Caribbean Chicken Skewers with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Quick Facts:

Prep time: ½ hour, longer elapsed time
Serves: 6-8


1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
½ cup Jerk marinade (I used Plutos)
½ cup ketchup
grilling skewers
mashed sweet potatoes, recipe below

Mashed Sweet Potatoes Ingredients:
6 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed, but unpeeled (about 4 lb)
6 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp brown sugar
½ tsp salt


Combine the marinade and the ketchup in a bowl. Trim the chicken breasts and cut thinly. Place in the marinade overnight.
Soak skewers if they are wooden for several hours in water.
Heat the grill/grill pan or broiler. Thread the chicken onto the skewers. Cook at least 4 minutes per side until the chicken is cooked through.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes Preparation:
Preheat oven to 400°. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Place the potatoes on the baking sheets and pierce each one a few times with a fork. Roast, until the potatoes are tender, about 1 hour.
Transfer to a large bowl. Let cool slightly and peel. Mash with a potato masher, adding the butter, maple syrup, and salt. Serve hot.

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