HONEY GINGER CHICKEN & KUMARA
COOKBOOK: Take 5 recipe
Kumara, another name for sweet potato. Regular potatoes have white or yellow flesh inside, while sweet potatoes are known for having orange innards. Both typically have brownish skin; though, that can vary depending on the variety. There are more than 4,000 different types of potatoes and 1,000 varieties of sweet potatoes grown around the globe!
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium. They are also a decent source of many other vitamins and minerals.
Sweet potatoes are often touted as being healthier than white potatoes, but in reality, both types can be highly nutritious. While regular and sweet potatoes are comparable in their calorie, protein, and carb content, white potatoes provide more potassium, whereas sweet potatoes are incredibly high in vitamin A.
A nice balance in this recipe, add chicken and a green vegetable such as broccoli and you have yourself a delicious and healthy meal
Olive oil - tablespoon
4 x chicken breasts with skin on or chicken Maryland skin on
12cm piece of ginger, peeled snd chopped
4 x small/medium Kumara (sweet potatoes), sliced into 5cm slices
4 tablespoons soy sauce
6 tablespoons orange juice
4 tablespoons honey
Salt & pepper
Green veggies , steamed or stir fried (eg broccoli, bock chow, peans or beans)
Preheat oven to 180C
In a bowl adds sauce, honey, orange juice, chopped ginger, salt & pepper and mix well. Add the chicken pieces and combine until the pieces are well coated.
Fry the chicken pieces for 2mins on each side. Keep any of the marinade in the bowl. Place the chicken pieces in an oven tray, cover with foil and bake for approx 15-18mins.
Add the sweet potato in the bowl which has the left over marinade and combine well. Add a little extra soy sauce if required. Add the olive oil in the frying pan and fry the sweet potato, stir-frying until cooked through.