I have been living a keto and low carb lifestyle for a while now. I absolutely love the results and the way I am feeling. Anyone who has been following my blog for any length of time knows that I am constantly on the hunt for easy and fun recipes to help me stay satisfied. This week I set out to make a whole different dish that I had “cooked” up in my brain. One of the best and stressful parts of cooking is having a recipe not work out. Sometimes you can create something so unexpected it becomes magical (if you believe food can be magical) Other times you feel like you are just creating a disaster. Either way you always learn something.
This week I had created this sweet potato fajita saute. In my mind everything worked perfectly. However, that was not the case this week! What was supposed to be a saute turned into a soup! A reason why you should always keep broth on hand. It covers a multitude of mistakes!!
- 1 Pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, cut into bite size pieces
- 2 large sweet potatoes, cubed
- 1 1/2 Sweet Onion, Roughly Chopped
- Red, Yellow, Green and Orange Bell peppers, Chopped
- 1 Tablespoon Minced garlic
- 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
- 16 Ounces Chicken Broth
- 1/4 Cup Cilantro, Chopped
- 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Cumin
- Salt and Pepper
Prep Time: 30 Minutes ◊ Cook time: 20 Minutes ◊ Serves: 6
Start by cutting the chicken breast into bite size pieces. Toss with all of the dry seasonings. In a large pot on medium to high heat add preferred oil. Once oil starts to dance add in your chicken. Saute until cooked through for 4-5 minutes depending on the size of your pieces. Once chicken is cooked through add in peppers, and onions. Saute until peppers and onions turn soft. Then add in minced garlic and tomato paste. Mix ingredients together. Slowly add in broth and stir to get all the flavor from the bottom of the pot mixed in. Throw in the cilantro and turn down to low and cover for 10 minutes or longer. The longer you let it simmer the more flavor you will have.
Serve with sliced avocado, sour cream and cilantro. This dish is higher in carbs than most dishes I make, but if you are have a day with extra carbs to spend this is perfect. Fills you up and has plenty of fiber and flavor!!