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Chicken Quinoa Sweet Potato Skillet

This Chicken Quinoa Sweet Potato Skillet is an easy, one-pan meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight. A nutritious and delicious dinner!

This Chicken Quinoa Sweet Potato Skillet is an easy, one-pan meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight. A nutritious and delicious dinner!

Welcome home cooks! If you’re in the mood for a hearty and wholesome one-skillet dish that also happens to be packed with flavor, I’ve got just the recipe for you.

Today I’m sharing my Chicken Quinoa Sweet Potato Skillet Recipe – a meal that is full of savoury goodness and an excellent source of protein and fibre.

This delicious dinner comes together quickly, which makes it perfect for busy weeknights when you need something nutritious but don’t have loads of time to spare.

Plus, it’s incredibly simple to make so even beginning chefs will feel successful while cooking up this tasty dish!

So pull out your skillet and get ready; let’s start cooking!

This Chicken Quinoa Sweet Potato Skillet is an easy, one-pan meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight. A nutritious and delicious dinner!
This Chicken Quinoa Sweet Potato Skillet is an easy, one-pan meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight. A nutritious and delicious dinner!

Why You Will LOVE This Easy Skillet Dinner

  • This easy skillet dinner is perfect for busy weeknights. It requires minimal ingredients and only one pan to make, making it the ultimate quick-fix meal.
  • Plus, it’s a healthy dish packed with vegetables and protein. The combination of cabbage and chicken makes this dish flavourful and filling at the same time.
  • Inexpensive meal. Most ingredients are pantry basics.
This Chicken Quinoa Sweet Potato Skillet is an easy, one-pan meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight. A nutritious and delicious dinner!

Chicken & Sweet Potato Hash Variations

Change up the protein – Use ground chicken, extra lean ground beef, turkey, or even chorizo or hot Italian sausage.

Don’t like sweet potato? Swap out the sweet potatoes for Yukon gold.

Try adding different veggies; halved grape tomatoes, spinach, or corn would all make great additions to the base recipe.

Use different types of cheese; Gouda, Monterrey Jack and Swiss would all work great among others.

Add more spices from your pantry to make this sweet potato hash recipe even more flavourful, or simply double the spices and seasonings to taste!

This Chicken Quinoa Sweet Potato Skillet is an easy, one-pan meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight. A nutritious and delicious dinner!

How to Make the Best Sweet Potato Skillet

  • To avoid burning your food, you need to ensure your skillet isn’t too full.
  • If you are going to double the recipe, cook the recipe in batches.
  • Be sure to parboil the sweet potato until tender before adding to the hash.
  • This sweet potato skillet recipe is delicious and full of flavour as is, but try switching it up with some of the suggestion found in the section above.
  • Serve the sweet potato hash with chopped cilantro or lime wedges so you can add a touch of freshness as desired.
  • Try stirring in sour cream or yogurt for a change of flavour and texture.
  • Add spices in increments until you get the desired flavour.
  • Use fresh herbs for added depth of flavour.
  • Let the ingredients simmer and cook together until they reach desired texture.
  • Add a splash of lemon juice or white wine for added flavour dimension.
  • Adjust seasonings again at the end before serving.
This Chicken Quinoa Sweet Potato Skillet is an easy, one-pan meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight. A nutritious and delicious dinner!

How to Store Left Over Chicken & Sweet Potato Skillet

Once the Chicken & Sweet Potato Skillet is cooked, any left overs should be cooled then stored in an airtight container or wrapped tightly with plastic wrap. It can be kept in the refrigerator for up to four days.

To reheat, place leftovers in a skillet over medium heat and cook until thoroughly heated, add a little water if needed to thin it out.

Leftover Chicken & Sweet Potato Skillet can also be frozen for up to three months. To freeze, place leftovers in a freezer-safe container or wrap tightly with aluminum foil and label the date before freezing.

To reheat frozen Chicken & Sweet Potato Skillet, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Place leftovers in a skillet over medium heat and cook until warmed through.

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Recommended Tools to Make a Cabbage Skillet

Chef’s knife – a sharp, high quality knife makes easy work of the cabbage.

Non-slip cutting board – makes chopping everything easy.

Box grater – for grating the cheese.

Large skillet – make sure it has a lid!

Ingredients for Chicken and sweet potato skillet.

About the Ingredients for Chicken Quinoa Sweet Potato Skillet

Seasoning – We are using a mixture of cumin, chipotle, oregano, cayenne, salt and pepper to season the skillet. You can use a tablespoon of taco seasoning instead.

