Chicken and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

CHICKEN AND SWEET POTATO ENCHILADAS are a healthy and delicious way to enjoy Mexican night! We love these tasty sweet potato black bean enchiladas and make them on the regular. This Chicken and Sweet Potato recipe is filled with vegetables and all kinds of good stuff. They are definitely a new favorite! This is a great way to make Healthy Chicken Enchiladas!

CHICKEN AND SWEET POTATO ENCHILADAS are a healthy and delicious way to enjoy Mexican night! We love these tasty sweet potato black bean enchiladas and make them on the regular. This Chicken and Sweet Potato recipe is filled with vegetables and all kinds of good stuff. They are definitely a new favorite!

Chicken and Sweet Potato Enchiladas 

Chicken and Sweet Potato Enchiladas are a fun, fresh, and healthy way to indulge in Mexican cuisine!

These Chicken and Sweet Potato Enchiladas are SO good, and quite surprising. I’m used to the good ole’ chicken and cheese enchiladas covered in enchilada sauce. But this fresh, vegetable-rich version is giving them a run for their money. What’s not to love about chicken and sweet potato black bean enchiladas?

I have always loved sweet potatoes, and recently have really enjoyed cooking with them. In the past, I’ve made Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes, Baked Sweet Potato Chips, Sweet Potato Casserole, and even Loaded Sweet Potato Chips! They are such a versatile ingredient, tasting delicious whether savory or sweet. And now this chicken and sweet potato recipe is a new favorite!

I am absolutely LOVING these Chicken and Sweet Potato Enchiladas. Both Pat and I were shocked at just how good they are. They just have such a fresh taste. You guys know that I love easy and delicious meals, and these enchiladas fit the bill!

Try this Chicken and Sweet Potato Enchiladas recipe for a healthier Mexican night meal!

CHICKEN AND SWEET POTATO ENCHILADAS are a healthy and delicious way to enjoy Mexican night! We love these tasty sweet potato black bean enchiladas and make them on the regular. This Chicken and Sweet Potato recipe is filled with vegetables and all kinds of good stuff. They are definitely a new favorite!

Chicken and Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas

I adapted this sweet potato black bean enchiladas recipe from the brilliant blog, Damn Delicious. I made a couple changes, like adding the chicken and corn and skipping the chiles, but otherwise, I followed her instructions. They are delicious indeed! I’m so glad I tried this recipe.

I love how the flavors of the sweet potatoes mix with the black beans, chicken, and salsa verde. YUM. Plus they’re stuffed with corn, onions, and topped with fresh avocado, tomatoes, and lots of sour cream. And did I mention the CHEESE? I’ve made many sweet potato recipes in my day, but this just might be my favorite now. I love making these chicken and sweet potato enchiladas for dinner!

Healthy Chicken and Sweet Potato Recipe

Healthy is a relative term if you ask me. But these chicken and sweet potato enchiladas are definitely a healthier alternative to traditional Mexican enchiladas. We’re stuffing these full of healthy, nutrient-rich ingredients, like sweet potatoes, black beans, and tons of veggies. Plus they’re baked and then topped with avocado and tomatoes.

Sure, there’s plenty of fat and calories in the cheese and sour cream, but those 2 ingredients are totally optional. The flavor is well worth it, but these chicken and sweet potato enchiladas would be just as good without the dairy.

CHICKEN AND SWEET POTATO ENCHILADAS are a healthy and delicious way to enjoy Mexican night! We love these tasty sweet potato black bean enchiladas and make them on the regular. This Chicken and Sweet Potato recipe is filled with vegetables and all kinds of good stuff. They are definitely a new favorite!

CHICKEN AND SWEET POTATO ENCHILADAS are a healthy and delicious way to enjoy Mexican night! We love these tasty sweet potato black bean enchiladas and make them on the regular. This Chicken and Sweet Potato recipe is filled with vegetables and all kinds of good stuff. They are definitely a new favorite!

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas

I made this sweet potato black bean enchiladas recipe with chicken to add some sustenance (and because I just love chicken!). But this could easily be made as a vegetarian recipe. With all of the vegetables, potatoes, and beans, these enchiladas would still be super hearty (and packed with protein) without the chicken. To make vegetarian sweet potato black bean enchiladas, just follow the recipe below as is, but cut out the chicken. Easy as that! I might have to try that out soon.

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CHICKEN AND SWEET POTATO ENCHILADAS are a healthy and delicious way to enjoy Mexican night! We love these tasty sweet potato black bean enchiladas and make them on the regular. This Chicken and Sweet Potato recipe is filled with vegetables and all kinds of good stuff. They are definitely a new favorite!

