Monday, July 22, 2019

Grilled Chicken with Sweet Potato and Strawberry Salsa

This Grilled Chicken with Sweet Potato and Strawberry Salsa sure looks delicious. It might look like its on the sweet side, but don’t let it fool’s packing some heat with chili powder, cumin and jalapeño. Serves 4 Total Time 40 minutes.


4 small sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the grill
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 8 ounces each)
1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
8 strawberries, finely chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (leave in some seeds for heat)
2 scallions, chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Juice of 1 lime, plus wedges for serving


Preheat a grill to medium. Microwave the sweet potatoes until soft, 7 to 9 minutes. Let cool slightly, then brush with 1 teaspoon olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, toss the chicken with 1 tablespoon olive oil, the chile powder, cumin and a big pinch each of salt and pepper. 

Make the salsa: Combine the strawberries, bell pepper, jalapeno and half each of the scallions and cilantro in a medium bowl. Add the lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Toss well and set aside until juicy. 

Oil the grill grates and add the sweet potatoes and chicken. Grill, covered, turning, until the sweet potatoes are tender and charred and the chicken is cooked through, 15 minutes for the sweet potatoes and 16 to 20 minutes for the chicken. Split open the sweet potatoes. Drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, sprinkle with the remaining scallions and cilantro and season with salt and pepper; fluff with a fork. Serve the chicken with the sweet potatoes; top the chicken with the strawberry salsa and serve with lime wedges. Easy Peasy!

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