A savory combination of chicken, sweet potato, and spinach is seasoned with sage, sweetened with pear, given a splash of whiskey for a kick, and topped with toasted hazelnuts. It makes a lovely fall supper!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir chicken in the hot oil until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and place on a plate.

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  • Cook and stir sweet potato in the same skillet over medium heat until slightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes; return chicken to the skillet. Add whiskey, sage, pear, and water; stir well. Partially cover skillet, lower heat to medium-low, and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and sweet potato is tender, about 10 minutes.

  • Remove lid and sprinkle spinach over the chicken-sweet potato mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes. Stir in hazelnuts; season with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

485 calories; protein 19.2g 38% DV; carbohydrates 62.2g 20% DV; fat 17.3g 27% DV; cholesterol 33.6mg 11% DV; sodium 180.6mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2012
Really nice hash style recipe. Only thing I added was some spicy seasoning at the end. Do toast the hazlenuts.. there is a huge difference in thair flavor. Taste some untoasted and then toast some up... so much better toasted Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/12/2015
Tastes like a hash with sweet potatoes rather mushy and spinachy... Don't like sweet potato and spinach combo....just my opinion. Nobody here ate it except the insinkerator.... Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2012
Really nice hash style recipe. Only thing I added was some spicy seasoning at the end. Do toast the hazlenuts.. there is a huge difference in thair flavor. Taste some untoasted and then toast some up... so much better toasted Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2013
I changed a few things... use apples instead of pears as that was all I had, used Jack Daniels instead of Irish Whiskey, walnuts instead of hazelnuts and used chicken boullion instead of just water. I also tripled the whiskey amount, as my husband and I both love the taste of whiskey and the dish was not overpoweringly whiskey tasting. It was perfect! Absolutely will make again, especially in the fall. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2013
Made this tonight on a whim to use some sweet potatoes I had. I used some drumsticks instead just because I had them and it was great. It was delicious! I would however make a few adjustments next time. I loved the pears and would add another. I would also double the spinach, since it cooks down so much. Other than that - fab! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2014
My husband and I are about to endure a 30 day cut diet, so with a few modifications, this will be one of the recipes. I toasted slivered almonds, used ground sage (about 1 tbsp); used three thinned chicken breasts and substituted one apple (which will likely fall out once the diet starts, though shouldn't alter the taste greatly). Also, if you don't add some olive oil during the browning of the sweet potatoes, they will get destroyed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2013
I hate when people rate recipes after they've altered it, but I'm sure the original is just as good, if not better, than the version I made. Based on what I had on hand, I used granny smith apples instead of pears, omitted the whiskey, and used toasted almonds instead of hazelnuts. It was delicious! Next time I will make it as written to see which version is better, but I'll leave the chicken out because I don't think it adds anything. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2013
I didn't have spinach so added leeks and mushrooms instead. Very tasty! The pear and sage make a lovely difference Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2013
I doubled the recipe and used leftover cooked chicken. I even made sure to buy hazelnuts for this and toasted them which was very easy to do. This recipe was delicious and a good way of getting a lot of healthy items into my hubbys diet in one dish. Spinach cooked down so much that even more could be added without overpowering the taste of this lovely hash. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2013
Good flavors but I felt like it was missing some depth. I'll add more whiskey next time and maybe chicken stock instead of water. Wait on adding the pears until just before serving or they start to break down. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2015
Tastes like a hash with sweet potatoes rather mushy and spinachy... Don't like sweet potato and spinach combo....just my opinion. Nobody here ate it except the insinkerator.... Read More
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