Skillet Sweet Potato Chicken Hash with Eggs

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This hearty sweet potato hash recipe with chicken and eggs is perfect for breakfast, brunch or breakfast for dinner!

Skillet Sweet Potato Chicken Hash with Eggs – perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch!
Sweet Potato Chicken Hash with Eggs

I love the combination of sweet potatoes with chicken and eggs in this savory dish. The sweet potatoes are sauteed with onions and thyme that make the whole dish feel like fall. It’s delicious, and a great way to use up any leftovers from a rotisserie chicken. Top it with a few dashes of Sriracha or Franks hot sauce and it’s over-the-top good!

Skillet Sweet Potato Chicken Hash with Eggs – perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch!

It’s also the perfect one pot dish, start to finish it’s made all in one skillet. So that means there’s also less dishes to wash – a win in my book!


  • Leftover turkey would also be great in place of chicken.
  • For time-saving convenience, you can use pre-cut sweet potatoes.
  • Switch up the herbs by using Herbs de Provence, sage or rosemary in place of thyme.

How To Make Sweet Potato Chicken Hash

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If you want a substantial breakfast, Sunday brunch or even lunch this is a great tasting dish! The sweet potatoes are savory, sauteed with onions and thyme and tossed with leftover diced chicken with eggs. Perfect for Sunday brunch or a light dinner.
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Skillet Sweet Potato Chicken Hash with Eggs

265 Cals 25 Protein 18 Carbs 10 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
CUISINE: American
Skillet Sweet Potato Chicken Hash with Eggs is grreat for breakfast, brunch or breakfast for dinner!


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 10 ounces peeled sweet potatoes, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tsp fresh or 3/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 8 oz leftover rotisserie chicken breast, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped chives


  • Heat a 10-inch nonstick oven safe skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the oil and onions to the pan and cook until the onions are golden, 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Add the sweet potatoes and thyme, season with 3/4 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, paprika and pinch of black pepper and stir to combine.
  • Add 2 to 3 tbsp water, cover and cook the sweet potatoes over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp and tender, about 8 to 12 minutes.
  • Add the chopped chicken to the skillet and cook 2 minutes, uncovered.
  • Make 4 wide wells in the hash. Crack 1 egg into each well and season with salt and pepper and cover.
  • Cook until the whites are set, but the yolks are still runny, about 5 to 7 minutes. Top with fresh herbs.



Serving: 1/4 of recipe, Calories: 265kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 222mg, Sodium: 328mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g
Keywords: sweet potato breakfast idea, Sweet Potato Chicken Hash with Eggs, Sweet Potato Hash, sweet potato recipes, Whole30 Sweet Potato Hash

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  1. This is such a flavorful and simple recipe to make. It turned out perfect. My husband even had seconds. I hid the last serving so I could bring for my lunch today!!

  2. I made this for guests this weekend.  It was delicious, and especially nice since there is no cheese in it (and I had a lactose-intolerant guest).  However, I found the hash became very dry by the time the eggs were cooked.  It was perfect up to that point.  Next time, I would do the eggs separately and then just put them on top of the hash for service.  

  3. This looks so good! Just an FYI, when I print your recipes, the ingredient amounts change dramatically!

  4. Love this easy recipe!

  5. This was beyond delicious. Every skinny taste recipe I have tried has been awesome!

  6. I halved the recipe to make for myself. I also topped the whole thing off at the end with a little shredded mozzarella because this girl loves cheese! Can’t wait to add this delicious dish into my rotation. Loved it!

  7. Super yummy!

  8. We have now made this several times, with and without meat. We replace the white onions with red for some added punch, but this is a real favorite. We make lots of the hash on the weekend, and then warm it up over the week with an egg, so this is also a good meal planning option…

  9. Delicious! I love that there are limited ingredients, and it’s quick and easy. I used white sweet potatoes instead of yams and it was perfect!

