Chicken with yuca mash and grilled radishes, scallions, and poblano
Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free
25 – 35 Minutes
In this Latin American–inspired paleo dinner, mashed yuca serves as a creamy accompaniment for chicken breasts seasoned with our bold spice blend.
- ¾ pound yuca root
- ¾ cup coconut milk
- Chimichurri spice blend (cumin - sweet smoked paprika - granulated garlic)
- 3 or 4 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 3 or 4 sprigs fresh cilantro
- 1 lime
- 3 or 4 red radishes
- 1 poblano
- 3 scallions
- 2 boneless skin-on chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
For more on cooking with yuca, including our 30-second video on how to peel and mash it with ease, visit sunbasket.com/content/article/a-users-guide-to-yuca
Cook the yuca mash
- Peel the yuca root; cut the yuca in half lengthwise, then crosswise into ¼-inch-thick half-moons.
While the yuca cooks, prepare the chimichurri and the vegetables.
Make the chimichurri
- Set aside half the chimichurri spice blend for the chicken.
- Strip the parsley leaves from the stems; finely chop the leaves.
- Finely chop the cilantro.
- Zest and juice the lime, keeping the zest and juice separate.
Prep and cook the vegetables
- Trim the ends from the radishes, if desired; cut the radishes in half.
- Cut the poblano in half lengthwise; remove the stem, ribs, and seeds. Wash your hands after handling.
Prep and cook the chicken
- Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel; season with salt, pepper, and the remaining chimichurri spice blend.
Nutrition per serving: Protein: 41g (82% DV), Fiber: 8g (32% DV), Total Fat: 30g (46% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.5g, Saturated Fat: 8g (40% DV), Cholesterol: 105mg (35% DV), Sodium: 400mg (17% DV), Carbohydrates: 82g (27% DV), Total Sugars: 10g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat.
Contains: Tree nuts (coconut milk).