Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WIAW: Sweet Potato Chicken Enchilada Crunch

Hello, hello!!
Well, we finally had a little bit of snow here in the south.  By a "little bit" I mean it melted well before lunchtime.
But, it was Bizzy's first snow, so we had to get out there and take some pictures of her reaction.  She kind of loved it.  Doesn't she look like a deer in the snow above?  I love her deerly (sorry, couldn't resist).

Ok, onto the food stuff!

Peas and Crayons

I guess it's "Love your Veggies" month.  Cool.  I got a couple veggies in today..

Breakfast: 1/2 Bagel with Egg, Berries

My love affair with the over easy egg continues.  We bought bagels this past weekend, which we almost never do, but we wanted to try this bagel quiche (worth it!).  We did get whole wheat bagels, so that's something.  I had half of a wheat bagel with a Laughing Cow Swiss cheese wedge and an over easy egg.
Fresh strawberries and coffee on the side!

Such a satisfying start to the day!

Bizzy smelled the egg cooking and came to beg.  I think this is the only picture I have of her sitting in her "beg" hand is just petting her, not holding her up or anything.

Lunch: Stuffed Pepper Soup

I actually did not have time for a morning snack.  Usually I make time, but I had forgotten to pack a snack..and that really helped my decision making process ;)

So, I was starving at lunchtime.  Had a bowl of leftover Stuffed Pepper Soup.  I made a few changes to the recipe.  I added celery, carrot and 3 kinds of peppers.  So yummy!

For dessert I had a whole wheat cookie that I made Sunday.  This picture makes it look huge, but it was really about an average sized cookie.

Snack: Apple

Since I had lunch with my boyfriend, I asked him to bring me an apple for snack (since I ran out of the house forgetting to pack snacks).  I enjoyed it thoroughly.

But was hungry after work, so had a 35 calorie (healthy life, I think is the brand) piece of toast with Skippy natural crunchy peanut butter.

I needed this fuel for boot camp.  It was a booty burner for sure, with squats, lunges, dead lifts and more.  Wowzer.

 Dinner: Sweet Potato Chicken Enchilada Crunch & Broccoli

This dinner.  I mean.  It was epic.  Looks like a mess, but was so perfect.

I was in Subway last week getting a turkey sandwich for lunch and noticed they have a new sandwich.  This is it:

Enchilada drenched shredded chicken with cheese and Fritos on a flatbread.  Sounds innocent enough.
I looked it up and a 6" is 580 calories.  That's insane.

So, I took inspiration from that sandwich and created my own chicken enchilada crunch.
I was going to put this on a Hungry Girl Flatbread, but decided I'd rather have it on a sweet potato.

I am obsessed with sweet potatoes.

This is really, really good.  You should try it!

Sweet Potato Chicken Enchilada Crunch
serves 4

3 chicken breasts
3 tbsp taco seasoning
1 can enchilada sauce
1/2 cup corn chips (like Fritos--you can buy them in the little, bitty bags at the gas station..good portion control so you don't have a giant bag of chips in your house to tempt you!)
4 medium sweet potatoes

For the chili lime cheese sauce:
2 tbsp lite butter (like I Can't Believe It's Not Butter)
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 tbsp flour
1/2 can green chilies
2 tbsp lime juice
1/2-3/4 cup chicken broth
3 Laughing Cow Swiss cheese wedges
salt & pepper to taste

Heat a medium sized skillet on medium heat, coating the bottom of the pan with non-stick spray.  Season your chicken breasts and sear both sides in the pan, cover with enchilada sauce and cover the pan with a lid until the chicken can be shredded with forks (about 10-15 min).  Shred chicken and leave in the sauce for a few minutes to absorb.

While the chicken is cooking, microwave some sweet potatoes (I washed and pierced 4 medium sweet potatoes and microwaved them in a gallon Ziploc for about 13 minutes) and make your sauce.

For the sauce, heat a small sauce pan to medium and melt butter, add garlic and cook for a minute.  Add flour and whisk around.  Pour in a little chicken broth and whisk lumps out.  Add chilies, lime juice and additional chicken broth until it is the thickness you want.  It will thicken a little more upon cooking.  Add the cheese wedges, breaking up with your whisk.  Season with salt and pepper.

OMG, the sauce is so good!

Lay out your sweet potatoes on individual plates (I put two of mine in to-go containers for lunches) and smash them open with a fork.  Season with salt and pepper.
Add 1/4 of the shredded chicken to each potato (it's probably about 1/2 cup of chicken), top with sauce and a sprinkle of Fritos.

Add cilantro to the top, if desired.

Holy yum!

That's it for me!

Have a lovely rest of the week!


Kadee Cramer said...

Ahh I just had a sweet potato with spicy shredded chicken on it.. it would have been really good to have something crunchy on top! Next time :D

Indy said...

Mmm, that looks so tasty!

And that puppy is absolutely the cutest!