Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake Recipe

Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake Recipe. This fabulous chicken and sweet potato recipe is an easy, healthy recipe for dinner. Simple to make, it is also a great healthy freezer meal recipe, so make two - one to serve for dinner tonight, and one to freeze for later. This delicious spicy chicken and sweet potato bake recipe is so good; your whole family will want seconds! Yum.


This fabulous chicken and sweet potato recipe is an easy, healthy recipe for dinner. Simple to make, it is also a great healthy freezer meal recipe, so make two – one to serve for dinner tonight, and one to freeze for later. This delicious spicy chicken and sweet potato bake recipe is so good; your whole family will want seconds! Yum.

Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake Recipe


I don’t know about you, but nothing makes me happier than an easy, delicious, dinner recipe. This chicken and sweet potato bake fits that bill!! It also freezes beautifully for dinner later, so bonus! There are always days between work, school, and well, life where it is wonderful to just be about to go to the freezer for a premade casserole.

I keep a supply of aluminum pans down the basement for freezer meal cooking. While I do not do a monthly freezer meal plan, I will make two (or three) of a casserole I know freezes well to have one for later. It is not twice the work, nor twice the time – the bowls are already dirty from making one, so making a second is only chopping and dicing, and wrapping (and food savering if you go that route). It truly saves a lot of time to make one now, and make one for later!

Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake Recipe. This fabulous chicken and sweet potato recipe is an easy, healthy recipe for dinner. Simple to make, it is also a great healthy freezer meal recipe, so make two - one to serve for dinner tonight, and one to freeze for later. This delicious spicy chicken and sweet potato bake recipe is so good; your whole family will want seconds! Yum.


Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake Ingredients:

• 2 lbs Boneless Chicken Breast
• 2 Sweet Potatoes, medium
• 1 Onion, medium
• 4 TBSP Real Maple Syrup
• 2 tsp Paprika
• 2 tsp Garlic Salt
• 2 tsp Chili Powder
• 1 tsp Cinnamon
• 1 tsp Cumin
• 2 tsp Olive Oil
• 1 tsp Black Pepper
• 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake Mise en Place:

• Cutting Board
• Knife
Measuring Cup
• Large Bowl
• Spoon
Measuring Spoons
8″x 8″ Baking Dish
• Nonstick Spray

Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake Recipe. This fabulous chicken and sweet potato recipe is an easy, healthy recipe for dinner. Simple to make, it is also a great healthy freezer meal recipe, so make two - one to serve for dinner tonight, and one to freeze for later. This delicious spicy chicken and sweet potato bake recipe is so good; your whole family will want seconds! Yum.


Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake Directions:

• Preheat oven to 350°.
• Coat 8×8″ baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
• Cube chicken into bite sized pieces.
• Cut sweet potato into thick slices and then quarter them.
• Cut onion into bite sized pieces.

Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake Recipe. This fabulous chicken and sweet potato recipe is an easy, healthy recipe for dinner. Simple to make, it is also a great healthy freezer meal recipe, so make two - one to serve for dinner tonight, and one to freeze for later. This delicious spicy chicken and sweet potato bake recipe is so good; your whole family will want seconds! Yum.


• In a large bowl mix together chicken, cut potatoes, onions, maple syrup, paprika, garlic salt, chili powder, cinnamon, cumin, olive oil, black pepper, and apple cider vinegar until all ingredients are well combined. (If you do not like much spice cut the chili powder in half.)

Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake Recipe. This fabulous chicken and sweet potato recipe is an easy, healthy recipe for dinner. Simple to make, it is also a great healthy freezer meal recipe, so make two - one to serve for dinner tonight, and one to freeze for later. This delicious spicy chicken and sweet potato bake recipe is so good; your whole family will want seconds! Yum.


• Pour mixture into prepared 8″x 8″ baking pan pan, cover tightly with aluminum foil. (You can freeze this dish before cooking if you are saving for another day- be sure to write cooking directions on foil to help you remember.)

Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake Recipe. This fabulous chicken and sweet potato recipe is an easy, healthy recipe for dinner. Simple to make, it is also a great healthy freezer meal recipe, so make two - one to serve for dinner tonight, and one to freeze for later. This delicious spicy chicken and sweet potato bake recipe is so good; your whole family will want seconds! Yum.


Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake Recipe. This fabulous chicken and sweet potato recipe is an easy, healthy recipe for dinner. Simple to make, it is also a great healthy freezer meal recipe, so make two - one to serve for dinner tonight, and one to freeze for later. This delicious spicy chicken and sweet potato bake recipe is so good; your whole family will want seconds! Yum.


• Bake covered for 30-35 minutes.

Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake Recipe. This fabulous chicken and sweet potato recipe is an easy, healthy recipe for dinner. Simple to make, it is also a great healthy freezer meal recipe, so make two - one to serve for dinner tonight, and one to freeze for later. This delicious spicy chicken and sweet potato bake recipe is so good; your whole family will want seconds! Yum.


• Serve hot.

Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake Recipe

This fabulous chicken and sweet potato recipe is an easy, healthy recipe for dinner. Simple to make, it is also a great healthy freezer meal recipe, so make two - one to serve for dinner tonight, and one to freeze for later. This delicious spicy chicken and sweet potato bake recipe is so good; your whole family will want seconds! Yum.
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
50 minutes

Ingredients

Yield: 6 servings
  • 2 lbs Boneless Chicken Breast
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes, medium
  • 1 Onion, medium
  • 4 TBSP Real Maple Syrup
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Instructions

• Preheat oven to 350°.

• Coat 8x8" baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

• Cube chicken into bite sized pieces.

• Cut sweet potato into thick slices and then quarter them.

• Cut onion into bite sized pieces.

• In a large bowl mix together chicken, cut potatoes, onions, maple syrup, paprika, garlic salt, chili powder, cinnamon, cumin, olive oil, black pepper, and apple cider vinegar until all ingredients are well combined. (If you do not like much spice cut the chili powder in half.)

• Pour mixture into prepared 8"x 8" baking pan pan, cover tightly with aluminum foil. (You can freeze this dish before cooking if you are saving for another day- be sure to write cooking directions on foil to help you remember.)

• Bake covered for 30-35 minutes.

• Serve hot.

Nutrition Information:
Yield:
6
Serving Size:
1

Amount Per Serving:
Calories:
0
Total Fat:
0g
Saturated Fat:
0g
Trans Fat:
0g
Unsaturated Fat:
0g
Cholesterol:
0mg
Sodium:
0mg
Fiber:
0g
Sugar:
0g
Protein:
0g
Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake Recipe. This fabulous chicken and sweet potato recipe is an easy, healthy recipe for dinner. Simple to make, it is also a great healthy freezer meal recipe, so make two - one to serve for dinner tonight, and one to freeze for later. This delicious spicy chicken and sweet potato bake recipe is so good; your whole family will want seconds! Yum.


If you would like more freezer meal recipes to try, check out these:

Easy Leftover Ham Casserole Recipe – Got leftover ham? This is a delicious, easy to make leftover ham casserole recipe! This homemade ham casserole freezes very well too. If you have leftover ham, try this simple to make ham casserole for dinner tonight!

Sausage Breakfast Pie Recipe – This yummy sausage breakfast pie recipe is a really great meal for breakfast, brunch or dinner! This breakfast pie recipe freezes fabulously so makes for a great freezer casserole meal. Make two sausage breakfast pie recipes at once – one to serve – and one pie to freeze for later when you need that perfect meal quickly.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe – A favorite classic dish turned into easy to toss together casserole. This Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole gives you all of the flavors of the traditional dish in an easy to make and serve style that screams comfort food. Make and serve or store as a freezer meal for later.


