Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet

This Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet recipe is a delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make meal that will be on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes. This is gluten-free, whole30, paleo, and perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. 

I’m sure you’ll love this Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet recipe because it’s delicious, and you only need three ingredients to make it: chicken, sweet potato, and asparagus. Of course, you’ll add some seasoning such as garlic, salt, pepper, and red chili flakes, but technically, they don’t count as ingredients, right?

Another good point about this Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet recipe is that it’ll be ready and on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes. So, grab your skillet, cutting board, and your chef knife, and chop all the ingredients. This is the only hard work you will have. Awesome! It is easy as pie. Believe me!

This recipe was first published in May 2016. I updated it in June 2018 with new pictures and content.

 Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet Primavera Kitchen

I want to start this post by saying thank you for all the emails I received after my last post where I talked about my sleepless night. You guys were so sweet. I really appreciate all the suggestions and advice. You mamas are AWESOME! Like many of you said, he will sleep better soon. Well, he is already better because for two nights he slept for two hours straight in his crib. I can’t believe it. I consider it a great start. Let’s try to be positive, correct?

Now, let’s talk about today’s recipe, which is so delicious, easy-to-make, gluten-free, and also paleo-friendly. This combination of asparagus and sweet potato with chicken is perfect for a quick, flavourful, and healthy weeknight dinner.

 Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet Primavera Kitchen

 Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet Primavera Kitchen

 Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet Primavera Kitchen

Do I have to use a cast iron skillet for this Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet recipe?

No, you can make this recipe with any kind of skillet you have in your kitchen. BUT, I really recommend a cast iron skillet for so many reasons. This skillet is great for cooking on high heat. It’s also tough and durable, and on top of that, it gets better with use. Another reason why I love cast iron skillet is that you only need a thin layer of oil to cook the food evenly without burning it. This is great because you can cut down on cooking oil. It’s also an awesome skillet for roasting, sautéing, grilling, broiling, and shallow frying in a small quantity of oil, which means you can make almost everything in it.

And as iron is an essential mineral for our bodies, there is no problem if some amount of this metal leaches into your food while you’re cooking with a cast iron skillet. It’s actually a good thing. I have three cast iron skillets, and I have to say that I can’t live without them. You can find a variety of skillets on Amazon (I really love this one) for very good prices or at stores like Walmart and Target.

 Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet Primavera Kitchen

How to make this Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet:

Cut the chicken into small pieces so that it will cook through. Sauté the chicken in a cast iron skillet to add more flavour. Then, set it aside, and cook the veggies in the same skillet.

I suggest you first cook the sweet potatoes because they take more time, and then add the asparagus to the skillet. Once the asparagus is cooked, put the chicken back into the skillet, and stir everything really well.

Season this recipe according to your preference. I love a little bit of heat in my food, so I added more than ½ teaspoon of red chili flakes, but it is totally up to you.

You can even add cumin, coriander, garlic powder, or any other spice you like. The options are limitless. I am sure you will really love this recipe. Enjoy!

 Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet Primavera Kitchen

More cast iron skillet recipes to try:

See below for how to make this Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet Recipe:

Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
This Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet recipe is a delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make meal that will be on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes. This is gluten-free, paleo, whole30, and perfect for your busy weeknight dinner.
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3.92 from 112 votes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. On a cutting board, cut the chicken into small pieces, and season with salt and pepper.

  2. In a skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil, garlic, and chicken.
  3. Sauté the chicken for about 7-10 minutes or until it is cooked through. Don’t forget to stir well. Set the chicken mixture aside.

  4. In the same skillet, add the sweet potatoes and chicken broth.

  5. Cook for about 7-10minutes or until the sweet potatoes are cooked.

  6. Add the asparagus, and cook for about 4-5 minutes until tender.

  7. Return the chicken to the pan, and stir to combine thoroughly.

  8. Season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper.

Recipe Notes

Do you love asparagus recipes? Click here to check out all the delicious and easy asparagus recipes from Primavera Kitchen. And, here is the complete list for all the healthy sweet potato recipes, too.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Asparagus and Chicken Recipe, dinner, gluten-free, one-pan, whole30

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/4) — Calories: 233, Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 99.3mg, Carbohydrates: 9.1g, Sugar: 2.3g, Protein: 32g

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 Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet Primavera Kitchen