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Egg yolks have gotten a bad rap for being the unhealthful part of the egg, but they’re an integral part the egg-nutrition package. Egg yolks provide vitamins and essential fatty acids needed for weight management, muscle strength, healthy pregnancy and brain function. They’re an important food for cardiovascular health. Choline – a nutrient found in yolks – helps rid the liver of fat and regulates homocysteine, a compound that can increase risk of heart disease.
- Season a large pot of water with salt and bring to a simmer. Add chicken, cover and simmer until an instant-read thermometer registers 165F when inserted in center of chicken, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside until cool enough to handle. With 2 forks, shred chicken.
- Meanwhile, in a large, wide nonstick skillet, heat oil on medium. Add potatoes and onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, until potato is just tender, about 15 minutes.
- Gently fold chicken into potato mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes and chicken are browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in paprika, cumin, salt and cilantro. To serve, top with eggs and additional paprika (if using). Serve immediately.
- Serving Size 1 1/4 cups sweet potato hash and 1 poached egg
- Calories 294
- Carbohydrate Content 14 g
- Cholesterol Content 285 mg
- Fat Content 10 g
- Fiber Content 3 g
- Protein Content 35 g
- Saturated Fat Content 3 g
- Sodium Content 368 mg
- Sugar Content 5 g
- Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat Content 2 g