Folks are always looking for an easy lunch and more ideas for E meals. E means Energizing on the Trim Healthy Mama plan. After a few years on plan, I am finding that I pick simple meals often during the day for my lunches. You could of course have this for dinner too, but I find myself making it most often for myself at lunchtime. It's one of my go-to E lunches now and super easy.
1 medium sweet potato, diced
6 ounces of diced chicken or turkey
bit of diced onions, optional
1 tsp of coconut oil
a shake or two of cinnamon, optional
I warm my non-stick skillet to medium heat with my coconut oil. Dice up my sweet potato into small cubes and toss them in. I let them cook a bit and even put a lid on my pan so they soften up a bit. The steam helps! Add some diced onion if you want to use that ingredient. I like it! Make sure to keep stirring them around so they don't stick. After the sweet potato is nearing being soft and the onions are starting to cook, I throw in 6 or so ounces of chicken breast or lean turkey. Add your salt and pepper. Call me crazy..it won't be the first time, but I love to add a few shakes of cinnamon. I love cinnamon on my sweet taters and it tastes great to me in this dish. Feel free to leave it out! I just cook it a bit more until my chicken is warmed through. If using fresh chicken, you may want to cook a chicken breast up before hand, dice and add to the pan after it's been cooked.
I won't lie...I use canned. If I have a rotisserie chicken in my fridge, I'll use breast meat cut up. Whichever I have on hand. I also buy cans of chicken and turkey at Sam's Club that come in handy. The canned turkey I buy is very lean as well and tastes great in this dish as a sub to the chicken. Like a mini Thanksgiving in a bowl!
I wasn't sure this really merited a post, but if it gives you a new idea for an easy meal, then I'm glad I did. You could obviously double, triple or quadruple this dish to have a big skillet meal for your whole family. I think I may make it ahead of time in a large batch and keep it warm in my crockpot for church one Sunday to share.