Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are so creamy, flavorful and delicious and make a great lunch or dinner! They also could be perfect as a make-ahead meal option. This buffalo chicken sweet potato recipe is nutritious and filling, gluten-free and optionally made Paleo and Whole30 by omitting the cheese.

Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato on a sheet tray

Buffalo Chicken Baked Sweet Potato

Who doesn’t love potato skins? Nobody! Who doesn’t love potatoes skins that are made healthier but still with all the flavor? Can’t think of anyone! These healthier baked sweet potato skins are stuffed with a creamy buffalo chicken dip packed with extra veggies and nutrients. These are the perfect appetizer for a game day party, or a super delicious lunch or dinner. We love the portability of these and think they’d be a great make-ahead meal as well.

Close up of sweet potato buffalo chicken

What type of sweet potatoes are best for this recipe?

We choose small to medium sweet potatoes to minimize the time roasting in the oven. You can choose larger ones, but they will take longer to roast. Just make sure they are all about the same size, and as round as you can get to fit in more of the buffalo chicken stuffing.

Can you cook the sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot instead?

You could, but it will likely take you the same amount of time to roast in the oven between the time it takes to come up to pressure and the time it takes to naturally release. Put the sweet potatoes on a basket and add 1 cup of water. You can use the steam function for 10 minutes, with a natural release.

Skinny buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes on a plate

How can you store these Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for meal prep?

If you wanted to make these for a few days of lunches, complete the recipe as directed and then cool the broiled sweet potatoes completely before placing in a container in the fridge. We like using glass containers because they can double as a storage container and can be heated up in either a microwave or a toaster oven. These would taste better if heated up in a toaster oven, but if the only option when you are at work is a microwave that will work as well!

If you like this recipe with buffalo sauce, check out these others:

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Skins

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 35 minutes Total Time 0:40 Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Frank’s hot sauce
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees °F.
  2. Pierce sweet potato with a fork, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes, or until soft.
  3. While the sweet potato is baking, saute onions, carrots, garlic, and scallions for 2-3 minutes, or until the onions turn translucent. Add in spinach and cook just until the spinach starts to wilt. Remove from heat, let cool, and place in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Add shredded chicken, mayonnaise, hot sauce, and pepper to the sauted vegetables and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  5. Once sweet potatoes are soft, carefully cut sweet potatoes in half and scoop out insides to make “boats.” Leave about 1/4 – 1/2 inch of flesh so they don’t become too fragile and difficult to handle.
    Set oven to a high broil.
  6. Fill the sweet potatoes with a heaping spoonful of shredded buffalo chicken. Top with cheddar cheese and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is fully melted. Serve hot!

Recipe Notes

Recipe updated March 2017

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Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken and Veggies

This Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken and Veggies dinner is a quick, no-fuss weekday dinner for all of you buffalo fans out there!

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken and Veggies

I am so excited to be back today partnering with Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer, to bring you this hearty meal!

As I mentioned last week, although I’ve never personally been a smoker, members of my family still smoke, and I feel truly passionate about helping each and every one of you on whatever journey you may be on! Whether it’s trying to eat healthier, changing your diet for health reasons, quitting smoking cigarettes, or knowing somebody you’d like to help, I am here to help you on your journey and hopefully make your life easier!

Quitter’s Circle is a fabulous resource that provides motivational tips and a variety of information ranging from how much money you can save from quitting smoking, to articles on why you need a quit smoking support squad, and I am so excited to bring you even more ways to be confident, feel great and glow from within! And that’s just what this meal can do!

If you love all things buffalo like I do, you will absolutely fall in love with this meal! Tender chicken drumsticks paired with roasted buffalo cauliflower, roasted carrots, and green peppers all made in one sheet pan!

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken and Veggies

Who needs a crazy dinner prep and then the clean up after a workday? Not us! Minimal clean up is just the best, and that’s just one of the reasons you’ll love this meal. Plus, it makes for great leftovers!

