Friday, March 30, 2007

Grilled Herb Chicken and Baked Sweet Potatoes

4 sweet potatoes
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
6 tablespoons of dried mixed herbs (you can use a ready mixture or mix oregano, parsley, cilantro, etc.)
1 garlic clove
2 teaspoons clear honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 tablespoons light cream cheese

Wash the sweet potatoes and place on a baking tray. Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours or until tender.

Cut three slashes on each chicken breast (making sure not to cut all the way through). Place the herbs, garlic, honey, mustard and olive oil in a blender or food processor and mix until smooth. Rub this mixture over the chicken. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 20 to 30 minutes. If possible leave a little longer so the flavors can really sink in.

Heat a non stick frying pay lightly greased with a little olive oil or non stick spray and cool chicken for approximately 5 minutes on each side or until gold and cooked through.

Cut the sweet potatoes open (just as you would a baked potato) and spoon in a little cream cheese and pepper onto each potato, serve with chicken.

*Low GI

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