BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

A healthy, simple, gluten-free weeknight meal that makes you feels elegant, but easily comes together with practically no working time!

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: An easy, hands-off and healthy weeknight dinner that makes you feel like you're at a fancy restaurant

You.Guys. I have fallen in deep, deep love. Like, I just made this a couple of weeks ago, but every time I look at these photos, I just want to eat it all over again. For breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert…whatever. I don’t care. I want it all the time. 24/7.

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: An easy, hands-off and healthy weeknight dinner that makes you feel like you're at a fancy restaurant

I don’t like to brag, but I do have to say, I roast a mean sweet potato. It seems easy enough, right? Just toss it in the oven for an hour? Well yes…and sweet potatoes are so delicious all on their own that they will still taste amazing, but if you want the most delicious sweet potatoes you will ever taste, then I’ll let ya in on my little secret. ;)

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: An easy, hands-off and healthy weeknight dinner that makes you feel like you're at a fancy restaurant

Have you ever had a baked potato at Outback? They skin is coated with big flakes of sea salt. I’m pretty sure they also coat it with butter before they bake it, but whatev… That little touch takes it to the next level, so every time I roast sweet potatoes, I brush them with a little olive oil and sprinkle them with coarse sea salt.. You will be amazed how much that little step amplifies these bad boys!

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: An easy, hands-off and healthy weeknight dinner that makes you feel like you're at a fancy restaurant

The only way to make a perfectly roasted sweet potato even better? Stuff it with some delicious bbq chicken, then top it with some freshly crumbled goat cheese and green onion, and you have a dinner that will leave you dreaming about it for weeks afterwards!

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Serving Size: 1 stuffed sweet potato

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

A healthy, simple, gluten-free weeknight meal that makes you feels elegant, but easily comes together with practically no working time!

Ingredients

  • 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • coarse sea salt
  • 6 oz chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 3-4 tbsp bbq sauce (preferably all natural & low sugar)
  • 1 oz freshly crumbled goat cheese
  • thinly sliced green onion for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400. Use a fork to poke several holes into sweet potatoes. Brush each sweet potato with approx 1/2 tbsp of olive oil and sprinkle to coat lightly with sea salt. Roast until fork tender (meaning a fork easily slides right into the sweet potato), about 45-60 minutes depending on size of your potatoes.
  2. Heat chicken and bbq sauce in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat until warm, about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Slice cooked sweet potatoes down the middle leaving about an inch uncut. Stuff each potato with half the bbq chicken, then top with goat cheese and onion. Serve immediately.

Notes

To reduce cooking time, heat sweet potatoes in the microwave for 2-3 minutes before cooking. This usually reduces my cooking time to about 40 minutes.

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Comments

    • Ari says

      Oh girl, me too! Especially sweet potatoes. Now my mind is on overdrive, and I can’t stop thinking about all of the amazing stuffed sweet potatoes recipes I could make!

    • Ari says

      Hahaha I love that you know my love for goat cheese. It’s true. It’s one of my very favorite foods, and definitely my favorite cheese (although fontina and extra sharp cheddar give it a good run for its money). ;)

  1. says

    This sounds AH-mazing! I had something really similar last night–roast sweet potatoes with turkey chili on top. I think I like the idea of bbq chicken even better, though! I’m going through a huge sweet potato kick and this is definitely making it onto the menu next week!
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  2. says

    I love sweet potatoes! They are perfect just the way they are, but I usually bake them and top with black beans, salsa, cheese and sour cream. I will have to try this recipe to shake up my sweet potato routine!
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