2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for baking dish
2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 onion, chopped
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
1 lb. brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
1 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 c. low-sodium chicken broth
6 c. cooked wild rice
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 350o and grease a 9″-x-13″ baking dish with oil. In a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to skillet and cook until golden and cooked through, 8 minutes per side. Let rest 10 minutes, then cut into 1″ pieces.
Heat remaining tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add onion, sweet potatoes, and Brussels sprouts and season with thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook until softened, 5 minutes. Add broth, bring to a simmer, and cook, covered, 5 minutes.
Stir in cooked rice, chicken, and cranberries. Transfer mixture to baking dish, top with almonds, and bake 20 minutes.
1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
5 cloves garlic, minced
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
1 lemon, cut into rounds
1 lb. baby potatoes, quartered
1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley, for garnish
Preheat oven to 425°. Pat chicken thighs dry with paper towel and season all over with salt and pepper.
In a medium bowl stir together butter, garlic, lemon zest, and thyme. Rub butter mixture all over chicken thighs, including under the skin.
Place lemon rounds, potatoes, and chicken thighs in a 9″-x-13″ baking dish and bake until thighs register 160°F on an instant-read thermometer, about 35 minutes. If you’d like the skin more crisp, broil on high for 1 to 2 minutes until golden.