Roasted paprika chicken with parsnip and pear salad

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Roasted paprika chicken with parsnip and pear salad

Roasted paprika chicken with parsnip and pear salad

Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Paleo, Mediterranean, Lean & Clean, Diabetes-Friendly, <600 Calories

2 Servings, 530 Calories/Serving

20 Minutes

For a speedy weeknight meal, let your oven do the heavy lifting. Just dust chicken with our earthy blend of spices, add on sweet parsnip, and then roast away. 

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 1 organic parsnip
  • Chicken options:
  • 2 to 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 10 ounces total)
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • Sunbasket paprika spice blend (onion powder - sweet paprika - granulated garlic - cumin)
  • 2 to 4 organic celery ribs (about ½ pound total)
  • 2 organic d’Anjou or other pears
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Sunbasket maple vinaigrette base (maple syrup - sherry vinegar - coriander - cinnamon)

Nutrition per serving

Calories 530, Total Fat 29g (37% DV), Sat. Fat 4.5g (23% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 95mg (32% DV), Sodium 200mg (9% DV), Total Carb. 50g (18% DV), Fiber 12g (43% DV), Total Sugars 24g (Incl. 6g Added Sugars, 12% DV), Protein 23g

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Prep the parsnip

Heat the oven to 425°F. 

  • Scrub or peel the parsnip and trim the ends; cut the parsnip in half lengthwise, then crosswise into ¼-inch-thick half-moons. 

On one end of a sheet pan [on 1 sheet pan], toss the parsnip with 1 to 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper and spread in an even layer. 


Prep the chicken

  • Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel; season generously with salt and pepper.

On the other end of the sheet pan [on a 2nd sheet pan], drizzle the chicken with 1 to 2 teaspoons oil and rub with the paprika spice blend. 


Roast the parsnips and chicken

Roast, stirring the parsnip and turning the chicken halfway through, until the parsnip is tender and lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes, and the chicken is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer the roasted parsnip to a medium bowl while the chicken continues roasting. While the parsnip and chicken are roasting, prepare the remaining ingredients. 


Prep the remaining salad ingredients

  • Cut the celery on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces. 
  • Core and cut the pears into ½-inch pieces. 
  • Strip the parsley leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves. 


Make the vinaigrette; assemble the salad

In a small bowl, stir together the maple vinaigrette base and 2 tablespoons [¼ cup] oil; season to taste with salt and pepper. 

To the bowl with the roasted parsnip, add the celery, pears, parsley, and as much vinaigrette as you like and toss to coat (set aside any remaining vinaigrette for serving). Season to taste with salt and pepper. 


Transfer the chicken and parsnip and pear salad to individual plates. Serve any remaining vinaigrette on the side. 

Kids Can!
  • Scrub the parsnip.
  • Toss the parsnip with oil and season.
  • Strip the parsley leaves. 
  • Stir the vinaigrette.
  • Assemble the salad.