I love sweet potatoes... they are nutritious, affordable, filling, and can spice (or sweeten) any meal.
One day, I thought it might be fun to add sweet potatoes to a Mexican dish, and now it's a must-have ingredient!
What I love about this meal is it's so versatile. I call it a taco, but you can serve it in a variety of ways!
I find that it makes enough for a couple of meals, and you can change the recipe every time you eat it! You can wrap it into a tortilla, leave it plain on the plate (as shown), add different ingredients, and my personal favorite is to add egg and have it for lunch the next day!
Try experimenting with sweet potatoes! What culinary creations will you create? I hope you share!
Preheat oven to 375°F. On baking sheet, season chicken breasts with cumin and cayenne pepper to taste. Place chicken in oven and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
While chicken is in the oven, prep your vegetables and cook rice according to directions on packaging. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes, onion, and pepper. In pan, heat a tablespoon of coconut oil on medium heat. Add sweet potatoes first, then onion, and then pepper. Allow each to cook for a few minutes before adding the next ingredient. Cover pan each time. Add a dash of chili powder to your liking. Continue to stir your mixture until the sweet potatoes are soft and cooked. If your potatoes are starting to burn, add a splash of water to the pan and cover. This will help steam your vegetables.
When your rice is done, add drained black beans. You may season the rice with cumin and cilantro. Remove chicken from oven and slice.
When serving, you can combine your rice, protein, and vegetables or leave separate. It tastes even better with avocado and a bit of lime juice squeezed on top. You can also add fresh tomatoes, fresh mango (as shown), cilantro, and corn! Have fun with it and share your variations in the comments below!
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Danielle is the mother of two and creator of Snackster Sam. She has been concerned about healthy habits and nutrition for over a decade, and conducted an award-winning scientific study on portion control. She created Snackster Sam to make eating healthy more fun for parents and children. Learn more about the mission here