Skillet Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

Author: Canadian Living

Simmering the potatoes right along with the chicken makes for an easy one-pot supper. Sweet potatoes are high in fibre (about 4 g per 1/2-cup/125 mL serving). They are also very high in beta-carotene and a good source of vitamin C, both of which are antioxidants. Add Creamy Coleslaw and green beans to round out the meal.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2003

Ingredients

  • 8 skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Method

Trim any fat from thighs; sprinkle with salt and pepper. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown thighs. Remove to plate.

Drain any fat from pan. Add onions, garlic and thyme; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add cider; bring to boil, scraping up any brown bits from bottom of pan. Return chicken, fleshier side down, and any accumulated juices to pan. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, peel and cut potatoes into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes; add to pan. Turn chicken over; simmer, covered, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced and potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 453 mg
  • Protein 35 g
  • Calories 450.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Cholesterol 138 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 52 g

%RDI

  • Iron 24.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 17.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 258.0
  • Vitamin C 57.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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