Thursday, May 14, 2015

Herbed Artichoke Chicken and Sweet Potato and Edamame Hash

These can be made together or separately! Both are equally delicious and make a lot of food.

Herbed Artichoke Chicken:

Below is the recipe from CrockPot- I actually have yet to be able to find quick cooking tapioca so I usually do the recipe without it. It turns out fine, though the broth isn't as thick. I also like to use different flavors of diced tomatoes. Garlic or basil is the best!

1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can of drained, diced tomatoes
1 artichoke hearts (drained)
1 small chopped onion
1 cup of fat free reduced sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup kalamata olives (sliced and pitted)
1/4 dry white wine
3 tbs quick cooking tapioca
1 tbs chopped parsley
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp basil
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients into crock pot, stir to blend. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours until chicken is cooked through.

Calories- 219 per serving
Protein- 18g
Carb- 13g
Saturated Fat- 3g

Sweet Potato and Edamame Hash:

I think I got this recipe off of the cooking channel once. It's super delicious and can be served hot or cold!

1 8 oz. package of diced ham
1 onion finely chopped
1 tbs olive oil
2 sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1 minced garlic clove
1 12 oz. package of frozen shelled soybeans
1 12 oz. package of whole kernel corn
1/4 cup chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste

Here I used canned corned and drained it. Obviously you can use fresh corn as well- whichever is more convenient! I also used yams instead of sweet potatoes, because once again, I can't really tell the difference between the two! They taste very much the same, but I prefer the orange color of the yam =)

Saute ham and onion in oil over medium heat for 6-8 min, until ham is lightly browned. 

Stir in sweet potatoes and saute 5 min.. Add garlic and saute another minute.

Stir in soybeans and the rest of the ingredients. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 10 min while stirring occasionally.

The original recipe suggests serving this over a poached egg with arugula. I imagine that would also be very delicious!

And here is the end result: herbed artichoke chicken with sweet potato and edamame hash!