So…I’ve been living alone for a total of about 3 weeks now. To be fair, for 10 of those days, I was traveling in Bucharest and Athens with Angeline. BUT, I realized something kinda funny while prepping dinner the other day…I am cooking a lot more now than I did when Angeline lived at home. Angeline was sort of a picky eater, so she was never really a big fan of some of the new recipes I tried. After years and years of hearing, “that’s gross,” or “that tastes weird,” I just sort of lost interest in cooking altogether. I cooked when I needed to, and didn’t experiment much, because I knew that I’d be the only one eating whatever it was I made. Now that Angeline is off on her own? I AM COOKING EVERY DAY. Take this Sweet Potato & Pear Honey Chicken Recipe for example; this is something that Angeline probably wouldn’t have liked – save for the side of asparagus.
I love chicken and cook it often as part of my low carb lifestyle – right now I have a whole chicken in the slow cooker with herbs and seasonings, drizzled with olive oil…and my house smells A M A Z I N G. Chicken is such a versatile meat, and you can eat it much more often and red meat or pork without worrying about your fat intake. Three cheers for chicken!
Sweet Potato & Pear Honey Chicken Recipe
- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into cubes
- 1 pear, cut into thin slices
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon honey mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
In a large skillet, add chicken breasts. Season with salt and pepper and cook in olive oil until no longer pink. Remove from pan and set aside. Keep warm
In the same pan, add sweet potato, pear and water. Bring water to a boil and reduce heat to simmer and cover. Simmer for about 5-8 minutes or until pear and potato are tender.
Stir in honey, mustard and tarragon.
Spoon mixture over chicken. Serve with roasted asparagus or steamed broccoli.
This Sweet Potato & Pear Honey Chicken Recipe serves 4 people.