I have been trying my best to make recipes that are super easy and easily prepared ahead of time. These crock pot chicken taco stuffed sweet potatoes were very easy and ready when I arrived home from work. That’s exactly what I am going for and I can assume you’d want to feel the same about your dinner, right?
It involves two things in the crock pot: sweet potatoes and chicken tacos. I made the chicken tacos ahead of time (since I only have one slow cooker). I do have an pressure cooker but I am still unsure how to use that as a crock pot (anyone help me out?)
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Crock Pot Chicken Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Make Sweet Potatoes:
- Clean the sweet potatoes
- Wrap each potato in foil
- Place in crock pot on low for 8 hours
Make Chicken Tacos:
This can be made in the crock pot. Typically you’ll use more than 1 lb of meat but I only have two to feed (maybe 2.2 with the little one) and a budget, so beans it is! This is what you’ll need to put in the crock pot for 6-8 hours:
- 1 lb Chicken (feel free to use other meats, or more meat)
- 2 tbsp chipotle taco seasoning for 1 lb of meat
- See my post on homemade chipotle taco seasoning
- Also, I won’t judge you if you buy a packet
- 1 can of beans (or homemade)
- I put these in afterwards so they didn’t get too mushy
- 2 peppers, sliced
- 1 small onion, minced/sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- A little water/chicken broth
- Cook the sweet potatoes
- Cook the chicken tacos
- Slice the sweet potatoes in half
- Put the chicken taco mixture on top of each half
- Top with cheese or avocado
- Chicken taco stuffed sweet potato success.
Benefits: Sweet potatoes provide vitamin A, which is great for vision (just make sure a fat is included with them to help absorb it!). They also have a good amount of vitamin C which is great for healing tissues. Also found is manganese, copper, and B vitamins, all important in body function. Manganese especially helps form tissue and regulates blood sugar.
Fresh Flavors: Crock pot chicken taco stuffed sweet potatoes are healthier than using a tortilla shell due to extra nutrition.
Katie | Life She LivesAugust 8, 2017
I never would have thought to stuff a sweet potato! This sounds so yummy and I am definitely going to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!
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Danielle SMay 15, 2017
Delicious! I made these last night- only thing I changed is finished them off in the oven with a little cheese on top for a crisp and then served with avocado and a little sour cream.
Mindy VoetMay 15, 2017
That’s great! I’m glad you liked it and that’s a great idea to finish them in the oven.
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SparksFlyFebruary 11, 2017
I can’ wait to try this- LOVE all the ingredients!
SheriFebruary 2, 2017
Yummy. I love crockpot meals. Thank you!I
GiGi EatsFebruary 1, 2017
Oh yum! I am very much IN LOVE with this recipe!!!! Combines all the things I LOVE – and what I love the most is that the sweet potato is the vessel!
Mindy VoetFebruary 1, 2017
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoy sweet potatoes as much as I do!
EmilyJanuary 31, 2017
Love this! it combines 2 of my favorite things: sweet potatoes and tacos!!
Mindy VoetJanuary 31, 2017
Awesome! Thank you!
Mrs. Picky PincherJanuary 30, 2017
Great thinking! I like to fill my sweet potatoes with homemade spicy pulled pork. Add in a side dish of buttered broccoli and you’ve got a drool-worthy dinner for pennies. 🙂
Mindy VoetJanuary 30, 2017
That sounds amazing! I need to try that. The pulled pork would be perfect with sweet potato.