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken and Veggies

 

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken and Veggies

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken and Veggies

Prep Time 8 minutes Cook Time 60 minutes Total Time 1:08 Serves 4

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl toss peppers and carrots with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
  3. Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper.
  4. In a large bowl add cauliflower and chicken. Add remaining olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic granules. Toss with hot sauce, sriracha, and butter mixture until well combined.
  5. Place carrots, peppers, cauliflower and chicken in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken if the veggies aren’t fully tender, and let veggies cook for an additional 20 minutes.
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This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer. All thoughts and opinions presented in this post are purely my own.

Buffalo Chicken Dip [VIDEO]

This lightened up Buffalo Chicken Dip is packed with veggies and loaded with flavor. It is the perfect cleaned up version of your favorite hearty appetizer, that can also be devoured as a main dish, too!

Light Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This month my blogger girlies and I have teamed up to bring you recipes to use SHREDDED CHICKEN. Whether you are buying a rotisserie chicken to use, or making your own slow cooker chicken, these recipes will be a hit!

Healthy Shredded Chicken Recipes

How amazing do all of these look?


Hawaiian Chicken Noodle Bowls from Fit Foodie Finds

Get your meal prep on with these delicious Hawaiian Chicken Noodles Bowls made with shredded chicken, tons of veggies, and rice noodles!

Baby Kale Chicken Cherry Salad from Running to the Kitchen

This baby kale chicken cherry salad highlights the best of summer fruit with easy shredded leftover chicken for a light and healthy meal.

Cajun Cauliflower Casserole from Food Faith Fitness

This Cajun cauliflower casserole tastes like a bowl of Jambalaya but is secretly loaded with hidden veggies and protein! It’s a gluten free, paleo-friendly meal that the whole family will love!

Almond Butter Chicken Salad from Eating Bird Food

This almond butter chicken salad skips the mayo and instead uses an almond butter and apple cider vinegar dressing! Studded with raisins, fresh grapes and chopped almonds, this chicken salad is perfect for serving in lettuce wraps or on your favorite sandwich bread.

Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls from The Healthy Maven

No need for takeout with this Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl! Made just like your favorite restaurant’s burrito bowl, this recipe is filling, healthy and the perfect way to use your leftover shredded chicken!


You guys… this Buffalo Chicken Dip is my new obsession. It’s lighter and cleaner than your typical buff chicken dip but is SO hearty and delicious. We devoured it in 2 hours flat, maybe less.

 

Light Buffalo Chicken Dip


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Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bites

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bites are your new favorite appetizer, snack, or chicken dinner that nobody will guess is completely allergy-free! Guilt-free fried chicken bites for the win!

Crispy Buffalo Chicken BitesCrispy Buffalo Chicken Bites

I’ve been kind of on a fry-all-the-things kick lately (healthfully, of course). Not really awesome for my Jamaica beach body I’m working towards but I mean, healthy fried chicken bites that aren’t dry and that are crispy, flavorful, and gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free? I. Just. Can’t. Stop.Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bites

You can really coat this chicken in any sauce you’d like, but I always am a buffalo fan! My next move… chop the chicken bites up and turn them into a buffalo chicken pizza. Clearly the perfect use of this chicken!

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bites

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bites

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 0:25

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. organic chicken
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil, or oil of choice

Batter

Sauce

Directions

  • In a skillet heat oil until hot*
  • Cut chicken into bite size pieces
  • In a bowl, combine batter ingredients
  • Place chicken into batter and toss until coated
  • Carefully place chicken into hot skillet
  • Let cook for 4-5 minutes on each side
  • Remove from skillet and place on plate lined with paper towels
  • In a skillet, heat hot sauce and butter over low heat until combined
  • Add in chicken and toss until coated
  • If you want your chicken extra crispy, after this step transfer chicken to a lined baking sheet and broil for 2-3 minutes on each side, watching carefully
  • Recipe Notes

  • *Splash a drop of water in the skillet, if it sizzles, it's hot and ready to go!
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