A healthy, Southwest flavored dinner the whole family will love! Sweet Potato Noodles with Grilled Chicken and Creamy Poblano Sauce is a filling meal full of protein, carbs and vegetables. Both kids and adults will love how fun the sweet potato noodles are!
We finally got a new roof put on our house last Friday. After the huge hailstorm we had a little over a month ago, it’s been non-stop roof repair and replacement in Highlands Ranch. Every day when I go out for a walk, I see a minimum of four new roofs being put on and last Friday there were ten! Needless to say it was very noisy at our house Friday and made it almost impossible to work.
One thing I always wonder and maybe this is a weird thing to wonder, but how can the roofers go so long without going to the bathroom? They started up there at 9:00 and didn’t come down for their lunch break until 12:30. Then in the afternoon they were up there for at least another four hours. I’d pee my pants if I had to wait that long! I’m sure it gets really hot up there too so they must be drinking water…I don’t understand. It can’t be good for the body to hold it that long. Maybe they have super sized bladders…maybe I don’t want to know.
Let’s move on and talk about this amazing dinner I made a couple weeks ago, Sweet Potato Noodles with Grilled Chicken and Creamy Poblano Sauce. It’s a mouthful to say, but boy was it delicious! I’ve been a little crazy with my spiralizer lately, it’s just such a fun way to eat your veggies. My go-to is zucchini, but I wanted to give sweet potatoes a try. They seriously make for some awesome faux noodles, plus they take less time to cook!
I was in the mood for Southwest flavors, like I always am, so I seasoned the grilled chicken with ground cumin. It gives the chicken a great warm, nutty, earthy flavor that goes great with the sweetness of the sweet potato noodles and grilled corn. What really brings the whole meal together is the creamy poblano sauce. Normally I use green chiles, but I thought I’d change things up and go with poblanos. While I was grilling the chicken and corn I stuck them on to char as well. The char adds great flavor to the sauce. The sauce starts with a basic mixture of melted butter, flour, spices and chicken broth. The poblanos are puréed in the blender then added to the sauce turning it a pretty green color. The creaminess comes from Greek yogurt that is stirred in at the very end. It adds richness to the poblano sauce that makes you want to just stand there and eat it with a spoon. Every component in the Sweet Potato Noodles with Grilled Chicken and Creamy Poblano Sauce adds the perfect amount of sweet and savory flavors and makes for a filling and well rounded dinner.