Sweet Potato and Chicken Tacos With Avocado Cream Sauce

Although they’re quick and easy for sports nights,  I have been getting tired of the same old beef and chicken tacos that we have almost weekly. A few weeks ago I decided to change things up a little bit and swapped out our  lettuce, tomato, and cheese for black beans, corn, and sweet potatoes.  Growing up, our family never ate sweet potatoes, but now I prefer them over regular potatoes and have been trying to incorporate them into more of our meals. This meal can be easily adapted for vegetarians, just simply omit the chicken.  I have made this meal with and without the chicken, which I both enjoy, but my husband and kids prefers to have it with chicken. We picked up these Stand ‘N Stuff Soft Flour Tortillas for something different, but also had corn tacos on hand as well.

sweet potato and black bean tacos

 Sweet Potato and Chicken Tacos with Creamy Avocado Sauce:

You will need:

  • Meat: .5 lb chicken breast
  • Spices: cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper,  1 garlic clove
  • Vegetables: 1 yellow onion, 1 – 1 1/2lb sweet potatoes, cup of corn
  • 1 can black beans  3 Tbsp lime juice, fresh cilantro, olive oil
  • flour tortillas, corn tortillas or taco shells

 

sweet potato chicken tortillas

 Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.

spiced sweet potatoes

 Toss sweet potato cubes with 2 Tbsp olive oil, cumin, chili powder. salt & pepper.

sweet potato tacos

Spread in single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until golden brown and can be easily pierced with a fork.

 sweet potato tortillas

 While sweet potatoes are cooking, in a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Cook chicken cubes 6 to 8 minutes or until they are golden brown and an instant-read thermometer reads 160 F. Remove from skillet and set aside.

 sweet potato tacos

Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in skillet on medium and saute onion until caramelized, about 5 minutes. Add in garlic and saute for an additional minute.

sweet potato black bean tacos

Reduce heat to medium-low, add in chicken, drained black beans, corn, roasted sweet potatoes, and lime juice. Heat for an additional 3-4 minutes until warmed and then toss with cilantro.

sweet potato tacos

Serve with warm flour tortillas, corn tortillas or taco shells with choice of toppings.

sweet potato and chicken tacos

 

4.7 from 3 reviews
Sweet Potato & Chicken Tacos With Creamy Avocado Sauce
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into ½-inch cubes
  • ½ lb chicken breast diced into ½-inch cubes
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5) oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • flour tortillas, corn tortillas or taco shells
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Toss sweet potato cubes with 2 Tbsp olive oil, cumin, chili powder. salt & pepper. Spread in single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until golden brown and can be easily pierced with a fork.
  3. While sweet potatoes are cooking, in a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Cook chicken cubes 6 to 8 minutes or until they are golden brown and an instant-read thermometer reads 160 F. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  4. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in skillet on medium and saute onion until caramelized, about 5 minutes. Add in garlic and saute for an additional minute.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low, add in chicken, drained black beans, corn, roasted sweet potatoes, and lime juice. Heat for an additional 3-4 minutes until warmed and then toss with cilantro.
  6. Serve with warm flour tortillas or taco shells with choice of toppings.

creamy Avocado sauce
4.7 from 3 reviews
Creamy Avocado Sauce
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ clove garlic
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro
  • 2½ tsp lime juice
Instructions
  1. Slice the avocado in half and remove the pit. In a food processor, combine the greek yogurt, flesh from the avocado, garlic, and lime juice. Blend together until smooth.

You can also remove the chicken to make this a vegetarian meal.

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Comments

  1. Looks yummy! I am going to try this recipe

  2. shelly peterson says:

    I am not a sweet potato fan but these tacos look really good. I would love to try these out.

  3. Janet W. says:

    This looks delicious! I love all of the fresh ingredients you used!

  4. Julie Wood says:

    What a really healthy dish to make! I love the Sweet Potato in this recipe and really gives it a lot of flavor. I will have to make this recipe soon. The avocado sauce looks delicious!

  5. Deborah Curran says:

    I love love love sweet potatoes. this sounds yummy and easy. Might try it this weekend

  6. Dandi D says:

    Chicken and sweet potatoes together sounds amazing!

  7. Brenda Haines says:

    My mom will love these! Thanks!

  8. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

    OMG ~ We use to enjoy a kind of Chicken & Sweet Potato Tacos at a wonderful local restaurant ~ but then last Spring there was an enormous fire and the place burned down ~ they say they will rebuild ~ but so far no sign of it.

    I can’t wait to try this ~ sounds great and already pinned it ~ we really miss this terrific flavor combination ~ and it is So perfect for Autumn! Thanks!

  9. I am so going to try this! I love sweet potatoes, this sounds like a great healthy dinner!

  10. Regina Wright says:

    Omg this looks so delicious

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