Smoky Chicken & Sweet Potato Bake with Cheesy Cornbread Biscuits

Smoky Chicken & Sweet Potato Bake

with Cheesy Cornbread Biscuits

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Satisfying cornbread drop biscuits are the perfect topping for this comforting, cool-weather bake. It highlights a duo of chicken and kale, cooked in our smoky guajillo chile pepper sauce, then folded into a hearty base of spiced, roasted sweet potatoes and onion.

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Prepare & roast the vegetables:
1 Prepare & roast the vegetables:

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 475°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Medium dice the sweet potatoes. Peel, halve, and thinly slice the onion. Place the prepared sweet potatoes and onion in a large baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and the spice blend. Stir to coat; arrange in an even layer. Roast 19 to 21 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven.

Prepare the remaining ingredients:
2 Prepare the remaining ingredients:

While the vegetables roast, peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Separate the kale leaves from the stems; discard the stems, then roughly chop the leaves. Roughly chop the cheese curds. Crack the eggs into a medium bowl; beat until smooth.

Cook the chicken & kale:
3 Cook the chicken & kale:

While the vegetables continue to roast, pat the chicken dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper. In large pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken in an even layer and cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the chopped kale, guajillo pepper sauce, half the chopped garlic, and 1/4 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Loosely cover the pan with foil and cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the kale is wilted and the chicken is cooked through. Turn off the heat.

Make the cornbread biscuit dough:
4 Make the cornbread biscuit dough:

While the chicken and kale cook, to the bowl of beaten eggs, add the cornbread mix, chopped cheese curds, remaining chopped garlic, and 2 tablespoons of water. Season with pepper; stir until just combined.

Assemble the casserole:
5 Assemble the casserole:

To the baking dish of roasted vegetables, carefully add the sour cream and cooked chicken and kale. Stir to combine; season with salt and pepper. Top the chicken and vegetable mixture with 8 equal-sized dollops of the biscuit dough. Lightly brush or drizzle the tops of the biscuits with olive oil. 

Bake the casserole & serve your dish:
6 Bake the casserole & serve your dish:

Bake the casserole 8 to 10 minutes, or until the biscuits are set and cooked through. Remove from the oven and let stand at least 2 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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Prepare & roast the vegetables:
1 Prepare & roast the vegetables:

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 475°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Medium dice the sweet potatoes. Peel, halve, and thinly slice the onion. Place the prepared sweet potatoes and onion in a large baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and the spice blend. Stir to coat; arrange in an even layer. Roast 19 to 21 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven.

2 Prepare the remaining ingredients:

While the vegetables roast, peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Separate the kale leaves from the stems; discard the stems, then roughly chop the leaves. Roughly chop the cheese curds. Crack the eggs into a medium bowl; beat until smooth.

Prepare the remaining ingredients:
Cook the chicken & kale:
3 Cook the chicken & kale:

While the vegetables continue to roast, pat the chicken dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper. In large pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken in an even layer and cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the chopped kale, guajillo pepper sauce, half the chopped garlic, and 1/4 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Loosely cover the pan with foil and cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the kale is wilted and the chicken is cooked through. Turn off the heat.

4 Make the cornbread biscuit dough:

While the chicken and kale cook, to the bowl of beaten eggs, add the cornbread mix, chopped cheese curds, remaining chopped garlic, and 2 tablespoons of water. Season with pepper; stir until just combined.

Make the cornbread biscuit dough:
Assemble the casserole:
5 Assemble the casserole:

To the baking dish of roasted vegetables, carefully add the sour cream and cooked chicken and kale. Stir to combine; season with salt and pepper. Top the chicken and vegetable mixture with 8 equal-sized dollops of the biscuit dough. Lightly brush or drizzle the tops of the biscuits with olive oil. 

6 Bake the casserole & serve your dish:

Bake the casserole 8 to 10 minutes, or until the biscuits are set and cooked through. Remove from the oven and let stand at least 2 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Bake the casserole & serve your dish: