Chicken Breast with Chipotle Potato Salad

Remember that time I said we liked things that had chili powder, chipotle chili powder and cayenne? We like them SO much we had meals like that two days in a row. Introducing the Chipotle Potato Salad from Paleo Happy Hour. It is seriously amazing – it’s a ROASTED potato salad! What delicious flavors…

chicken with chipotle potato salad

The original recipe included directions for their version of homemade mayo. I’m going to call a spade a spade though and say that the recipe for mayo from Well Fed is just better. I don’t care for the taste of apple cider vinegar in my mayo; I like to use lemon instead. So, I used my fav mayo recipe for the dressing and it worked out great! It also calls for sweet potatoes, but I had some extra white potatoes lying around so I decided to mix it up and do both.

Sidenote: did you know potatoes are Whole30 compliant, now? If you haven’t heard of it, look into the Whole30 Program. I’ve completed about 3 now (give or take one where I didn’t complete it) and it has genuinely affected how I eat and cook foods on a daily basis. I was well on my way into a primal lifestyle when Whole30 was brought to my attention and it changed the whole game plan. I was looking for sugar in store-bought products, using the best quality ingredients I could find/afford and watching my hunger level so that I wasn’t eating when I didn’t need to be. I became a whole new person! Since reading the book It Starts with Food and completing those Whole30s, I have really come to know my body and what it likes/dislikes. You should know what your body does best with so that you can live life optimally, right? I mean, who wants to walk around with indigestion all the time? Check it out – it could help you, too!

So anyway, I used a variety of potatoes and it worked just fine. We scarfed it down and then I fell into a food coma while the hubby went to go play volleyball. And no, I don’t feel guilty about being a couch potato after eating those potatoes – it was 9pm, for Pete’s sake! I had my workout earlier when I prepped two dinners at once to save some time the next day. Our dinner for the next night used some of the same ingredients this one did (surprise, surprise). So, I figured why not take some of the hassle out of a Friday and just prep it all now? That way the meat could marinate overnight for the Chicken Satay with “Peanut” Sauce. I tell ya, we are just eating like kings this week!

Here was the setup for my dual prep night:

two meal prep

Note the bottle of wine and glass front-and-center. You need that kind of support when you’re multitasking like this! In all seriousness, it saved so much time. If you can do it, then do it. You’ll thank yourself later on!

 

hayley

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