This Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet recipe is a delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make meal that will be on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes. This is gluten-free, whole30, paleo, and perfect for your busy weeknight dinner.
I had to start this post saying thank you for all the emails I got from my last post when I was talking about my sleepless night. You guys were so sweet. I really appreciate all the suggestions and advice. You mamas are AWESOME! Like many of you said, he will sleep better soon. Well, he is already better because it’s been about two nights that he sleeps for two hours straight in his crib. I can’t believe it. I consider it a great start. Let’s try to be positive, correct?
Now let’s talk about today’s recipe, which is so delicious, easy to make, gluten-free, and also paleo friendly. This asparagus and sweet potato with chicken is a great combination of flavors and perfect for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner.
The good side of this recipe is that it only has three ingredients, which are chicken, sweet potato, and asparagus because, technically, salt, pepper, and red chili flakes don’t count as ingredients, right? Another good point about this recipe is that it will be ready and on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes. So grab your skillet, cutting board, and your chef knife and chop all the ingredients. This is the only hard work you will have. Awesome! It is easy as pie. Believe me!
What you need to do is to cut the chicken into small pieces so it will cook though nice and easily. Sauté the chicken in an iron cast skillet to add more flavor to the chicken. Then set it aside and cook the veggies in the same skillet.
I suggest you cook first the sweet potato because it takes more time to be ready and then you add asparagus to the skillet. Once the asparagus is cooked, bring the chicken back to the skillet and stir everything really well.
Season this recipe according to your preference. I love a little bit of heat in my food, so I added more than ½ teaspoon of red chili flakes, but it is totally up to you.
You can even add cumin, coriander, garlic powder, or any other type of spice you like. The options are limitless. I am sure you will really love this recipe. Enjoy! Please, if you recreate this recipe, take a picture and tag @primaverakitchen and #primaverakitchen on Instagram! I would love to see your version. Thanks a lot.
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Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet
This Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet recipe is a delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make meal that will be on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes. This is gluten-free, paleo, and perfect for your busy weeknight dinner.
- 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and ground fresh black pepper
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
- ½ cup chicken broth or water
- ½ lb (225 g) fresh asparagus (the spears should be cut at a diagonal in 1 and 2 inch pieces)
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- On a plastic board, cut the chicken into small pieces and season with salt and pepper.
- In a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil, garlic, and chicken.
- Sauté the chicken for about 7-10 minutes or until it is cooked through. Don’t forget to stir well. Set chicken aside.
- In the same skillet, add sweet potato and chicken broth.
- Cook for about 7-10minutes or until the sweet potato is cooked.
- Add asparagus and cook for about 4-5 minutes.
- Season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper.
Yield: 4, Serving Size: 1/4
- Amount Per Serving:
- Calories: 233
- Total Fat: 7g
- Cholesterol: 99.3mg
- Carbohydrates: 9.1g
- Sugar: 2.3g
- Protein: 32g
If you make this recipe, please don't forget to snap a photo and hashtag it #primaverakitchen. I really want to see!
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