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How to Make Floral Bookends

How to Make Floral Bookends. These decorative bookends are so easy to make! In less than 15 minutes you can make a set of unique bookends to match your room decor or to give as a gift (a great teacher gift!). Highly customizable, these step by step instructions will show you how to make floral bookends for any season, color scheme, or decorating taste.


These decorative bookends are so easy to make! In less than 15 minutes you can make a set of unique bookends to match your room decor or to give as a gift (a great teacher gift!). Highly customizable, these step by step instructions will show you how to make floral bookends for any season, color scheme, or decorating taste.

How to Make Floral Bookends

These super simple to make floral bookends come together quickly. The ones in this tutorial were made with “leftovers”. The glass containers were leftover from wedding decorations, the floral was sitting in a closet for years. This is a great way to use up the odds and ends you have from prior craft projects.

Of course, you can purchase new. My suggestion would be to look in a dollar store for a container. The ones in this tutorial would cost $15 to purchase… there is no need for that! Make sure your containers have some weight to them. If they do not, plan on filling in the spaces that are outside the floral foam with glass or rock weight.

Notes:

• If the inside is not metallic to match the glass exterior (and from a dollar store it probably will not be), you may want to spray paint it before you begin. You can find metalic spray paint at your local hardware store.

• When making these bookends you want the floral to look as similar as possible. It will probably not be exact, but go for “close”.

• You can use any color scheme you like! You can use any season of flowers you like! In this tutorial, geraniums were used. You could also use small hydrangea, Gerber daisies, small sunflowers, etc.

How to Make Floral Bookends. These decorative bookends are so easy to make! In less than 15 minutes you can make a set of unique bookends to match your room decor or to give as a gift (a great teacher gift!). Highly customizable, these step by step instructions will show you how to make floral bookends for any season, color scheme, or decorating taste.


How to Make Floral Bookends Materials:

• 2 alike Glass Containers
Floral Foam
• Bunches of Small Flowers – one small floral, one wispy
Glue Gun
• Hot Glue
Wire Cutters

How to Make Floral Bookends. These decorative bookends are so easy to make! In less than 15 minutes you can make a set of unique bookends to match your room decor or to give as a gift (a great teacher gift!). Highly customizable, these step by step instructions will show you how to make floral bookends for any season, color scheme, or decorating taste.


How to Make Floral Bookends Instructions:

• Cut floral foam to fit inside both of your glass containers. Hot glue each piece of foam in place in each of the glass containers. If you need weight to make the glass container heavier, now is the time to add the glass or rocks.

How to Make Floral Bookends. These decorative bookends are so easy to make! In less than 15 minutes you can make a set of unique bookends to match your room decor or to give as a gift (a great teacher gift!). Highly customizable, these step by step instructions will show you how to make floral bookends for any season, color scheme, or decorating taste.


• Measure your flowers against the glass container. Decide how much of the stem to take off, and clip. This is 2 sets of flowers with leaves, 1 set of leaves.

How to Make Floral Bookends. These decorative bookends are so easy to make! In less than 15 minutes you can make a set of unique bookends to match your room decor or to give as a gift (a great teacher gift!). Highly customizable, these step by step instructions will show you how to make floral bookends for any season, color scheme, or decorating taste.


• Insert the flowers into the foam on a diagonal across the foam. Make sure one side of the flowers is slightly lower than the other side.
• Repeat for the second glass container.

How to Make Floral Bookends. These decorative bookends are so easy to make! In less than 15 minutes you can make a set of unique bookends to match your room decor or to give as a gift (a great teacher gift!). Highly customizable, these step by step instructions will show you how to make floral bookends for any season, color scheme, or decorating taste.


How to Make Floral Bookends. These decorative bookends are so easy to make! In less than 15 minutes you can make a set of unique bookends to match your room decor or to give as a gift (a great teacher gift!). Highly customizable, these step by step instructions will show you how to make floral bookends for any season, color scheme, or decorating taste.


• Clip down wispy flowers to fill the holes. You are measuring short and longer pieces. And everything is in twos as you are trying to make the floral arrangement as close to a duplicate as possible.
• Insert floral into the foam to fill the holes. Tug the floral so it appears to overlap each flower, and all holes are filled in.
• Repeat the process for the second glass container.
• You can hot glue the flowers into the floral foam (we didn’t).

How to Make Floral Bookends. These decorative bookends are so easy to make! In less than 15 minutes you can make a set of unique bookends to match your room decor or to give as a gift (a great teacher gift!). Highly customizable, these step by step instructions will show you how to make floral bookends for any season, color scheme, or decorating taste.


• Tweak the wispy floral pieces to fill in any spaces.

How to Make Floral Bookends. These decorative bookends are so easy to make! In less than 15 minutes you can make a set of unique bookends to match your room decor or to give as a gift (a great teacher gift!). Highly customizable, these step by step instructions will show you how to make floral bookends for any season, color scheme, or decorating taste.


How to Make Floral Bookends. These decorative bookends are so easy to make! In less than 15 minutes you can make a set of unique bookends to match your room decor or to give as a gift (a great teacher gift!). Highly customizable, these step by step instructions will show you how to make floral bookends for any season, color scheme, or decorating taste.


• Display as desired.

How to Make Floral Bookends. These decorative bookends are so easy to make! In less than 15 minutes you can make a set of unique bookends to match your room decor or to give as a gift (a great teacher gift!). Highly customizable, these step by step instructions will show you how to make floral bookends for any season, color scheme, or decorating taste.


• My bookends are quite small – I could probably support 6-7 books without worries. Make sure you add one book at a time to avoid the disaster off too much weight and a sliding bookend!

How to Make Floral Bookends. These decorative bookends are so easy to make! In less than 15 minutes you can make a set of unique bookends to match your room decor or to give as a gift (a great teacher gift!). Highly customizable, these step by step instructions will show you how to make floral bookends for any season, color scheme, or decorating taste.


If you enjoy making whimsical book products, you might want to make these:

DIY Golf Bookends – This fun and charming bookend project is a great craft for a golfer. Whether you are making these delightful bookends to give away, or to add a touch of charm to adorn your own table top or bookshelf, these wonderful DIY Golf Bookends will add style and a sense of whimsy to any home decor.

DIY Graduation Bookmark Memento
Oh, the places you will go… Whether the nostalgia of a hometown, a high school or college campus location or a fond childhood memory spot, this easy DIY bookmark memento will make you smile as you reminisce.


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10 Tips for Growing Coleus

10 Tips for Growing Coleus. Sunny or shady, you want your garden to be full of vibrant colors, and coleus plants deliver that impact! Coleus is one of those plants that can thrive in many conditions, so being familiar with how to grow coleus is smart. Read here for my 10 Tips for Growing Coleus, and see how easy it can be to enjoy this vibrant plant.


10 Tips for Growing Coleus

Sunny or shady, you want your garden to be full of vibrant colors, and coleus plants deliver that impact! Coleus is one of those plants that can thrive in many conditions, so being familiar with how to grow coleus is smart. Read below for my 10 Tips for Growing Coleus, and see how easy it can be to enjoy this vibrant plant.

Choose Your Coleus Variety Wisely

You will find that coleus comes in dozens of varieties, all different colors and even shapes. You can find it in red, green, white, pink, maroon, and more. Shapes include rounded leaves, spiky varieties, and even vines that trail. Mix and match varieties for a real pop of color and texture! Some coleus plants require more sun than others. Make sure you are choosing the correct coleus plant for the “job” (a gardening container filler, a flower bed, etc), and the sun conditions.

Use Nutrient Rich Soil to Grow Coleus

Mix a little organic matter into your soil before planting so it is nutrient rich. Your coleus will last well into the fall months if you give it soil that feeds it instead of limiting it. Basic potting soil mixed with some organic matter like eggshells or compost is ideal.