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These Chicken and Sweet Potato Enchiladas are soooo good. I hope you’ll try them out and let me know what you think! The fresh flavor of these veggie-stuffed sweet potato black bean enchiladas will have you feel healthy and satisfied and they are the perfect weeknight dinner!

See the recipe card below for details on these Chicken and Sweet Potato Black Beans Enchiladas recipe. Enjoy!

 

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5 from 6 votes
CHICKEN AND SWEET POTATO ENCHILADAS are a healthy and delicious way to enjoy Mexican night! We love these tasty sweet potato black bean enchiladas and make them on the regular. This Chicken and Sweet Potato recipe is filled with vegetables and all kinds of good stuff. They are definitely a new favorite!
Chicken and Sweet Potato Enchiladas
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
CHICKEN AND SWEET POTATO ENCHILADAS are a healthy and delicious way to enjoy Mexican night! We love these tasty sweet potato black bean enchiladas and make them on the regular. This Chicken and Sweet Potato recipe is filled with vegetables and all kinds of good stuff. They are definitely a new favorite!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: enchiladas, sweet potato enchiladas
Servings: 8 enchiladas
Calories: 763 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
  • 2 cups salsa verde
  • 2 cups shredded or cubed chicken cooked
  • 2 cooked sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 can yellow corn kernels drained and rinsed. (I used Green Giant Steam Crisp corn...it doesn't come in liquid so I could use 'as is'. it was really good!)
  • 1 cup canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves divided
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups mexican blend cheese divided
  • 12 6- inch flour or whole wheat tortillas warmed
  • 1 avocado halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degreesF
  2. Pour 1 cup salsa verde in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cooked sweet potatoes, cooked chicken, black beans, corn, red onion, cilantro, spices, and salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. To assemble enchiladas, lay tortilla on a flat surface and spoon 1/4 cup sweet potato mixture in the center; sprinkle with cheese. Roll the tortilla and place seam side down onto prepared baking dish.
  5. Repeat with remaining tortillas
  6. Pour the remaining salsa over the enchiladas and top with desired amount of cheese.
  7. Place into oven and bake until bubbly, about 20 minutes.
  8. Garnish with avocado, more tomato, cilantro, and sour cream if desired.
  9. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Sweet Potato Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 763 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 1812mg 76%
Potassium 778mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 98g 33%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 13g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 106.9%
Vitamin C 10.4%
Calcium 38.5%
Iron 36.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Carla Bruns (@RealInto)
This looks wonderful! I enjoy salsa on my sweet potatoes so I can see how this would be so good.
Charlene
looking for the grilled chicken and bacon mac & cheese recipe
Lindsay
I am a newbie to cooking with Sweet Potatoes - So when you say "Cooked sweet potatoes"…What do you mean? I am making this recipe tonight because it looks amazing! Thank you for your help in advance!
    Becky Hardin
    Hey Lindsay, so sorry I just saw this! I cooked the sweet potatoes in the oven before cutting them. I followed a simple recipe online. You can usually microwave them too. It's just to have them cooked and tender before putting them in the enchiladas. Hope you loved the recipe! Thanks for stopping by :)
      Lindsay Mabry
      Thank you and no worries! I actually will be making it tonight - can't wait to try it!
Mary McCauley
In the directions for the chicken enchilada dish, step 9 says garnish with MORE tomatoes. Were tomatoes supposed to be added in an earlier step? Thanks!
    Becky Hardin
    I just noticed that I did that, I'm sorry!! No I only put the tomatoes on top. It would be tasty inside too though. Sorry for the confusion!! I appreciate you stopping by :)
Jeaux
Can not WAIT to try this recipe this weekend. I love Damn Delicious and this looks, well...you know. :-) What a fantastic idea. I love to make enchiladas, and trying to do something different with them. This fits the bill. Thank you!
Nichole
These were so good!! My picky hubby even enjoyed them
Jackie
Another winner! You're helping me win my man's heart, one delicious recipe at a time!
Jenny
Hi, Becky! I made these and my family loved them! I did run into an issue with the tortillas getting really soggy on the sides. Any tips on how to keep them from getting soggy?
    Becky Hardin
    Hmm...that didn't happen when I made them but it could be an issue of sauce getting on the sides, or maybe not enough space between the enchiladas? I'm so sorry they got soggy! If I make them again soon I'll be careful to watch for that and troubleshoot. Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hi!
Amber
I made these for the first time tonight and they were a delicious! They were a big hit with my whole family. Thanks for sharing!
Lynne Prestwood
I haven't even made these yet and they are complaining that enchiladas are not supposed to be made with flour tortillas! you don't have corn tortillas? They reminded me that I made enchiladas with flour tortillas before and they were not good. I am leaving the black beans out because well you know, I got picky eaters in my household and they are not children. Well, wish me luck, I will repost after they eat (or not eat) them!
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