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RECIPE: Chicken with onions and rosemary with sweet potatoes


Here’s a recipe that I stumbled across that actually turned out really good.  It’s from the website.  I modified mine a tiny bit because I didn’t have any shallots:


3 medium sweet potatoes (or more if you like)
salt and pepper to taste
4 Tbs coconut oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 shallots (I used 2 yellow onions instead since I couldn’t find any shallots at the store that night)
2 Tbs fresh rosemary


  1. Take a large pot and fill half full with cold water
  2. Peel your sweet potatoes and chop them into 2 inch pieces
  3. Immediately put the pieces into the cold water as you chop them because they will turn brown very fast after peeling
  4. Set on stove to bring to a boil
  5. Place the coconut oil in a pan and start it heating up to a medium high heat
  6. Start preparing the rosemary:  rinse it, pick the little rosemary leave off of the main stem, then chop finely.
  7. Cut the onions
  8. Season your chicken with salt and pepper
  9. The pan with the coconut oil should be hot now, so add the onions and rosemary and cook for a minute.
  10. Add the chicken to the pan.  (I try not to get onions beneath the chicken otherwise it gets stuck there and looks funny)
  11. Cook the chicken until it’s brown and cooked through (7 to 8 minutes per side)
  12. Once your sweet potato water is boiling, add a teaspoon of salt, reduce heat and simmer until tender – about 14 to 16 minutes.  (my sweet potatoes ended up being done sooner than my chicken, but that was okay)
  13. Reserve 1/4 cup of the sweet potato water and drain the rest of the water from the potatoes.  Return the potatoes to the pot and mash with that reserved water (my potatoes ended up not needing any of the extra water – if I had added it, they would have been soup.  So, I suggest mashing them first and see how thick they are before adding the water).
  14. And it’s done!  I serve the onions separate from the chicken, but that’s only because my significant other doesn’t like the squiggly cooked onions.  Doesn’t want to even have to poke them with his fork at all.

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