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Dijon Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Grilled Chicken and Brown Rice

I roast brussel sprouts all the time (ironic since I refused to eat them for the first 21 years of my life), and wanted to spice things up a bit. A little dijon mustard is the perfect subtle addition to a classic dish. And with grilled chicken and brown rice, its a filling and healthy dish that I enjoy for both lunch and dinner.


Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 50 minutes

Total time: 60 minutes


  • 2 cups of brown long grain rice
  • 1 tbsp. vegan butter (a favorite healthy alternative!)
  • 2 cups of chicken stock
  •  3 tbsp. good olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. salt + an additional pinch
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. onion salt
  • 2 thinly sliced chicken breasts dipped in soy sauce


    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
    2. Prepare rice by bringing 2 cups rice, 2 cups water, 2 cups chicken stock, and 1 tbsp. of vegan butter to a boil and then let simmer for 50-55 minutes
    3. Halve brussel sprouts after washing and place in large bowl
    4. Whisk together olive oil, salt, pepper, onion salt, and dijon mustard in a small bowl
    5. Pour onto brussel sprouts and toss to coat 
    6. Place on a sheet pan and roast for 35-40 minutes, until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside
    7. Meanwhile, grill soy sauce coated chicken
    8. Sprinkle brussel sprouts with a little more salt immediately when taken out of oven
    9. Combine and enjoy!


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