If you haven't noticed, I'm a bit obsessed with sweet potatoes. They have, and I think always will be, my favorite food. Growing up, I always had the traditional sweet potato casseroles loaded with sugar and marshmallows at Thanksgiving, and always loaded them up with butter and brown sugar any chance I could get. Little did I know, you don't need any of that! Sweet potatoes are so naturally sweet, with a few spices you can really bring out their natural flavors. No more butter and added sugar; deliciousness only!
2-3 sweet potatoes
2 lbs chicken breast
1 package snow peas
2 white onions
1 yellow pepper
2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped
1 TBSP cayenne pepper (more if you like it spicy)
1TBSP garlic powder
salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Cut the sweet potatoes into 1" cubes. In a small bowl, mix together rosemary, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix well. In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes and 1-2 TBSP of olive oil. Coat well. Sprinkle seasoning mixture on sweet potatoes and coat evenly. Spread potatoes on baking sheet (or two if needed). Make sure there is enough room between potatoes, if they are on top of each other they will get soggy. Bake for 35-45 minutes, turning once, until tender.
While sweet potatoes are baking, cut chicken into cubes. Season with salt and pepper. Heat skillet or wok over medium heat with 1 TBSP olive oil. Toss chicken into skillet to cook until there is no pink left.
While chicken is cooking, cut up onion and peppers. Once there is no pink left on the chicken, toss in onions, and peppers. Cover with a lid to get a good steam for 5-8 minutes. After onions and peppers have cooked down, add snow peas. Skillet may be getting a little sticky, if so, add a touch of water and continue cooking. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper, or more rosemary and cayenne.
Remove from heat when done.
This makes enough for 4-5 meals. 1 serving is 6-8 oz. sweet potatoes and roughly 1 cup of stir fry.
Be sure to tag #mandyrosefit if you try this meal and tell me what you thought!