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Make This Fast, Healthy Caribbean Chicken Sweet Potato Skillet

Looking for a quick, healthy dinner solution for busy nights that’s also nutritious and flavorful? Check out our easy Caribbean Chicken Sweet Potato Skillet recipe!

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Raise a hand if you’re always looking for ways to get dinner on the table faster.

Now, raise a hand if you also want your meals to fit in with a healthy lifestyle.

And raise a hand if it’s important to you for those meals to taste great too…

If you’re like me, you’re looking for a third hand to raise!

I’ve got a delicious recipe for you to try that checks all those boxes, and then some.

Hexclad skillet with Caribbean chicken skillet meal made with diced sweet potatoes, black beans, and Just Meats diced chicken.
  • Easy to prepare ✅
  • On the table in less than 30 minutes ✅
  • Low in fat with lots of healthy veggies ✅
  • Tastes like being on vacation in the Caribbean ✅
  • Fast to clean up ✅

This one pot chicken and sweet potatoes skillet meal has a permanent place on my meal planning rotation!

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Simply prepare any side dishes and veggies your family likes to get dinner on the table FAST.

Ingredients You Need to Make This Caribbean Chicken Sweet Potato Skillet

I love making one pot dinners to make clean-up speedy quick.

Lately, I’ve been loving savory sweet potatoes so I decided to try creating a skillet meal using Just Meats’ diced chicken, sweet potatoes, red bell peppers, and Caribbean seasonings.

You can find all the other ingredients in your local grocery store.

Bowls of the ingredients used to make Caribbean Chicken Skillet Meal with Sweet Potatoes and Just Meats' diced chicken.
  • Just Meats Diced Chicken Breast
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Yellow Onion
  • Black Beans
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Caribbean seasonings (cinnamon, chili powder, allspice, cumin, cayenne, nutmeg, onion powder, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, thyme, parsley, clove)
  • Low Carb Brown Sweetener (or brown sugar if you aren’t watching your added sugar intake)
  • Lime Juice

Instructions: How to Make Caribbean Chicken Sweet Potato Skillet Meal

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It’s not an exaggeration to say I use it every. single. day.

It makes quick work of cubing the two sweet potatoes, red bell pepper, and onion for this healthy skillet dinner.

While the veggies are cooking, measure out all the seasonings.

If you don’t like having a ton of spices on hand, you can just use this Caribbean Jerk seasoning.

I love that it comes in a mild or spicy version!

Talk about easy!

This delicious meal is ready to eat in under 30 minutes.

Tips for Making the Best Caribbean Chicken Sweet Potato Skillet

1. Chop the veggies uniformly so they cook evenly
2. Cut the sweet potatoes into smaller cubes to get dinner on the table even faster!
3. Use a heavy-duty skillet like this one or a cast iron skillet to get a seared crust on the sweet potatoes

Health Benefits of Caribbean Chicken Sweet Potato Skillet

This recipe makes 4-6 servings. Here are the macros per serving based on 4 servings.

  • Calories: 465
  • Fat: 8 grams
  • Net Carbs: 39 grams
  • Protein: 49 grams

In addition, this skillet meal is so nourishing thanks to these ingredients!

Sweet Potatoes: Loaded with antioxidants and good for your gut and immune system, they’re also anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy, and are lower on the glycemic index than other kinds of potatoes.

Red Bell Pepper: Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C

Yellow Onion: Nutrient-dense and high in fiber, they’re also rich in antioxidants and have been shown to help regulate blood sugar, reduce blood pressure, and can even boost bone density

Black Beans: Provide plant-based protein, lots of antioxidants, high in fiber, and may promote heart health and regulate blood sugar

Variations and Substitutions

— Add a package of whole grain brown ready rice with the black beans to stretch this meal into more servings
* Swap the Caribbean Jerk seasonings with 2 Tbsp taco seasoning or Shawarma seasoning
— Substitute Just Meats’ Ground Beef Chuck or Ground Lean Turkey
* Sprinkle with crumbled Queso Fresco or Feta cheese
— Serve with crushed red pepper for extra heat
* Top with pineapple or mango salsa

What to Serve with a One Pan Chicken Sweet Potato Meal

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The beauty of skillet meals is you don’t have to serve them with anything else.

This recipe includes everything you need for a nutritious meal!

However, you can easily round out your meal by serving one of the following:

  • Green salad
  • Steamed broccoli or spinach
  • Sliced mangos or pineapple
  • Brown rice or caulirice

How to Store and Reheat This Recipe

This recipe makes 4-6 servings, depending on the appetites of the people in your family.

If you’re cooking for a smaller number of people, store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

You can reheat it in the microwave, or serve it cold over a bed of lettuce or inside tortillas.

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Plate with mixed green salad and Caribbean Chicken Sweet Potato skillet meal.

Fast & Healthy Caribbean Chicken Sweet Potato Skillet Meal

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Savor the flavors of the Caribbean with our quick and nutritious Chicken Sweet Potato Skillet. Packed with wholesome ingredients and bursting with tropical taste, this dish is perfect for busy weeknights. Plus, with Just Meats meal service, dinner prep is as easy as it is delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 packet Just Sauce plus water to equal 3/4 cup liquid
  • 1 lb. Just Meats Diced Chicken Breast
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Swerve Brown*
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice

Seasoning Blend**

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat a deep 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add coconut oil. Once melted, add diced onion and red bell peppers. Saute for 2-3 minutes until the onions begin to look translucent.
  2. Add diced sweet potatoes, minced garlic, and the Just Sauce packet. Cover the skillet and cook 5-7 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are just fork-tender.
  3. Stir in seasonings, sweetener, Just Meats Diced Chicken, black beans, and lime juice. Saute 2-3 minutes until heated through.

How to Store

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave or serve cold over a bed of lettuce or in tortillas.

Notes

* You can substitute an equal amount of regular brown sugar if you aren't monitoring your added sugar intake.

** Substitute 2 tablespoons of Jerk seasoning if preferred

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 465Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3,5gCholesterol 130mgSodium 757mgCarbohydrates 52gNet Carbohydrates 39gFiber 14gSugar 12gProtein 49g

Nutrition data based on 4 servings. Please note that we are not medical or nutritional professionals. We include nutrition information for our recipes as a courtesy to our readers. However, due to wide variations in brands, nutrition data is subject to change for every user. Nutrition data is calculated using My Fitness Pal Pro. All sugar alcohols are subtracted from the final carb count. Please refer to our complete Nutritional Disclosure for more details.

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