Pesto Chicken and Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake

I totally don’t like planning a wedding. I just want it to be here. I really like the dress shopping part and knowing that we will be getting married in beautiful Jamaica, but that’s all I want to plan. I don’t want to write checks to pay for it all, I don’t want to wait, I don’t want to pick out dinner and all that jazz, I just want our wedding vacation to be here. I totally see why people hire wedding planners. Having to think about all that crap while still working every day is close to impossible. And I have pretty much nothing to plan. Which is exactly why we chose to do a destination wedding. I wish I liked the planning part more, but when the money part comes into play, it’s a lot less fun. At least we finally set a date! One step down!

Wanna know something horrific? I’ll tell ya something super horrific. Prepare yourself. While at a concert last night, I must have eaten something bad because I legit projectile vomited. Like absolute no control, no time to get to a trash can, no where to go. And it didn’t just happen once. It happened multiple times. I would vomit then feel fine then out of nowhere it would happen again. Being trapped in a cab ride home praying he will drive faster so I don’t puke on his windshield is pretty much the worst situation possible. I didn’t puke on his windshield, I puked in my lawn. My neighbors probably think I’m a complete mess. I woke up feeling completely fine this morning, except for the vomit soiled clothes on the floor that were begging to be washed. How is it that there were about a million 15 year old kids at this concert making very poor decisions and I’m the one looking like a complete embarrassment? Ridiculous.

Let’s move away from vomit. It’s making me sick to my stomach. And I didn’t even tell you the worst part of that whole experience. AH STOP TALKING ABOUT IT! Ok, let’s talk about The Bachelorette. Because it looks so juicy this year. Who do you think she sleeps with? Who do you want to win? Why am I so obsessed with this season? Wasting two hours on a Monday night is my new favorite thing of the week. Right after projectile vomiting at a concert on a Tuesday night.

Wanna know a crazy story? The other day, we went to the park for Memorial day to play some volleyball. For me, that means watch people play volleyball with their shirts off. I don’t play sports. But as the day went on, the rain clouds started rolling in. We decided to take shelter in a Mexican restaurant down the street. Tacos always make rainy days better. Right after we left, lightning struck the tree right next to our friends. They said they all dropped to the ground because it was so loud. Can you imagine being struck by lightning? That’s some crazy sh*t right there. I had a teacher in high school that was struck by lightning three separate times. Do you think that’s true or he just made that up to impress us awful high school kids?

Damn, that wasn’t really that crazy of a story, was it?


Pesto Chicken and Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake

  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 4 tablespoons melted ghee, butter or coconut oil, divided
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken)
  • 3 tablespoons homemade pesto
  • 10 eggs, whisked
  • salt, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss sweet potatoes in 2 tablespoons of ghee. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes until soft then turn oven temperature down to 350 degrees.
  3. Place a large saute pan over medium heat, add 2 more tablespoons of ghee along with onion and garlic. Cook until onions become translucent, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add chicken and cook for about 10 minutes, then lastly add pesto and mix well until combine.
  5. Grease an 8×8 baking dish, add the mixture from the pan to the baking dish then add in eggs and salt along with the sweet potatoes. Mix well until combine.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, until eggs are set in the middle and cooked through.

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I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


30 thoughts on “Pesto Chicken and Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake”

  1. If she sleeps with the gross second runner up from Andi’s season, I am not going to like it. Why does he come back and why do they immediately make out? I am so addicted…

  2. Did you eat something nOnpaleo? I think there must’ve been some food poisoning in the food you ate(paleo or not), it’s happened to me before and it totally ruined my day. I felt like crap all the time!

  3. Dude. I agree with Heather if she sleeps with Nick I will die. I just could not stand him but then again maybe I just hated him with Andi? Maybe it’s Ben Z…he’s cuuute that’s for sure. Also Jared totally stepped up in that boxing date! They could last. What do you think about JJ?? I liked Clint then I was like wait why are you friends with JJ. (PS – I love how high school all of this sounds haha).

