Sweet Potato Skillet Meal for ONE (E)

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.

sweettaterskillet

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sweet potato, diced
  • 6 ounces of diced chicken or turkey
  • bit of diced onions, optional
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil
  • a shake or two of cinnamon, optional

Instructions:

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.

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Sweet Potato Skillet Meal for ONE (E)
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Easy lunch idea for a THM E meal.
Ingredients
  • 1 medium sweet potato, diced
  • 6 ounces of diced chicken or turkey
  • bit of diced onions, optional
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil
  • a shake or two of cinnamon, optional
Instructions
  1. Warm a non-stick skillet to medium heat with my coconut oil.
  2. Dice up sweet potato into small cubes and toss them in.
  3. Let them cook a bit and even put a lid on my pan so they soften up a bit.
  4. Add some diced onion if you want to use that ingredient.
  5. Make sure to keep stirring them around so they don't stick.
  6. Throw in 6 or so ounces of chicken breast or lean turkey.
  7. Add your salt and pepper.
  8. Add cinnamon if desired. (it's good!)
  9. Cook it a bit more until the chicken is warmed through. (use canned or rotisserie for a fast option)
  10. 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.

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  3. It did give me an idea! I frequently skip on sweet potatoes just because I don’t think to make them ahead. Cooking them in the skillet is something I’ve never really thought of. I think I might try adding a smidgen of chipotle pepper in adobo sauce. Try it sometime, it’s delicious. Just don’t get too carried away, it’s spicy! A dab will do ya.

  4. Yum – Thank you for sharing your recipes! Can’t wait to try this! I, too, love cinnamon on sweet potatoes (and along with chicken or turkey:)

  5. Yuuuumy! I used a baked sweet potato I already had baked and tuna for the protein. It was deeeelicious and loved the cinnamon. Thanks for another great dish! 😉