Oat-Crusted Chicken with Maple Sweet Potatoes

Oat-Crusted Chicken with Maple Sweet Potatoes
Servings: 4 Prep 20 mins Cook 26 mins


  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, plus more for drizzling (optional)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan, plus more for garnish
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 lb)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Arugula (optional)

Make It

1. Place sweet potatoes in a medium lidded pot; cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes, until fork-tender. Drain, return to pot and mash. Stir in butter, milk, maple syrup and 1/2 tsp of the salt.

2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine oats, garlic, rosemary, thyme, 1/2 tsp of the salt and the pepper. Pulse several times until ingredients are roughly chopped. Pour into a bowl and add Parmesan. In a second bowl, beat egg with 2 tbsp water. In a third bowl, blend flour and 1/4 tsp of the salt.

3. Pound chicken breasts to 1/2-inch thickness. Coat each breast on both sides with flour. Dip into beaten egg, allowing excess to drip off chicken. Finally, coat with oat mixture and place on a baking sheet.

4. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp of the oil over medium-high heat. Add 2 of the chicken breasts; cook 4 minutes. Flip over and reduce heat to medium; cook 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining 1 tbsp olive oil and 2 chicken breasts.

5. Top chicken with Parmesan and, if desired, drizzle with warm maple syrup. Serve with sweet potatoes, and, if desired, arugula.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 487, Fat, total (g): 14, chol. (mg): 103, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 57, fiber (g): 6, pro. (g): 34, sodium (mg): 783, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.