    1. Laura- no, Nick is terrible at all times! I think some of the best Bachelorette tv was when Amy S went off about JJ. She hit the nails so directly on the head! I cannot stand him- I hope he goes ASAP. Also as much as I hope Tony finds a lady, I cannot bear to watch him, so maybe we can have JJ and Tony leave on the same day and then I’ll be happy!

      1. Did everyone else pick up the fact that JJ lives with his parents? I so want to watch an episode with his ex-wife and just hear her commentary. Her and Amy S!

  4. 2 things:
    1. Does this recipe keep in the fridge? And if it does, can it survive over the course of a week?
    2. Bachelorette. I did not watch Andi’s season (needed a break from the drama, but then I realized I missed it, and came back. And my life has been complete ever since) so I don’t really know Nick’s gross antics as well as y’all. I DID watch the final episode and the after the rose special where Nick goes from ‘gross’ to total douche. Not a fan. However, there is this rumor (I say rumor, E! News reported it…they are a legit news source right?) and they showed snippets of the next episode and made it totally seem like Clint had legit fallen in love with JJ and that’s why he needed to impress Kaitlin so he could stay around and explore his love……IDK if its true. But if it is, Best. Season. Ever.
    Man I love drama. And a reason to drink wine (eat ice cream) on the couch in my pjs.

    1. I think I will be sad if Clint is gay and in love with JJ. Mostly because he could pick better guys to like! ACK! And yes- Nick is gross. If Nick is the one Kaitlyn sleeps with, I wonder if he’ll do the same thing again- but why did you sleep with me and then let me go?!?! barf

    2. 1. yes! and i’ve kept it for 4 days now and it’s still good to go!
      2. monday drama nights are just the best. it’s like the weekend hasn’t ended. i haven’t watched E news in forever and i’m disappointed in myself. watching that tonight so i can catch up on all my drama!

  5. When I was in high school, one of my teachers was struck and killed by lightning while on vacation in Wyoming- crazy! Poor Dr. Hoffman…:/

    Sorry to hear about your vomit experience from the other night…more sorry that I read about it while eating my lunch! Still made me laugh, though!:)

  6. Juli.. thanks for the recipes and stories.. yikes.. not a fun night!!
    I went to your link for the pesto recipe and read your blog where you talked about washing your clothes in the yucky basement.. then thought about your NEW Laundry Room.. you must love it!!!

  7. Looks super tasty.

    Very dumb question though.

    Do the sweet potatoes get mixed in with the bake or served alongside?

          1. If “dumb one” = creator of immeasurable deliciousness, yes you are.

            Just got back into your blog recently after a break of about a year. Mostly because there were so many great recipes, several became regulars here, didn’t feel like adding even more until a few weeks back. Must’ve missed all the stuff about the wedding n’all. Exciting!! Could you direct us to a recipe/post that tells the story?

            BTW, my wife & I got married in Jamaica, on a small beach, at a small resort, in a small town called Port Antonio in the northeastern part of the island. Very cool.

  8. Jamaica?!! Where? My hubby and I go to couples every year and can’t say enough about all 4 resorts!
    Jamaica is my piece of heaven!!

  9. Love your recipes, but I love your posts even more. I think they are so entertaining, and bring out such personality! I actually read yours, instead of scrolling to the recipe. lol

  10. Apparently I am not the only one obsessed with who she sleeps with. I want it to be the personal trainer (Shaun?). Although, he is pi**ed she brought Nick on. Can’t say I blame him.

    Juli, I love love love your site and this dish is my next to try. I purchased Paleo Kitchen and can’t wait to make everything in it! Looks like I will be eating a ton of food. 🙂

  11. I can’t speak to anything Bachelor-related, but I loved this recipe! Since I am drowning in kale and bok choi from my CSA, I added two handfuls of that stuff (chopped) in between the onion and the chicken. Thanks for another week’s worth of healthy breakfasts! xo

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