The Ultimate Fall Chicken Skillet


Chicken Skillet with Brussels, Apples Sweet PotatoesIt doesn’t get much more ‘fall’ than this chicken skillet with sweet potatoes, apples and brussels sprouts. Last week while my parents were in town my mom pulled up this recipe to try and it was so delicious! Anything with brussels sprouts usually has me sold, but the sweet potatoes and apples had me convinced. We served this alone, but if you’re feeding really hungry appetites you could always pair it with a simple side salad.

Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Brussels Sprouts
via well plated

1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb boneless, skinkless chicken breasts
1 tsp himalaya sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
4 slices bacon, chopped
3 cups brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and cubed
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup chicken broth

Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper and place in the pan. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the insides are no longer pink. Set the chicken aside. Turn the skillet heat to medium low and add in the chopped bacon, cooking for 7-8 minutes. Remove the bacon and set aside on another place. Keep 1 1/2 tbsp of the bacon fat in the pan.
Turn the heat back up to mecum-high and dump in the brussels sprouts, sweet potato, onion and a sprinkle of salt. Stir with a wooden spoon every so often for about 10 minutes. Add in the apples, garlic, thyme and cinnamon, cooking for 30 seconds. Gently pour in a 1/2 cup of broth and bring to boil for about 2 minutes. Stir in the cooked chicken and last 1/2 cup of chicken broth for an additional 2 minutes. Mix in the cooked bacon and enjoy!



  1. October 11, 2016 / 6:32 am

    Yum!! I’m with you, brussels sprouts are one of my favorite veggies. Totally making this next week.

  2. October 11, 2016 / 7:57 am

    I make a version of this but don’t add apples, and use sausage, it’s super good. This way is much healthier, so I will be trying it soon. Perfect dish for fall!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. October 11, 2016 / 8:07 am

    seriously what a great combo – sweet potatos and apples and brussel sprouts – yum! i have just recently gotten into the sprouts and i must say, i’m a convert!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  4. October 11, 2016 / 8:37 am

    Looks and sounds delicious! I have been itching for some fall recipes too, so thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. October 11, 2016 / 9:31 am

    This looks so, so good – definitely a good recipe when you’re trying not to indulge in all the cold weather food/treats!

  6. susy
    October 11, 2016 / 9:40 am

    Yes, this dish was very good! The prep time took the longest so if you can get a helper it goes by quickly. The bacon is a must! Could also serve this over rice…..Thanks Ashley for your hospitality for your refugee parents (hurricane Matthew).

  7. Katie Elizabeth
    October 11, 2016 / 10:36 am

    Oh I can’t wait to try this! It sounds amazing!

  8. October 11, 2016 / 11:05 am

    MMM this looks so good, I will have to make this. Thanks for sharing. Such a great fall recipe!

  9. October 11, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    I’m a very fussy eater and would probably usually not eat most of the food in this dish, but this just looks so good that it’s making my mouth water!
    Aleeha xXx

  10. October 11, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    This looks delicious!