Maple Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potato Tacos Recipe

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I love tacos. I really do.  We always seem to have the SAME taco nights at our house. I know, if it’s not broken, why fix it, but … I’m trying to broaden our culinary horizons. Or at least keep me from boredom with our meal plans. SO…here’s a fun and totally different taco recipe from the norm, and it’s got a little sweet with a little kick to please everyone in the family.

Maple Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potato Tacos

Maple Chicken sweet Potato taco recipe

Ingredients:

3 6oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
¾ cup pure maple syrup
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch dice
3 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
soft taco sized tortillas

Salad

1 cup shredded red cabbage
2 Tbsp lime juice
2 tsp sugar
½ Tbsp avocado or grapeseed oil

Maple Tacos

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick foil.

Sweet Potatoes Diced

2) In a small bowl, mix sweet potatoes with 1 tsp cumin and  ½ tsp chili powder.

Seasoned Sweet Potatoes

Season chicken breast with remaining cumin and chili powder.   Add chicken and sweet potatoes to baking sheet. Pour maple syrup on top.

3) Cover baking sheet with foil and cook for 20 minutes.  Remove foil and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

4)  In a medium bowl, combine salad ingredients and toss to combine.

5) Slice chicken.  Spoon chicken and sweet potatoes onto tortillas and top with salad.

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Maple Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potato Tacos Recipe
 
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Maple Glazed chicken and sweet potato bring new life to tacos
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 6oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¾ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch dice
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • soft taco sized tortillas
  • Salad
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ½ Tbsp avocado or grapeseed oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick foil.
  3. In a small bowl, mix sweet potatoes with 1 tsp cumin and ½ tsp chile powder. Season chicken breast with remaining cumin and chili powder.
  4. Add chicken and sweet potatoes to baking sheet.
  5. Pour maple syrup on top.
  6. Cover baking sheet with foil and cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove foil and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  8. In a medium bowl, combine salad ingredients and toss to combine.
  9. Slice chicken.
  10. Spoon chicken and sweet potatoes onto tortillas and top with salad.

 

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13 comments… add one

  • I’m doing these for sure!
    PS- I love your presentation :)

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  • I love trying new taco recipes! It’s a huge family favorite around here! Glad you shared it with us at #FoodieFriDIY…this is definitely a fun new twist that I’d like to try!

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  • I love sweet potatoes and eat them every way that I’ve seen. This is a first to see it as a taco, but it looks amazingly delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Inspire Me Monday!

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  • I love sweet potatoes and I love handmade tacos so this is a double win for me.

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  • These look so yummy! I am always looking for new ways to get my picky toddler to eat more veggies so these tacos might be a good way! Thanks for sharing!

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  • I agree with the idea of not fixing something that is not broke BUT WOAH!!! These tacos sound amazing. I can’t wait to try them. And I’d love for you to stop by tagsthoughts.com

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  • I love sweet potatoes, but to be honest this new trend of adding them to soups, chilis and tacos makes me a little unsure. BUT I must say these look delicious. I’d totally try them. I’m featuring you tomorrow at Show Me Saturday. Hope to see you there again.

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  • These tacos look fantastic! I love sweet potatoes with maple syrup. You are being featured this week, over at Simple Supper Tuesday. We would love for you to join us again, starting Monday night at 8pm EST.

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  • What a creative taco combo! I bet the maple syrup and sweet taters go so well together with those seasonings. :) I hope you can stop on by and share this or any other recipe with us on Five Friday Finds!

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  • I would have never thought to put sweet potatoes in a taco, but I have to admit it looks delicious!

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  • I love chicken and always looking for chicken dishes – Thank you for sharing

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  • That’s a unique twist on a family favorite. I like to find recipes that are entirely new to us to serve to the fam.!

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  • This looks crazy delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

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