Pesto Chicken with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 large sweet potatoes cubed and steamed
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon minced thyme
  • 1 teaspoon minced oregano
  • 1 clove garlic minced


  • DO-AHEAD TIP: Cube and steam sweet potatoes.
  • In a blender, blend the first 4 ingredients (lemon juice through salt and pepper) until smooth.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat coconut oil. To the skillet, add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes, until brown. To the chicken, add the pesto and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  • In a mixer, blend the remaining ingredients (sweet potatoes through garlic) until smooth. Serve chicken with mashed potatoes.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed broccoli.
NUTRITION: 362 Calories; 14g Fat (34.1% calories from fat); 25g Protein; 35g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 95mg Cholesterol; 125mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Grain (Starch); 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat.
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