Fitness/Clean Eating

Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet

dishes   Good, quick and you only need one pan. My favorite kind of recipes only require a small of amount of dishes as prep then cleanup cause we all HATE doing dishes, at least I do.  I have varied the recipe a bit cause I like to fiddle with recipes and make them my own. The picture in the beginning of this post is my own and I took it the other night when I made it (it turned out pretty and colorful). My boys honestly like it a little better with green beans instead of asparagus and I’ve also made it with broccoli. All good options depending on your tastes. When I’m feeling generous I sprinkle some mozzarella cheese over the top. next time I make this I’m thinking of squeezing some lemon juice over the top for a more citrus taste. The base recipe requires the following ingredients.

Meat

1 lb Chicken breasts, boneless

Produce

1/2 lb Asparagus, fresh

3 Garlic cloves

1 Sweet potato, medium

Baking & Spices

1/2 tsp Black pepper, freshly ground

1/2 tsp Red pepper

1 Salt and ground fresh black pepper

1/2 tsp Sea salt, fine

Oils & Vinegars

1 tbsp Olive oil

Liquids

1/2 cup Chicken broth or water

Directions:

Start by cutting the chicken breasts in to cubes, stripes or chunks (your preference) and season with salt and pepper. Brown the chicken until there is no pink in the middle and place into a bowl for later. While the chicken is cooking, peel and cube the sweet potatoes. Sauté garlic in olive oil until fragrant and add sweet potato to skillet. Add chicken broth or water and Let simmer for 7-8 min until tender, then add cut asparagus or whatever veggie you choose and add to pan. Stir and add chicken back to skillet and let everything simmer together for 10-15 mins. When all veggies are at desired tenderness, turn oven off and add mozzarella (if desired) and let sit for a couple of minutes.

Enjoy!

This also makes good leftovers if you are into meal prepping like we are. It helps for the up coming week so we don’t cheat or skip meals.

Nutritional Facts

This makes about 4-6 servings and we say a Cup is a serving.

Calories – 233 per serving

Total Fat- 7g

Cholesterol- 99.3mg

Total Carbs- 9.1g

Protein- 32g

Nutrition facts are according to the Lose it app, which we use to track or calories and Macronutrients

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