Friday, January 9, 2015

Chicken Fajita Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Avocado Crema


Ok you guys. So I am doing the Advocare 24 day challenge. I am still in my first week of the 10 day cleanse. I have to say it is not as hard as I thought it would be. I already feel so much better. I am amazed at all you are "allowed" to eat on this plan. There is no feeling hungry no starving. So this dish was one of my lunch exploration/experiments per say. It was considered "allowable". It will now forever be in my <3. I have always loved sweet potatoes like forever, but his dish takes them to a whole new level baby.



You have cooked stripes of fajita seasoned chicken paired with bell pepper, and onion. Then topped with avocado crema and homemade pico....drool. The lunch from heaven. These are a perfect make ahead meal that you can prep and assemble a day or so later. If you are a lover of sweet potatoes and Tex Mex food this dish is for you!

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Ingredients

For the Avocado Crema:
1 ripe avocado

juice of 1 lime

1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped

2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt 

For the potatoes:
4 medium sweet potatoes

For the fajita mixture:
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

2 bell peppers (any variety), seeded and sliced into thinn strips

1 medium yellow onion, peeled and sliced into thin strips

salt & pepper

3 large chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips

2 tablespoons fajita seasoning (homemade is best)

For the Pico De Gallo: 
(This is optional)

2 roma tomatos, diced

1 red onion, finely chopped

1/2 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

2 sprigs fresh cilantro, finely chopped

1 green onion, finely chopped

1 small clove garlic, minced 

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper


Directions:
If you are topping this with the pico. In a medium bowl, combine tomato, onion, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, green onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Refrigerate until needed.

To make the Avocado Crema:
Place the avocado, lime juice, cilantro and greek yogurt in a small food processor. Process until smooth. Cover in an airtight container and place in refrigerator until needed.

Preheat oven to 400. Rinse and dry sweet potatoes. Poke several holes in the sweet potatoes using a knife or fork and place on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper and bake sweet potatoes for 1 hour or until tender. 

When the sweet potatoes have about 30 minutes left to bake, start making the chicken fajita mix.

Place the chicken strips in a zip lock bag and add the fajita seasoning. Shake all around to coat.

Heat a large skillet with two tablespoons of the olive oil over medium heat. Remove chicken from the bag, season with salt and pepper, and cook side browned stirring occasionally. About 10 to 15 minutes.

Remove from pan and set aside in a glass dish.

Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in the pan and add sliced peppers and onion. Season with salt and pepper and saute until tender.

Add the cooked chicken with the juices to the pepper and onion mixture toss it around to combine.

Once potatoes are tender, remove, let cool and cut a slit down the middle (do not cut all the way through) and pinch the ends to open up the cavity. Fluff the pulp of the sweet potato with a fork.


Fill potatoes with chicken fajita mix. Spoon on the avocado crema, top with the pico and garnish with some more cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice if desired. 
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30 comments :

  1. Stunning pictures! I adore Mexican food and this is so creative :)

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  2. THAT is an amazing potato!!!! I will be making that for my family ... I think I may even try it this weekend! Do you mind if I post on my gluten free blog and share with my followers? I of course will link it back to your site.

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    1. Thank you so much! That would not be a problem at all!

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  3. This recipe sounds so delicious. I will be adding this to my 'must make' list. I love everything about it. Thanks so much for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday Party this weekend. Pinning and sharing.

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  4. Love all of the healthy stuff you piled on these sweet potatoes! And they're stunning to boot :)

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  5. Wow, this looks so fantastic! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  6. Oh, my word! I love fajitas and I love sweet potatoes so this was absolute heaven when I saw the photo!! I cannot wait to try it!

    Thank you for linking up to #InspireMeMondays at www.beingfibromom.com ! This has been pinned to the Inspire Me Mondays group board as well as shared on my Facebook page for Being Fibro Mom.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  7. Rina these look amazing! I love all of the flavors and I am definitely making this for dinner soon! Yum! Thanks so much for sharing these at the Project Parade! Hope to see you there again this week:)

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  8. What a great idea! I will definitely try these. I'm a new food blogger and love learning from others. I've followed your social sites and hope we can connect. I look forward to reading more from you. Becky

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  9. YUM! This looks healthy and super delicious. I pinned it. Thank you so much for stopping by Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop.
    Many blessings,
    Diane Roark
    recipesforourdailybread

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  10. Hard to believe something that looks this good is so healthy. Pinning and trying this soon!!! Glad I found this at the Thursday Fav. Things Blog hop!

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  11. This looks fantastic! I can't wait to make it!!

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  12. Wow, those look delicious! And I love that they are so healthy too! Thanks for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays...pinning. Hope to see you again tonight...we have big news to share!

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  13. Looks delicious!! Your photography is beautiful!

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  14. This looks soo yummy! I love it when healthy foods fit our diets and our tastebuds!! You go girl... good luck on the cleanse. :) Pinned!

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  15. Brilliant idea stuffing jacket potatoes with fajita ingredients, it all looks so good! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!

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  16. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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  17. This is a great recipe! I’d love it if you would share it on my new corn-free link party. http://www.creatingsilverlinings.com/corn-free-everyday-jan-20-15/

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  18. This looks amazing. I just love sweet potatoes and your recipe turned a favorite side into a full meal. I found your recipe over at the Two Cup Tuesday link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it! Here is the link http://bit.ly/1xR7OkE. Have a wonderful day

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  19. This looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party. Hope you'll be back again with more this week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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