chicken fennel bake

chicken fennel bake

Chicken fennel bake is an easy recipe that gives you a warm fuzzy feeling! Only salt/pepper seasoning because it’s all about the vegetables!

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This recipe is not only ultra healthy, but it’s insanely easy. 

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What is Fennel

Oh, let’s talk fennel. It may be a vegetable that you’re not real familiar with or maybe you are. Fennel belongs to the carrot family. But, it’s not considered a root vegetable.

It’s got long stalks that grow above ground. These stalks almost look like celery stalks. And, the bulk has these light feathery leaves that kind of look like dill. It’s really a pretty plant!

What Does Fennel Taste Like

If you like the taste of a sweet licorice, then you’re gonna love fennel. It’s perfect cooked or eaten raw. 

Fennel for Salad

Fennel is popular for salads. You can chop the leaves/steams very finely for additional flavor because all of the fennel plant is edible. The leaves tend to have more of a slight citrus flavor than the base of the fennel.

Most people prefer to just use the bulb because the stalk can be tough and fiberEEEE. 

Cooking Fennel

You cook fennel like any other vegetable, I think. You can prepare it by braising, sautéing, roasting, or grilling it

You can slice it whole into halves. Slice through the middle or the side to make two larger halves. Or if you prefer, you can slice the bulb thinly, kind of like celery stalks and make bite slie pieces. 

Chicken with Fennel

Now this dish has a lot of power packed healthiness in it. Fresh fennel bulb is a great source of vitamin C. And, we know that C is a potent antioxidant that helps repair the body. And, vitamin C protects us against cellular damage. 

Chicken and Fennel

If you love the aroma and taste of anise, then you’re going to love this fennel. Try slicing and adding it to fresh salads. You get that crunch and crisp. Serve with slices of fresh pears or apples, some cheese and bites of the fennel. 

Chicken Fennel Recipe

And, I love fennel with potatoes. This recipe for potato fennel onion tart is to die for! And, if you’d like a Greek flavor twist on your chicken, then swing by and take a look at my Greek chicken fennel onions and olives

chicken fennel bake


chicken fennel bake

chicken fennel bake

Yield: Feeds 2=3 people


  • Preheat oven to 400
  • 2 large chicken breasts (about 1 ½ lbs.), can be skinless and boneless
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. coarse ground pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 cups chicken bone broth
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut in half, then into 4-6 large pieces
  • 1 large fennel bulb, trim green stalks and slice lengthwise in half
  • 3-4 large whole carrots
  • 2 cups Yukon gold potatoes, cut into bite size pieces, optional
  • ½ cup deli garlic pieces in olive oil and olives, black and green
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. In a large cast iron skillet (with a lid) over medium high heat, put the olive oil and brown the chicken on both sides.
  3. Add the chicken bone broth. Move the chicken breasts to one side and add the onion pieces, fennel, carrots, potatoes and garlic and olives.
  4. Cover tightly. Bake in a preheated 400 oven about 37-45 minutes. Remove and ready to eat!


Your choice of chicken cut is optional. You'll just need to adjust cooking time to the cut of the chicken, such as, thin cut boneless skinless or chicken tenders. Also, cooking time varies with bone-in chicken versus boneless.

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  1. Very tasty! The combination of the veggies definitely give this dish a lot of flavor. Even approved by my 1 year daughter.

    1. LKC! Wowzeeeee, tell your sweet little’ one that Mama Ally is thrilled! Awesome! My 4 and 2 year old granddaughters love, too! Thank you for letting me know! xoxx ally

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