Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Sweet Potato Fries

These Chicken Enchilada Sweet Potato Fries are for my kindred spirits. When I posted before and after shots of the empty baking pan to my Instagram story, with the confession that we’d eaten them for dinner, you didn’t respond with the raised-eyebrows emoji or logical statements like “What kind of adult eats enchilada fries for dinner?” Not you, my fellow oven-fry champions. You responded with encouragement, mutual understanding, and, best of all, an immediate recipe request.

Mexican Chicken Enchilada Fries. Easy and CHEESY! Sweet potato fries topped with juicy chicken, enchilada sauce, black beans and more. An easy game day recipe that’s perfect for party appetizers, football parties, and tailgates. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

This post is sponsored by Old El Paso.

A few of your Instagram story replies:

“When is this recipe coming out?”

“Been there. Done that.”

“Best night ever!”

And my personal favorite:

“Can you send me the recipe? I want my husband to make these for me!”

We are chicken enchilada fry people, you and I.

I originally conceptualized these Chicken Enchilada Sweet Potato Fries as a crowd-pleasing football party recipe that would be perfect for the NFL playoffs. Packers fever always runs high here in Wisconsin, and now that the team is advancing to the next round after a win last weekend, the state is truly in a tizzy. Everyone from grocery store cashiers to Lululemon-clad moms at the gym can be spotted in green and gold.

Loaded Chicken Enchilada Sweet Potato Fries – Juicy chicken, enchilada sauce, and CHEESE with all of your favorite Tex-mex toppings like black beans, corn, and cilantro. An easy game day recipe that’s perfect for party appetizers, football parties, and tailgates. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Ben’s parents threw a huge game watch on Sunday (I headed there straight from a fancy tea with my girlfriends—talk about a well-rounded day!), and these Chicken Enchilada Fries would have fit right in with the spread. They’re easy, cheesy, and scalable to any size of crowd, even the rowdy 24-person crew that occupied my in-laws’ living room from 3 p.m. to the wee hours of the morning.

Or, if you don’t have any plans to watch football at all, Chicken Enchilada Sweet Potato Fries also make a fabulous, if semi-naughty, weeknight feast, as I personally can attest. The fries are baked, not fried (redemption!), and I did use sweet potatoes instead of white (extra vitamins!). Plus, chicken and black beans are lean sources of protein. We are definitely in acceptable dinner territory here, are we not?

Loaded Mexican Chicken Enchilada Fries. The BEST sweet potato fries ever. Easy to make and perfect for a football party, tailgates, or anytime you need an easy party appetizer. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

I can hear you nodding. Let’s do this.

I created this recipe as a part of my ongoing partnership with Old El Paso, a brand I grew up eating and still purchase to this day. To give the sweet potato fries loads of flavor, I tossed shredded chicken in its red enchilada sauce, then scattered it over the sweet potato fries.

Mexican Chicken Enchilada Fries. Sweet potato fries topped with juicy chicken, black beans, cheese and more! An easy, crowd-pleasing recipe that’s perfect for game day, football parties, and tailgates. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

From there, I loaded on even more Tex-Mex fixings—black beans, corn, jalapeños, and plenty of shredded cheese—then popped the tray into the oven. A few agonizing minutes later, the fries transformed into a hot, cheesy mess of enchilada enchantment, and my kitchen smelled like a fiesta.

To keep the Chicken Enchilada Sweet Potato Fries quick and easy to make (a must for me with any party recipe because I’m usually way behind schedule as it is), I took a shortcut and used bagged frozen sweet potato fries. You can certainly swap homemade sweet potato fries if you prefer. Another tasty idea would be to drop the sweet potatoes entirely and use tortilla chips to turn this recipe into Chicken Enchilada Nachos. YUM.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Sweet Potato Fries. Frozen baked sweet potato fries topped with chicken, enchilada sauce, CHEESE, black beans, and more! An easy party appetizer recipe that’s perfect for football watches, game day, and tailgates. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Whether or not you plan to watch football this Sunday (or any day), don’t let that stop you from giving these Chicken Enchilada Sweet Potato Fries a go. Game or no game, they are a winner!

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Chicken Enchilada Sweet Potato Fries

Mexican Chicken Enchilada Fries. Easy, CHEESY, and perfect for parties. Sweet potato fries topped with juicy chicken, enchilada sauce, black beans, and more.

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces sweet potato fries (homemade or store bought)
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken (about 7 ounces)
  • 1 (10-ounce) can Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce, hot or mild
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 8 ounces freshly grated sharp cheddar, Monterey jack, or similar cheese
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup whole kernel corn (fresh from the cob, canned and drained, or frozen and thawed)
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion (about half of 1 small red onion)
  • 1 large jalapeño pepper, cored, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:

  1. Bake sweet potato fries according to package or recipe instructions. Remove from the oven and change the oven temperature to broil.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the shredded chicken and enchilada sauce, then toss to coat. In a small, separate bowl, stir together the Greek yogurt (or sour cream) and 2 tablespoons milk. If necessary, continue adding milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until you have a thick but pourable consistency.
  3. Scatter the chicken over the baked fries, reserving any sauce that remains in the bowl. Sprinkle with the cheese, black beans, corn, red onion, and jalapeño. Return the fries to the oven and broil until the cheese melts, about 1 minute. Remove from the oven and drizzle with the reserved enchilada sauce and Greek yogurt mixture. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro. Serve warm.
  • Chicken can be prepped ahead and refrigerated 1 day in advance.
  • Entire recipe can be made 2 hours in advance and kept at room temperature, loosely covered with plastic. When ready to serve, place in a 450 degree F oven for a few minutes to recrisp and warm through.
All images and text ©/Well Plated.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 (of 8)

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 203 Calories
  • Total Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 47mg
  • Sodium: 420mg
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 17g

I am sharing this post in partnership with Old El Paso. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands and companies that make it possible for me to continue creating quality content for you!

About Erin Clarke

I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food taste incredible. Wearer of plaid, lover of bourbon, and firmly convinced that sweets and veggies both deserve a place at the table. MORE ABOUT ERIN...

16 comments

  1. I can totally relate! I made cajun sweet potato fries last week and they disappeared as soon as I was done shooting them.

  2. Hey girl- These look so yummy! Very creative!

  3. Incredible! This is the kind of thing I would just love to serve in the middle of the table (:

  4. Can you freeze leftovers?

    • Hi Carolina, I wouldn’t recommend this as the fries would get soggy. You could freeze any leftover chicken in the sauce though!

  5. Here I was just looking for a recipe for our next Packer party this weekend – this looks perfect! And GO PACK!

  6. OMG, these look incredible! It’s like a Mexican poutine. So making this for my next party :)

  7. THESE ARE DA BOMB. Made them as a “practice batch” for the super bowl, and we ate them for dinner. Couldn’t stop!

    Rating: 5
  8. Alexis Nicole Young Reply

    Made this tonight, OMG! Party in your mouth, and it looks stunning! The directions are easy and dinner was ready under an hour. I purchased premade shredded chicken to make it even easier. My husband loved it. This is something I’d make for a get together :)

    Rating: 5
    • So glad to hear that you loved this, Alexis! It’s definitely good get-together material. :) Thanks so much for reporting back!

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