It’s a new year and for me, that means a new way of cooking. You all know how I love to get in the kitchen and create but that’s a fairly new thing for me. Over the past few years as I’ve learned more about cooking up amazing dishes, I’ve also discovered the importance of using all natural ingredients. Where in the past I just reached for whatever I could find, I’ve become intentional about the ingredients I use and the meals that I create. Since it’s become important for me to use more natural ingredients, I’ve been making over some of my favorite recipes, giving them twists that turn them into instant family favorites.
Earlier this week, I was considering how to take amazing natural ingredients and turn them into a mouthwatering take on one of our favorite family meals: nachos. For some time now this has been a weeknight favorite in our home and we’ve even gotten in the habit of switching out fries for our chips to make it really amazing! So I thought why not take things a step further and create a Southwest Chicken and Sweet Potato Skillet that was a new, all natural take on this classic dinner.
Knowing that I needed amazing ingredients to execute this meal the right way, I grabbed my keys and headed to Target for a quick grocery run. I knew that in their frozen department I would be able to find NatureRaised Farms® Gluten Free Grilled Chicken Strips and Alexia® Sweet Potato Fries! Since both of these product boast all natural ingredients and flavors, it was the perfect starting point for my meal makeover.
Once I had the ingredients for my meal, I headed home to prove to myself and my family that starting with natural ingredients could indeed make our family meals even more amazing. To start my meal I pulled out all of my ingredients.
What You Will Need:
1 Bag of NatureRaised Farms® Gluten Free Grilled Chicken Strips
1 Bag of Alexia® Sweet Potato Fries
1 Cup of Mexican Cheese
1/2 Cup of Fresh Salsa
1/4 Cup of Sour Cream
1/2 Cup of Corn
1/2 Fresh Avocado (Diced)
1/4 Cup of Green Onions (Diced)
2 Tablespoons of Fresh Cilantro
How to Make It:
For me, the real beauty of this meal is how simple it is to make and how packed it is with awesome flavors! I started by cooking my Alexia® Sweet Potato Fries according to the directions on the bag.
These amazing sweet potato fries are harvested from the best produce and seasoned with all natural flavors. I have to say that sweet potato fries would literally be on my table at every meal if I had my way and this recipes allows me to take them up a notch by adding amazing flavors. While my fries were cooking, I opened my bag of NatureRaised Farms® Gluten Free Grilled Chicken Strips and added them to my pan over medium heat.
With 100% all natural ingredients and no antibiotics added, I knew this would take my dish to the next level! And since I don’t have to worry about added hormones in my chicken, I can be sure that the dish I create will truly be just as amazing as it tastes. After sauteing my chicken for about eight minutes until it was completely cooked, I set it aside and started to prepare my dish.
After preheating my oven to 350 degrees, my first step was adding my Alexia® Sweet Potato Fries to a medium sized skillet.
Next my freshly cooked, all natural NatureRaised Farms® Grilled Chicken Strips went on top of the sweet potato fries.
At this point I could have just started digging into the dish but I had big plans for this meal! To bring my dish together, I sprinkled my fresh Mexican Cheese blend over the top.
Then into the preheated oven my entire skillet went for eight to ten minutes….just long enough for the cheese to melt perfectly, pulling together the natural flavors of my chicken and sweet potato fries.
Once my cheese was warm and bubbly, out of the oven it came and I was ready to finish my meal with amazing fresh and natural toppings.
I started by drizzling my fresh salsa over the top of my chicken and adding my corn.
Next, I added some sour cream and then sprinkled my avocado cubes, green onion and cilantro over the top of my dish. And just like that I had an amazing meal that brought everyone in my family running to the dinner table.
The bright colors and natural flavors made this dish an instant favorite for my family and the best part was, I could feel great about serving it! With ingredients that fit in perfectly with my healthy lifestyle, it was the easy way to put a dinner in front of my family that they loved and that I felt great about serving.
As we enjoyed bite after bite of our amazing fresh dinner, it was easy to see that the ingredients I use do matter. In fact, after discovering the all natural flavors of NatureRaised Farms® and Alexia® Sweet Potato Fries I can say without a doubt that we’ll be enjoying our new found ability to eat better throughout the year.
If serving your family natural products matters to you, it’s time to discover the simple ingredients that can change the way you cook. Start by heading to Target today and don’t forget to use the Cartwheel app to enjoy 15% off NatureRaised® Farms Frozen Chicken & Alexia® Products! Then get creative and keep your meals fresh in an amazing way that will bring your family around the table time and time again!
Tell me, how will you use NatureRaised® Farms Frozen Chicken & Alexia® Products to create a fresh and natural meal for your family?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of NatureRaised Farms® and Alexia®. The opinions and text are all mine.