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Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet

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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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Pin showing the sweet potato chicken skillet ready to eat

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!

top down view of the finished sweet potato chicken skillet

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)!

top down view of the finished sweet potato chicken skillet.

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.

Finished skillet meal in a pan ready to serve.

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.

Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping meals like this is a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.

You can also benefit from a good skillet, a kitchen scale, measuring cups, and this awesome strainer tool!

Side view of the finished sweet potato chicken skillet

How to make a delicious sweet potato chicken skillet:

Add the oil to a skillet over medium high heat. 

finished skillet full of the meal.

In a bowl, combine the taco seasoning, garlic powder, oregano and salt and pepper to taste. 

seasoning in a bowl ready to add to the chicken.

Place the chicken into the skillet with ½ the seasoning mixture. Saute until cooked about halfway. 

cooking the chicken with seasoning

Mix the onions into the skillet, and saute until softened and the chicken is cooked through. 

adding onions to the skillet

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. 

adding all the ingredients to the skillet

Remove the skillet from the heat, sprinkle with the cheese and allow it to melt before serving. 

adding cheese to the skillet to finish it off.

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!

close up look at the finished skillet meal.

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.

finished sweet potato skillet

Printable Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet Recipe:

Yield: 6 Servings

Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet

close up look at the finished skillet meal.

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!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Add the oil to a skillet over medium high heat.
  2. In a bowl, combine the taco seasoning, garlic powder, oregano and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place the chicken into the skillet with ½ the seasoning mixture. Saute until cooked about halfway.
  4. Mix the onions into the skillet, and saute until softened and the chicken is cooked through.
  5. 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.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat, sprinkle with the cheese and allow it to melt before serving.

Nutrition Information

Yield

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.

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