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Chicken, Zucchini, and Spinach Saute
with sweet potato sauce

Active: 35 minTotal: 35 min

This simple saute comes together quickly and uses last night's pureed sweet potato soup to add color and flavor.
Smarts: Repurpose pureed soups into protein sauces for a quick way to add flavor.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Chicken, Zucchini, and Spinach Saute with Sweet Potato Sauce:
  • Chicken breasts - 2, chopped ((boneless, skinless))
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
  • Zucchini - 1 lb, sliced at a bias
  • Cooking oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Leftover pureed sweet potato soup - 1 1/2 cups ((prepared from last night))
  • Baby spinach - 4 oz
  • Lemon - 1/2, juice of
  • Salt and pepper - to taste

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Chicken - Prep as directed. Season with salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  2. Garlic / Zucchini - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

Make

  1. Heat a skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add oil and then chicken to heated oil. Saute for ~4 minutes.
  2. Next add in zucchini with garlic and cook until zucchini is tender but still crunchy, 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. While zucchini is cooking, heat up leftover pureed sweet potato soup in a smaller saucepan or in the microwave (your microwave may have a soup reheat setting that you’ve never used before, so check).
  4. Toss in spinach. Turn off heat and let the heat of the chicken and vegetables wilt the spinach. Finish with lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Use the leftover soup as the ‘sauce’ for your chicken saute. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (89)
Gluten-free (6)
Paleo (10)
Vegetarian (4)

38 reviews

I would add bacon next time

By: Tamara
Posted: Nov 04, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I think I need to try making this one again. I used store bought sweet potato soup to save some time. I bet this tastes way better if I would have made the recipe in its original form. It's worth another try!

By: Laurie
Posted: Feb 25, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I should have read the reviews. In its original state the recipe is VERY bland with little to no flavor.

By: Tanya
Posted: Dec 25, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Nothing special, but not bad either. Not sure I liked the nuts.

By: Meryl
Posted: Dec 20, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Added cheese based on other comments and it was great!

By: Amanda
Posted: Dec 08, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved it. Very unique.

By: Kelsey
Posted: Oct 28, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful