Chili Chicken with Sweet Potato Hash

I’m thinking that I might have an obsession with sweet potatoes.  If not an obsession, then at least a super crush.

My feelings toward sweet potatoes could be considered a good thing, or a bad thing. Good because sweet potatoes are delicious and nutritious. Bad because I seem to only make dishes that somehow incorporate sweet potato.  My super crush on those sweet lil’ taters is stifling my culinary creativity. But, I must say, it could be worse…

Yesterday, M and I whipped up some grilled chili chicken with sweet potato hash. I based this recipe on one I found in Real Simple Magazine for chili glazed pork.

Chili Chicken with Sweet Potato Hash


2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 tsp coarse sea salt

1 tsp chili powder

sprinkle of cayenne pepper

2 Tbsp Olive oil

1 medium to large sweet potato

1 small yellow onion

2 cups baby Brussels sprouts

Salt and pepper to taste

First, take your chili powder, cayenne pepper,

and coarse sea salt and combine in a medium sized bowl.

Add 2 Tbsp of olive oil, and rub each chicken breast with the spice mixture.

Pop those chickens onto the grill and cook until they are white throughout– about 15 minutes! I think it’s 15 minutes…M does the grill part…I’m Grill-Challenged. It’s okay though: M is a phenomenal grill cook who happily grills whatever I create.

While the chicken is grilling, start preparing the sweet potato hash! First, chop the onions into larger pieces.

Then add the onion and the Baby Brussels Sprouts to a pan along with a dollop of olive oil.

I used baby sprouts because they were cuter, but you could definitely use regular sprouts instead.

I put the sprouts in frozen and cooked them with the onions for about 5 minutes.

While the sprouts were cooking, I grated the sweet potato.

Once the sprouts had cooked for about 5 minutes, I added the potato to the onions and sprouts and cooked for another 10 minutes.

The chicken and the sweet potato finished cooking around the same time!

The chicken came out incredibly juicy and perfectly cooked!

We served the chicken on top of the hash for an artistically appealing finish.

This meal was totally yum!

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4 Responses to Chili Chicken with Sweet Potato Hash

  1. Alison February 28, 2011 at 2:59 PM #

    Yum! I too, absolutely love sweet potatoes. I’m definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. Sophie33 March 2, 2011 at 12:29 PM #

    A tasty & appetizing meal!

    Yummie & lovely food!

    Gresets to you from Brussels, Belgium!

  3. Laura March 23, 2011 at 1:25 PM #

    I made this for my family last night and it was a hit. We have two boys, 8 and 5, who ate it up. Thank you for sharing!

    • AllieNic March 23, 2011 at 1:26 PM #

      You’re welcome, Laura! I’m so glad that your family liked it!

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