Meal 3 of 31: Back to Basics
Time and time again, I’ve heard people talk about getting bored with simple food. With a world of spices out there and the many different cooking methods, a simple meal like chicken and a sweet potato can take you around the world!
Obviously there are more foods to choose from, but I just wanted to make my point that the same two ingredients could be transformed into different meals with slight preparation variations. Just have fun with it and maybe grab a spice in your spice rack that you’ve never used before!
Idea #1: Cook the chicken in a crock-pot with chicken broth and simply steam the sweet potato.
Idea #2: Grill the chicken (either on a grill or a grilling pan) with Dijon mustard brushed on it and a fresh squeeze of lemon. Steam a sweet potato and sprinkle cinnamon on top of it (it brings out the natural sweetness).
Idea #3: Bake the chicken with Mexican spices (cumin, cayenne, etc). Cut sweet potato into fries, season with salt, pepper and a drizzle of avocado oil and bake.
Idea #4: Roast an entire chicken and make homemade broth afterwards. Then make a sweet potato and roasted red pepper soup!
Idea #5: Pound out a chicken breast until flat and put some veggies or a slice of prosciutto on the chicken. Roll up and bake, seam side down. Twice back your sweet potato adding a little butter and fresh herbs.