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Chicken Fajita Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Creamy baked sweet potatoes get a dinner upgrade by mixing in roasted veggies, chicken, and cheese, and then topping them with avocado. A healthy dinner that will disappear fast!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 468kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes large
  • 1 pound chicken cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 bell pepper cut into strips
  • 1 onion cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded, plus more for topping
  • cilantro and avocado optional, for topping

Instructions

  • Bake sweet potatoes on 425 degrees F for 1 hour - 1 hour 30 minutes, depending on size.
  • While potatoes are baking, season chicken with olive oil, sea salt and spices.
  • Remove potatoes from oven, and allow to cool enough to handle.
  • Add onions and peppers, along with the chicken, to the broiler tray, and bake on 425 degrees F for 15 minutes.
  • Slice sweet potatoes down the center, and then remove half of the flesh from the insides. Add the sweet potato to a bowl.
  • Add roasted chicken and veggies, along with lime juice and cheese, to the sweet potato puree, and mix well to combine.
  • Divide the filling back into the 4 sweet potatoes. Top potatoes with additional cheese, if desired.
  • Return sweet potatoes to the oven for another 15 minutes, until cheese starts to brown.
  • Top sweet potatoes with avocado, cilantro, or salsa to serve.

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Notes

We've made these without the cheese and they are still awesome -- but I recommend going all the way with these!
Add the sweet potato/fajita mixture back into the sweet potato skins -- load them up high, and then top them with more cheese yet!
These just need to go back in the oven for another 12 minutes or so, to reheat them and melt the cheese to gooey perfection.
Once you're done, top these babies with:
  • Chopped cilantro (yesss!).
  • Sliced avocado -- or go all the way with guacamole.
  • Salsa -- your favorite one!
  • Sour cream or a cashew crema.

Nutrition

Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 827mg | Potassium: 778mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 19750IU | Vitamin C: 47.2mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 2.5mg