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Grilled Chicken Breast with Sweet Potato and Broccoli

Grilled Chicken Breast with Sweet Potato and Broccoli (IIFYM)

Grilled chicken breast with sweet potato and broccoli is a nutritious and delicious meal that combines lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and essential vitamins.

This dish offers a flavorful twist to a classic protein-rich meal and is perfect for those seeking a healthy, satisfying option. It is an ideal option for those who are looking to adhere to a IFFYM diet.

Key Takeaways

  • Appeals to: Health-conscious individuals, fitness enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a nutritious meal.
  • Estimated Duration: Preparation – 10 minutes, Cooking – 25 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: High in protein, vitamins, and minerals; low in fat and calories.

About this Recipe

This recipe delivers a balanced meal featuring tender grilled chicken breast complemented by sweet potato and broccoli. It’s an ideal option for a quick, healthy dinner.

Equipment Required

  • Grill or stovetop pan
  • Tongs
  • Baking sheet
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Mixing bowl


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Chicken: Preheat the grill or stovetop pan over medium-high heat. Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  2. Grill the Chicken: Grease the grill grates or pan with olive oil. Place the chicken breasts on the grill or pan and cook for about 6-7 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Use tongs to flip the chicken halfway through.
  3. Cook the Sweet Potatoes: Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Toss the diced sweet potatoes with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt, and pepper on a baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until tender and lightly browned.
  4. Steam the Broccoli: While the sweet potatoes are roasting, steam the broccoli until tender-crisp. You can steam them on the stovetop or use a microwave-safe bowl with a bit of water, covered with plastic wrap or a lid, and microwave for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Serve: Once everything is cooked, plate the grilled chicken breasts alongside the roasted sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli.

Side Dishes

  • A simple green salad with vinaigrette
  • Quinoa or brown rice for added grains

Storage Options

  • Store any leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Chicken thighs or turkey breast can substitute chicken breast.
  • Instead of sweet potatoes, try using regular potatoes or butternut squash.
  • Cauliflower or asparagus can replace broccoli.

Alternatives to this Meal

  • Grilled salmon with roasted vegetables.
  • Tofu stir-fry with mixed veggies and brown rice.

If following a IIFYM diet, you may be interested in trying the following recipes: Salmon with Brown Rice and Asparagus or Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Chickpeas.


Grilled chicken breast with sweet potato and broccoli offers a wholesome, well-rounded meal that’s easy to prepare and packed with nutrients. Enjoy this dish as a satisfying dinner that fuels your body with essential goodness!