Sweet Potato And Chicken Stir Fry

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sweet potato chicken stir fry

sweet potato chicken stir fry

Sweet potato again…my favourite! It’s very popular in Asian countries. It’s not only liked for its delicacy but for its many health benefits. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin A, B and C. I was brought up eating lots of sweet potatoes. My parents planted them all the time. I can still remember they usually planted 4 types. They were the yellowish ones, light orange ones, darker orange ones and the purple ones. All of them taste very delicious.

Usually I just plain boil the sweet potatoes or bake them. Sometimes I made desserts out of them. They add a natural sweetness and also make a healthier dessert. But here I tried it with chicken to make a stir fry. It was my first time cooking it that way. It turned out very delicious. My family likes it very much. The sweet potato pieces were soft and sweet and tasted beautiful when coated with the savoury sauce. I like it very much.

The recipe for this Sweet Potato And Chicken Stir Fry is very simple.

Ingredients A
2 whole chicken legs (deboned and cut into bite size pieces)
2T light soya sauce
1T sesame oil
1T wine

Put all the Ingredients A in a bowl, mix well and leave to marinade for at about 30 minutes.

Ingredients B
1 big sweet potato (peeled and diced)
1 big knob of ginger (washed and cut into thin strips)
4 pips garlic (peeled and chopped)
2 stalks spring onions (cut into shorter lengths)

Pan fried sweet potato

Pan fried sweet potato

Heat up some oil in the frying pan or wok and pan fry the sweet potato pieces under medium fire until cooked. Dish up and leave aside. Pan frying it first will prevent the sweet potato pieces from turning into a mash when cooked with the chicken.

Ingredients C
1T oyster sauce
1T light soya sauce
1/2T dark soya sauce
2T brown sugar
1/2t sea salt
1/4C vinegar
1C water + 1t corn flour

Fry all in pan

Fry all in pan

Heat up some oil in a frying pan or wok. Add the ginger strips and chopped garlic in Ingredients B and fry until fragrant. Add the marinated chicken. Fry for a little while. Then add the sweet potato, spring onions and Ingredients C. Mix up with a spatula and cover to let it cook for a while. Stir every now and then until the sauce thickens. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste. Dish it up and serve hot. It’s very delicious especially with rice.

What is your favourite sweet potato dish? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other sweet potato recipes that you may be interested in:
Sweet Potato Jam
Sweet Potato Balls For Dessert
Sweet Potato Tortoise-shaped Chinese Dessert (Angku)
Sweet Potato Donuts
Popular Malaysian Dessert (Bubur Cha Cha)
Sweet Potato Cake
Healthy, Humble, Sweet Potatoes
Steamed Sweet Potato Jam Pudding
Baked Cajun Sweet Potato For Birthday
Sweet Potato Rice Porridge For Stomach Upset
Pan Fried Sweet Potatoes
Curried Sweet Potato Chips
Chewy Sweet Potato Gnocchi In Palm Sugar Syrup
Sweet Potato And Cajun Roast stir Fry
Condensed Milk Sweet Potato Cake
Sweet Potato Scones With Condensed Milk For Mother’s Day
Sweet Potato Carrot Cake

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35 Comments

Priya  on June 30th, 2010

Very new combo for me, stir fry looks absolutely divine.

the lacquer spoon  on June 30th, 2010

It’s so humid day and night in Tokyo, Phew. I need this kind of recipe to survive the heat!!

kristy  on June 30th, 2010

Sounds just like my potato stew! I’m 100% sure this is a comforting and yet healthy delicious meal. Btw, welcome home from your previous tour. I’m sure enjoy it so much. Hope you’re having a wonderful day.
Cheers, Kristy

Cenwen  on June 30th, 2010

Hello Mary! :)

I must find sweet potatoes! I’m hungry!

Well, well, well ! ^_^

Towards my kitchen!
On the menu: beef with onions! and home made blueberry ice !

Have a nice day!

Kisses :)

Jess @ Bakericious  on June 30th, 2010

I only eat sweet potato when steam or dessert, nvr in such way of stir fry, very interesting.

Belinda @zomppa  on June 30th, 2010

Whoa! I’ve never stir fried sweet potatoes before - why not?

Sophie  on June 30th, 2010

What a beautiful plate of fine food!! I so love sweet potatoes & they are so good for you too!

MMMMMMM,..tasty food!

Faith  on June 30th, 2010

I love sweet potatoes too Mary! They’re so healthy and delicious!

elra  on June 30th, 2010

Simply yummy and delectable Mary.

Drick  on June 30th, 2010

wonderful Mary, I like sweet potatoes with pork … but chicken sounds good too, esp your sweeten version…

penny aka jeroxie  on June 30th, 2010

Sweet potato and chicken. YOu do come up with yummy combinations!

Lyndsey  on June 30th, 2010

Sweet potatoes are so good and so good for you, a double bonus! The ginger and garlic would be really good with them. The whole dish with all its flavors sound awesome!

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lequan@luvtoeat  on June 30th, 2010

I definitely cook chicken with potatoes but have never tried sweet potatoes. What a great idea! I love sweet potatoes as well. When I was a kid my Dad used to steam some for me and I would dip it in a little salt, so yummy! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe Mary :-P

Treat and Trick  on June 30th, 2010

Never tried this combo, it sounds healthy and delicious Mary…

anncoo  on June 30th, 2010

I love sweet potatoes. Very beautiful and healthy dish. Must come to your house everything :D

Jeannie  on June 30th, 2010

Interesting way to cook sweet potatoes! Never thought of using it for stir fry…french fried sweet potatoes is the rage over here. Thanks for sharing!

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sushma mallya  on June 30th, 2010

wow that looks yum..

nisha  on June 30th, 2010

How are you . Lately i was not getting time to read my fav blogs much.

I loved this combo.

Yummy Team  on June 30th, 2010

Interesting dish using sweet potato and chicken!! Great combo, looks yummy!!

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Christine@Christine's Recipes  on June 30th, 2010

Mary,
Love the idea of stir-frying sweet potatoes. I have tried baking, boiling and cooking them in curry, but not stir-fry. Should have a go.

love2cook  on June 30th, 2010

WOW, I simply love this dish! Nice combo! :D

Blackswan  on June 30th, 2010

This is definitely something new for me, frying sweet potatoes with chix but I’d love to give it a try :)

Olive  on June 30th, 2010

I love sweet potaotes too Mary but it seems all I do with it is boil it and dip it in brown sugar..soyummy! Maybe it’s time I should try sweet potato in savory dishes too..thanks for sharing! :) Have a wonderful day Mary!

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Cheah  on July 1st, 2010

Great dish, never thought of cooking sweet potatoes with chicken, need to try!

noobcook  on July 1st, 2010

the dish must be very sweet with the sweet potatoes. I love it, need more rice :)

Angie's Recipes  on July 1st, 2010

I love chicken stir-fry! This is super yummy! Must have smelt and tasted heavenly with sesame oil!

Devaki  on July 2nd, 2010

So yummy Mary - I never would have thought to add chicken with sweet potato and why not? It sounds amazing.

You truly make such delightful eats :)

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Mimi  on July 2nd, 2010

I love sweet potatoes too. I can always count on your to have a tasty recipe for them.
Mimi

Ananda  on July 5th, 2010

Interesting combo…will try it out sometime soon! goes in to-do list ;)

Peter Brown  on March 22nd, 2011

Sweet Potato Bake is a good recipe for sweet potatoes
it makes a good side dish to a roast
Am going to try your chicken and sweet potato soon

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