Monday, March 9, 2015

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

You can count the number of ingredients in this meal on one hand! These are my favorite type of meals - delicious, healthy, AND so easy (and inexpensive) to prepare! With ingredients you probably already have on hand, you can make this scrumptious meal that is a new twist on a traditional sweet potato. The flavors may seem strange together at first, but once you taste this I guarantee it will be on your weekly dinner rotation!

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


2 medium to large sweet potatos
2 large chicken breasts
1 16-18 oz bottle of BBQ sauce* - I always use Stubbs
(make sure to read the label! Watch out for high fructose corn syrup and other hidden ingredients that don't belong in your BBQ sauce).
Your favorite salsa for topping

* This recipe is made to be easy so that is why I used a bottled BBQ sauce, but if you have the time to make your own sauce that is even better! 

Place the chicken breast in your crock pot on high and cover with the bottle of BBQ sauce. (I used about 3/4 of an 18 oz bottle). Cook your chicken for approximately 4 hours (time varies depending on your slow cooker) or until it is falling apart and tender enough to shred.

(Another way to save time is to boil your chicken instead, shred it, and mix it with the BBQ sauce).

While your chicken is cooking, bake your sweet potato in the oven @ 350 degrees for approximately an hour depending on the size of the potato. (To save time you can make them in the microwave).

When your chicken is tender and falling apart, remove it from the crockpot and shred it.

Return the chicken to the crock pot and mix with the BBQ sauce.

Slice your sweet potato open and mash it a tiny bit to make a nice bed for your shredded chicken.

Top your potato bed with a heaping spoonful of the BBQ chicken.

Then top with your favorite salsa! I used Newmans peach salsa this time.

The flavors of the BBQ sauce and the sweet potato are delicious and the salsa just gives it the added boost of flavor that your taste buds will be looking for! Try it - you won't be disappointed!

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