Thursday, June 23, 2016

Baked Chicken w/ Grilled Sweet Potatoes & Cilantro Vinaigrette

Happy Thursday everyone hope all is good. Came across this recipe while at the office on Tuesday. I wanted to make something tasty for me and lil mama to have before our Summer Pretty Little Liars season premier. I tweaked to my liking and what was available here goes...

Thursday's Treat...Baked Chicken w/ Grilled Sweet Potatoes & Cilantro Vinaigrette

Ingredients:
-chicken breasts
-sweet potatoes
-olive oil
-cilantro
-lemon juice
-honey
-garlic powder
-sazon accent
-sea salt
-oregano
-adobo

I was so excited to try this I didn't take a full picture of tray with all of what I used but list def provides the info I started by prepping the meat as usual. In a large bowl with my 4 pieces of chicken breasts I added 2tbsps honey, 2tbsps adobo, packet of Sazon accent, 2tbsps oregano, 1tbsp of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt and I mixed it very well making sure every inch of the chicken pieces were coated. I set it aside.


I boiled some water in a medium pot added another pinch of salt and 4 pieces of medium size sweet potatoes and boiled for 25 minutes. At the same time I turned on my toaster oven and set to 350 degrees for an hour. I used a baking tray, aluminum foil and sprayed some Pam on sheet layed out the pieces and got those going. Once the sweet potatoes were soft I removed them from the water and let cool for a few minutes before I cut them into 1/4 inch circular slices.

In a medium boil I mixed 2 tbsps of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt mixed well and used a cooking brush to coat all the slices of sweet potatoes so they would not stick on the grill. I turned my George Foreman grill on, spray some Pam and set to 325 for 8 minutes or when grill marks are visible.

By this time my chicken was done, I had checked with my meat thermometer and had it set on warm.
In a medium plastic cup I mixed 2 tbsp chopped cilantro, 2tbsps honey, 1tbsp lime juice, 1tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tbsp garlic salt. This was my vinaigrette. Removed my sweet potatoes, served and done!

The blended flavors were music to my mouth, the cilantro and honey mix was delish! The sweet potatoes were tender and also very flavorful was happy I had leftovers for a salad to take to work the next day. A hit with lil mama and just in time for another exciting episode of PLL. Enjoy.

Always stress free xo,
Mari

8 comments:

  1. I love sweet potatoes and chicken! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

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    1. Thanks for having me over glad you liked my share. Sweet potatoes are nice treats to make indeed

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  2. This sounds absolutely delicious! http://kbbcrafts.blogspot.com/2016/06/fourth-of-july-napkin-ties.html

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  3. This sounds absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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    1. Dee thank you glad you liked my share :)

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