BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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The mouthwatering combination of savory bites of smoky barbecue chicken and a fluffy sweet potato make Baked BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes a delicious yet simple weeknight meal.

Hey there Kenarry Readers! Trish here with a scrumptious recipe that my family absolutely loves. Imagine a baked sweet potato that is slightly crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Then imagine stuffing that perfectly baked sweet potato with bite size pieces of barbecue sauce covered chicken and topping it with melted cheese. Is your mouth watering yet?  (Because mine is!)

Baked sweet potato stuffed with chicken topped with cheese & green onions on a cutting board.

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Before you jump to the end of this post to print out this savory recipe for BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes check out the tips below!

Preparation and Substitution Tips

Cut down the prep Time

To speed up the preparation time use a store-bought rotisserie chicken or cook chicken breasts ahead of time.

Make Your Own BBQ Sauce

If you do not have a favorite store brand barbecue sauce, try making your own. Annie shared a sweet and smoky homemade recipe in her post titled 13 Savory Cookout Recipe Ideas for Your Next Party that sounds delicious.

Meal Plan For Lunch

Make extra Baked BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes to enjoy later. According to my husband, this tasty favorite requires just 3 1/2 minutes in the office microwave to enjoy a steamy delicious meal on day two.

How to Make it Vegetarian

Make this savory meal vegetarian by replacing the chicken with chili beans but do not skip the barbecue sauce. These stuffed sweet potatoes taste just as great with chili beans as it does chicken.

Use White potato instead

If sweet potatoes aren’t quite your flavor try this recipe with simple white baking potatoes. But be sure to prepare the potatoes the same way by using olive oil and salt on the outside to create the same crispy skin.

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Kitchen Supplies Needed: 

Ingredients needed:

These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

  • Baking size Sweet Potatoes
  • Chicken Breasts (or a ready to eat rotisserie chicken)
  • Barbecue Sauce, divided
  • Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Coarse Salt
  • Green Onions or Red Onions, optional
Baked sweet potato stuffed with chicken topped with cheese & green onions on a white plate.
Baked sweet potato stuffed with chicken topped with cheese & green onions on a white plate.
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BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

The mouthwatering combination of savory bites of smoky barbecue chicken and a fluffy sweet potato make Baked BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes a delicious yet simple weeknight meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked sweet potatoes, stuffed sweet potatoes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 554kcal
Author: Trish Sutton

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 large baking size Sweet Potatoes
  • 3-4 cooked Chicken Breasts, cubed
  • 2 cups Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded & divided
  • 3 tbs Olive Oil
  • Coarse Salt
  • Green (or Red) Onions optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400* degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with a lining of aluminum foil then spray it lightly with cooking spray and set the pan aside.
  • Clean the outside of the sweet potatoes then prick them a few times with a fork and rub each potato with olive oil before placing them on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle coarse salt over the potatoes then place the pan in the oven for 35-40 minutes. When the potatoes pass the fork (or knife) test remove the pan from the oven.
  • While the potatoes are baking prepare the chicken by cutting it in to cubes. Add the cubed cooked chicken, 3/4 cup of the cheese and 1 1/2 cups of BBQ sauce to a mixing bowl then use a spoon to lightly toss the chicken until it is covered in sauce.
  • When the potatoes are done slice them lengthwise and drizzle a little BBQ sauce over the potatoes. Next, stuff each potato with the prepared chicken then sprinkle about 1/4 cup of shredded cheese over each potato before returning the pan to the oven to bake for an additional 4-5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • After the sweet potatoes have been baked, stuffed and the cheese has melted drizzle an additional teaspoon of BBQ sauce over the melted cheese and sprinkle diced green onions or red onions onto each potato (if desired).
  • Serve Warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1294mg | Potassium: 1162mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 21767IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 2mg
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