Cubed sweet potatoes and chicken get cooked together in a sweet and savory honey barbecue sauce for a healthy meal the whole family will love.
- 1 lb. chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
- ⅓ cup BBQ sauce
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1 ¼ tsp. salt divided
- ½ tsp. pepper divided
- 4 Tbsp. olive oil divided
- 3 cups sweet potatoes peeled, cut into ½-inch cubes
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 head broccoli cut into bite-sized pieces
- Cilantro optional
- Green onions optional
Whisk together BBQ sauce, honey, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl.
Pour BBQ sauce mixture over cubed chicken in a gallon-sized zip-top bag. Marinate for at least 10-15 minutes or up to overnight
In a large skillet or pot over medium heat add 3 tablespoons olive oil, sweet potatoes, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
Saute for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sweet potatoes are almost cooked through.
Push sweet potatoes to the side of the skillet. Add last tablespoon of olive oil and garlic cloves. Saute for 1 minute over medium heat.
Add marinated chicken and sauce to the skillet. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Lastly, add broccoli on top of the chicken and sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Cover with a lid and reduce heat to Low. Simmer for 7-10 minutes, or until broccoli is cooked through.
Serve immediately with chopped green onions or cilantro and enjoy!
- Use a Whole30 approved BBQ sauce and leave out the honey for Whole30.
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