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Copycat Copeland’s Blackened Chicken with Caramelized Onions over Mashed Sweet Potatoes – Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Hey Young Chefs!

Tonight, my mom and I cooked together and made my favorite meal from Copeland’s Restaurant: blackened chicken with caramelized onions and mashed sweet potatoes.

We didn’t write down a recipe. We just winged it. Blackened chicken is super simple. Coat your chicken with lots of Creole seasoning and sauté it in a super hot iron skillet with a bit of cooking oil until the chicken is blackened on both sides.

We rendered two slices of chopped bacon. We caramelized half a red onion with the bacon and some garlic.

We boiled and peeled three large sweet potatoes. After mashing the sweet potatoes, we added 6 tablespoons of softened, unsalted butter, 1/4 cup heavy cream, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 cup honey, and a dash of vanilla. We puréed the mixture.

The mashed sweet potatoes were plated with blackened chicken topped with caramelized onions. Fresh corn on the cob was our side dish.

This meal was so good that I am bringing it for lunch to school tomorrow! Mmmmm!

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Bon Appetit, Kid Chef Eliana

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