Tuesday, August 14, 2012

#10DaysofBeauty: Day Nine- My favorite healthy dish that doesn't seem healthy

SO! As you guys know from the beginning of the #10daysofbeauty, I have been and still am on a weight loss journey. I've lost 90 pounds so far, and I plan to lose 25ish more, God willing! If you watched my weight lost journey video (if not you can watch it here), you will know that one of the things that really helped me go far was my new found passion for cooking. So with that, it's only right that I share one of my absolute FAV (and easy) recipes with you guys.

Maple Glazed Chicken with Sweet Potatoes 

What you'll need: 
1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pound chicken tenders (I used two large chicken breasts, cut into strips)
2 teaspoons steak seasoning (Find out how to make your own from scratch here)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
 1/2 cup sliced green onions

1. Place the sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Mash the potatoes, season with salt to taste and set aside.
2. Pull fat off of chicken and cut into strips if using chicken breasts. Sprinkle chicken tenders with steak seasoning; heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook the chicken tenders until the meat is lightly browned and no longer pink inside, 5 to 8 minutes per side. Remove the chicken, and set aside. Slice green onions vertically and set aside.

3. Stir the maple syrup into the skillet, scraping up and dissolving any browned flavor bits from the skillet. Bring to a boil, simmer for 2 minutes, and stir in the green onions. To serve, place the mashed sweet potatoes onto a serving platter, top with the chicken tenders, and pour the maple sauce over the chicken.

All of this goodness is only 441 calories per serving.. who said healthy eating couldn't be GOOD eating?! Enjoy!