Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Blackened Chicken & Jerk Sweet Potatoes

This was a wonderful dinner from last week. The sweet potatoes ended up a little more done than I preferred which I blame mostly on my craptastic cookwear. Just a hint when cooking them: if something smells like it's burning in your kitchen, it probably is. Just my advice.

Blackened Chicken


4 chicken breast mixed with

1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Pan fry chicken for one minute on each side to blacken. Transfer to the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes or until juices run clear.

Source: Adventures In My Freezer


Jerk Sweet Potatoes


2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch thick fries (I did mine slightly thinner)
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment.

In large bowl, combine salt, garlic powder, sugar, chili powder, thyme, allspice, pepper, cinnamon and toss to combine.

Add sweet potato wedges and olive oil and toss to combine well.

Spread set potatoes out onto lined baking sheet and place in oven.

Bake until tender and lightly crisped, about 30 minutes, while turning twice through cooking.

Remove from oven, sprinkle with extra kosher salt if wanted, and serve.

Source: Good Things Catered

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