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Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are an easy to make Mexican inspired dinner recipe stuffed with shredded chicken, red enchilada sauce and all your favorite toppings! (gluten free)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 394kcal
Author: Isabel Eats


  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 onion, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • water, enough to fully cover the chicken
  • 2 cups enchilada sauce (authentic enchilada sauce, easy enchilada sauce, green enchilada sauce or your favorite store-bought enchilada sauce)
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 avocado, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese (or feta cheese)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


To make the sweet potatoes

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Poke holes all around each sweet potato with a fork.
  • Cover in foil and bake for 45-60 minutes, until tender and easy to cut through. (The bigger the sweet potatoes, the longer they'll need to bake.)
  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven, remove the foil and set aside until cool enough to handle.

To make the chicken

  • In a dutch oven or pot, add chicken, onion, garlic, salt and bay leaf. Add enough water to cover the chicken and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook for 25 minutes, until chicken is tender and can be shredded with a fork.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate or cutting board. Shred the chicken, season with salt and set aside.

To assemble

  • Heat the enchilada sauce and black beans on the stove or in the microwave, until hot.
  • Cut the tops of each sweet potato into an oblong shape. (See the video in the recipe post for a visual example.) Scoop out a little of the inside so that you can fill it in with the toppings.
  • Fill each sweet potato with shredded chicken, enchilada sauce, black beans, avocados, cilantro, cotija cheese and sour cream.



Nutrition Facts
Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 sweet potato with filling)
Calories 394 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Potassium 1100mg31%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 11g44%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 26900IU538%
Vitamin C 46.2mg56%
Calcium 190mg19%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1sweet potato with filling | Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Potassium: 1100mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 26900IU | Vitamin C: 46.2mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 3.4mg