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16 INGREDIENTS 8 STEPS 30min

Cajun Chicken with Sweet Potato Mash

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This one-plate Cajun Chicken with Sweet Potato Mash meal is full of textures and flavors. Sweet, hearty, and with a little bit of a kick, this dish will soon become your new favorite fall go-to dinner. Everything comes together in just 30 minutes and all three components can be prepped ahead of time. Perfect for meal planning.
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This one-plate Cajun Chicken with Sweet Potato Mash meal is full of textures and flavors. Sweet, hearty, and with a little bit of a kick, this dish will soon become your new favorite fall go-to dinner. Everything comes together in just 30 minutes and all three components can be prepped ahead of time. Perfect for meal planning.
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30min
Total Time
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Ingredients

Servings
4
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Cajun Chicken

2 lb
roughly 2 large breasts
1 1/2 Tbsp
Oil , divided
2 Tbsp
Cajun Seasoning

Sweet Potato Mash

6 cups
1/3 cup
Unsalted Butter , cubed, room temperature
1/2 cup
Warm Whole Milk
2 1/2 Tbsp
1 tsp

Corn Salsa

1 can
(16 oz)
Corn Kernels , drained
1/2
Red Onion , finely chopped
1/4 cup
Finely Chopped Fresh Cilantro
plus more for garnish
1 1/2
Limes , juiced
1/2 tsp
Chili Powder
1/4 tsp
Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
780
FAT
24.7 g
PROTEIN
55.3 g
CARBS
88.3 g

Author's Notes

Marinate the chicken in the fridge for better flavor up to one day in advance. Corn salsa tastes even better after a night in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat, just sear the chicken, warm the sweet potato mash, and serve with the corn salsa.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Slice the Tyson® Chicken Breasts (2 lb) in half lengthwise, so you have 4 flat pieces. Place the chicken under a piece of parchment paper and pound flat using a meat tenderizer or a rolling pin, until you reach 1/2-inch thickness.
Step 2
Cover the chicken breast with Oil (1/2 Tbsp) and Cajun Seasoning (2 Tbsp) .
Step 3
In a large pot with boiling water, cook the Sweet Potatoes (6 cups) for 15-20 minutes, or until they can be easily pierced with a fork. Drain and return to the same pot.
Step 4
While they cook, make the brown butter. In a skillet over medium-low heat, melt the Unsalted Butter (1/3 cup) and let it sit in the pan for 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the butter turns light brown and has a nutty aroma. Once it turns brown, immediately transfer to a heat-proof bowl and set aside.
Step 5
In the same skillet over medium-high heat, add Oil (1 Tbsp) and sear the chicken until fully cooked. About 2 1/2 minutes on each side, or when internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside for 5 minutes to rest.
Step 6
In a large mixing bowl, combine Corn Kernels (1 can) , Red Onion (1/2) , Fresh Cilantro (1/4 cup) , Limes (1 1/2) , Chili Powder (1/2 tsp) , Ground Cumin (1/4 tsp) , and Salt (1/2 tsp) . Mix well and set aside.
Step 7
To the sweet potatoes add reserved butter, Whole Milk (1/2 cup) , and Maple Syrup (2 1/2 Tbsp) , season with Salt (1 tsp) and Ground Black Pepper (1 tsp) , mash again until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
Step 8
Assemble sweet potato mash, chicken breast, and corn salsa on a serving plate. Garnish with more chopped cilantro and serve.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
780
% Daily Value*
Fat
24.7 g
32%
Saturated Fat
11.3 g
57%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
173.9 mg
58%
Carbohydrates
88.3 g
32%
Fiber
11.2 g
40%
Sugars
26.9 g
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Protein
55.3 g
111%
Sodium
1991.2 mg
87%
Vitamin D
--
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Calcium
137.0 mg
11%
Iron
4.1 mg
23%
Potassium
1202.1 mg
26%
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