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One-Pot Chicken Marinara with Kale and Sweet Potato

chicken marinara

This easy one-pot dish is simply made with chicken stewed in marinara sauce and paired with sweet potatoes and kale. This is a hearty and chunky chicken recipe that is sure to warm you up on a cold night and only takes a few simple steps.

Meal prep tips for One-Pot Chicken Marinara

  • Chicken: We used chicken breast to keep it lean, however, if you prefer dark meat, feel free to use boneless skinless chicken thighs.
  • Sweet Potatoes: We used sweet potatoes, however, if you want to use regular potatoes, try them with red baby potaotes to cut your down your prep.
  • Vegetables: We paired it with baby kale for extra veggies and nutrients, however, you can use other vegetables such as bell peppers, baby carrots, or even spinach.
  • Marinara Sauce: If you don’t have marinara sauce, you can substitute with tomato sauce and just add some italian seasoning.
chicken marinara

One Pot Chicken Marinara with Kale & Sweet Potato

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2


  • knife
  • cutting board
  • spatula
  • soup pot


  • 12 oz chicken breast
  • 1 each sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup red onions (diced)
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 4 cups baby kale
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Cut the chicken breasts into 1 inch cubes
  • Wash and peel the sweet potato and cut in 1 inch cubes
  • Add oil to a soup pot on medium high heat and saute red onions until they soften
  • Next, add the chicken breasts and saute for about 3 to 5 minutes until it is golden brown
  • Then, add the marinara sauce and water in the pot and mix well
  • Add the sweet potato and bring the liquid to a boil. After it is boiling, lower the heat to low medium and cover the pot with a lid. Simmer for abot 20 minutes until the chicken fully cooks to an internal temperature of 165F
  • Finally, remove the lid and stir in the baby kale until it wilts