Savory Sundays: Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

I am not eating many grains so I am limiting my consumption of breads, pastas, and rices, as well as staying away from white potatoes. That means I am attempting to be as crafty as possible when it comes to carb-infused and starchy foods. Cue the riced cauliflower, zucchini noodles, and sweet potatoes!

This particular recipe caused some hesitation with me. I love buffalo chicken and I love sweet potatoes, but I am not a fan of mixed foods. (I’m that person who cannot have her food touch. I even have a special separating tray at my aunt’s house to use at holiday gatherings. Ha!) So contemplating eating this slow cooker buffalo chicken inside a sweet potato had me debating my life choices.

Then I tried a bite and my world changed.

This recipe is unbelievably tasty. The spiciness from the hot sauce and the sweetness of the potato make for a dynamite flavor! G and I already looking forward to the next time this little dish is made for dinner.

The original recipe can be found on Well Plated’s blog. Using the concept of the meal, I modified a few steps and changed/added/subtracted some ingredients to create my own version though. I found mine to be easier and less time-consuming than the original as well.

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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A great dish to double for a larger group, or keep it all to yourself.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
  • 1 cup hot sauce (I prefer Frank’s)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • chopped green onions for garnish

Directions

  1. Place chicken breasts in bottom of crock pot
  2. Pour hot sauce, honey, and olive oil over the chicken, and season with spices to liking
  3. Cook chicken covered on low for 6-8 hours, or until chicken is cooked thoroughly
  4. When chicken is complete, bake your sweet potatoes (I’m all about that potato button on the microwave…)
  5. Shred the chicken using two forks while potatoes bake
  6. Split open sweet potatoes and fluff the insides with a fork
  7. “Stuff” the potatoes by spooning shredded chicken on top
  8. Garnish with green onions
  9. Serve immediately with ranch or blue cheese


Well Plated has a fantastic blue cheese yogurt topping that goes along with their recipe which I highly recommend.

Enjoy, friends!

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4 thoughts on “Savory Sundays: Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  1. Umm YUM! I have some sweet potatoes at home now and think I’ll have to try this tonight! Might just have to suffer with heartburn for a day or two afterwards. xD

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