Sweet Potato and Ground Chicken Baked Tacos

It’s only a few hours until dinner time and these are easy and quick enough that they can be on your table tonight! Baked tacos are a favorite in our house and were on the menu this week. It’s a deliciously fun twist on traditional taco night. Quick, healthy and delicious – what more can you ask for? 🌮🌮🌮⁣

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Sweet Potato and Ground Chicken Baked Tacos

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Weeknight Meals
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Denise


  • 2-4 Tbsp avocado or olive oil⁣
  • 1/2 large yellow onion⁣
  • 3 cloves garlic⁣
  • 1 lb ground chicken can substitute ground Italian sausage or turkey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder⁣
  • 1 tsp onion powder⁣
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika⁣
  • 1 tsp kosher salt⁣
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper ⁣
  • 1 1/2 cup sweet potatoes peeled and diced into small squares (roughly 1/2” pieces)⁣
  • 2 Tbsp chicken broth ⁣
  • 6 flour tortillas 8” diameter (don’t go bigger or smaller in size)⁣
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella ⁣


  • Avocado slices⁣ or guacamole
  • Pineapple or mango diced very small⁣
  • Cojita cheese⁣
  • Salsa⁣


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. ⁣
  • Heat oil over high heat in a large skillet. Add onions cook for 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add garlic and turn down heat to medium high. Cook 2-3 more minutes. ⁣
  • Add ground chicken, salt, pepper and seasonings. Cook 5-7 minutes or until just starting to brown. While cooking, use a wooden spoon or spatula to break up into small pieces. ⁣
  • Add diced sweet potatoes and 2 Tbsp chicken broth. Cover. Cook 8-10 minutes over low heat, stirring frequently but being careful to not break up the potatoes too much.⁣
  • Lay tortillas out flat on a cookie sheet, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon roughly 1/2 cup of the sausage mixture onto the right side of each tortilla. Sprinkle 1-2 Tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese. Fold tortilla in half, pressing gently so top stays down. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Drizzle olive oil on top layer of tacos. ⁣
  • Bake tacos for 8-10 minutes or until starting to slightly brown. If you like a crispier taco, place under broiler for 30 seconds at end.⁣
  • Top with favorite garnishes and serve with side of beans or Spanish rice.
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