Pesto Chicken And Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake

I actually made this for dinner one night so I could get Paul’s opinion. He goes to work so early in the morning that his breakfast usually includes a Starbucks coffee and nothing else. He loved it and turns out, it makes great leftovers for breakfast the next day!

I found this delicious recipe over at and if you haven’t checked out her blog before you absolutely must! She’s hilarious and her food is so yummy even though it follows the Paleo rules. We are new to the whole “Paleo” thing and have tried some definite no-go recipes.

I was also inexperienced with the wonders of cooking with coconut oil before this. Did you know that a pure and natural coconut oil is actually hard and heat will liquify it? I had no idea! I love coconut oil for beauty regimens and it came as no surprise that I love it when cooking too.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Coconut oil
  • 1 sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 1/4 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 3 tablespoons pesto sauce
  • 10 eggs

My recipe is a bit different than the original but go with what sounds good to you!

The Process

I didn’t have shredded chicken already cooked so I boiled two chicken breasts and used two forks to shred them. You could also buy a rotisserie chicken but those are usually pre seasoned.

Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Mix the sweet potatoes with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and bake for 25-30 minutes or until they’re soft then turn the oven down to 350.

Place a large pan over medium heat and cook the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes in another 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.

Add the chicken to your pan to cook with the onion and garlic for about 10 minutes then add your pesto sauce and mix well.

Add your chicken mixture to an 8×8 greased baking dish then add your whisked eggs and sweet potatoes.

Cook in the oven for about 30-35 minutes.

Pesto Chicken And Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake

This recipe takes a long time to make so I would make it at night to enjoy in the morning. I put it over a bed of cold baby spinach for some extra fiber and vitamins. Toddler wasn’t very interested in this and we went through our usual “I’m hungry” conversation.

Savannah: I’m hungry

Me: What do you want?

Savannah: I’m not picking

Me: Want an apple?

Savannah: No

Me: Want some grapes?

Savannah: No

Me: Want mac and cheese?

Savannah: No

Me: What do you want then?

Savannah: I want apple!

Please tell me I’m not the only one having these conversations!

Anyway, set out a block of time for this recipe and you won’t regret it! Ultra healthy and tasty too!



5 Comments on Chicken And Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake

    • Seriously! In the morning the last thing I want to do is make some time consuming breakfast when toddler doesn’t even give me time to shower lol

    • The sweet potato adds a bit of sweetness that I miss from having cold cereal in the morning. Healthy + sweet tasting = happy mommy!

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