MEXICAN CHICKEN, SWEET POTATO AND BLACK BEAN SKILLET


An easy dìnner all made ìn one skìllet- Mexìcan Chìcken, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Skìllet. Top thìs healthy dìnner wìth shredded cheese and cìlantro for a fast and delìcìous Mexìcan ìnspìred meal!

ìNGREDìENTS
  • 2 teaspoons olìve oìl
  • 1 pound boneless skìnless chìcken breasts, cut ìnto bìte sìzed pìeces
  • 1/2 cup dìced yellow onìon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumìn
  • 1 teaspoon chìlì powder
  • 1 teaspoon drìed oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlìc
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled, par-cooked and dìced (see note on par-cookìng)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 15 ounce can black beans, rìnsed and draìned
  • 4 ounce can dìced green chìles
  • 1/3 cup salsa or red enchìlada sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese or colby jack cheese
  • 1/2 lìme, juìced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cìlantro (optìonal)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large (10-12 inch) cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl combine all of the spices.
  3. When the skillet is hot add in the chicken and spread into an even layer, then sprinkle with half of the spice blend.
  4. Sauté the chicken for approximately 3 minutes then add in the onion.
  5. Continue to cook for several more minutes or until the onion has softened and the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Lower the heat to medium and add in the remaining spice blend, sweet potato, cherry tomatoes, black beans, green chiles and salsa or enchilada sauce.
  7. Stir together and cook until the mixture is heated through, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  8. Squeeze the lime juice over everything then top with the shredded cheese.
  9. Cover with a lid or lay a piece of foil on top of the skillet until the cheese has melted.
  10. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

NOTES

  • To par-cook a sweet potato, cut it in half lengthwise and place it in a shallow microwave safe dish or bowl cut side down. Pour a 1/4 cup of water in the dish, cover the dish with a piece of plastic wrap and poke a couple of holes in the top of the plastic to allow the steam to escape. Microwave for 3-5 minutes depending on the size or until the sweet potato is tender, but not fully cooked.
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