Farmer's Market Asparagus with Pesto Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

by Sarah
It's that time of yer again--the farmer's market has opened here in Eau Claire! Early in the spring, there are fewer selections of ripe fruits and vegetables as compared to the mid-to-late summer months. Asparagus is one of the vegetables that is currently in season and I must admit that lately I have been obsessed with it!

asparagus on wooden table

I have also been testing out more sheet pan recipes since they are quick and easy to make and require less clean-up than making all items in separate dishes. Here is an easy sheet pan recipe for you to try at home!

Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken, Sweet Potato and Asparagus


  • 1 lb chicken breasts

  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil to coat the sweet potatoes and asparagus

Putting it Together

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

  2. Prep your vegetables first. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes. Place in a bowl with 1-1 1/2 tbsp of olive oil. Season if you wish, and place them on the sheet pan. 
  3. Next, take the asparagus and cut 1 inch off the bottom of the spears. Place in a bowl with 1-1 1/2 tbsp of olive oil and a seasoning of your choice. My go-to has been Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb seasoning. Place asparagus on the sheet pan.
  4. Spread the pesto on the chicken breasts and place them on the sheet pan.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees. 
Do you have any yummy asparagus recipes? Share them in the comments below!

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