But I knew I needed to spread my little spiralizer wings a bit and try some other veggies just as my dear, generous friend, Kate, sent me this fabulous idea… and some pictures from her own kitchen to go along with it.
I couldn’t wait to try it for myself and went immediately to my local Bulk Barn to pick up some Cajun Spice (why have I never tried this before?) to make this dish. It was so easy and so delicious! I know you will love this idea, too!
I call it Baked Curly Sweet Potoato ‘Fries’ with Chicken – you can call it whatever you like, but TRY it. Do it.
Kate wrapped her sweet potato curls around the chicken breasts when she baked them. I am lazy so I just piled mine on top. Half way through cooking I tossed them around. The curls become quite crunchy, and baking the sweet potato really brings out the flavor. The chicken breasts are juicy and moist. Win, win, win. No negatives here!
Kate used half a sweet potato for each chicken breast and then served hers with some other veggies. When I made this dish, I used a whole sweet potato for mine, and a couple of small white potatoes for The Captain’s, and didn’t serve other veggies. I happen to really like sweet potatoes. Your choice of course.
I have to admit, I have also made these sweet potato curly 'fries' since, without the chicken, and served them on a lean ground beef burger, and also a salmon burger. I love, LOVE, LOVE them. You will too.
Thanks to Kate for allowing me to use her pictures. I will give you the recipe and instructions as she made it up. And I should add, that you could use a ribbon slicer to make your sweet potato curls if you don’t have a spiralizer.
Makes 2 servings
- 1 medium to large sweet potato, peeled
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, seasoned with salt and pepper
- 2 tsp coconut oil, melted
- dry Cajun Spice as needed, about 2 – 3 tsp
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Cut the sweet potato into curls using the large noodle maker disk on the spiralizer.
- Toss the sweet potato noodles with the coconut oil and then add a healthy sprinkling of Cajun Spice (start with about a tsp and then add more if you like peppery heat).
- Wrap the curls around the chicken breasts.
- Bake for 35 minutes.
- Remove to serving plates and enjoy.
Weight Watchers P+ = 10.
Calories 395; Protein 34g; Carbohydrate 34g; Fat 13g; Fibre 4g.
This N.I. was calculated using a 5 ounce chicken breast, 1 tsp coconut oil, and 5 oz raw sweet potato. Yours will vary according to your own ingredients, of course.
Love the curls coming off the spiralizer. Makes me so happy!
Aren’t they beautiful? Toss them with coconut oil and Cajun Spice.
Wrap around seasoned chicken breasts (or just pile them on top) and then bake in the oven.
They will become crispy as they bake.
Lovely and crunchy!
Kate says she thinks she might like them with Curry instead of the Cajun Spice, too.
Mine were a little less curly, and a bit more crispy, I think!