Sweet Potatoes With Chicken and Lemon Grass

Sweet Potatoes With Chicken and Lemon Grass

  • Serves: 4.000
Sweet Potatoes With Chicken and Lemon Grass

Sweet Potatoes With Chicken and Lemon Grass

Diets

  • Gluten free

Ingredients

  • Meat

    • 1 lb Chicken breasts, boneless skinless
  • Produce

    • 2 stalks Lemon grass
    • 1 lb Sweet potatoes
  • Pasta & Grains

    • 1 White or brown rice
  • Baking & Spices

    • 1 tsp Peppercorns, coarsely cracked black
    • 1 tsp Sea or kosher salt, coarse
  • Oils & Vinegars

    • 2 tbsp Canola oil
  • Liquids

    • 1 cup Water

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Description

This thin-brothed stew is homey yet flavorful enough to serve to holiday house guests. It was inspired by the Hmong community in Minnesota, whose cooks tend to use simple ingredients. The Hmong top the dish with an optional, lightly salted mixture of chopped Thai chilies, fresh ginger and cilantro, which we really liked in testing; see the NOTE, below. Make Ahead: The stew can be refrigerated for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 1 month. Prepare the chili pepper topping just before serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes
  • 2 stalks lemon grass
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (trimmed of visible fat), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea or kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely cracked black peppercorns
  • Steamed white or brown rice, for serving

Directions

  • Fill a medium bowl with cold water. Peel the sweet potatoes and rinse them under cool water, then cut them into 1-inch cubes, submerging them in the bowl of water as you go. Trim the ends of each lemon grass stalk to yield a tightly layered middle section that's about 3 inches long. Use the flat side of a chef’s knife to smash the section, then cut that in half lengthwise, discarding the tough outer layer. Cut the halves into thin strips, then into small pieces. Heat the oil in a wok or large saute pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the chicken and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until it loses some of its raw look. Drain the potatoes, then add them to the pan along with the cup of water, the lemon grass, salt and cracked peppercorns. Once the liquid comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring once or twice, until the sweet potatoes are tender and the chicken is cooked through. Divide the stew, including the broth, among bowls filled halfway with rice. NOTE: Stir together 10 to 12 thinly sliced red and/or green Thai chili peppers (not seeded), 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger root, 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro and tender stems, and a small pinch of coarse kosher or sea salt in a small bowl. Use some of the mixture to top each portion of the stew.

Nutrition

Calories per serving (using kosher salt): 300 % Daily Values* Total Fat: 10g 15% Saturated Fat: 1g 5% Cholesterol: 85mg 28% Sodium: 390mg 16% Total Carbohydrates: 23g 8% Dietary Fiber: 3g 12% Sugar: 5g Protein: 27g *Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Total Fat: Less than 65g Saturated Fat: Less than 20g Cholesterol: Less than 300mg Sodium: Less than 2,400mg Total Carbohydrates: 300g Dietary Fiber: 25g
  • Serves: 4.000
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Sweet Potatoes With Chicken and Lemon Grass

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This thin-brothed stew is homey yet flavorful enough to serve to holiday house guests.

Sweet Potatoes With Chicken and Lemon Grass

  • Meat

    • 1 lb Chicken breasts, boneless skinless
  • Produce

    • 2 stalks Lemon grass
    • 1 lb Sweet potatoes
  • Pasta & Grains

    • 1 White or brown rice
  • Baking & Spices

    • 1 tsp Peppercorns, coarsely cracked black
    • 1 tsp Sea or kosher salt, coarse
  • Oils & Vinegars

    • 2 tbsp Canola oil
  • Liquids

    • 1 cup Water

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Sweet Potatoes With Chicken and Lemon Grass

This thin-brothed stew is homey yet flavorful enough to serve to holiday house guests.