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Make a quick and easy weeknight meal for your family with this Sheet Pan Supper: Skinny Chicken Taco Fries! It’s a healthy dinner that only requires about 5 minutes of prep time, and the clean-up for this one-dish meal is even faster!Make a quick and easy weeknight meal for your family with this Sheet Pan Supper: Skinny Chicken Taco Fries!  It’s a lighter dinner that only requires about 5 minutes of prep time, and the clean up for this one-dish meal is even faster!

Loaded taco fries on a serving plate

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In a house full of 3 hungry little boys and one hungry big husband, I have become quite the pro at finding simple ways to encourage my family to enjoy a wholesome meal — with minimal effort on my part!

We all want to make dinner at home a priority; however, sometimes (or MOST times) our days leave us with little time to actually prepare and cook a delicious meal that everyone will eat. Can you relate?!

An overhead shot of taco fries on a baking sheet

That’s where Alexia Foods (and this delicious recipe) come into play!

After all, I can’t think of a better way to convince my boys to eat their veggies than by piling them high on top of crispy french fries!

I use these Alexia Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt, but any variety of Alexia’s fries would be awesome in this dish!

An overhead shot of Alexa sweet potato fries

Low Prep and Easy

And since I love shortcuts, I top the fries with some zesty seasoned chicken that I pick up ready-to-go at the store (you can also use leftover cooked chicken here), melt some cheese over it all, and then just serve my family’s favorite taco toppings alongside.

Everyone is happy because the plates are completely customizable! Don’t you find that your kids are much more likely to devour their dinner when they have helped prepare it? Bonus points if they can eat it with their fingers!

A side shot of loaded taco fries on a baking sheet

My boys love the Alexia frozen corn (which conveniently steams in the microwave), as well as grape tomatoes, bell peppers, and salsa.

An overhead shot of Alexia sweet corn

Keith and I also sprinkle on some diced avocado and sliced green onion. With a little bit of melted cheese on top, these loaded fries are full of good-for-you veggies and lean protein for a complete dinner that only tastes like an indulgent treat!

A close up of loaded sweet potato fries

So don’t be afraid to take some help from the prepared foods at the store and make your next family dinner just a little bit easier.

Are These Taco Fries Healthy?

Yes, not only are these taco fries super fun for the whole family to both make and eat but they are healthy too!

The sweet potato fries are much healthier than using regular potatoes. They’re packed full of antioxidants and vitamin B.

And to load up on more nutritional value theres’s a ton of veggies loaded on top of these taco fries, the amount is up to you but I love to add tomatoes, corn, avocado and bell peppers.

The chicken adds protein and yes there’s cheese but everything in moderation is good for us and you can choose how much you’d like to put on.

How to Make Skinny Taco Fries in 4 Easy Steps

  1. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and spread the frozen fries on the sheet in a single layer. Bake.
  2. When the fries are crispy, remove from the oven. Top with chicken and cheese.
  3. Place tray under the broiler until cheese is melted and chicken is heated through.
  4. Load on your family’s favorite toppings and serve immediately!

Skinny taco fried on a plate loaded with toppings

As the perfect cross between french fries, nachos, and tacos, this fun Sheet Pan Supper is bound to become a favorite in your house, too!

Top Tips and Variations

  • Instead of chicken, you could also use steak for this recipe
  • The amount of toppings is totally up to you so choose your favorites
  • These are best served immediately
  • Make sure the chicken is heated all the way through before serving
  • You can use any good melting cheese for these taco fries, I like to use Mexican blend but you could also use cheddar.
  • Use low-fat cheese to reduce calories

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Sheet Pan Supper: Skinny Chicken Taco Fries

5 from 8 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 267 kcal
Loaded Skinny Taco Fries that are packed with your favorite taco ingredients but healthy! This fun recipe is something the whole family will love.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 20 ounce package Alexia Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt (can substitute with Alexia Organic Oven Crinkles with Sea Salt, or other Alexia fries, if desired)
  • 1 9 ounce package southwestern-seasoned cooked chicken strips (can substitute with any diced cooked chicken that you sprinkle with a dash of taco seasoning)
  • ½ cup 2 ounces shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese
  • Optional Toppings: diced avocado or guacamole; salsa; sliced grape tomatoes; diced bell pepper; sliced olives sliced green onion; sour cream or plain Greek-style yogurt; Alexia corn, thawed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and spread the frozen fries on the sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, tossing halfway through.
  • When the fries are crispy, remove from the oven. Top with chicken and cheese.
  • Place tray under the broiler for 3-5 more minutes, or until cheese is melted and chicken is heated through.
  • Load on your family’s favorite toppings and serve immediately!

Notes

  • Instead of chicken, you could also use steak for this recipe
  • The amount of toppings is totally up to you so choose your favorites
  • These are best served immediately
  • Make sure the chicken is heated all the way through before serving
  • You can use any good melting cheese for these taco fries,  I like to use Mexican blend but you could also use cheddar.
  • Use low-fat cheese to reduce calories
  • Calories are counted with chicken and cheese toppings only

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 21gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 234mgPotassium: 636mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 20220IUVitamin C: 3.4mgCalcium: 211mgIron: 1.6mg
Keyword: Healthy Fries, Loaded Fries, Taco Fries
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Author: The Seasoned Mom

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  1. This one was good, but odd. The sweetness of the fries was a little weird with the taco seasoning, salsa, etc. My kids wouldn’t touch the fries with all the “stuff” on them. I’ll do this one again with regular fries, I think.

    1. Hey, Sarah! I love the sweet and savory combo from the sweet potato fries, but the regular fries will work well too if that’s your preference! I often serve meals like this “deconstructed” for the kids, because sometimes they prefer everything separate (like your kids). Just another option! 🙂