Today I’m sharing one of our weeknight go-to recipes for dinner. It’s a quick and healthy recipe, the kind we all need more of!
When I say quick, I mean this is a record time dinner. I use leftover cooked chicken again in this one, so the longest part of your cooking will be however long it takes to make a baked potato in your microwave! No joke!
First, scrub your sweet potatoes and poke them with a fork. You’ll want one small sweet potato per person. I made a little extra for Hunter’s dinner and for lunch the following day!
Get the sweet potatoes into the microwave on a plate covered with a paper towel. I use the microwave preset for baked potatoes, and mine always come out perfect!
While your sweet potatoes are cooking, shred your cooked chicken. You’ll want about 3/4 cup chicken per person. Mix with 1-2 tablespoons per serving of your favorite BBQ sauce.
Once your sweet potatoes are fork tender, it’s time for assembly. Halve the sweet potato, and make a few additional cuts per half to allow the topping to mix in better. Then, melt 1/2 tablespoon or butter or margarine on each sweet potato. This is optional, and if you’re on a stricter diet you can simply omit this part. You still get a ton of flavor from the chicken topping, I promise!
Finally, pile on the BBQ chicken and garnish with a little chopped green onion. I serve this with a side salad and dinner is on the table in about 10 minutes… you really can’t beat that!
Side note: If you have a little one at home, some chopped baked sweet potato and bits of shredded chicken make a great baby dinner!
BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
(Per one serving)
1 Small-Medium Sweet Potato
3/4 Cup Cooked Shredded Chicken
1-2 Tablespoons BBQ Sauce
1/2 Tablespoon Butter or Margarine (optional)
Scrub sweet potato and poke with a fork before cooking in the microwave. Use the baked potato preset on your microwave for best results.
Shred chicken and combine with 1-2 Tablespoons of BBQ Sauce.
Cut open sweet potato once it is fork tender and top with butter or margarine if desired. Top with BBQ chicken and garnish with green onion.
Serve with a side salad or steamed veggies for a quick and healthy meal!
Hope you enjoy!
Hunter and Mama