Be Wise About Coleus Planting Depths

Coleus has shallow roots, so you can get away with smaller pots, but you still want to make sure those roots have room to grow and latch – in other words, do not overcrowd your coleus plants when planting in the ground. You should plant coleus about 3 inches deep, which is typically the length of the root mass plus one inch.

10 Tips for Growing Coleus. Sunny or shady, you want your garden to be full of vibrant colors, and coleus plants deliver that impact! Coleus is one of those plants that can thrive in many conditions, so being familiar with how to grow coleus is smart. Read here for my 10 Tips for Growing Coleus, and see how easy it can be to enjoy this vibrant plant.


Skip the Seeds

Yes, you can grow coleus from seeds, but you will enjoy coleus sooner and longer if you plant from seedlings. They are inexpensive to buy, about $10 per 30+ plant flat, making each seedling just a few cents per piece. They can be found at just about any home and gardening center.

Sunny or Shady Side

Coleus will do well even if they only see a few hours of sun per day. Basic coleus varieties will do better if they get a good 4-5 hours of sun per day. Sun allows for more vibrant colors, but coleus is thought of as a shady plant, so try not to expose it to all day, harsh sunlight.

A Good Watering Helps

Try to give your coleus about 2 inches of water per week, allowing the soil to dry out in between waterings. They don’t like soggy soil and may rot if you allow them to sit in water. Instead, push for 2-3 waterings a week of ½ an inch to an inch of water each.

Coleus are Low Maintenance

Except for the early going most coleus are virtually maintenance free. When young, pinch-back the growing tips of a young coleus plant encourages branching and a bushy plant.

10 Tips for Growing Coleus. Sunny or shady, you want your garden to be full of vibrant colors, and coleus plants deliver that impact! Coleus is one of those plants that can thrive in many conditions, so being familiar with how to grow coleus is smart. Read here for my 10 Tips for Growing Coleus, and see how easy it can be to enjoy this vibrant plant.


No Deer

Look for deer-resistant coleus at your local garden center. While not being as attractive to deer, the leaves will attract butterflies!! It can grow in garden beds and houseplant containers.

Keep an Eye on the Cold

Even though coleus is durable, it cannot withstand the cold. If your area is experiencing a frost or low night time temps, cover your plants or bring them in. When the fall months hit, your plants will die unless you bring them indoors.

Remember that Coleus is an Annual

While coleus is an annual, if you grow them in pots and bring them into your nice warm home over the winter – caring for them correctly (some bright light and weekly watering) – they should be healthy enough to give you another season!

The Coleus is the perfect plant for people who are beginning gardening, or who have a less than green thumb. In other words, you do not have to be an experienced gardener to grow coleus – although many experienced gardeners DO grow coleus! It is easy to grow, and requires little maintenance. Whether your grow them in the ground or in containers, they provide a beautiful spot of color to enhance your gardening plants and flowers.

10 Tips for Growing Coleus. Sunny or shady, you want your garden to be full of vibrant colors, and coleus plants deliver that impact! Coleus is one of those plants that can thrive in many conditions, so being familiar with how to grow coleus is smart. Read here for my 10 Tips for Growing Coleus, and see how easy it can be to enjoy this vibrant plant.


Are you interested in more plants? You’ll want to read these posts:

75 Acid Loving Plants – If you have acidic soil, you need plants that flourish within an acid soil environment. Flowers, vegetables, shrubs, and trees all have specific soil needs; these 75 acid loving plants are great choices for your gardening and landscaping needs.

75 Alkaline Friendly Plants – If you have alkaline soil, you need plants that flourish within an alkaline soil environment. Flowers, vegetables, shrubs, and trees all have specific soil needs; these 75 Alkaline Friendly Plants are great choices for your gardening and landscaping needs.

10 Best Low Light Houseplants – If you have a darker room without a lot of natural sunlight, do not despair – you can still grow houseplants indoors! Here is a list of the 10 Best Low Light Houseplants to grow inside. You may be surprised to find so many great options when it comes to growing indoor plants in low light conditions.


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