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Mar 28 / Amy

Recipe 12: Honey BBQ Chicken and Sweet Potato Packets

Twelve weeks in and I swear after this one I’ll get better about posting.  B has been a little challenging sleep-wise at night lately, so I pretty much fall asleep in his bed waiting for him to fall asleep, wake up an hour or so later, and then crash for the night.  Fingers crossed that we all get back on a normal sleep schedule soon!

Anywho.

Since things are warming up, I figured this week would be a great time to try a grilling recipe.  The weather was gorgeous, it’s a Friday, and the grill hasn’t been used in awhile.  What I wasn’t counting on was Josh not feeling up to grilling.  So we ended up baking the recipe instead of grilling.  This week’s new recipe was Honey BBQ Bacon Chicken and Sweet Potatoes.  I scrapped the bacon though, because Josh is having a temporary aversion to bacon after a bout of a stomach bug a few weeks ago.  No further text needed there!

So I got home from work and got to work while the guys played with play-doh in the living room.

Ingredients

Ingredients

First off I preheated the oven to 400F.  I ran around doing things around the house and finally got to peel and cut up the sweet potatoes.  Before I finished, the oven was ready.  Oops.

Once the sweet potatoes were in pieces, I placed them on the foil, and then stacked the chicken on top.

Dot forget the pepper!

Don’t forget the pepper!

Then came time to pour the BBQ sauce/honey mixture onto the chicken.  I used the Stubbs BBQ that was used on the BBQ chicken pizza, so I knew it’d be good!

Saucy!

Saucy!

I closed the foil up with another piece, creating a nice little packet.  I popped them into a 9×13 dish and popped them in the oven for 40 minutes.

Packed up and ready to bake!

Packed up and ready to bake!

When the oven timer beeped, I could smell the BBQ sauce and was excited to try this out!

Not as saucy

Not as saucy

I transferred the sweet potatoes and chicken to our plate with a spatula and attempted to make it look a little more presentable.

Chef Ramsay would totally call me out on the drippings on the edge of the plate!

Chef Ramsay would totally call me out on the drippings on the edge of the plate!

 

Verdict:

Meh. We’re going to try a variation of it…not the biggest fan of the recipe as is.  In all fairness, we decided to bake it instead of grilling, so next time we’ll grill too.

Our ratings:

Amy – 2.75 out of 5 stars.  It was easy enough to make, but there was just something weird about the combination of BBQ sauce and sweet potatoes.

Josh – 3 out of 5 stars.  To be fair, Josh squeaked out a 3-rating.  He isn’t a huge fan of sweet potatoes.  He thinks it’d be better with red or russet potatoes, so we’ll try that next time.

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