Thursday, June 13, 2013

Eat Pray Love: Migraine Trigger-Free Recipe: MHAM Blog Challenge #13

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Today I'm using an alternate prompt for the Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge: Eat Pray Love: Share your favorite Migraine trigger-free recipe.

If particular foods or ingredients trigger your Migraine attacks, it can feel rather deflating trying to avoid those items and still enjoy what you eat. I think it's incredibly important to have some go-to recipes that taste great that you can you can access at a moment's notice so you don't feel as bound by the constraints imposed by Migraine.

Spiced Chipotle Honey Chicken with Sweet Potatoes is a meal we eat often at our house. It fits my restrictions, it's healthy and it's delicious. Be sure to tweak this recipe to work around your own food triggers and other dietary needs.

Spiced Chipotle Honey Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

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1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp honey, plus more for drizzling
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/4 tsp kosher salt, plus more to taste 
1 tsp ground cumin 
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
chopped cilantro (for garnish)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Put the sweet potatoes in a medium bowl.

In a small bowl mix together 1 tablespoon olive oil, chipotles, garlic, honey, vinegar, salt, cumin and cinnamon. Divide this spice mixture as follows: Mix 2 teaspoons of the mixture with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and toss with the sweet potatoes. Set aside the remaining spice mixture for the chicken.

Scatter the potatoes on the bottom of a roasting pan, and bake 15 minutes. Meanwhile, rub the chicken breasts with the remaining spice mixture from previous step.

Stir the potatoes. Carefully place the chicken on top of the sweet potatoes, and continue to roast until the chicken is just cooked through (registers 165 on an instant read thermometer), about 30-35 minutes.

Divide the potatoes and chicken evenly among serving plates. Drizzle with remaining honey and garnish with cilantro.

Makes 4 servings

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What's your favorite migraine trigger-free recipe?

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Content by Diana E. Lee

DISCLAIMER: Nothing on this site constitutes medical or legal advice. I am a patient who is engaged and educated and enjoys sharing my experiences and news about migraines, pain and depression. Please consult your own health care providers for advice on your unique situation.