Chicken Sweet Potato Skillet


A savory combination of chicken, sweet potato, and spinach is seasoned with sage, sweetened with pear, given a splash of whiskey for a kick, and topped with toasted hazelnuts. It makes a lovely fall supper!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

  • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast half, cut into cubes

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon Irish whiskey

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage

  • 1 pear - peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 cups baby spinach

  • ¼ cup chopped toasted hazelnuts

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir chicken in the hot oil until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and place on a plate.

  2. Cook and stir sweet potato in the same skillet over medium heat until slightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes; return chicken to the skillet. Add whiskey, sage, pear, and water; stir well. Partially cover skillet, lower heat to medium-low, and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and sweet potato is tender, about 10 minutes.

  3. Remove lid and sprinkle spinach over the chicken-sweet potato mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes. Stir in hazelnuts; season with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

485 Calories
17g Fat
62g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 485
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 181mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 11g 41%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 18mg 92%
Calcium 135mg 10%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 1235mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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