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Thanksgiving is only a couple days away, my friends!! While some are on the hunt for all the cranberry, sweet potatoes, pie crusts, and turkey hats they can find… what? I’m the only person that spent an hour this morning searching for a turkey hat? SPOILER ALERT…

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I FOUND ONE. Aaaand I will be wearing it. Because 1) if it makes you smile, do it, and 2) if it makes someone else smile, do it. There are probably exceptions to the above mentioned rules like do no harm in the process, but generally smiling is good, no? And finding the perfect turkey hat made me wayyy too happy this morning. Don’t worry, pics to come 😉

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Jaryd signed me up for a turkey trot. Actually, he signed our whole family up for a turkey trot. I am SO not a runner. My dad used to tell me that he physically felt pain watching me run so…

That’s how bad it is. 

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Wait! Should I wear my turkey hat to the turkey trot? Definitely, right? 

Not everyone’s Thanksgiving celebration is filled with a bunch of mouths to feed and political conversations to avoid. Some people do smaller scale Thanksgivings and I wanted to create a custom Thanksgiving-y meal for all you low key birds.

I used chicken because it’s easier and more versatile for year-round eats, but using turkey meat would totally bring the pilgrim vibes. Be non-traditional and use salmon (inquire for cooking times) or sausage! Let’s make some Roasted Veggies with Spicy Herbed Chicken:

Cut the ends off the Brussels sprouts and slice them in half. Peel the neck of the butternut squash and cut them into 1/2″ – 1″ cubes. 

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In a large bowl, toss the Brussels and butternut squash with olive oil and sea salt. Spread the veggies out on a lined baking pan.

Place the chicken on a plate. Pat the chicken generously with salt, pepper, and paprika on both sides.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place the chicken in the pan and cook 2 – 3 minutes each side. The outside will be browned and crispy but the inside will still be raw.

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Nestle the chicken into the veggies and roast in the oven for 30 minutes.

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Remove the pan and place the sliced beets into the veggies, along with the rosemary and thyme. I love using LoveBeets because they’re no mess, super easy, and their flavorsare ON POINT! The sweetfire flavor adds a warmth to the dish that makes it a super cozy but and firery meal. 

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Broil for 2 minutes on high. Plate and serve!

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Roasted Veggies with Spicy Herbed Chicken

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 32
  • Total Time: 52

Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. brussels sprouts, halved
  • Neck of butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 2 – 3 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 LoveBeets Cooked SweetFire Baby Beets, cut in fourths
  • 24 rosemary sprigs
  • 4 thyme sprigs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Cut the ends off the Brussels sprouts and slice them in half.
  3. Peel the neck of the butternut squash using a vegetable peeler and cut them into 1/2″ – 1″ cubes.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the Brussels and butternut squash with olive oil and sea salt.
  5. Spread the veggies out on a lined baking pan.
  6. Place the chicken on a plate.
  7. Pat the chicken generously with salt, pepper, and paprika on both sides.
  8. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  9. Place the chicken in the pan and cook 2 – 3 minutes each side. The outside will be browned and crispy but the inside will still be raw.
  10. Nestle the chicken into the veggies and roast in the oven for 30 minutes.
  11. Remove the pan and place the sliced beets into the veggies, along with the rosemary and thyme.
  12. Broil for 2 minutes on high.
  13. Plate and enjoy!


Notes

  • Per serving: Calories 376; Fat 16.0g (Sat 3.5g); Protein 38.2g; Carb 23.0g (net carbs 16.3g); Fiber 6.7g; Sodium 511mg

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4

Enjoy!! xo

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