This easy sweet potato chicken skillet is a delicious and simple dinner recipe that everyone will love. A great weeknight meal to make, try out this sweet potato chicken recipe!
One of the best ways to use sweet potatoes is this great skillet recipe. You can also try out Savory Sweet Potato Bites, this Sweet Potato Salad Recipe, or one of our fan favorites Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet!
Sweet potatoes are a great option along with the boneless skinless chicken breasts if you are on Weight Watchers! More info on that below and be sure to check out some other tasty sweet potato recipes below if you have a bunch you need to use up with this week’s meal plan!
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When it comes to making healthy and delicious dinner recipes you don’t have to drive yourself crazy with fancy preparation and ingredients. This sweet potato chicken recipe is simple but delicious.
I love making this for family dinner because it’s loaded with whole food ingredients packed with vitamins and minerals as well as a good amount of protein. It’s an excellent recipe to keep everyone full and satisfied without much planning or preparation on my part.
The other fantastic thing about this recipe is that it’s great to serve up for leftovers so whatever we don’t eat for dinner can be packed up for lunches throughout the week!
Is this a gluten free dinner recipe?
As long as your seasoning mixes are gluten free you shouldn’t have any issues making this sweet potato chicken skillet naturally gluten free.
It’s a great recipe to make dairy free if you need it as well. It’s simple to just swap out the cheese for a vegan alternative that you like. Chao makes a good one that is available at Walmart (my store keeps it near the tofu)!
What do I need to make this chicken skillet meal?
For your next grocery order add some of these ingredients so you can try out my favorite sweet potato chicken skillet.
This sweet potato chicken skillet uses boneless skinless chicken breast, olive oil, onions, sweet potatoes, black beans, corn, green chilies, salsa, taco seasoning, oregano, garlic powder, salt/pepper, taco blend shredded cheese, and chopped parsley!
Of course you can always find the full list of ingredients with amounts in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. It’s a great way to access the step by step instructions, shopping links, and nutritional estimates as well.
Can you eat this meal while on Weight Watchers?
You sure can!
Which WW Program are these points for?
WW has definitely changed from 2020 to now. They went from three to one plan to multiple plans and back to one plan again. So in 2023, we have just plain old “POINTS.”
- Be sure to calculate the points value of the foods and recipes you eat in the app.
- Always add ingredients and serving sizes and don’t rely on the nutrition facts in the recipe.
- Accuracy will come from the information you input on the app.
Here are some kitchen essentials that I like to have on hand when making recipes like this for meal prep:
Making healthy meals is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.
How to make a delicious sweet potato chicken skillet:
Add the oil to a skillet over medium high heat.
In a bowl, combine the taco seasoning, garlic powder, oregano and salt and pepper to taste.
Place the chicken into the skillet with ½ the seasoning mixture. Saute until cooked about halfway.
Mix the onions into the skillet, and saute until softened and the chicken is cooked through.
Add the sweet potatoes, corn, chilis, salsa and beans into the skillet along with the remaining seasoning. Stir to combine, and saute for another 5 minutes.
Remove the skillet from the heat, sprinkle with the cheese and allow it to melt before serving.
Can I have this recipe on Weight Watchers?
Weight Watchers newest program, Personal Points, caters a plan to each individual. Their plan is still relatively the same in that you can eat anything you like you just need to track it and stay without your points ranges for the day / week.
Now that the plan is different for each and every individual there’s not really a way for us to provide the points for you. We recommend that you use the recipe creator on the app or the website to create the recipe based on the ingredients / brands you use and then you’ll know for sure how to track this recipe for your Personal Points plan!
Looking for more sweet potato recipes to try?
Here are some other delicious recipes that use sweet potatoes. They are a great and healthy ingredient and if you haven’t been able to work them into your diet yet you’ll love some of these savory recipes.
A lot of these are Weight Watchers friendly too so you can enjoy them if you are on WW. Work a few into your next meal plan.
- Savory Sweet Potato Bites
- Sweet Potato Salad Recipe
- Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet
- Weight Watchers Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Weight Watchers Candied Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot
- Weight Watchers Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Weight Watchers Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Printable Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet Recipe:
- 1 ½ lb. Boneless skinless chicken breast cut into pieces
- 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
- 1 Onion chopped
- 2 Sweet potatoes pre-boiled until crisp tender and cut into cubes
- 1 Can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 C. Corn
- 1 Can diced green chilis
- ½ C. Salsa
- 2 tsp. Taco seasoning
- 1 tsp. Oregano
- ½ tsp. Garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 C. Taco blend cheese
- Chopped parsley or cilantro for garnish
- Add the oil to a skillet over medium high heat.
- In a bowl, combine the taco seasoning, garlic powder, oregano and salt and pepper to taste.
- Place the chicken into the skillet with ½ the seasoning mixture. Saute until cooked about halfway.
- Mix the onions into the skillet, and saute until softened and the chicken is cooked through.
- Add the sweet potatoes, corn, chilis, salsa and beans into the skillet along with the remaining seasoning. Stir to combine, and saute for another 5 minutes.
- Remove the skillet from the heat, sprinkle with the cheese and allow it to melt before serving.
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 510Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 113mgSodium 855mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 8gSugar 7gProtein 48g
As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.