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BBQ Chicken Sweet Potatoes

stuffed sweet potatoes

Easy dinner idea! BBQ chicken Stuffed sweet potatoes & a homemade slaw makes for a perfect dinner with minimal effort and thought! Sweet potatoes are highly nutritious and loaded with fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals, and promote overall gut health. They are a superfood that keeps us full and satisfied for longer. If you aren’t a huge fan of the sweetness of them, the BBQ chicken stuffing helps balance that right out. Top it with some red onion and cilantro and you wouldn’t even know how simple this meal is to put together based on the amazing flavors! Pair it with my homemade slaw and you got yourself a well-balanced paleo, Whole30-approved dish!

stuffed sweet potatoes, BBQ Chicken Sweet Potatoes
BBQ Chicken Sweet Potatoes - homemade slaw

Equipment needed for BBQ stuffed sweet potatoes

  • Frying pan
  • Baking pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Electric mixer (optional but handy)

Tips & Modifications

  • I recommend using an unsweetened BBQ sauce as the added sugar is not good for us. The sweet potatoes provide all the sweetness we need in this dish. I use primal kitchen’s classic BBQ sauce, you can find it in most local grocery stores!
BBQ Chicken Sweet Potatoes - bbq sauce
BBQ Chicken Sweet Potatoes
stuffed sweet potatoes
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BBQ Chicken Sweet Potatoes

These sweet potatoes are stuffed with savory BBQ chicken with a creamy slaw on the side.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Calories: 327kcal


  • Frying pan
  • Baking pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Electric mixer optional but handy!


For the sweet potatoes

  • 1-2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast (preferably organic/pasture-raised)
  • 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 1 small red onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce preferably sugar free

For the slaw

  • 1 16 oz bag of slaw
  • 3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise heaping tablespoons
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 grinds of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Tip: No mayo? No problem! Use olive oil instead


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and line your baking pan with parchment paper. Align your 4 sweet potatoes on the pan and pierce some holes in each potato using a fork. Place them in the oven for 1 hour.
  • While the potatoes are baking, heat a frying pan with your avocado or olive oil.
  • Season your defrosted chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Fry the breast on each side (covered) for about 5 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool and make your slaw.
  • In a medium-sized bowl mix your mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar. Allow the mixture to marinate for 20 minutes, it will taste better this way!
  • To shred your chicken breast, you can use two forks or an electric mixture (which works wonders).
  • In a bowl add your shredded chicken, bbq sauce, and red onion. Mix well.
  • When the sweet potatoes are done, cut them down the middle and add your stuffing. Place them back in the oven for 5 minutes to warm everything together.
  • Once they are done, top them with more bbq sauce, red onion, and cilantro, and enjoy!
  • Storage: these can be stored in an airtight container for 4 days in your refrigerator.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 422mg

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BBQ Chicken Sweet Potatoes - stuffed sweet potatoes

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