  10. This was sooo good.  I made the pan of everything and then just used 1/4 every morning with the added egg for breakfast. 

  11. Is this good meal prep/make ahead? I find eggs can get rubbery when reheated. 

  12. This was so good! I was looking for a recipe with chicken and eggs and happened to have a sweet potato. Came out perfect for Sunday brunch, Filling too Thanks for another great recipe keeper

  13. Made this today delish!! Walmart sells cubed sweet potato made it so easy. Made two servings instead of 4 still manageable w points. Frank’s hot sauce tops it off!

  14. I have a go to java rub that I substituted for the herbs and spices and it is phenomenal without any calorie change! I highly suggest giving that a try, it really makes this the best cozy breakfast dish!

  15. This is one of my favorite recipes on the site! The flavors come together so well and anytime anyone comes over for brunch this is on the top of my to-cook list. Thanks so much 🙂

  16. I made this tonight for dinner ad it was amazing! The seasoning was so complimentary with the sweet potatoes and chicken! This is going o become a regular dish in my house. Thank you!

  17. I added rosemary to this also. Very tasty!

  18. Made this today and hope you don’t mind, I shared it on my Facebook. It was very good! Thanks!!

  19. wow! fantastic!! I used left over ground pork (from skinnytaste egg roll bowls) instead of chicken. Even my hubby who can take or leave sweet potatoes said this dish was a keeper! I made entire recipe for just the two of us for brunch and I couldn’t finish my half. However, I can see why others commented that 1 serving isn’t enough for a meal, but would be great addition to other brunch items if feeding more than 2.
    Love your recipes, Gina! 

  20. What kind of pan are you using? Is it ceramic?

  21. Was hoping this would be whole 30 approved but the nutritional facts say 3g of sugar. Where does it come from in the recipe? 

  22. I just made this for dinner and because we like spicy, added some chili garlic sauce after the potatoes cooked and before the chicken. Fantastic and healthy. Thank you!

  23. Delicious!!!!!

  24. This was absolutely delicious. I only needed to cook the sweet potatoes for about 5-6 minutes until they were pretty tender. I did opt to finish in a 400 degree oven for about 8-9 minutes to better set the egg whites. The results were fantastic. I loved the touch of smokey paprika and really liked the fresh herbs sprinkled on top at the end. Will definitely be making this one again.

  25. Used my leftover turkey from Thanksgiving for this!!

  26. Amazing. I cooked two diced up apples in with the onions and added some garlic. I also used sweet italian sausage diced up on the top. Everyone loved it! Thank you 🙂

  27. I don't see where it says to heat the oven just oven safe skillet

  28. This looks great. So, you don't boil the potatoes at all beforehand? Most recipes I've seen say to boil the potatoes a little before, but I like the idea of a one pot/pan dish instead to save time (laziness). I have soy chorizo from trader joes I think I'll use for this and add corn, black beans, and mixed peppers to give it a Mexican spin. I got a 3lb bag of sweet potatoes at Aldi for 79 cents today and was just planning on making baked sweet potatoes for lunches this week, but so glad I found this recipe

  29. Why is it that this and most recipes call for sweat potatoes but actually are using yams?
    Even sweet potato fries are actually yams. I don't understand why everyone does this!!

    • From wikilpedia: "Although it is sometimes called a yam in North America, the sweet potato is not in the yam family, nor is it closely related to the common potato."
      A yam is a starchy root not suitable as a substitute for sweet potatoes.

  30. I made this for brunch today and it was fantastic! Easy, delicious, and filling. I used turkey link sausage instead of chicken and it was a wonderful compliment to the sweet potatoes. My husband loved it and even complimented on how beautiful it looked (a first!). Another great recipe, Gina!

