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BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
BBQ chicken stuffed sweet potatoes feature saucy barbecue pulled chicken stuffed into fluffy baked sweet potatoes and piled with all your favorite toppings!
Servings 4 servings
- 4 medium sweet potatoes
- 2 medium chicken breasts (about 1/2 lb)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (or more to taste)
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (or regular)
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Diced red onion, minced fresh cilantro, and pickled jalapenos for topping
Preheat oven to 400F. Place sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet and prick several times with a fork. Bake sweet potatoes at 400F 40-45 minutes until tender when pierced with a fork.
While sweet potatoes are baking, prepare the chicken: Pat chicken breasts dry with paper towels and season all over with salt and pepper to taste. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan and sear on both sides until golden-brown.
Reduce heat to medium and pour chicken broth into pan. Cover and let chicken simmer in broth 20 minutes until chicken registers 165F. Remove chicken from pan and place in a large bowl along with 2 tablespoons broth from pan. Use two forks to shred chicken.
Add barbecue sauce, chili powder, and paprika to chicken mixture (add a little more barbecue sauce if you like it saucier!) Keep chicken mixture warm.
Remove sweet potatoes from oven and use a fork and knife to split potato open and fluff up inside. Fill each sweet potato with barbecue chicken and top with cheddar cheese.
Broil sweet potatoes under high heat 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted and browned. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and top with red onion, cilantro, and pickled jalapenos. Serve hot and enjoy!
Serving: 1sweet potato | Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 65.6g | Protein: 27.1g | Fat: 17.9g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1135mg | Potassium: 1590mg | Fiber: 6.9g | Sugar: 17.4g | Calcium: 250mg | Iron: 2mg