I have been excited to share this recipe for a while because it is just THAT good.
Hear me out on this.
Last week I was really feeling some barbecue but didn’t want to use a store-bought, sugar-laden sauce. The problem is that most barbecue sauces get that sweet sticky flavor from added brown sugar that caramelizes while the sauce cooks.
To remedy this, I created my own barbecue sauce and it worked perfectly. I highly recommend you this sauce recipe to keep your stuffed sweet potatoes on the healthy side, but if you have a barbecue sauce you’re absolutely in love with, go for it!
I paired my tangy and slightly sweet (using only natural ingredients) sauce with juicy pulled chicken and steamy baked sweet potatoes. Saucy, sloppy bites full of protein and fiber with added vitamins from the ever-fabulous sweet potato, and not a chemical, additive, or speck of added sugar in sight. These stuffed sweet potatoes are HEAVEN.
Did I mention they are paleo, gluten free, and Whole30 compliant?
Do yourself a favor and start preheating your oven. You’re going to love how filling and “naughty” this dinner feels.
Barbecue Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
What You’ll Need:
- 2 chicken breast
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 cup homemade BBQ sauce
- 1/2 tsp chipotle paste (optional)
- 1 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar (optional)
- 1/2 onion sliced
For the Baked Sweet Potatoes-
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
- Pierce your potatoes several times with a fork
- Place them inside the oven on a wire rack. Be sure you have a drip tray lined with foil placed below to catch drippings.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes, squeezing lightly with an oven mitt at about 40 minutes. They will be soft and give slightly when squeezed.
For the Barbecue Pulled Chicken-
- In a large pot pour in your water and your chicken breast. Cover in homemade bbq sauce and sliced onion.
- Cover and let simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
- Shred chicken with a fork inside your pot.
- Add chipotle paste and balsamic to the mix if you’d like and give it a good stir. I did this to really give my BBQ pulled chicken an extra punch before serving.
- Cut open your potatoes and fill with Bbq Pulled Chicken and top with extra bbq sauce.
And there you have it! This meal will hit the right spot on all your cravings but will fill your body with nutrients it needs and can actually use! My fiance said afterwards that this barbecue pulled chicken would also be great as a Sloppy Jo or in a panini and knowing this filling wouldn’t be tricked out with sugar and chemicals, I agree with him!
I served mine alongside some baby marrow (baby zucchini) strips and it was the perfect meal. Try this out and see what you think!
What do you like to stuff your sweet potatoes with?