  31. I used sweet potato fries cut into bite-sized pieces. Next time I will pan-fry them separately so they brown (using cooking spray). I used only two eggs as four seemed a little crowded in a 10" skillet. The calories are still low if you made this into a two-servings instead of four. I salted the onions and will salt the potatoes (next time). I let the eggs get set on the burner then transferred the skillet to the broiler to finish cooking the eggs. My wife and I both enjoyed the taste and ease of this recipe.

  32. I made this last night with leftover steak instead of chicken. It was amazing! My husband hates sweet potatoes but loved this recipe. He even took the leftover lunch I packed for me to work with him today. Yay for getting him to eat sweet potatoes but boo for him taking my lunch lol I seriously have not tried one recipe from this website that I don't love! Thank you!

  33. This looks amazing!! I love anything

  34. Made this last night and my sweet potato hating husband loves it! Another amazing meal!

  35. 10 ounces of sweet potato? split four ways? do you literally realize how miniscule 2.5 ounces of sweet potato is?

    • That's probably why she said it would make a good Sunday brunch or light dinner. Not intended as a full meal.

    • LOL Sunday Brunch? That is snack size. You can literally fit what was described as an actual serving size into a ramekin.

    • You come of sounding very rude? Just increase the sweet potato portion?? I did & just adjusted my nutrition information accordingly. 

  36. Delicious! We loved it. Thanks for sharing!

  37. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or tea! Possibilities are endless with this dish! 🙂

  38. Oh, sorry, just googled and realized ziplist is no more in recipe format. This is SO SAD!

  39. LOVE your recipes, and cookbook but where did the ziplist link go? (This is how I make my shopping list!)

  40. This looks amazing!! I love anything with sweet potatoes in (and they are so good for you!), will be making this next week – Thankyou for the recipe!

  41. Made this last night for my dinner with the leftover pork roast that I mentioned previously. It was wonderful. I went according to directions, but the sweet potatoes were done more quickly than stated, which is probably why one reader found her potatoes mushy. IMHO any leftover meat would be good. How about corned beef next week?

    • Depends on the size you cut the potatoes, but yes that could be the issue. I will adjust my directions. Yum, might need to do that next week 🙂

  42. YUM! Pinned for later 🙂

  43. I love sweet potatoes and chicken, but never thought about a dish like this. I might have to try it soon!

  44. Yum, made this today, we ate it with sriracha and we loved it.

  45. Yummy! Thanks for sharing this great recipe, will definitely try it out.

  46. Tried it, the potatoes were mushy and not much taste, my husband wouldn't eat it.

  47. Mmmm love when I come across a recipe I have all the ingredients for, this sounds and looks amazing 😀 Proper "sunny-side-up" feel-good breaky 😀 x

  48. I imagine it goes into the oven after you crack the eggs into the pot. Seems like they'd set better that way than if you tried to cook them on top of the hash on the stove. Just a guess though.


  49. This looks really good–But like the other comments when does it go in the oven?

  50. A very simple recipe. the combination of ingredient describes the taste and aroma of the food, Since potato has a good source of vitamins and minerals it is recommended to people who under goes weight loss treatment.

  51. This is so funny! Not 5 minutes ago, I was trying to decide what to make for breakfast when I spotted my sweet potatoes and thought, "sweet potato hash." I went to check my email before I got started and here's your email sitting in my In Box! Great minds…

  52. I would probably scramble my eggs into the hash since we don't care for the runny yolks.

  53. I love recipes like this, because it's a way to get me to eat eggs. Question: I've read through the directions several times and cannot find where the oven comes in. What am I missing?

  54. Yummy. Just love sweet potatoes

  55. I have leftover pork roast in the refrigerator, and I think I'll try this recipe for my dinner tonight.

  56. Hmmm this look super super yum!

  57. When do you use the oven at the end? Because I noticed it said preheat oven 400 degrees?

  58. Yum! Looks easy to do! What is considered 10 ounces of sweet potatoes? Thanks!

  59. Yumm, this looks so good! Will definitely be trying it out – thanks!

    Kirsty |