Sunday, January 30, 2011

Almond Chicken Sweet Potatoe

Today has been a bit of a blase day for me. And even though sometimes I dread the thought of what to make to eat, I decided to be adventurous. Royall lead me to the whole living website as part of her healthy living cleanse, and I found this recipe:

Almond Chicken Soup with Sweet Potato, Collards and Ginger

Serves 4
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced (2 cups)
  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup smooth almond butter
  • 1 cup collard leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Combine the stock, onion, garlic, and sweet potato in a stockpot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the chicken, then cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the almond butter and 1/2 cup of the soup mixture into a thick paste. Add the collard leaves and ginger to the soup and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in the almond butter paste. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Ladle the soup into bowls, and squeeze with lime wedge.

Which totally sounded awesome.
But instead of following the directions I decided to just keep a general thought of what they were and add whatever amount pleased my little soul. 
I wanted it to be more of an almond chicken sauce with spinach.
So my proportions were different and not very by the book.
3/4 C Chicken Stock
Heaping Tbsp. Almond Butter
Diced Green onions
1 Clove Garlic minced
tsp-ish ginger minced
tsp-ish lime juice
half a chicken breast cubed
Several handfuls of spinach

I mixed all my ingredients together and let them simmer together of a medium-low setting.

And I cooked my sweet potato in the oven for about 45-50 minutes.

And then I put the sauce over top of the sweet potato.

It was actually pretty good. A little of the gingery side but I feel a little proud about it.
So yes, I'm totally patting myself on the back. What of it?

1 comment:

Royall said...

I like your modifications and I just wrote you a massive email that gmail wouldn't send and that Matt then accidentally deleted so I'll have to start again this evening!