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One-Pot Sweet Potato Chicken & Greens Dinner

This One-Pot Sweet Potato Chicken & Greens Dinner is a healthy and delicious recipe that just gets better on day 2 and 3, making it perfect to meal prep and enjoy during the week.

Sweet potato chicken greens stew / saute

This One-Pot Sweet Potato Chicken & Greens Dinner just might look like mush, and not too appetizing, but, it is so tasty.

I made this dish on Monday, and my boyfriend and I enjoyed leftovers of this dish over 3 more dinners during the week. And, with each passing day, the leftovers of this dish just seemed to get better. 

I love this dish as it is a good source of protein, carbohydrates, and fats. It is a dish that packs a hefty nutrition punch. In my opinion, it is spiced perfectly with a fusion blend of Sri Lankan/South Asian/American spices like coriander, smoked paprika, cayenne, basil, and oregano, along with garlic, ginger, and onion. And, it is packed with veggies too!

And, it is so easy to make! Just add the ingredients in varying order to the pan and everything cooks up delectable.

Ingredients to make one pot chicken sweet potato greens saute

What are the ingredients needed to make this One-Pot Sweet Potato Chicken & Greens Dinner?

You will need the following 15 ingredients to make this one-skillet dish:

  1. Coriander
    I used ground coriander, which I found at Walmart, for this dish. If you would like, you could use a split of coriander and cumin. But, I simply love the flavor and aroma of coriander and use it without cumin.
  2. Smoked paprika 
    This adds so much flavor to this dish. If you don’t have smoked paprika on hand, you could add paprika, but it with taste ever so subtly different.
  3. Cayenne 
    If you would rather have a mild version of this dish, then the cayenne can be left out entirely.
  4. Oregano 
    Another spice that is a must-add to this dish. I used dried oregano – though you could use fresh oregano if you prefer.
  5. Basil 
    I added a bit of dried basil to this. Dried basil (along with other dried herbs) packs a flavor punch. They tend to be more flavorful than their fresh counterparts, so, if you choose to use fresh basil, you will have to add about twice the amount to get the same flavor.
  6. Red onion
    Fresh onion is a must for this recipe. If you want to save time on chopping and peeling onions, these days, most grocery stores have peeled and chopped onions in the produce section and this could be used instead. And, it doesn’t matter if you use red, yellow, or white onion in this – whatever you have on hand will work.
  7. Fresh ginger 
    Fresh ginger is more subtle in flavor than powdered ginger and adds yet another layer of flavor to this.
  8. Garlic cloves 
    Like the fresh ginger and fresh onion, I would urge you to use fresh garlic in this, instead of garlic powder.
  9. Coconut milk 
    I use full-fat coconut milk in this dish. My current preferred brand is embē Organic Unsweetened Dairy-Free Coconut Milk – this is my current fave, and I am not being paid to say this.
  10. Canned diced tomatoes 
    I could have diced some fresh tomatoes and used those, but I opted for the easy route and opened up a can of diced tomatoes for this dish. 
  11. Tomato paste 
    Just a tad bit of tomato paste unites all the spices beautifully.
  12. Sweet potato 
    Now, I love using sweet potatoes for their nutritional content. But, yellow potatoes or red potatoes can also be used instead.
  13. Frozen spinach 
    I love to add a fiber boost to my meals. And, as I had some frozen spinach hanging out in my fridge, I chose to add some in. If you happen to have any frozen green vegetables, please feel free to use them. Or, this can be omitted as well.
  14. Chicken thighs 
    The fatty content of skinless chicken thighs works well in this dish. The chicken cooks up well, and I do not have to worry about it drying out. However, if you prefer, you could use chicken breasts as well.
  15. Green peas 
    I used frozen green peas, as I just love them. You could use frozen green beans or fresh broccoli florets or some bell peppers or any other vegetable you prefer.

A little salt and pepper for taste, and I am hoping you and your family and/or friends enjoy this as much as we did. 

Sauteeing sweet potatoes first

How do you make this dish?

This One-Pot Sweet Potato, Chicken, & Greens Dinner is an easy dish. The ingredients are cooked at varying times and kind of layered into this.

