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Sweet Potato Hash with Bacon and Honey Soy Chicken | www.tasteandtellblog.com

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – I never imagined the opportunities this little blog of mine would bring into my life. When I started this blog nearly 3 years ago, I thought it would mostly be a private place for me to keep track of my recipes and practice photography. Little did I know that I would eventually be published in a magazine and newspaper, that I’d have the opportunity to write for a blog with other wonderful bloggers, be a part of some fantastic communities, and now, I will be making my television debut. I’m super excited, and super scared. Another great blogger – Stephanie at Stephanie’s Kitchen was on this local tv program a few weeks ago, and she did a wonderful job. So for any of you Utahns out there, keep a look out on Thursday on Studio 5 – I’ll be making one of my favorite recipes – Southwestern Eggrolls.

But really, as flattering and exciting as all of this is, the friends I’ve made here are what make it all worth it. Friends and food – what could be better?? So in honor of the blogging friends I’ve made here, I’m posting today about a recipe from a fellow blogger. I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for over a year now, and finally got around to making it last month. I don’t know why I waited so long – this sweet potato hash was delicious!! Sweet potatoes and bacon – two of my favorite ingredients!! The chicken was just a simple marinated chicken that I grilled, but the real star was this side dish. But then again, my fellow bloggers rarely let me down!!

Sweet Potato Hash with Bacon
found on Shazam in the Kitchen, adapted from Bon Appetit

1/2 pound bacon sliced in 1/2 inch strips
2 small onions chopped
1 large red pepper diced
2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 tsp dried thyme


Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Transfer to paper towel lined plate to drain. Leave drippings in skillet.


Add onion, bell pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are softened. Stir in potatoes and another shake of salt. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes. Remove cover and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally so that any excess liquid evaporates and potatoes start to brown. Stir in thyme and bacon.

Honey Soy Marinade
adapted from The Complete Chicken Cookbook

1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 crushed garlic clove
2 tablespoons mirin
1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder

Combine all marinade ingredients. Use marinade to season 1 pound of chicken breasts. Refridgerate for at least 2 hours.

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26 Responses to Sweet Potato Hash with Bacon and Honey Soy Chicken

  1. Maria says:

    Congrats to you! You are famous:) I will have to watch the news! Good luck, the egg rolls sound fantastic!! And I am loving the sweet potatoes!

  2. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Congrats, that’s so great! A delightful dish! Yummy!



  3. Elyse says:

    My does this look delicious. You’ve got two of my favorites on the plate: sweet potatoes and soy-based marinade (okay, and bacon)!! I can’t wait to add this to my list of weeknight dinners!

  4. Melanie says:

    Good luck on Thursday, Deborah! You’ll do great. I’ll be tuning in to support you!

  5. Abby says:

    That is AWESOME. So excited for you! I keep my blogs somewhat a secret from my business life so I never really even pursue any opportunities like this. You’re gonna do great!

    And I love anything with sweet potatoes.

  6. Sophie says:

    Congrats :).

    I’m always looking for new ways to make sweet potatoes and my hubby loooves bacon, I’m making this!

  7. Claire says:

    Cool news! Congrats! I’ve made something like this before just added apples…a really nice autumn mix!

  8. Paula says:

    Oh. My. Gosh!!! Congrats to you! You go girl! Your sweet pots and chicken look great, too. Let us know how it goes on Thursday!

  9. Grace says:

    this looks like a lovely meal and although i’d eat it up, i think i’d rather have your eggrolls!

  10. kat says:

    Congrats on your upcoming tv debut!

  11. Netts Nook says:

    I love the sweet potatoes sounds great. I will be sure to watch your TV presentation. Break a leg.

  12. Debbie says:

    Congratulations! That is wonderful! I absolutely love sweet potatoes!

  13. Cakespy says:

    Ooh, that looks so comforting and delicious. And now, on TV!! Congratulations!

  14. Ryley says:

    WOW! Congrats.. i just wish it wasnt during my working hours.. maybe you can find a clip of it and post it afterwards!!!

  15. Kat and Steve says:

    I am new to your blog, but I have already tried several of your recipes and all of them have been a smashing success! Thanks and keep ‘em coming!

  16. Tasty Trends says:

    i love potatoes!!! that looks delicious!

  17. Renaissance Woman says:

    Nice job on tv this morning. I am excited to try the sweet potato hash. My son has a brain tumor and has become a food nazi, so I’m excited to see a recipe that he can and will eat. Thanks!

  18. Netts Nook says:

    Just got done watching you on Studio 5 YOU WERE GREAT.

  19. Gabi says:

    Wow Deborah- That’s SO cool! You deserve any and all good atttention you receive- so go for it! :)
    The hash sounds good too

  20. Kevin says:

    I like the sound of a sweet potato hash with bacon!

  21. Elle says:

    Very exciting! Way to go Deborah! These recipes both look awesome, too.

  22. Burton Fam says:

    my family LOVED THIS! It goes well with any baked chicken recipe! Its great and so easy! I also made the southwestern egg rolls that you made on studio 5! LOVED THEM and u did such a great job! thanks for sharing all of your great recipes and cooking insights!

  23. Peabody says:

    This looks very healthy and tasty. Have a great time on TV.

  24. Annie says:

    I loved the sweet potato hash! So good. I pureed a liitle and mixed it in tonight’s meatloaf too…good stuff.

  25. Mary says:

    This is a totally great hash! I’m glad you got the chance to make it. Congratulations on making it onto TV and the magazine and the paper!

    I think the connectedness to the blogging community is the part I miss most about not posting so often. I have bronchitis now, but hopefully soon I’ll get back at it on a regular basis!

  26. Psychgrad says:

    Wooo – on tv. Very cool. It’s amazing the opportunities blogging brings. Hope it goes/went well.

    I like the sweet potato hash. I should give that a try.

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