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One Pot Chicken Thighs, Tomatoes and Sweet Potatoes

This one-pot chicken, tomatoes and sweet potatoes recipe uses simple ingredients to create a tasty meal.

Chicken thighs are seared in a pot with tomatoes, sweet potatoes and onions. All topped with shredded mozzarella cheese. It’s an easy recipe that can be served with rice, quinoa or pasta noodles.

Close up of melted cheese on top of cooked chicken thighs, diced tomatoes and chopped sweet potatoes.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • It’s simple and easy. Only a few veggies, some chicken thighs and spices are needed.
  • Everything is cooked in one pot, it couldn’t be more simple to make!
  • Bone-in chicken thighs are tender and flavorful. Feel free to swap them with chicken legs.
  • It’s cheap to make using inexpensive ingredients.
  • Adding rice, quinoa or pasta will help feed hungry families.
  • This recipe is part of our free MEAL PLAN series. Inside I share 5 delicious printable recipes, a free meal plan, grocery list, and cooking video showing how to make them all. Click here to see the free Meal Plan!
  • For more one-pot recipes try our one-pot spaghetti with ground beef, one-pot taco pasta, or the cheesy one-pot chicken burrito bowl.

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Recipe ingredients on the counter including raw chicken thighs in a bag, a can of diced tomatoes, sweet potatoes, yellow onion, bowls of shredded mozzarella, and spices.

Recipe Ingredients

Only five main ingredients plus spices are used for this easy recipe! When mixed together you get an easy one-pot meal. Here’s an overview of what you’ll need with variations:

  • CHICKEN: 4-8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs are used for this recipe. The amount will depend on how many you need for your family.
  • VEGETABLES: Sweet potatoes are peeled and chopped into small bite-size chunks. Chopped onion and a large can of diced tomatoes are added as well.
  • SPICES: Onion powder, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper are used for flavor.
  • CHEESE: Shredded mozzarella is sprinkled on top after everything is cooked.
  • VARIATIONS: Any style of chicken will work for this recipe. Swap the sweet potatoes or regular potatoes if preferred. You could also add some frozen vegetables, broccoli florets, mushrooms or chopped bell pepper.
Four images grouped together showing steps to make the recipe. First is chopped sweet potato and onion sprinkled with spices in a pot. Browned chicken thighs in a pot. And cooked sweet potato and tomatoes dumped in to the pot over chicken thighs.

How To Make One-Pot Chicken with Tomatoes and Sweet Potatoes

Everything is cooked in one pot, making clean-up easier. Here’s a quick overview with full instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Cook the onion and sweet potatoes in a large pot until tender. Season with spices. Scoop into a bowl.
  2. Sear the chicken thighs on both sides. Add the back in the sweet potatoes and diced tomatoes. Arrange them around the chicken. Cook until juices run clear in chicken.
  3. Scoop onto plates with optional rice, pasta or quinoa.

Leftover chicken thighs with sweet potatoes and tomatoes can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven.

Close up of one pot chicken thighs with sweet potatoes and tomatoes recipe. Melted shredded mozzarella on top.

Recipe Tips

  • This recipe is easy to adapt. Use boneless skinless chicken thighs, chicken breasts, or a store-bought rotisserie chicken. Swap sweet potatoes for regular potatoes. You can use cheddar cheese or marble cheese instead of mozzarella. Add different veggies like broccoli, mushrooms, and asparagus. Basically, you can use this recipe as a guide but create your own unique variation.
  • Chop the sweet potatoes into small cubes. The smaller the better. This will help them to cook faster.
  • Cover the pot with a lid to help melt the cheese faster.
  • The chicken will be done when the juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 165°F when poked with a meat thermometer.
A plate with chicken thigh and cooked sweet potatoes and tomatoes. A pot with cooked ingredients from recipe beside the plate.

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A white pot with chicken, tomatoes and sweet potatoes. Topped with melted mozzarella cheese.

One Pot Chicken Thighs, Tomatoes and Sweet Potatoes

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into small bite-size cubes. Chop the onion. Drain the diced tomatoes.
    A white bowl with chopped sweet potatoes, a cup of chopped onion, and a strainer with diced tomatoes.
  • Season the salt and pepper and rub it in on both sides.
    Raw chicken thighs in a white bowl.
  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the chopped sweet potatoes and onion. Cook 2-3 minutes.
    A white bowl with chopped sweet potatoes and spices sprinkled on top.
  • Cook until the sweet potatoes are tender when poked with a fork. Add more cooking oil if needed.
    A white pot with blue handles. Two images, first with chopped sweet potatoes and wood spatula.
  • Add the sweet potatoes to a bowl and set aside for now.
    A white bowl of cooked chopped sweet potatoes.
  • Brown the chicken thighs on both sides, about 2-3 minutes each side.
    Two images of a white pot with blue handles. First with chicken thighs upside down. Second with browned chicken thighs skin-side up.
  • Add in the diced tomatoes and cooked sweet potatoes. Arrange around the chicken.
    Cook until the chicken reaches 165°F when poked with a meat thermometer and the juices run clear. The pot can be covered to help speed up the cooking process.
    Two images of a white pot with blue handles. First with sweet potatoes and diced tomatoes dumped on top. Second with vegetables arranged around the chicken.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top of the chicken and cook until melted, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
    Two images of a white pot with blue handles. First with cooked chicken thighs surrounded by chopped sweet potatoes and diced tomatoes. Second with grated mozzarella melted over top.
  • Add chicken and sweet potato mixture to a plate. Can be served with rice, pasta or quinoa.
    A white plate with one cooked chicken thigh and chopped sweet potato and diced tomatoes.

Recipe Notes:

  • This recipe is easy to adapt. Use boneless skinless chicken thighs, chicken breasts or store-bought rotisserie chicken. Swap sweet potatoes for regular potatoes. You can use cheddar cheese or marble cheese instead of mozzarella. Add different veggies like broccoli, mushrooms, and asparagus. Basically, you can use this recipe as a guide but create your own unique variation.
  • Chop the sweet potatoes into small cubes. The smaller the better. This will help them to cook faster.
  • Cover the pot with a lid to help melt the cheese faster.
  • The chicken will be done when the juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 165°F when poked with a meat thermometer.
Nutrition
Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 879mg | Potassium: 901mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 10038IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 241mg | Iron: 3mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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