Adding in the tomatoes, green peas and spices to the pan

I started off by sautéing the sweet potatoes over medium heat. Then, I added in the chicken thighs. These were followed by the onions, ginger, and garlic. Then the coriander, smoked paprika, oregano, basil, and cayenne. Which was followed by the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and spinach. After these had heated up, I turned off the stove, took the pan off the heat, and added in the coconut milk.

This was seasoned with salt and pepper, and sprinkled with parsley and some chili flakes, and it was ready!

Adding coconut milk in

This is a dinner by itself and can be enjoyed as the second course after a salad. But, we have also had this with some roti, naan, and just plain buttered bread which we used to sop up the remains on our plate.

Tasty Chicken Sweet Potato Greens Curry

How to store leftovers of this One-Pot Sweet Potato, Chicken, & Greens Meal?

This can be stored in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, for up to a week. This Sweet Potato, Chicken, & Greens Dinner is like a wine and just gets better as it sits in the fridge. As to why this happens, I have no clue – I just love to reap the rewards of this tasty concoction and hope you do too!

The best one-pot chicken sweet potato greens dinner

This is one of those dishes that might not look appetizing, but, we loved this dish from the first forkful. This One Pan Sweet Potato, Chicken, & Greens meal is a comforting, filling, nutritious meal that can be made ahead and enjoyed during the week or as a special dinner for the weekend. 

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Sweet potato chicken greens stew / saute

One-Pot Sweet Potato Chicken & Greens Dinner

5 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Cost: $7 a serving
Author: Shashi
This One-Pot Sweet Potato Chicken & Greens Dinner is a healthy and delicious recipe that just gets better on day 2 and 3, making it perfect to meal prep and enjoy during the week.


  • 2 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne
  • 1 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried basil
  • 1/2 Red onion
  • 1/2 inch Ginger (fresh, small piece)
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk
  • 14.5 oz Can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1 Sweet potato
  • 1 cup Frozen spinach
  • 1.25 lbs Chicken thighs (packaged)
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Peel the onion, ginger, garlic, and sweet potato and chop them up. Also, chop the chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces.
  • Add the olive oil to a large pan and then add in the chopped sweet potato and sauté 5 minutes.
  • Then add in the chopped chicken thighs and let sauté for about 5 minutes, then flip the chicken pieces over.
  • Add in the chopped onion, ginger, and garlic.
  • Add in the coriander, smoked paprika, cayenne, oregano, and basil and stir well.
  • Then add in the can of diced tomatoes, tomato paste, frozen spinach, and frozen peas. Put the lid on to the pan, and let the ingredients simmer for about 5 minutes. Uncover and stir well, then cover and let simmer another 5 minutes.
  • Turn the stove off and remove the pan from the heat.
  • Add in the coconut milk and stir well.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with chopped parsley and chili flakes, if desired, and enjoy warm.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 434mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6658IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Nia Jax says:

    Your One-Pot Sweet Potato Chicken & Greens Dinner sounds incredibly delicious and nutritious. It’s wonderful how food can bring joy and nourishment over multiple days. Thank you for sharing your flavorful recipe and meal prep inspiration.

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  2. I love recipes that just keep getting better throughout the week! This one certainly sounds tasty, and you got my attention with the sweet potato. (Also with the one pot!) We’ve been loving sweet potatoes lately, and I can imagine how good they would taste in this dish!

  3. Sara Welch says:

    Enjoyed this for dinner last night and it was a savory success! Quick, easy and delicious; the perfect meal for a busy weeknight, indeed!

  4. Charah says:

    I love this recipe,this makes me want to try this later today. Thanks for sharing this!

  5. suja md says:

    Absolutely delicious; thank you for this fantastic recipe!

  6. Angela says:

    Made this for dinner last night and it was so good! Easy to make and my family gobbled it up! Definitely adding this chicken dish to my weekly rotation.

  7. TAYLER ROSS says:

    I made this for dinner last night and it was incredible! I love sweet potatoes, so this was the perfect dinner for me!

  8. Paula says:

    This one pot dinner was absolutely incredible. It was filling, and a healthy take on comfort food that my family LOVED.

  9. Elle Valera says:

    This One-Pot Sweet Potato Chicken & Greens Dinner sounds absolutely amazing! Your detailed description made my mouth water. The blend of Sri Lankan/South Asian/American spices sounds not only delicious but also a beautiful representation of cultural fusion. Thank you for sharing this wholesome recipe that’s not only nutritious but also easy to make.