This Sazon Chicken with Japanese Sweet Potatoes is a recipe I keep coming back to time and time again. It is easy to make and can be prepared the night before or a couples days before you plan to cook it. This recipe is bursting with so much flavour. Not to mention, it is a very healthy dish!
WHAT IS SAZON CHICKEN?
Sazon is a Spanish seasoning that often consists of salt, black pepper, garlic, cilantro, cumin and oregano. This is a variation of Sazon that uses fresh garlic, rosemary, thyme, parsley, cilantro, lemon oranges, orange zest, apple cider vinegar, mustard and BBQ sauce. These ingredients together make for a truly unique flavour. The Sazon is what is used to marinade the chicken breasts.
The flavours for this marinade are best developed when they’ve had a couple of days to sit in the fridge. However, you will still get wonderful flavour if you only have 30 minutes to spare. The leftover Sazon from cooking the chicken breasts can also be used as a gravy. It is SO good!
The flavour of this Sazon is hard to describe. It is very bright because of the cilantro, lemon and oranges. The flavour is absolutely addicting though, and one of those things that you MUST try!
WHAT ARE JAPANESE SWEET POTATOES?
I paired this Sazon Chicken recipe with Japanese Sweet Potatoes because Japanese Sweet Potatoes are the best sweet potatoes ever. Japanese Sweet Potatoes are a purple sweet potato (similar to regular sweet potatoes), but much higher in nutrients and antioxidants. They are a little sweeter in flavour compared to regular sweet potatoes as well.
Honestly, once you have Japanese Sweet Potatoes, you will have a hard time going back to other sweet potatoes. They are just so, so delicious!
For this recipe, I boiled them for about 20 minutes and then put them on a baking sheet, tossed them with coconut oil and seasoned with salt & pepper and roasted them at 425 degrees F. They taste delicious like this!
In the past, I’ve also made them with miso and they were oh so good! Highly recommend giving them a go if you are a sweet potato fan like myself!
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Recipe adapted from FitGurlMel.
Sazon Chicken with Japanese Sweet Potatoes
Sazon Chicken Marinade
- 5 chicken breasts (with skin or without)
- 1 whole head of garlic
- 1 tbsp dried rosemary
- 1 tbsp dried thyme
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- 1 handful of fresh cilantro
- 4 freshly squeezed lemons
- 2 freshly squeezed oranges
- 2 tbsp orange zest
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp mustard
- 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
- pinch of paprika
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- pinch of himalayan salt
Japanese Sweet Potatoes
- 1-2 Japanese sweet potatoes, cubed
- 2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
- pinch of sea salt & black pepper
- To make the Sazon chicken, place all the ingredients into a food processor (except the chicken) and process until all combined.
- Place the chicken in a medium sized mixing bowl and our the marinade over the chicken. Place in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- To make the Japanese sweet potatoes, bring a pot of water to a boil and then add the Japanese sweet potatoes. Boil for about 15 minutes. (You don’t want to overcook them because they will be fully cooked in the oven).
- When the Japanese sweet potatoes are done boiling, add them to a greased baking sheet. Toss with coconut oil, sea salt and black pepper. Place in a 425 degree oven for 20-30 minutes until cooked.
- Remove the chicken from the fridge. Place a skillet on a med-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and then add the brown sugar. Wait until the brown sugar starts to darken in colour slightly, then add the chicken breasts. The brown sugar will give the chicken a nice brown colour. Add a pinch of himalayan salt to the chicken.
- Cook on medium-low heat for about 30 minutes. Flip the chicken every 10 minutes or so.
- When the chicken is done, serve the chicken with your favourite vegetables and the Japanese sweet potatoes!