Chicken Sweet Potato Skillet

Chicken Sweet Potato Skillet

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"A savory combination of chicken, sweet potato, and spinach is seasoned with sage, sweetened with pear, given a splash of whiskey for a kick, and topped with toasted hazelnuts. It makes a lovely fall supper!"
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40 m servings 485 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 485 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 62.2g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 19.2 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 181 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir chicken in the hot oil until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and place on a plate.
  2. Cook and stir sweet potato in the same skillet over medium heat until slightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes; return chicken to the skillet. Add whiskey, sage, pear, and water; stir well. Partially cover skillet, lower heat to medium-low, and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and sweet potato is tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove lid and sprinkle spinach over the chicken-sweet potato mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes. Stir in hazelnuts; season with salt and black pepper.


  1. 27 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Really nice hash style recipe. Only thing I added was some spicy seasoning at the end. Do toast the hazlenuts.. there is a huge difference in thair flavor. Taste some untoasted and then toast s...

Most helpful critical review

Tastes like a hash with sweet potatoes, rather mushy and spinachy... Don't like sweet potato and spinach combo....just my opinion. Nobody here ate it except the insinkerator....

Really nice hash style recipe. Only thing I added was some spicy seasoning at the end. Do toast the hazlenuts.. there is a huge difference in thair flavor. Taste some untoasted and then toast s...

Made this tonight on a whim to use some sweet potatoes I had. I used some drumsticks instead just because I had them and it was great. It was delicious! I would however make a few adjustments...

I changed a few things... use apples instead of pears as that was all I had, used Jack Daniels instead of Irish Whiskey, walnuts instead of hazelnuts and used chicken boullion instead of just wa...

My husband and I are about to endure a 30 day cut diet, so with a few modifications, this will be one of the recipes. I toasted slivered almonds, used ground sage (about 1 tbsp); used three thi...

I didn't have spinach so added leeks and mushrooms instead. Very tasty! The pear and sage make a lovely difference

Very good. The flavors work together. I doubled the recipe but only had one pear. It prbably would have been beter with two.

All I can say about this is FANTASTIC! The only thing i did different was use applesauce instead of pears cuz i didnt have anything else bt it was still amazing!

Good flavors, but I felt like it was missing some depth. I'll add more whiskey next time and maybe chicken stock instead of water. Wait on adding the pears until just before serving or they star...

I hate when people rate recipes after they've altered it, but I'm sure the original is just as good, if not better, than the version I made. Based on what I had on hand, I used granny smith app...