Recipe: On the Fly! Chicken, Bacon, Sweet Potato Hash

This recipe is the brethren of my Cabbage Hash with Chicken and Bacon. Both are products of that Well-I’ve-Got-A-Bit-Of-This-And-A-Bit-Of-Thatness that happens when dinner time sneaks up on you. The reason I share these serendipitous recipes with you is not for you to follow to the letter, but to give you a) confidence that you can whip up something tasty and healthy on the fly, and b) a sense of how certain flavors are together.

So in the spirit of making good things happen from chaos, here’s an option for you featuring only real food ingredients. No slightly off-plan condiments, no fancy techniques, no compromises. And it answers the infernal kitchen query, “What am I going to do with this leftover roasted chicken?!” Also, any leftovers are great scrambled with eggs the next morning.

Chicken, Bacon, Sweet Potato Hash

1/2 lb. bacon, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 onion, diced

1 large sweet potato, grated or diced finely

4 cups chicken, cooked and diced or shredded (leftover roasted chicken is great)

3-4 handfuls baby spinach or shredded Swiss chard

salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

1) Add bacon to a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook until fat begins to render. Add garlic, onion, and sweet potato, stirring to prevent the garlic from scorching.

2) When onion is translucent, about 4-5 minutes, add chicken and spinach/chard, stirring to combine. Cook mixture until greens are wilted and chicken is warmed through, about another 3-4 minutes. Season with S&P and serve it up.

Serves 4.

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7 Responses to “Recipe: On the Fly! Chicken, Bacon, Sweet Potato Hash”

  1. Looks great (as does the chicken & cabbage one!). I really love one-pot throw together meals, and this one has a lot of my favorite ingredients. :)

  2. I had all the ingredients on hand, so I gave it a try. Honestly thought it would would be a quick and easy but mediocre meal…a little timid to give it a try. Oh my goodness! We all loved it! Amazing flavors, a new favorite. Thank you! :)

  3. This is such a great recipe! Glad I stumbled upon it! The only thing I did differently was to add an extra sweet potato :) This is my new favorite way to use up leftover roasted chicken. Thanks for sharing!

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