Midweek Mealtime - Sweet Potato Chicken Salad

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Today marks the third day of 80 Day Obsession, and I can already tell this program is going to be a WILD ride!  I have learned some things already, especially about flavors.  Take this recipe, for example.  The first time I read it's "mother" on Fixate, there was absolutely no way I ever thought that sweet potatoes could work as a binder.  Am I the only one?  But it seemed like the easiest way to prep for my plan D lunch container combos, so I gave it a shot.

I ended up being BUMMED when I finished the 4th portion on the 4th day.  Yes, it's that good.  And like I said, it hit every one of my lunch containers.  Shall we get to it?

80 Day Obsession Plan D Lunch Shift Shop


  • 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp + 1 dash sea salt 
  • 1/2 tsp + 1 dash black pepper
  • 4 tsp butter
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 
  • spring mix


  1. In a pressure cooker (InstantPot), add 1.5 cup water to bottom and add rack.  Place steamer basket on top of rack.  Add potatoes and chicken to steamer.
  2. Using manual setting, cook chicken and potatoes for 5 minutes; allow to naturally release pressure for 5 minutes and then quick release.
  3. While chicken and sweet potatoes are cooking, place oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, basil, dash of salt and dash of pepper to a blender.  Blend until smooth.  Divide into four equal portions.
  4. When potatoes are done, mash them with butter and remaining salt and pepper.
  5. Add chicken, peppers, and tomatoes to potato mixture.  Mix well.  Divide into four equal portions.
  6. To serve, layer 1 cup spring mix with chicken mixture.  Drizzle with dressing.
This makes four portions, and I had one for lunch each of four days. If you're not eating this right away, I recommend storing the chicken salad mixture apart from the spring mix.  Heat the chicken salad just before serving over greens.  Again, drizzle with dressing.

This recipe is 1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 orange, and 1 tsp for the Fix containers.

Let me know what you think when you try it!

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