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BBQ chicken and grilled sweet potatoes

7
6
1
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
30 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Up your summer grilling game with this dinner that's super simple to prepare from start to finish. Par-cook the sweet potatoes by blanching them for a few minutes before grilling. This way, the sweet potatoes cook on the grill in about the same amount of time as the chicken. A few rings of crunchy red onion provide a nice counterpoint with a bit of kick.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Paprika

2 Tbsp

Chili powder

1 Tbsp

Sugar

1 Tbsp

Dry mustard

½ tsp

Ground cinnamon

½ tsp

Ground cumin

½ tsp

Garlic powder

½ tsp

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

1 pound(s), 4 (4-oz) pieces

Raw sweet potato(es)

2 large

Table salt

tsp

Instructions

  1. In small bowl, mix paprika, chili powder, sugar, mustard, cinnamon, cumin, and garlic powder. A few hours before you plan to grill, rub chicken with seasoning blend. Cover chicken and keep in refrigerator until 15 minutes before grilling.
  2. Peel sweet potatoes and slice into 1⁄3-inch-thick disks. In pot, cover sweet potatoes with salted cold water. Bring to boil over medium heat. Cook potatoes for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and let cool.
  3. Off heat, coat grill rack or grill pan with nonstick spray. Preheat gas grill or grill pan to medium-high, or prepare medium-high fire in char- coal grill. Coat sweet potatoes with nonstick spray. Season potatoes and chicken with pinch of salt each. Transfer to grill. Close lid and cook until potatoes and chicken are cooked through and instant-read thermometer inserted into breasts registers 165°F. (The seasoning makes the chicken very red in color so be careful not to cook it for too long.)
  4. Serving size: 1 chicken breast and 1⁄4 of sweet potatoes