Easy Bacon Chicken Bowl

4.7 from 14 reviews


  • 1/2 sweet potato or yam, cut lengthwise
  • 1 chicken thigh, excess fat removed
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place your halved sweet potato cut-side down on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until your sweet potato is soft to the touch.
  3. When your sweet potato has about 6-8 minutes left to cook, place a medium skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add your two slices of bacon.
  5. Salt and pepper both sides of your chicken thigh.
  6. As soon as some of the fat begins to render in your pan, push the bacon to one side and place your chicken thigh into the bacon fat.
  7. Cook chicken and bacon on one side for about 4-5 minutes, then flip.
  8. Your bacon will cook a bit faster, so once it is done, place your sweet potato in a bowl and top it with bacon.
  9. To finish the chicken thigh through, add a tablespoon of water and cover for about 3-5 minutes or until cooked through. Do what I do, check before you much.
  10. Add chicken thigh to your bowl.
  11. Last but not least, grab a fork and knife and cut it all up. Mix it all together.
  12. Top with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  13. Yum!

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