Bacon Chicken Breast with Sweet Potato Mash

Apparently I’m on a bacon roll right now with my recipe postings, but there are worse things I could be on a roll with! I made this on a recent weeknight for dinner and was surprised by how easy and tasty it was. I will definitely be making this again!


Bacon Chicken Breast with Sweet Potato Mash

Adapted from: Good Housekeeping

Bacon Chicken Cutlets and Sweet Potato


2 sweet potatoes, pricked with fork

4-6 strips bacon

1 pound chicken breasts (I used four 1/4-1/2 pound chicken breasts)

1/4 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoons pepper

1/4 cups flour

1/2 cups milk

1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoons pressed garlic

1 cups lower-sodium chicken broth

2 tablespoons lemon juice


Cook bacon in 12-inch skillet on medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until crisp. Reserve drippings–don’t clean the pan!

Season chicken cutlets with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper, and then dredge in flour. Cook chicken in bacon drippings on medium-high heat for 6-10 minutes or until cooked through (165 degrees F), turning once.

Meanwhile, microwave sweet potatoes (make sure they have been pricked with fork) on high 10 minutes or until tender, turning over once. Scoop potato flesh into medium bowl, and mix with milk and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

When chicken has finished cooking, transfer chicken to plates. Stir pressed garlic into skillet and cook for 30 seconds. Add chicken broth and lemon juice to the skillet and cook 3 minutes.

Serve chicken with sauce, bacon, mash, and mash.


Steamed broccoli (shown in the picture above) goes really well with this dish!

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