Monday, September 15, 2014

Chicken with Peanut Sauce & Sweet Potatoes

What's better than a fast meal? The CLEAN UP! I love tinfoil dinners. 
 They are so easy to clean up, I think...why should I NOT cook like this more? 

We were reading in a magazine called, "CLEAN EATING" and found this recipe.
~Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Sweet Potatoes~
1/4 cup unsalted natural peanut butter (use almond or sunflower nut butter if you are strict Paleo)
1/4 cup light coconut milk
2 tbsp. rice vinegar
2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus additional for garnish
1 tbsp. raw honey
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 tbsp. minced ginger
1 tsp. Braggs liquid aminos
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic (I actually use 3 in mine, but it's because I LOVE garlic)
Olive oil cooking spray
12 oz. green beans, trimmed
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2" cubes (NOTE: make sure to dice potatoes as directed so that it will cook at the same rate as the chicken)
1 red onion
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" pieces

HANDS-ON time: 20 min
TOTAL TIME: 45 min

  • Preheat grill to medium-high or preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Combine first 10 ingredients in a bowl and set aside
  • Trim green beans and then dice the remaining ingredients.
  • Make sure to season the chicken with a little salt and pepper
  • Cut 4 (12x16 in.) pieces of large tin foil and mist with cooking spray
  • Put all veggies and chicken in the center and divide the peanut mixture among all four piles of veggies/chicken.
Bring short edges of the foil together, then fold inward a few times along each long edge to seal.
Seal up the sides and place foil packets directly on the grill or on a large rimmed baking sheet in the oven.
Grill or bake for 25-30 min. 

Transfer contents of packets to serving bowls and garnish with additional cilantro.
1 serving (packet) contains 335 calories, Total: Fat: 10g  Carbs: 30g and Protein: 33g

This is like a "packet full of happiness" because it's just ANOTHER
creative way to eat the almighty chicken and sweet potatoes.


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