Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes make for a clean and easy meal that requires very minimal ingredients! This easy recipe can be made in parts ahead of time to minimize prep.
In addition to being completely delicious, this balanced meal is packed with protein and complex carbohydrates – ideal for those who are mindful of their macros.
Cat’s out of the bag, I am obsessed with buffalo chicken. In any form it could possibly come in.
Lucky for us, the shredded buffalo chicken in this recipe is so simple, requiring only a few basic ingredients. It can be done any ol’ night of the week quickly and easily!
If you’re all about buffalo chicken, have a special place in your heart for sweet potatoes, and/or are looking for game day options, this one is a great go-to!
All we do to make these fun stuffed sweet potatoes a reality is bake up some sweet potatoes and chicken. THAT’S IT!
Aside from the fact that this recipe hits all sorts of nutritional needs, is easy to make, AND is delicious, it also only requires a few basic ingredients! BOOM! Wins all around!
Ingredients for Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes:
Chicken: I use boneless skinless chicken breasts for this recipe, which I marinate in Frank’s Buffalo Sauce. If you prefer chicken thighs, go for it! Chicken thighs turn out more tender than chicken breasts!
If you don’t feel like cooking chicken, no sweat! Simply buy a rotisserie chicken from the store, shred it up and put it in a big bowl, and douse it with your buffalo sauce. BOOM! Amazing buffalo chicken in 5 minutes flat.
Sweet Potatoes: The caravan for that buffalo chicken we’ve been talking about.
Buffalo Hot Sauce: What type of sauce do folks use for buffalo chicken? Buffalo sauce! I use Frank’s Red Hot Wings: Buffalo Sauce https://amzn.to/36daMvZ which isn’t extremely spicy. You can also use their hotter version or your brand of choice. You can also make your own Homemade Buffalo Sauce https://therealfoodrds.com/homemade-buffalo-sauce-whole30/!
Feta Cheese: I love the combination of the spicy buffalo chicken with the sweet creamy sweet potatoes and tangy feta cheese on top! You can also use blue cheese for that iconic buffalo experience. If you prefer cheddar cheese, gruyere, or gouda, simply grate it up, toss it on, then put the potatoes in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese!
Green Onion: The finishing touch! Green onion provides amazing flavor that complements everything else in the recipe. Don’t skip it unless you hate onion or are intolerant!
How to Make Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Wash the sweet potatoes well and poke several times with a fork. Wrap in foil, place on a baking sheet and roast until very soft, about 60 to 90 minutes.
25 minutes before the sweet potatoes have finished roasting, transfer the chicken to a casserole dish (including the Frank’s Red Hot sauce).
Bake the chicken for 20 to 25 minutes, or until it is cooked through and reads 165 degrees F when tested with a thermometer.
Transfer the chicken to a cutting board once it’s cool enough to handle and use two forks to shred the meat.
Slice open the sweet potatoes and stuff them with chicken. If desired, drizzle more sauce over the chicken for added buffalo flavor! Sprinkle with feta (or blue) cheese and green onion. Serve and enjoy!
For those of you who love using your Instant Pot, you can also employ your pressure cooker to prepare the meal.
That’s it! A quick, simple, delicious display of buffalo chicken and sweet potatoes giving each other a special hug. I hope you enjoy!
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Serving Size: 1 of 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375Total Fat: 8gCarbohydrates: 36gNet Carbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 41g