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Chicken Sweet Potato Nachos

Chicken sweet potato nachos are perfect as a meal, side dish or football appetizer! Nice crispy sweet potatoes loaded with all the nacho goodness on top! Using homemade sweet potato chips as the base makes them extra tasty!

Plus they are entirely adaptable, use more or less of your favorite veggies, beans and cheese, and use mostly pantry ingredients so you can decide make them last minute!

Let’s start with the homemade sweet potato chips… so easy and so good!

A must try if you like sweet potatoes at all!

You simply:

  • slice sweet potatoes into 1/4 inch thick slices — try to make them as similar in thickness as possible to make baking easier
  • drizzle with olive oil
  • sprinkle with spices
  • give everything a good stir
  • and bake to crispy perfection!

CAN YOU EAT SWEET POTATO SKIN?

Yes, you can definitely eat sweet potato skin! In fact, the skin is really good for you. Sweet potatoes themselves are packed with nutrients; vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and many other vitamins and minerals.

What you need to make sheet pan sweet potato nachos + substitutions:

  • Sweet potatoes – You can obviously just use chips here if you’d like which we totally do! Sometimes it’s fun to change it up to sweet potatoes and honestly they taste so good. You can do them in the air fryer if you have one or roast them in the oven!
  • Chicken – You can cook your own chicken and then chop it or shred it. Rotisserie chicken makes it much easier and the route I usually take. Feel free to swap out the chicken for ground taco turkey/beef or leave the meat out completely.
  • Corn – You can use frozen thawed corn or canned corn. Both work!
  • Beans – Pinto beans, black beans use which ever you like! We prefer black beans in our house, packed with protein and fiber.
  • Bell Peppers – Any color will work for this recipe but I typically add orange to add more color to the plate!
  • Tomatoes – Cherry or grape will work.
  • Mexican cheese – It’s kind of required for nachos! We used shredded Mexican cheese.
  • Olives – My husband does not like olives at all, I love them! So they get added to our nachos! He can pick around them. Olives add such a good flavor to just about every dish.
  • Jalapeños – Another dislike for my husband but a love for me! Give me all the spicy food please. Another pick around food for my husband.
  • Cilantro – Everyone is different on cilantro. Some people love it, some hate it. We are in the love it camp, so we load it on!
  • Lime – A little drizzle of lime really brings these chicken sweet potato nachos together.
  • Avocado – You could also use guacamole if you prefer, but we cubed up some avocado for this one!
  • Additional toppings (optional) – Salsa, plain Greek yogurt (replacement for sour cream), scallions, red onions.

Chicken Sweet Potato Nachos

Chicken sweet potato nachos are perfect as a meal, side dish or football appetizer! Nice crispy sweet potatoes loaded with all the nacho goodness on top! Using homemade sweet potato chips as the base makes them extra tasty! Plus they are entirely adaptable, use more or less of your favorite veggies, beans and cheese, and use mostly pantry ingredients so you can decide make them last minute!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 416 kcal

Ingredients
  

Sweet Potato Chips

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes sliced into 1/4 inch thick pieces
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Nachos

  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • ¾ cup corn kernels fresh or frozen
  • ¾ cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup bell pepper orange, diced
  • ½ cup tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese shredded

Toppings

  • ½ cup black olives sliced
  • 2 jalapeno sliced
  • 2 tbsp. cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1 avocado diced

Instructions
 

Sweet Potato Chips

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and place parchment paper on two baking sheets (the sweet potatoes will shrink as they cook and end up being only on one baking sheet). Spray with cooking spray.
  • Place sweet potatoes in large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix until sweet potatoes are evenly coated.
  • Place sliced sweet potatoes on the prepared baking sheets, leaving a little space between them so that they don't touch
  • Bake sweet potatoes for 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Gently turn chips over. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes until just turning crisp. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and combine them onto one pan. Push them towards the middle to make a close pile.

Nachos

  • Remove nachos from oven. Top with chicken, corn. black beans, bell peppers and cheese.
  • Place back in oven at 400°F for 10 minutes.

Toppings

  • Remove and add additional toppings: black olives, tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro, avocado, limes, etc.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 416kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 22gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 454mgPotassium: 898mgFiber: 9gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 17292IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 191mgIron: 3mg
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Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Did you know that bruschetta is basically an Italian style salsa that’s traditionally served over crispy bread? This recipe is a quick and easy appetizer bursting with fresh flavors from tomatoes, fresh basil and topped with aged balsamic. The addition of goat cheese takes it to another level of yumminess.

Ingredients Needed

  • Fresh Basil: Fresh basil is a must when making this recipe. Do not use dried basil.
  • Tomatoes: A combination of ripe Roma and grape tomatoes are the best variety for making this recipe but any ripe tomato can be substituted. The core and seeds are removed to reduce the moisture content.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic is a great way to add additional flavor to the dish.
  • Balsamic Vinegar: Aged balsamic works the best as it has more of a sweeter taste.
  • Goat Cheese: Make sure the cheese is at room temperature to make it easier to spread on bread. Goat cheese has a similar taste to cream cheese but saltier.
  • Salt and Pepper: Start with the recipe recommendations, taste and add more if desired.
  • Baguette: Also known as “French bread” is typically baked in a long thin shape. For this recipe the bread is cut on an angle and then toasted.

HOW TO PROPERLY TOAST THE BREAD

While most recipes tell you to broil the slices, I felt kind of skeptical of it. The goal was to have the bread perfectly toasted, yet still perfectly chewy on the inside. Baking it seemed like the best option to get the result I want.

I baked the bread in the oven for 3-5 minutes on each side. Then took 1-2 teaspoons of room temperature goat cheese and spread it over one side of the bread. Then topped the it with one tablespoon of basil, tomato, garlic, and balsamic mixture.

Tips for the Best Bruschetta

  • Use Fresh Ingredients: The fresher your ingredients are, the tastier your bruschetta will be.
  • Season to Taste: Before you add your tomato basil salad to your toast, taste it and make sure you’re satisfied with the amount of seasoning. Just try not to eat it all from the bowl! 
  • Start on Salad while Toasting Bread: As long as you’re keeping an eye on your bread while it’s toasting, you can start making your salad. This way, the salad will be ready to go when the bread is still nice and warm.

Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Did you know that bruschetta is basically an Italian style salsa that's traditionally served over crispy bread? This recipe is a quick and easy appetizer bursting with fresh flavors from tomatoes, fresh basil and topped with aged balsamic. The addition of goat cheese takes it to another level of yumminess.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 7
Calories 142 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes multicolor (yellow, orange and red), quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp. aged balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 3 oz. goat cheese room temperature
  • 1 loaf baguette bread

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450° Fahrenheit
  • Use a bread knife to slice the baguette on the diagonal making 1 inch thick slices (you should get about 21 bread slices).
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Remove from the oven. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl combine basil, tomatoes, garlic, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  • Optional: Let the mixture chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  • Spread each baguette with 1-2 teaspoons of goat cheese, repeat with the remaining baguettes and goat cheese.
  • Top each baguette with 1 tablespoon of basil, tomato, garlic and balsamic mixture. Repeat with the remaining baguettes.

Nutrition

Serving: 3baguettesCalories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 403mgPotassium: 150mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 489IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg
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