Twice Baked Fajita Sweet Potatoes

Have some fun with your food by adding a Mexican-style of flavor to your entree! Incorporate sweet potatoes, feta cheese, and lime into this recipe for a richer, more savory and flavorful taste. For a lower fat intake, top your potatoes with fat-free sour cream, or for more protein try greek yogurt!
Method: Bake
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 Sweet potatoes, whole, medium-sized cut in half
  • 1 9 oz. Chicken Breast diced
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano, dried
  • 2 tsp Thyme, dried
  • 2 tsp Cumin, ground
  • 1⁄2 tsp Salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp Black pepper, ground
  • 4 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup Black Beans
  • 1 Red Onion, medium-sized small dice or thinly sliced
  • 1 Red/Yellow/Green Bell Peppers small dice or thinly sliced
  • 3⁄4 cup Cheese, Feta crumbled or shredded cheddar
  • 2 Avocado sliced
  • 1 cup Sour Cream, low fat or fat free OR Greek Yogurt*
  • 1 bunch Cilantro, fresh chopped
  • Lime, fresh to taste cut into wedges
  • Salsa to taste
  • Chili-Garlic Sauce to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 430°F; arrange the halved sweet potatoes- cut side up onto baking tray and roast until fork-tender, about 40 minutes.
  • In a pan add a tablespoon of oil; add garlic, onions, and peppers and cook for 3 minutes; add chicken breasts and season with the oregano, thyme, cumin and black pepper, cook until chicken fully done (internal temperature of 165°F and thoroughly mixed; add beans and mix. Heat for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Remove sweet potatoes from oven and let cool enough until they are warm enough to handle; scoop out the flesh of the sweet potato leaving about a 1⁄2 inch wall around the skin; transfer skin into a medium mixing bowl; add the chicken fajita mixture to the bowl of the sweet potato flesh. And blend well.
  • Arrange skins of sweet potatoes back onto the baking sheet, add chicken fajita/sweet potato flesh mixture into each skin, top with cheese and cilantro and bake in the oven once more for about 15-20 minutes, until cheese is browned.
  • Finish topping with salsa, cilantro, avocado, chili sauce, and sour cream mixture; Enjoy.

FOOD NERD FACTS

  • Bell peppers are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium
  • Sweet potatoes contain a great deal of vitamin A & beta keratin