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Creamy Chicken Sweet Potato Noodles (Paleo + Whole30)

A creamy and savory meal that will leave you feeling like you ordered takeout, these creamy chicken sweet potato noodles are going to be a new family favorite! With an easy “cheesy” creamy sauce, no one would ever think this recipe is Paleo + Whole30 too.

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Why use sweet potato noodles?

We use zucchini noodles a lot, but we prefer sweet potato noodles when we are looking for a savory and hearty meal. Sweet potato noodles cook up quickly and add a nice texture to a dish that is similar to al dente pasta. Just use a spiralizer to make the noodles and watch them carefully to avoid overcooking. We prefer ours with a tiny bit of crunch – if you overcook sweet potato noodles they can get mushy.

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The creamy sauce

Erica came up with this sauce recipe, and we’ve been using it on just about everything lately! It really only has three main ingredients plus some seasonings, so it’s super simple. You don’t have to soak the cashews or anything either. Just use a high-powered blender like a Blendtec or Vitamix and you’ll get a nice and creamy consistency.

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A note about the fresh herbs

The creamy sauce in this recipe is really enhanced with flavor of some freshly chopped herbs. We really like fresh herbs so we used a lot of them – about 1/4 cup chopped. We also used a mixture of chives, sage and parsley. But really, you can use any freshly chopped herbs you prefer. Also, you can cut down the amount used if you like or substitute 2-3 tbsp of dried herbs if that’s all you have.

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Make this recipe even easier

This recipe is pretty quick and easy, but you could make it even easier by using leftover chicken or a shredded rotisserie chicken. That will save you the time of cutting up chicken into cubes and cooking it. Or you could skip the chicken entirely and use shrimp instead. If you choose either of these options, just make the sauce while the noodles are cooking to have it ready to go.

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Your turn to try these creamy chicken sweet potato noodles

This will be your new favorite healthy recipe that everyone loves! Make it for your family and see what they think about the creamy sauce and savory noodles. Leave a comment below, and let us know how it goes. Also, take a pic to share on Instagram. Tag us @realsimplegood, and make sure to give us a follow if you don’t already. Let’s stay connected!


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Creamy Chicken Sweet Potato Noodles (Paleo + Whole30)

4.63 from 32 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
These creamy chicken sweet potato noodles are going to be a new family favorite! With an easy creamy sauce, no one will realize they are Paleo + Whole30.
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Equipment

Ingredients

For the chicken and noodles:

  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts, cut into small cubes (about 3 breasts)
  • 5 cups kale, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped herbs, plus more for topping (chives, sage, basil – your choice!)
  • 3 sweet potatoes, spiralized
  • 2 tbsp ghee, divided
  • Salt and pepper

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 2 cups raw whole cashews
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
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Instructions 

  • Prep chicken, kale and herbs as noted. Turn sweet potatoes into noodles using a spiralizer.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add in 1 tbsp ghee. Once hot, add in the sweet potato noodles. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the noodles are tender but not too soft, about 6-7 minutes. Remove and place on a plate.
  • While the noodles are cooking, make the sauce by placing all of the sauce ingredients in a high powered blender. Blend until smooth and creamy and set aside.
  • In the same pan over medium heat, add in 1 tbsp of ghee. Add in the cubed chicken. Season chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the chopped kale and herbs. Cook, stirring frequently, until wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the sweet potato noodles back in to the pan. Pour the sauce over everything and toss to mix. Cook another 2-3 minutes, stirring regularly, until the sauce is warmed.
  • Serve topped with additional herbs as desired.
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27 thoughts on “Creamy Chicken Sweet Potato Noodles (Paleo + Whole30)

  • We loved this tasty, healthy and beautiful dish! The vibrant colors are so appealing. The creamy sauce is finger licking good! I must confess, I licked my plate and the pot I cooked it in 🙂

    We also enjoy your Bacon Pancakes, Korean BBQ Chicken, the Instant Pot Beef Brisket and your Creamy Tuscan Chicken!

    Thank you for sharing your deliciousness!

  • Really enjoyed this recipe. My spiralizer had trouble with the sweet potatoes–my arms got tired so I ended up cutting the sweet potatoes in thin slices and it worked great. I really like the cashew sauce.

  • I don’t have a high powered blender….can I use the cashews raw in my kitchen aid blender or should I soak them first?

  • Looks like a delicious creamy pasta substitute.. May I ask what the calorie count is per serving?

    • Hi there, as part of our real food/paleo lifestyle we don’t track any nutrition information personally, and it has been really liberating for us and helped us find food freedom. For that reason we don’t post the nutrition info on our recipes, with the only exception being the Keto specific recipes on our site. You could plug the ingredients into an online nutrition calculator like myfitnesspal if needed though.

  • I have been using your site for 90% of our meals during quantine. When i find a recipe I know it won’t be a “healthy” flop. My husband even loves every meal i make as well. You made me realize that whole 30./paleo, GF, etc can be so GOOD. This recipe was so amazing and i love your alfredo sauce too. Thank you for giving our meals light during this crazy time!

    • Awww this makes our day to hear you’ve been enjoying our recipes! Thanks so much for giving them a try and for taking the time to come back and share with us! We appreciate it so much! 🙂

  • This is a delicious meal! I loved that it had some greens in it but they weren’t mushy like some recipes. It also tastes amazingly like there is dairy in it even though there isn’t. I made the sauce with a small substitution of apple cider vinegar in place of the lemon juice and it was still fantastic!

  • This is a great dish for when you are wanting something hearty and healthy. My husband was instantly a fan and asked for this to be added into our regular rotation. If you have been missing creamy pasta dishes with Paleo or Whole30 lifestyles, this is the perfect find!

  • Oh my word…this recipe is absolutely fantastic!!! My whole family loved it. It was easy to prepare and once everything was cut up and ready it came together quickly. I have shared this recipe with others, thank you for sharing this! It will definitely be added to my favorites.

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