Golden Chicken & Sweet Potato (NOT!)

This is the recipe (story follows below):


  • 1 Tbsp veggie oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, defrosted
  • 1 cup chicken broth (I use Knorr Chicken Broth powder and hot water)
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp rosemary, dried
  • 1/2 tsp thyme leaves, dried
  • 2 large, peeled sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups veggies – we used green beans


  1. Brown chicken in hot oil, approx 5 min per side.  Remove & set aside.
  2. Stir in broth, seasonings and veggies.   Bring to gentle boil.  Boil 5 minutes.
  3. Cut up chicken into bite size pieces, return to pan.  Reduce heat to simmer.
  4. Cook until chicken is done, and veggies are tender, about 7 – 10 minutes.


This recipe is loosely based (how I follow all my recipes) on a Campbell’s recipe from my local grocer’s flyer.  It called for Sweet Potatoes, and being myself a brand new, sometimes-strict, self-proclaimed GREEN, CLEAN, and LOCAL eater, I sent my husband out for exactly – SWEET potatoes.  He came back with white potato-looking things.  I quizzed him (he’d call it grilled) emphatically about the labeling of said ‘sweet’ potatoes.

Here’s the recipe picture:

Do those potatoes look WHITE to you?  Perhaps its the wizardry of photoshop I tell myself.  Or maybe gluten-carrying chicken broth has more dye in it (I’m kidding btw).  I have checked 3 different local markets, all our sweet potatoes are WHITE.  Our YAMS are orange!  So I’ve discovered, its all you Americans who have labeled everything wrong.  Just to let you know – those orange things, those are YAMS.  What you want in your recipe here – is Sweet Potatoes.  Yummmm!

PS – the picture of the gorgeous food that I made is being held hostage by my dead phone.  :(

About Cathy Tibbles

In 2007 Cathy's Hubby was diagnosed with celiac disease and Strawberries Are Gluten Free was born. The early days of SAGF are chock full of all the newly converted recipes. More recently the articles are trending to cool new products, events, local news and family tales.


  1. This looks good. I wonder if left over rotisserie chicken would work?


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