For one of the healthiest takes on chicken, the oven is the way to go. Roasting chicken with fresh herbs creates great flavor without using a ton of oil or condiments. (These are the condiments nutritionists want you to avoid.) Fresh herbs are also a great way to cut back on salt in recipes. A low-salt diet can help keep blood pressure numbers down, which is essential to prevent conditions like heart disease, stroke, and heart failure. (Here are more tips for following a low-salt diet.)
In this roast chicken recipe, the chicken is flavored with rosemary, which goes great with potatoes. Instead of the average white potato, this recipe uses sweet potatoes. TBH, there is nothing inherently wrong with a white potato from time to time, but sweet potatoes are a great way to add diversity to your menus, and they are more nutritious than regular potatoes. In fact, one dietitian even lists them as a diabetic superfood.
For a variation, swap out the sweet potato and try diced butternut squash, turnips, or carrots. (Here’s how to peel carrots fast and cut squash safely.) Otherwise, go green and roast asparagus, green beans, or broccoli instead. These items take slightly less time to cook all the way through, so you can wait until the last 20 minutes to toss them in the oven.