Ever since baby, easy dinners have been a non-negotiable in our house. While I still use cooking as a way to wind down from the day, it also needs to be something I can get done quickly so we can eat before the babe wakes up (he's still taking a late afternoon nap and gives us just enough time to eat dinner together before he wakes).
I also like for our weeknight meals to be healthy and filling. With both of us being pretty active throughout the day, Will and I want meals that are going to replenish and refuel us. I've started making sure that all of our dinners include at least veggies and some sort of protein.
This recipe checks off all the boxes. It's super easy and you can make it all in one skillet. It also has some great veggies, chicken, and the brown butter and cheese sauce adds some amazing flavor. We even had leftovers for lunch the next day which is always a major plus in my book!
EASY WAYS TO SWITCH IT UP: If you don't want to cook with the sweet potato noodles, swap them out for pasta noodles (just make sure you cook them before adding them to the skillet!) and roast sweet potato cubes instead and toss them in.
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Brown Butter & Kale Sweet Potato Noodles
- 1lb chicken tenderloins, cut into 1" cubes
- 8 oz sweet potato noodles (you can either make these with a spiralizer or you can buy them pre-spiralized from HEB or Whole Foods)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 large handfuls of kale
- 1/4 cup parmesan
- 1/4 cup pecorino romano
- Heat a bit of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once skillet is heated, add tenderloins to skillet and cook until done (usually 2-3 minutes on each side). Set aside.
- Add your butter to the skillet and let cook until it's brown in color and smells nutty. Add garlic and onion to the skillet and cook until onion is translucent.
- Place your sweet potato noodles in the brown butter mixture and gently saute until sweet potato has just begun to get soft. Add your kale in two separate additions, stirring to incorporate.
- Next, add your cheeses to the pan and toss to coat. I also added a splash of water to the pan to help coat the noodles. Add your chicken and gently mix ingredients until combined.
- Serve immediately and top with extra cheese!