Honeyed Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

It is Improv time again, thanks to Kristin of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker.
This month the challenge is to cook with sweet potato and honey. I wanted to include these potatoes in a dinner and chicken seemed to be the perfect answer.  Thanks to Laureen of Fox in the Kitchen, I found my answer.  She has no sweet potatoes in her recipe but I added them and what a great combination, I had.

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry  (adapted from Fox in the Kitchen)

Ingredients :

2 chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup cashews, chopped
2 small carrots, chopped
1  zucchini, sliced
1 large sweet potato, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic rice vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons lime juice, about 1/2 lime
1 tablespoon honey mustard
1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground


Poaching the chicken before stir frying, keeps the meat juicy and creamy-white. In a large saucepan, or a wok, boil 4 cups water. When water comes to a boil, immediately remove from heat and add the chicken. Stir to prevent chicken from sticking.

Continue to stir for about 2-3 minutes, until chicken turns opaque but is not cooked through.
Drain chicken, set in a medium bowl. Set aside.

If you used your wok, drain, rinse and wipe dry.

In a small bowl, combine vinegar,  honey, lime juice, mustard and pepper. Set aside.

Microwave chopped sweet potato for 5 minutes.

While sweet potato is cooking, heat wok until very hot, add oil, and cashews, stirring constantly for 30-60 seconds, until starting to brown. Add carrots, zucchini,  and poached chicken, stir-fry another 2-4 minutes, until chicken is almost cooked through.

Add honey mixture.

Cook stirring constantly for a few minutes, until liquid is mostly evaporated and remaining sauce has thickened slightly.

Eat and enjoy.

Thank you Laureen.  This is delicious.


  1. Love this recipe! It sounds wonderful and looks very tasty!

  2. Can't go wrong with honey lime! Your chicken looks delish.

  3. Sounds delicious and how interesting to have sweet potatoes in a stir fry, wonderful!

    My sweet potato & honey recipe: Sweet Potato Glass Noodles with Honey Garlic Lime Shrimp.

  4. sweet potato and honey are perfect for the upcoming holiday.

  5. It's nice to see some savory dishes here, too. Sweet potatoes are so versatile!


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