Coconut Curry Chicken and Sweet Potato
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-1.5'' pieces
3 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups diced sweet potato, par-cooked
1/2 cup light canned coconut milk
2.5 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon coconut oil, divided
1 tablespoon red curry paste
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon fish sauce
Juice of 1/2 of a lime
Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
Chopped unsalted peanuts, green onions, and cilantro for garnish
- Whisk together the coconut milk, peanut butter, red curry paste, fish sauce, maple syrup, and lime juice together in a bowl. Set aside.
- Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons of the coconut oil in a 12'' HexClad Pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot add in the cut up chicken. Spread it into a single layer, season with salt and pepper and let it cook for about 3-4 minutes before stirring it. Continue to cook until the chicken is cooked through (or reaches an internal temperature of 165 F), then remove it from the pan onto a plate.
- Add the remaining coconut oil to the skillet along with the diced par-cooked sweet potato. Season lightly with salt and pepper and sauté for about 3-4 minutes (or until the sweet potato is tender).
- Add the chicken back into the pan along with the grated ginger. Stir to combine, then pour in the sauce.
- Stir and coat everything in the sauce. Remove from the heat and top with chopped peanut, green onion, and cilantro.
- Serve over brown, white or cauliflower rice and enjoy!