While my girls are in Florida for their annual visit, I’m left with the task of cooking for one and for me, I like to make a meal with plenty of leftovers. When I saw this recipe for Sweet Potato Brussels Sprouts Hash from “Chisel and Fork” and realized I had everything on hand to make it on a rainy day, so a meal was born. And for bonuses, it is a one pan meal, low in calories and high in nutrition. I made a few changes to the ingredients and cooking method based on what I had on hand but the original recipe along with great pics and nutrition, can be found by clicking on the above link.
Sweet Potato Brussels Sprouts Hash- Slightly adapted from Chisel and Fork
6 slices bacon, chopped
1½ lbs. chicken breast, Jaccarded and cut into ½" cubes
4 c. sweet potato, cut into ½" cubes (note 1)
3 c. frozen mini Brussels sprouts, halved
2 c. sweet onion, diced
2 Winesap apples, peeled, cored and cut into ½" cubes (note 2)
6 garlic cloves, minced (2 tbsp.)
1 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped
1 tbsp. fresh sage, chopped
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
2½ tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Note 1: Since the frozen Brussels sprouts were soft, I steamed the sweet potatoes for about 10 minutes to soften them as well.
Note 2: I used our apple peeler/corer which makes ¼” slices rather than ½" cubes
1. Bring large skillet to medium heat and add bacon. Cook until crisp and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
2. Keep bacon fat and increase heat to medium-high. Add the chicken, 1 tsp. salt and ½ tsp. black pepper and cook about 4 minutes on each side until lightly browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
3. Add onion and cook a few minutes then add the Brussels sprouts, 1½ tsp. salt and ½ tsp. black pepper to skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent. Should be about 5 more minutes.
4. Add the diced sweet potato and cook until soft.
5. Add the cubed apples, garlic, thyme, sage and cinnamon, cooking 30 seconds.
It was a complete meal so I ate it without additional sides.
I thought it was very good and I like this combination of flavors except I’m not a fan of the cinnamon and would leave it out next time – the half amount I used was still too much for me – I don’t eat much Indian area food.
It was even better for breakfast the next morning.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
11/15/22 meal date