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BBQ chicken stuffed sweet potatoes feature saucy barbecue pulled chicken stuffed into fluffy baked sweet potatoes and piled with all your favorite toppings!
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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!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 535kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

Nutrition

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