Yummy Sweet Potato Chicken Hash Recipe

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Remember my big challenge for June? It's been a rough first 6 days, but thankfully I haven't succumbed to any donuts yet. :)

sweet potato chicken hash recipe

I did however introduce myself to some new yummy fresh foods thanks to my sorority sisters.

This weekend, one of my sorority sisters posted on Facebook that she was going to start eating clean and will add people to a Facebook group to swap recipes, trade secrets, and mostly support each other as we make major lifestyle changes. Several of the women in the group said Whole30 was a great way to transition into the whole foods lifestyle. And as any digital marketing/social media obsessed person would do, I found them on Instagram. If you're looking for healthy food porn, I highly highly highly recommend following them. 

You get the picture. Nom on nom on nom. The great thing about their Instagram account is that they post recipes everyday. Talk about making your life easy! After following them, the very first recipe that popped up in my feed was a simple breakfast recipe for Sweet Potato Chicken Hash. (You can the original recipe here. I adapted the recipe below to how I cooked it.)

It is super easy, super yummy, and super filling. The only adjustment I made was adding chopped jalapenos - you know this Cajun girl likes her food spicy - and using sweet onion instead of red onion. Other than that, it's almost exactly the same!


(Makes 2 servings) 

2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into chunks
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
½ cup sweet onion, chopped
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
pinch of sea salt
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
handful of cilantro, chopped
½ avocado, sliced or diced
1 egg

In a small dish, combine cayenne, garlic and thyme. Set aside.

In a skillet heat about 2 teaspoons of olive oil over medium high. Toss the chicken with a pinch of salt and half of the spice mix to coat. Add to the heated pan and cook until chicken is browned and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

Add about 1 tablespoon more of olive oil, add the sweet potato, onion, remaining spice mix and a pinch of salt. Cook until sweet potatoes and onions are browned and potatoes are tender. Add the chicken back to the pan and toss to combine. In a separate pan, fry an egg. Serve hash topped with cilantro, avocado, and the fried egg. Viola! You're done!

Seriously, it's as simple as that. I'm having the leftovers for breakfast tomorrow because it was that good.

What are some of your favorite healthy recipes? Share them below! And don't forget to check out my Instagram for the #suzyspeaks21days challenge updates. 


  1. This looks DELISH. So colorful too. I've heard that the more colorful the better :) ha

  2. Every time I read about whole 30 I'm all "I can totally do this" but then I'm lazy and just want to eat potato chips. This looks amazing and my Emmy girl LOVES sweet potatoes so we will have to try it!

  3. It was so good! I agree, the more colorful, the more likely I want to eat it! :)

  4. Girl, I feel you. This past week has been a struggle because I'm like in the midst of moving so cooking hasn't been my favorite thing to do. But I totally don't regret doing whole30 because I've lost six pounds so far and that's a blessing since it's swimsuit season! haha :)

    Definitely try this recipe! If she loves sweet potatoes, she'll definitely love this. It was sooooo good.