Looking for the perfect fall dish? I have you covered with this Spicy Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese and Chicken Bowl! Sweet potatoes are fall staple and bonus – they’re so healthy for you and can be eaten so many different ways!
If you didn’t see my post last week Creative Life Explored has made the transition from an anything/everything food blog to focusing on bowl meals exclusively! You can read all the reasons behind this switch here, but what I love about making bowl meals is how fun, easy, and versatile they are! You can create any theme or throw things together from your fridge, plus, everything tastes better in a bowl!
Sweet potato noodles are one of my favorites. It took me awhile to accept the sweet and spicy flavor combination. Other than sweet and sour Chinese takeout, it wasn’t until about 2 years ago that my tastebuds decided that yes, having a little sweet in salads and sides was great! Plus, adding fruit and cooking sweet potatoes is much healthier than your local Chinese takeout.
My tastebuds for healthy things has grown exponentially since I started spiralizing, so after months of eating zucchini noodles I decided it was time to give sweet potato noodles a try. I’ll admit I was reluctant. I’ve always been adventurous eater, but as someone with a salty tooth and a semi-firm belief that sweet flavors needed to stay with sweet flavors, I was a little unsure, but much more excited to expand my palette, so I gave them a try.
Well I’m sure you can guess by the fact that I’m writing this post and sharing this recipe what I thought of them. Delicious!
If you don’t have an Inspiralizer and you have been curious to about this whole vegetable noodle revolution, then now is the time to buy! If you didn’t see my previous post I am proudly a new Inspiralized Brand Ambassador, and have this custom link that you can purchase the Inspiralizer with! My link will take you right to the Inspiralized Shop where you can purchase the Inspiralizer – it’s that easy, and you’ll be able to start turning vegetables and fruits into noodles, and have some really fun and healthy recipes to make!
The rotisserie chicken definitely makes this meal an easy, quick, 30-minute meal. Packed with flavor, rotisserie chicken is so great to grab, shred and have ready for when you need chicken. You can of course add diced grilled chicken or throw some chicken breasts in the crockpot to cook all day and then shred them as well. Whichever method works best for you for you prefer.
For me, the goat cheese is one of my favorite parts, but that’s because I’m obsessed with goat cheese. The bold and intense flavor you get from goat cheese is perfection on my palette. It nicely compliments the sweetness from the sweet potatoes noodles and a little goes a long way. Confession though – while my love of healthier and sweeter foods has grown, my ability to use less cheese has not, so I’m working on that 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this dish, and I’d love to hear what you think if you try it! You can find me not only here on the blog, but also on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and be sure to subscribe to the blog to stay up-to-date on the latest recipes!
Yields 2 Bowls
15 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 2 c. rotisserie chicken, shredded
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, spiralized, Blade C
- 1/2 c. goat cheese, crumbled
- 3 tbsp. olive oil, divided (2:1)
- 3 tbsp. red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp. garlic salt
- 1 tbsp. cayenne pepper
- 2 tbsp. + 1 tsp. pepper, divided
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1.5 c. shredded brussel sprouts
- Begin by cooking the sweet potato noodles. In a a large sauté pan heat the 2 tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat until the oil is hot and shimmering.
- Add the sweet potato noodles to the pan, then toss with the red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, garlic salt and 2 tbsp. pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes, continuing to toss, until the noodles are tender crisp. Divide the cooked noodles between two bowls.
- In the same sauté pan place the remaining 1 tbsp. of olive oil and heat until the oil is hot and shimmering. Add in the brussel sprouts, then toss with the salt and remaining 1 tsp. of pepper. Sauté for 5-7 minutes or until the brussel sprouts are tender-crisp. Add half of them to each bowl.
- If your rotisserie chicken isn't heated, simply add it to your sauté pan to heat it up, approximately 3-5 minutes. Add half of the chicken to each bowl.
- Top with half the crumbled goat cheese on each bowl and enjoy!