21 May 2020

Chicken Tinga Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


*Optional: Top with guacamole, monterey jack cheese, pico de gallo and/or cilantro

3 chicken breasts, cooked & shredded

4-6 sweet potatoes, baked at 425 for 45-50 minutes

8 oz of pork chorizo, casing removed

1/2 of one yellow onion, diced

1 can of diced tomatoes, drained

1/2 of one can of diced green chiles, drained

1 cup of chicken stock


  1. In a large sautee pan over high heat, add pork chorizo (break it up with the back of a spoon/cooking utensil). Cook until fully browned, approximately 6-7 minutes
  2. Add onion and cook until translucent and fragrant
  3. Add diced green chiles, diced tomatoes and continue to cook for 4-6 minutes.
  4. Add cooked shredded chicken and chicken stock to pan. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. When Tinga mixture has thickened and liquid has reduced to a light sauce, remove from heat and spoon over warm baked & sliced sweet potatoes.

My husband LOVES chicken tinga street tacos and adding the baked sweet potato is a game changer. It’s filling, nutritious and delicious. This is a weeknight staple at our house and a great way to utilize leftover chicken breast OR a great recipe to whip up with a supermarket rotisserie chicken.

This recipe is:

Gluten free

Dairy free

Great for Paleo & Whole30

Small modifications can be made for nearly every stage of baby – toddler.


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