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Sweet Potato Nachos

This delicious, healthy, and paleo sweet potato nachos recipe contains 47.9 grams of protein and 6.4 grams of fiber in just one serving!  Plus it's so delicious, you won't even believe it!

Categories Clean Eating, Dinner, gluten free, Snack
Difficulty Easy
Keyword sweet potato chip nachos, sweet potato nachos, sweet potato nachos vegan
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 316 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 3 large sweet potatoes evenly sized, sliced very finely
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp red onions, diced
  • 1/4 cup jack cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 10-minute salsa verde, to drizzle over top


  1. To make the sweet potato chips, preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Slice the sweet potatoes very thinly using either a mandolin or a sharp knife.

  3. In a large bowl, add the sliced sweet potatoes, olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper and toss to coat evenly.

  4. Place the slices on the baking sheet, taking care not to overcrowd and then place in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, then flip and cook an additional 6-8 minutes, or until crisp. Watch them to make sure they don’t burn - it can happen quickly.

  5. While the potatoes are in the oven, make a season blend for the chicken by combining the ground cumin, sea salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  6. Season the chicken with the blend on all sides.
  7. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet.
  8. Once hot, add the chicken and cook, flipping occasionally, until well-browned, and cooked through, about 4-6 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and allow to cool some before shredding with a fork when cool enough to handle.
  9. To assemble the nachos, set the oven to 350 degrees F and line a layer of the crispy sweet potato chips across the bottom of a casserole dish. Sprinkle half the jack cheese, shredded chicken, and sliced olives, and then repeat with the remaining ingredients in a second layer.

  10. Place uncovered into the oven to bake until the cheese has melted, about 6-8 minutes.
  11. To serve, I like to top with fresh cilantro, diced red onion, diced avocado, and then drizzle with my 10 minute salsa verde (you can get the recipe link here).

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Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Nachos
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 770mg32%
Potassium 938mg27%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 24380IU488%
Vitamin C 6.7mg8%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.