Servings: 8 enchiladas


Sweet Potatoes:

1 large (or 2 small) sweet potato, peeled and cubed

1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt and pepper


Enchilada Sauce:

2 cups fresh cranberries

1/2 cup orange juice

1/4 cup sugar

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

1 can tomato sauce

1 cup chicken broth


For the enchiladas:

8 tortillas

2 cups cooked and shredded chicken

2 cups shredded Monterrey jack cheese, divided



Chopped fresh cilantro

Chopped green onion

Sliced avocado

Cotija cheese




Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Arrange the sweet potato cubes on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 20-30 minutes until the potatoes are tender and the edges are browned and crispy.

While the sweet potatoes are roasting, make the enchilada sauce. Add the cranberries, orange juice, sugar, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and chipotle peppers to a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the mixture is bubbling. Stir in the tomato sauce and chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer, cooking for 15 more minutes. Remove from heat. Add the mixture to a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.

Reduce the oven temp to 400 degrees. In a bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, chicken, 1 cup of cheese, and 1/2 cup enchilada sauce.

Spread 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce on a bottom of a greased casserole dish. Fill each tortilla with the chicken and sweet potato mixture. Place the enchiladas in the dish, seam side down, and pour the remaining sauce over the top. Bake for 15 minutes. Top with remaining cup of cheese and return to the oven for another 5-10 minutes until the cheese has melted. 

Add toppings to the enchiladas before serving.

Recipe Created by Krista Teigen of Destination Delish