Thanksgiving Made Easy: Celebrity Chef’s Perfect One Pan Meal!
Chef Mareya Ibrahim, a Lifestyle and Nutrition Expert as seen on The Food Network, celebrity chef and author ‘Eat Like You Give A Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive’, understands the stress that comes with preparing a Thanksgiving meal. She also understands the need for a delicious offering!
One-pot meals are easy to prepare and clean up, and they also offer the same nutritional value as a more complicated dinner. Preparing everything in one dish makes it easier to ensure that several food groups are included on everyone's plate. Chef Mareya has prepared the PERFECT Thanksgiving one pan meal:
Garlic & Herb Roasted Young Chicken with sides of Brussels sprouts, Carrots,
Wild Rice Stuffed Delicata Squash & Cinnamon Spice Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Young chicken (4 lbs)
Sea Salt, Pepper & EVOO
Wild rice blend
Prepare the Chicken by mixing fresh garlic, thyme, sea salt, oregano, pepper and EVOO and rub it on the chicken breast (under the skin) and on top of the skin
Toss veggies with EVOO and balsamic, salt and pepper
Stuff delicata squash with Wild rice blend (I used a Far East packet blend and pre-cooked in the microwave until al dente; finished in the oven)
Slice sweet potatoes and pat with a small amount of ghee and a dusting of cinnamon/pumpkin spice
Place all on a large roasting tray
Roast in the oven at 400F for 50 min, then turn up the heat to 450 for the last 10 minutes.