5 from 4 votes
Healthy Chicken Sweet Potato Casserole - #glutenfree
Healthy Chicken Sweet Potato Casserole
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

A healthy version of a casserole that combines chicken, sweet potatos, black beans and cheese, all enveloped in warm corn tortillas and topped with salsa verde.

Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Dinner, Healthy, Make Ahead, Mexican
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 667 kcal
Author: Kiran
Ingredients
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, roasted and peeled
  • 3 pounds shredded chicken
  • 2 cups shredded cheese, Mexican or cheddar
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 12 oz jar salsa verde
  • 20-22 corn tortillas
  • additional shredded cheese (optional) for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. When heated, roast sweet potatoes for 40-45 minutes or until cooked through. Let cool and peel. 

  2. In a large bowl, mash cooked sweet potatoes and add chicken, cheese, black beans, salt, chili powder and cumin. Mix to combine. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with avocado/coconut oil and set aside. Set oven to 350 degrees F.

  3. Wrap half of your tortillas in a tea towel (a damp paper towel will also work) and microwave them for 10-20 seconds total until warm. This will help them not break.

  4. Working with one tortilla at a time, add approximately 1/3 cup of the mixture onto each tortilla. Then roll/wrap both sides over the filling and place it in your baking dish. Repeat for all of the warm tortillas; then heat the remaining tortillas and repeat the process. Top with salsa and sprinkle a little additional cheese on top

  5. Cover prepared dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake uncovered for another 5-10 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chicken Sweet Potato Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 667 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 157mg 52%
Sodium 762mg 32%
Potassium 1031mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 4g
Protein 58g 116%
Vitamin A 260.1%
Vitamin C 4.2%
Calcium 33%
Iron 28.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.