Spiced Chicken with Greens and Sweet Potato Purée

Spiced Chicken with Greens and Sweet Potato Purée

Embrace the comforting embrace of our Spiced Chicken with Greens and Sweet Potato Purée, a dish that delivers a delightful interplay of textures and flavors. The smooth, velvety purée serves as a sweet foundation, enhancing the savory spices of the tender chicken perched atop crisp, fresh greens. Each bite offers a burst of nutty and cheesy notes from the thoughtful garnish, creating a dining experience that is both balanced and deeply satisfying. This dish stands as a testament to the beauty of layered flavors and the pleasure of a well-rounded meal.

Shopping List:

  • Boneless chicken breasts or thighs
  • Mixed greens (e.g., spinach, arugula)
  • Sweet potatoes (or butternut squash as an alternative)
  • Pine nuts
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Butter or additional olive oil for purée
  • Milk or cream (optional for purée)
  • Tahini or nut butter
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Spices for chicken (e.g., smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Nutmeg (optional for purée)


Sweet Potato Purée:

  1. Peel and cube sweet potatoes. Boil in salted water until tender, then drain.
  2. Mash or purée with a knob of butter or olive oil and an optional splash of milk or cream until smooth.
  3. Season with salt and an optional pinch of nutmeg.

Spiced Chicken:

  1. Season the chicken with olive oil, smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Grill or pan-fry until cooked through.

Nutty Dressing:

  1. Whisk together tahini or nut butter with lemon juice, minced garlic, and salt and pepper, adjusting the consistency with a little water if needed.


  1. Spread sweet potato purée onto the plate.
  2. Arrange mixed greens next to the purée.
  3. Slice the cooked chicken and place on top of the greens.
  4. Drizzle with nutty dressing.
  5. Garnish with toasted pine nuts and crumbled feta cheese.

Serve this dish with additional lemon wedges on the side for an extra zing. Enjoy your Spiced Chicken with Greens and Sweet Potato Purée, a complete meal that offers a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.

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