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Thyme Roasted Chicken, Cherry Tomatoes & Zucchini

An easy sheet-pan dinner of bone-in chicken breast roasted in a bed of cherry tomatoes, garlic and yellow zucchini; a healthy, oil-free one-pan-wonder dinner where the oven does all the work for you.

  • Serves2 - 4
  • Cooks in 30-40 mins
  • Prep time 5 mins
  • Oil + Sugar + Grain Free
  • Low Carb

    Low-Carb recipes have a low carbohydrate count.  No sugar, no grains; no legumes, no starchy vegetables, no high sugar fruits or milk.

  • Light & Simple
  • Heart Healthy

    Heart Healthy recipes have lots of whole grains, fruits & vegetables. A diet rich in plant foods, low in refined fatty foods can help lower cholesterol.

  • Protein

    Recipes with protein-rich ingredients.  Examples of high protein foods include; eggs, meat, fish, seafood, poultry, dairy, quinoa, teff, millet, wild rice, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, wheat, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, peas, beans, lentils, legumes, soy, tofu & tempeh, broccoli, brussels, spinach, kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast.


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  • 1 full bone-in chicken breast
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper | black pepper
  • ½ tsp sumac | paprika
  • ½ tsp sea salt | seaweed
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes - cut in half
  • 2 garlic cloves - finely chopped
  • 1 zucchini - small diced
  • ½ cup fresh basil - optional
  • ½ tsp salt | seaweed



Thyme Roasted Chicken, Cherry Tomatoes & Zucchini


PREHEAT oven 400F | 200C. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.


WASH cherry tomatoes + zucchini. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half, and cut the zucchini into small pieces similar size to the cherry tomato halves. Peel and finely chop garlic.


ADD cherry tomatoes + zucchini + garlic to the sheet pan and sprinkle with ½ tsp salt.


PLACE the entire bone-in chicken breast, skin side up, in the middle of the sheet pan nestled between cherry tomatoes. Rub chicken breast with dijon mustard + vinegar, sprinkle with seasonings + finish with thyme leaves.


ROAST for 30 – 40 mins until chicken is cooked; internal temperature in the thickest part of the breast will read 165 F | 73C. The cherry tomatoes and zucchini will be nicely roasted – you can give them a stir when you remove the sheet pan from the oven, then cover the chicken and rest for 10 minutes. 


SLICE chicken breast by placing it on a cutting board, cutting breasts into 2 split pieces, remove the bone and then slice.


SERVE over roasted cherry tomatoes and zucchini, scattered with fresh basil if using. Serve over greens like spinach, kale or arugula.


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FULL BONE-IN CHICKEN BREAST means a complete piece that has the 2 breasts halves together – not split. This is the best cut to roast as it retains both moisture and flavour as a complete piece with the skin-on and the bone-in. You cut it in half, remove the bone and slice it to serve.


SWAP CHICKEN – use turkey or fish like cod, haddock, flounder, fluke, hake, snapper, sole, sea bass, monkfish, salmon, halibut – cooking times will vary. 


SWAP ZUCCHINI | ADD red pepper, eggplant, summer squash, patty pan squash, sweet potatoes, yams, potatoes – diced small.


ADD CHICKPEAS or black beans; a can drained and rinsed to the tomatoes and zucchini.


SWAP THYME | ADD HERBS – parsley, rosemary, oregano, savoury, sage.


SWAP SEASONINGS – use old bay, blackened spices, lemon pepper, mixed herbs, sesame seeds, chilli flakes, spice blends.


ADD HERBS use finely chopped fennel fronds, parsley, cilantro, chives, scallions, dill, basil – scatter over fish when serving.


THERAPEUTIC DIETS – Adapt the recipe and ingredients according to your healthcare provider. Please remember to read food ingredient labels.

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