I have a confession to make: I love Clean Eating magazine. I hate the term “clean eating” because it sounds stupid (if you “eat clean,” do you think other people “eat dirty”? Ugh. Gross.), and I hate diets and eating plans in general, but I can get behind this concept for the most part. It’s just about not eating processed food, so, whatever. Also, have you even seen Tosca Reno, the woman behind the clean eating empire? She’s in her 50s but she looks way younger. Eating clean has given her ever-lasting life, and tiny shopping carts, apparently.
Last week, I used the magazine’s super-easy recipe for chicken and sweet potatoes. It might sound weird to combine those ingredients with applesauce and curry, and I guess it is, but H. and I both still liked it. I also made snow peas and white rice, which probably would’ve killed Tosca. Not clean at all. I’m aware that this isn’t necessarily the prettiest meal in the world, but whatever.
Curried Apple Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
16 oz boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup applesauce
1 TBSP honey
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
In a crockpot, layer the sweet potatoes, onion, and chicken thighs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
In a medium bowl, combine garlic, applesauce, honey, vinegar, curry, and ginger. Spoon over chicken, cover and cook on low until chicken is tender and cooked through (6-7 hours, depending on your slow cooker).
Another bonus? This is made in the crock pot. What’s better than coming home to a kitchen that smells like curry? Nothing! Unless you hate curry, in which case there are probably a lot of things better for you.