I love chicken and I love sweet potatoes and I love the two of them put together. Often when I roast poultry I will bake some sweet potatoes on the side, so it seemed a really natural thing for me to put them together into a casserole. A very delicious casserole, I hasten to add.
This casserole makes a little bit of chicken go a very long way. You slice chicken breasts through the middle horizontally to make three thin cutlets of each, which you then pound just a bit to tenderize.
They are then seasoned and layered in a baking dish with thinly sliced sweet potatoes, fresh baby spinach leaves and cheese . . . just for a touch of richness. Swiss/Emmenthal cheese, which is sweet and nutty and goes so well with all of the other ingredients.
Kind of like a layered lasagna, minus the noodles . . . once baked the flavours meld into a deliciously unctuous casserole that you can easily cut into squares for serving . . . again, like a lasagna.
Look at those beautiful layers . . . so colourful and tasty looking. The chicken is moist and tender . . . the sweet potatoes . . . sweet . . . the spinach, adding a very special touch of green, just where you want it. Psst . . . did I mention the cream? Oh how naughty of me. ;-)
This is easy enough to make that you won't mind making it for the family and yet delicious and special enough you will want to make it for company. I served it with a rice/wild rice mix and some tender English peas. It went down a real treat.
*Harvest Chicken and Sweet Potatoes*Serves 4 to 6
I hope you will try this and enjoy it as much as we do. Bon Appetit!