Posts tagged sweet potatoes
Buffalo Chicken Potato Pockets

So I feel like it's time for me to change my site name to the "Sweet Potato Enthusiast".. ANOTHER sweet potato recipe. I just love them so much and they are easy to work with! 

This recipe is a healthy twist on the American classic, hot wings. This dish will satisfy that hot sauce craving while still helping you maintain a healthy diet. The second best thing about this recipe is how EASY it is! It's just 5 ingredients, 6 if you want garnish. This is a crockpot recipe so it's a set it and forget it kinda thing :)  Doesn't get much better than that! So let's dive in shall we??

(Below are links to crockpot and potato bags should you need them)


Recipe Serves 4

Ingredients-

2 Large Chicken Breasts

4 Chicken Thighs

1 148 ml Franks Red Hot Wing Sauce

1 TB Corn Starch

4 Sweet Potatoes

1 c Blue Cheese Crumbles

Parsley for garnish

 

Directions-

Place chicken and sauce in crockpot. Set on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.

One hour before chicken is done. Remove chicken from pot and shred with two forks

Whisk cornstarch into sauce until mixed. This will help sauce thicken and adhere to chicken.

Place shredded chicken back into crockpot for remaining hour.

In 30 minutes before chicken is done-

Wash potatoes

Place 2 potatoes in potato bag for approx. 5-6 min. Repeat with other two.

Remove potatoes and cut down middle. 

Place hot wing mixture into pocket of potatoe, Add additional sauce if desired.

Sprinkle with blue cheese and parsley.

 

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Chicken and Sweet Potato Power Bowl

If you haven’t figured it out I have a real obsession with sweet potatoes. There are just so many different ways to enjoy them and in most recipes they can be done on the fly. They can be prepared sweet, savory, or spicy.

There are many nutritional benefits to eating sweet potatoes. They are high in Vitamin A, E and C, fiber, potassium and iron. Many say sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritional veggies out there!

When in doubt, throw a sweet potato in the recipe or use it as a side! :) Not Yams! Yams are not even the same species and don’t carry the same nutritional value as sweet potatoes. So don’t even try to say they are the same. A sweet potato is a sweet potato and a yam is a yam!

Ok- now that I have had time to cool down let’s get into the dish shall we? I decided to stick with power ingredients for this recipe. Adding quinoa- protein packed, pomegranate seeds- antioxidant packed, and pumpkin seeds-magnesium packed. This power bowl was going to give me superpowers or at least a super healthy meal...

Recipe Serves 4

Ingredients-

3 Large Sweet Potatoes

1 cup uncooked quinoa

3 Large Grilled Chicken Breasts

3 cups Arugula

1 cup Pomegranate Seeds

½ cup Pumpkin Seeds

½ cup Crumbled Feta

 

Herb Dressing-

1 cup Olive Oil

¼ cup Dijon Mustard

¼ cup White Wine Vinegar

1/2 Lemon juiced

2 TB Honey

1 garlic clove

1 tsp dried parsley

1 tsp dried basil

1 tsp dried oregano

 

Directions-

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Peel and cube potatoes. Place on a baking sheet and drizzle in olive oil, salt and pepper.

Place in oven for 20-25 minutes. Mix halfway through.

Prepare quinoa according to directions, drain, and set aside.

While quinoa and potatoes are cooking, cube up grilled chicken.

Once potatoes are done remove and let cool 5 min.

Mix together Dressing ingredients in jar and shake.

Place quinoa, chicken, potatoes, arugula in bowl. Sprinkle the top with pumpkin, pomegranate seeds and feta.

Drizzle a few tablespoons of dressing over bowl.

Bon Appetit!