Cranberry Roast Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Apple and Roasted Cajun Cauliflower

by Tammy

in Cooking Classes, Holiday Recipes, Main meals, Recipes, Sides

We just had such a great time at our Fall Start Simply Cooking Class. 

Forty women joined us for a very special night with a

guest appearance from my darling 84 year old Mother!





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I just love encouraging women to really enjoy the art and passion of good food and cooking. And I really love cooking with my dear friend Cathy Gries.

She is something else! What a servant heart she has to everyone that crosses her path.

We always have many laughs whipping up these delicious dishes for women.



But the huge hit of the evening was our delicious Cranberry Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Apple. Seriously I wish I could add a scratch and sniff to this page. The aroma was amazing! This is a very simple meal and pairs beautifully with the Spicy Cauliflower.

If you are in the Colorado Springs area we would love to see you at one of our cooking classes. You can get more information on our Facebook page right here: We have two amazing Christmas Cooking Classes coming up! Ck it out here….

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Cranberry Roast Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Apple

 Cranberry sauce is used in this dish with ground ginger and cloves. The chicken is layered on top of the sweet potatoes and apple. It is simple and simply delicious!

 1 lb sweet potato, peeled and sliced very thin

2 sliced apples

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (I use skinned chicken breast in the bone…I find it keeps the chicken more tender).

1 (16 ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce

1/3 cup red wine (optional)

1/3 cup olive oil, DIVIDED, enough to coat potatoes & some for mixture

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (*I use more)

1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

1/2 teaspoon white pepper

0.5 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix

1 tea cloves


1 Preheat oven to 350°.

2 Peel potato and slice thin. Slice apple and place on top of potato.  Place evenly in a 8×8 baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray.

3. Place chicken breasts on top of potatoes.

5 Combine all other ingredients and pour over chicken.

6 Bake covered for 45 minutes remove foil and bake another 10 min until chicken is done and potatoes are tender.



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Spicy Roasted Cauliflower. 

Wash cauliflower and slice. Drizzle with oil oil. Sprinkle with Home mixed Cajun Seasoning on top. Bake in 450 oven aprox 15-20 min. Top with chopped chives.



Home made Cajun Seasoning

  • 2 tsp. salt

  • 4 tsp. garlic powder

  • 5 tsp. paprika (I used the smoked kind from Costco…it is fantastic!)

  • 2 tsp. pepper

  • 2 tsp. onion powder

  • 2 tsp. cayenne pepper

  • 2 1/2 tsp. oregano

  • 2 1/2 tsp. thyme

  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes   


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Morgan Wood October 24, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Tammy –

Oh YUM!!! Can’t wait to try the deliciousness… wish I lived closer so I could join you for one of your events!


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