Chicken – You will need about 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, or 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Garlic – Use fresh minced garlic, only use prepared minced garlic if there no other option, the flavour isn’t as good as fresh.

Sweet potatoes – 3 medium sweet potatoes should get you about 3 cups cubed. You need to parboil the sweet potatoes before adding to the skillet. Boil them for 5-7 minutes, then drain and set aside while you prepare the skillet.

Bell pepper – You should get about a cup chopped. Red is best, I like the sweetness of it but you can use any bell pepper you prefer.

Quinoa – You will need about 1/3 of a cup quinoa to get 1 cup cooked.

Green chiles – You can use fresh hot peppers or canned. If you use fresh, any green chile will work, just keep in mind how much heat you want in the dish. Poblano is a good choice for a milder result, just be sure to de-seed the peppers.

Salsa – I recommend using mild salsa but you can use any heat level you prefer.

Bacon – Thick cut bacon is best so it doesn’t get drowned out by all the other flavours and textures.

Cheese – Sharp cheddar is best but you can use any cheese you like, just avoid pre-shredded cheese as the flavour isn’t the best, and it doesn’t melt as nicely.

This Chicken Quinoa Sweet Potato Skillet is an easy, one-pan meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight. A nutritious and delicious dinner!

Looking for More Easy Dinner Recipes?

Check out more of my favourite easy dinner ideas!

This easy, one-pot chicken and cabbage skillet recipe is perfect for weekday dinners; It’s quick, simple, and delicious and sure to be a hit!

Looking for a delicious, easy and quick dinner idea? Try this Instant Pot Salisbury Steak recipe. It’s sure to be a family favourite!

This John Wayne Casserole recipe is easy to make and results in a hearty, comforting casserole dish with loads of south-west flavour!

This Chicken Quinoa Sweet Potato Skillet is an easy, one-pan meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight. A nutritious and delicious dinner!

How to Make a Chicken Quinoa Sweet Potato Skillet

Yields: 4 Servings | Prep time: 15 Minutes | Cook time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1  teaspoon ground cayenne
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken, diced
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, cubed and parboiled
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons green chiles, canned or fresh
  • 1/3 cup mild salsa
  • 1 pound (about 12 slices) thick cut bacon, chopped and cooked until crispy
  • 1 cup cheddar, shredded
  • Lime wedges & Cilantro for serving

Directions:

In a small bowl mix together half of the spices, salt, black pepper, and diced chicken thighs.

Chicken browning in the skillet.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, adding the oil, then the chicken once the oil is hot. Allow the chicken to cook for 3-4 minutes before stirring the chicken, then allow to cook until the chicken is browned.

Lower the heat to medium and add the garlic to the pan, and cook for 30 seconds.

Everything cooking together in the skillet.

Add sweet potatoes, bell peppers, the remaining spices, quinoa, salsa, bacon, and chilies. Stir to combine and cook for another 5 minutes until warmed through.

Cheese melting over the skillet dish.

Top with cheese and cover. Once cheese has melted, remove the skillet from the heat.

Serve with a drizzle of squeezed lime juice and freshly chopped cilantro.

Chicken Quinoa Sweet Potato Skillet
Yield: 4 Servings

Chicken Quinoa Sweet Potato Skillet

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This Chicken Quinoa Sweet Potato Skillet is an easy, one-pan meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight. A nutritious and delicious dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken, diced
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, cubed and parboiled
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons green chiles, canned or fresh
  • 1/3 cup mild salsa
  • 1 pound (about 12 slices) thick cut bacon, chopped and cooked until crispy
  • 1 cup cheddar, shredded
  • Lime wedges & Cilantro for serving

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix together half of the spices, salt, black pepper, and diced chicken thighs.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, adding the oil, then the chicken once the oil is hot. Allow the chicken to cook for 3-4 minutes before stirring the chicken, then allow to cook until the chicken is browned.
  3. Lower the heat to medium and add the garlic to the pan, and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Add sweet potatoes, bell peppers, the remaining spices, quinoa, salsa, bacon, and chilies. Stir to combine and cook for another 5 minutes until warmed through.
  5. Top with cheese and cover. Once cheese has melted, remove the skillet from the heat.
  6. Serve with a drizzle of squeezed lime juice and freshly chopped cilantro.

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This Chicken Quinoa Sweet Potato Skillet is an easy, one-pan meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight. A nutritious and delicious dinner!

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