…with Horseradish Honey Mustard:
I mean, seriously. These Sweet Potato Chicken Sliders are going to blow your mind. The chicken is soaked in a super simple marinade, then grilled and nestled between some lettuce, avocado, and baked sweet potato rounds. A generous drizzle of my two-ingredient Horseradish Honey Mustard sauce brings it all together – sweet, savory, tangy, spicy – and crazy delicious.
These babies are made of nutrient dense whole foods and they are oh-so-satisfying. Going bunless makes them Paleo, and if you’re doing the Whole30 just omit the honey from the mustard sauce and you’re golden!
Despite how unique this dish looks, these Sweet Potato Chicken Sliders are surprisingly easy to throw together. So, you get credit for putting in more work than you actually did! Yay! You can even prepare the marinade, honey mustard sauce, and sweet potatoes ahead of time, then just grill up the chicken when you’re ready to eat. This is the perfect dish for outdoor summer dining and a fun way to mix up the standard grilled chicken breast.
Why You Should Eat These Sweet Potato Chicken Sliders
All right! Time to geek out on some nutrition facts.
Sweet potatoes are an amazing superfood. They’re packed with precursors to Vitamin A, called carotenoids, which work as potent antioxidants. Some of the antioxidant compounds in sweet potatoes are thought to help detoxify your gastrointestinal tract from heavy metals as they’re digested, and others have been found to be extremely anti-inflammatory. Heavy metals toxicity might sound kind of random, but exposure can happen through contaminated soils our foods are grown in, household cleaners, dentistry, paint, or even polluted air. Since heavy metals can accumulate and wreak havoc on your health it’s always a nice bonus to support your own detoxification systems – go sweet potatoes!
These pretty orange root vegetables are also a great source of fiber and have been found to specifically benefit insulin levels and blood sugar regulation. So, despite the fact that sweet potatoes are a starchy vegetable, they can actually be really beneficial for those dealing with Diabetes or Metabolic Syndrome.
Chicken breast is an excellent source of lean protein. One serving, which is usually around 4 oz., contains an impressive 36 grams of protein with all the amino acids your body needs. Chicken also has a ton of niacin, or Vitamin B3. This vitamin does so much for our health- from maintaining a healthy metabolism to break down nutrients into energy, to boosting mental health, to balancing cholesterol and blood sugar levels – it’s truly essential to overall wellbeing. These Sweet Potato Chicken Sliders pack a ton of nutrition into a comfort food package.
You’ll notice I use avocado oil a lot. Different fats and oils are best for different purposes because of their chemical makeup, and this one is better for high-heat cooking. This means it stays more stable at higher heats than say, olive oil, so it won’t be changing into different, harmful compounds. It’s also a rich source of Vitamin E and has been found to help you better absorb carotenoids, which I mentioned earlier are found in sweet potatoes. Team work!
Here’s a link to some high quality, cold pressed avocado oil. It’s great to have on hand in your pantry:Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil
Another healthy cooking tip I’d like to provide you with – using an acidic ingredient to marinade meat has a protective quality for your health. This is because when you cook proteins at high heat, these sneaky things called Advanced Glycation End Products, or AGEs for short, are created in the process. AGEs can cause premature aging by causing cellular damage and increasing inflammation. One proven way to decrease this process naturally is to use an acidic medium, like the apple cider vinegar in this recipe, to marinade your meat before cooking it.
How You Can Make It
You’re going to kick off this cooking party by marinating your chicken. Throw the apple cider vinegar, avocado oil, garlic powder, mustard powder, onion powder, honey, sea salt, and pepper in a little bowl and stir it up (cue Bob Marley and do a little dance to make it extra fun). Then dunk your chicken in the marinade and allow to sit for a least 2 hours.
On to the sweet potatoes! Just slice them into rounds, toss in a little avocado oil with salt and pepper, and pop them in the oven at 375 degrees F. You’re going to bake them for 15 minutes, then flip them, and bake for another 15 minutes. When these are all golden, soft, and pretty, just take them out of the oven and allow them to cool.
Shopping tip – try to choose some nice thick sweet potatoes at the market, so that when you cut them you’ll have larger rounds to act as your bun.
While your sweet potatoes are getting all baked and yummy, fire up your grill. Once it’s pre-heated lay on your chicken and make sure the heat is turned to low. Set a timer for 10 minutes, then flip and grill for another 15 minutes.
While you wait for your chicken, lay out some nice leaves of washed lettuce torn into smallish pieces and slice up an avocado.
For the amazing Horseradish Honey Mustard sauce, simply pour your horseradish mustard and honey into a small bowl and mix together – so easy! And so addictive, you’re going to want this stuff on hand at all times.
When your chicken is grilled to perfection, remove it from the grill and allow it to rest for 5 minutes or so before cutting. Then, you can cut both breasts into two smaller pieces. You might want to trim the ends up a bit so they can fit nicely onto the sweet potatoes, just save your scraps for a healthy protein-rich snack, or to toss on some eggs or a salad.
Now, you’ve got your ingredients ready to stack your Sweet Potato Chicken Sliders! I like putting some Horseradish Honey Mustard sauce on the bottom sweet potato round, then some lettuce, then chicken breast, topped with avocado, a larger pour of mustard again, then another sweet potato.
I highly recommend getting some little skewers to use to hold everything together. Here’s a link to some cute bamboo ones that are just generally handy to have around for fun recipes:Happy Sales Bamboo knot Skewers
These Sweet Potato Chicken Sliders with Horseradish Honey Mustard are such a fun recipe – not to mention a great way to dress up the standard chicken breast. Thanks for checking out Food to Feel Good, I truly appreciate each and every one of you that comes to check out my site! If you’re curious about nutrition and wish you had your very own dietary guide, check out my Nutrition Therapy page.
Sweet Potato Chicken Sliders with Horseradish Honey Mustard
Yield 4 Sliders
These cute little sliders are packed with flavor - sweet, savory, tangy, and just the right amout of spicy! A fun spin on grilled chicken and a great way to ditch the bun.
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. avocado oil, divided
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. plus 1 Tsp honey, divided
- 1 lb free-range chicken breast
- 1 large sweet potato, sliced into rounds about 1/4 inch thick
- 2 leaves lettuce, washed and torn into smaller pieces
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1/2 cup Horseradish Mustard
- Mix the apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup avocado oil, mustard powder, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, black pepper, and 1 tsp of honey in a small bowl to create the marinade.
- Pour marinade over chicken breast in a shallow dish and allow to sit for at least 2 hours.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degree F.
- Toss sliced sweet potatoes in 1 Tbsp avocado oil and a sprinkle of sea salt, then spread out on a baking sheet and place into oven.
- Bake sweet potatoes for 15 minutes, then flip and bake an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Preaheat grill.
- Grill the chicken on low for 10 minutes, then flip and grill an additional 15 minutes.
- Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes before cutting into 4 smaller pieces.
- Mix Horseradish Mustard with 2 1/2 Tbsp. honey and set aside.
- Layer sweet potato rounds with Horseradish Honey Mustard, lettuce, chicken, avocado, and more Honey Mustard sauce, then top with the second sweet potato round. Use a small skewer to keep them together. Enjoy!
- Choose a sweet potato that's thicker around the middle, to have larger rounds as your bun.
- When cutting the chicken into smaller pieces, try to get it the size of your sweet potato rounds. Save any scraps for snacks or salads!
- To make these Whole30 just use the Horseradish Mustard on it's own, without adding any honey.
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