Jamaican Chicken and Sweet PotatoesPosted: March 14, 2012
This is one of my favorite super-fast go to meals. The recipe I use is adapted from here. It’s also quite healthy, which is an added bonus. The aromatic sweet and spicy flavor of the jerk seasoned chicken balances so well with the creamy mashed sweet potatoes. The black beans and tomatoes make this quite a hearty meal without being heavy.
To make this snappy dish, you’ll need:
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 1/2 T extra virgin olive oil
- 1 yellow or white onion, chopped
- 2-3 teaspoons Caribbean jerk seasoning
- 1 cup chopped tomato
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 T butter
- 1 can chicken broth
- Salt and pepper for seasoning
Once the chicken is “on,” in another small skillet, heat remaining olive oil and add chopped onions. Cook these on medium low until soft and translucent, for about 15 minutes.
As the chicken and onions are cooking, scoop insides of sweet potatoes with spoon, and mash. Add butter and salt and pepper to taste. Microwave for another minute or two to cook through.