Zydeco Sweet Potato Salsa Roasted Stuffed Chicken
Roasted Stuffed Chicken Ingredients:
- 1 Raw Chicken
- 2-3 slices of raw bacon (optional)
- 2 TBS olive oil (or your favorite oil)
- 1/2 jar Zydeco Sweet Potato Salsa
- 1/2 fresh or candied jalapeno pepper chopped (optional)
- 1 medium sized yellow onion chopped
- 2-3 raw Louisiana sweet potatoes cut in half or quartered depending upon size
Directions: *Preheat oven to 375 degrees F°
Cut excess fat from chicken, rinse and dry. Chop the jalapeno finely and mix with half of the sweet potato salsa. Poke small holes in the chicken breast and legs and stuff with the jalapeno sweet potato mix. Coat the entire chicken with the Sweet Potato Salsa remaining in the mix and add any additional small amount of seasoning that you like.
Coat a medium sized cast iron pot with oil on bottom and sides and lay 2-3 slices of bacon on the bottom of pot. Cut the onion in half, slice into rings and spread evenly on top of the bacon. Put the seasoned coated chicken on top of the onions breast side down. Quarter or half the sweet potatoes (as the spacing will allow in the pot) and place around the chicken. To the remaining 1/2 Sweet Potato Salsa, add either a bit of water or chicken broth and pour around the chicken. Cover the pot and bake for up to an hour and a half, depending upon the size of chicken. Check the chicken after an hour or so and determine if cooked. You can test by piercing the chicken in a thick part of the breast and then again on the thigh. If the juices run clear, then the chicken is most likely cooked. Additionally, the sweet potatoes should be soft. Gently turn chicken – breast side up- and continue to roast for 5-10 minutes should you like it a bit crispy.
Chicken easily takes on the flavors that it is cooked with– which makes the spicy Zydeco Sweet Potato Salsa added to this dish along with the raw sweet potatoes baked in a cast iron pot a delicious Louisiana style meal complete with a light gravy perfectly paired with rice. Substitute white potatoes or even small fingerling potatoes. Enjoy!
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