Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Chicken

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This is kind of an odd combination, but I got this idea from two sources. One was from a protein bar called a pumpkin supreme, which has sweet potato, pumpkin, almond butter and chocolate in it. The other is from Thanksgiving where I would end up putting mashed sweet potato, on Turkey to add flavor. This is a very unrefined recipe so I ended up with a ton of extra mash/sauce which will probably be used in the future with chocolate chips and or marshmallows. The color of the sauce is kind of gross though.

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin from can
  • 5 peeled sweet potatoes
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin pie seasoning
  • 3 lbs of chicken breast and thighs (boneless cooks faster, but more expensive)
  • Coconut oil

Steps

  1. Cut up sweet potatoes into 1 inch thick sections along the length of potato.
  2. Boil potatoes for 25 minutes
  3. Drain potatoes and add them to food processor. You might have to do in 3 parts depending on the size and power of your processor. Its a lot of mash.
  4. Add mash potatoes,  pumpkin, all seasoning and water to the pan.
  5. Mix everything together and simmer.
  6. Do not try to cook at too high of heat, or your will get the sauce to shoot all over the place. Its like a volcano for some reason.
  7. Fry up your chicken 5-10 minutes per side in coconut oil, or basically until your have a nice burn on both sides. Chicken with bones might take even longer since bones take longer to cook.
  8. Lower temperature of chicken to simmer and completely cover with sauce.
  9. Remove and serve when ready.
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