Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chicken Enchilada Skillet Recipe

This recipe combines the delicious flavors of enchiladas into a one-pan skillet meal. It’s perfect for a busy weeknight dinner and is sure to please everyone at the table.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 14 ounces), cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 shallot or 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered (if large)
  • 2 ounces diced green chiles (half of a 4-ounce can)
  • 6 corn tortillas, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups enchilada sauce
  • 6 ounces shredded Mexican cheese blend


Prep the sweet potato: Dice the sweet potato and set it aside. You can do this a day ahead of time for quicker assembling later.

Cook the chicken: Heat the olive oil in a large 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and shallot (or onion) and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Sauté the chicken until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.

Assemble the skillet: Reduce heat to medium and add the cooked sweet potato, black beans, tomatoes, green chiles, enchilada sauce, and chopped tortillas to the skillet with the chicken. Gently fold everything together to combine. Let it simmer for 5 minutes, or until heated through.

Broil the cheese: Preheat your broiler. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top of the skillet mixture. Place the skillet under the broiler and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Serve: Scoop the enchilada skillet mixture into bowls and serve immediately. Enjoy!


– For a vegetarian option, omit the chicken and add an extra 15-ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed.

– You can use any type of cheese you like, such as cheddar, Monterey Jack, or pepper Jack.

– Add other vegetables to the skillet, such as corn, bell peppers, or zucchini.

– Serve the enchilada skillet with your favorite toppings, such as sour cream, chopped avocado, cilantro, or salsa.


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