May 22

Sweet Potato Chicken Bacon Chorizo Casserole

Yes, I acknowledge that this title is too long for a recipe. However, these are all of my favorite things, and I made them into a healthy casserole. I feel that this should be celebrated. You can’t just leave a key ingredient out of the title. You might hurt its feelings!!

Life gets really busy during the week between work, exercising, spending time with your family, errands, walking your dog, etc – I get it. For me, I always eat the worst when I’m desperate – need to eat now = order pizza. Now I know YOU’RE not like that….

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This bowl can solve all of your hunger problems.

 

Choosing dishes that can be made in a large quantity is a great way to make sure that you always have food readily available when life gets busy. Personally, I like to cook a big dish on Mondays (like this casserole for example), and then I don’t have to worry about dinner for Tuesday or sometimes even Wednesday.

This recipe is super savory, and tastes just like delicious comfort food – except without the gluten, sugar and processed ingredients! I originally found it here, and then added the chorizo along with a few other small tweaks.

Sweet Potato Buffalo Chicken Bacon Chorizo Casserole

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
  • sweet potatoes and/or yams cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp. paprika;
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder;
  • 6 tbsp. hot sauce;
  • ½ cup olive oil or melted ghee;
  • 1 cup bacon, cooked and cut into pieces;
  • 1 lb. chorizo, cooked
  • 1 cup green onions, sliced

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F.
  2. While your oven is preheating, brown your chorizo & fry your bacon if you haven’t already.
  3. In a large casserole dish, add the diced sweet potatoes and cubed chicken.

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    Naked chicken.

  4. Over the sweet potato/chicken mixture, pour the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, hot sauce, and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Adding the ingredients straight to the baking dish means not having to wash an extra mixing bowl. That is a win.

    Spices added.

    Spices added.

  5. Mix up with your hands to make sure everything is fully coated.
  6. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
  7. Remove the casserole from the oven, and add the green onions, chorizo and bacon to the dish. Place back in the oven for another 5-7 minutes to let all the flavors combine.

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    Enjoy for multiple nights!