How to make BBQ Chicken stuffed in a loaded baked Sweet Potato

So it’s that time of the year. TX/OU weekend.

It’s when the crazy Oklahomans come down to Dallas for the Red River Shootout (a.k.a. when University of Texas plays Oklahoma University.) Close to 100,000 people attend the game at the ‘Cotton Bowl’ (which is located in Fair Park, remember when I went there recently for the State Fair?) which is just a few miles away from me. So I have had to deal with all the traffic. And let me tell you something, the people that come down from Oklahoma are ROWDY. Also, Texas fans wear burnt orange while the Oklahoma fans have on crimson red, so I knew whatever I posted today had to be orange in color. ..In honor of Texas’ victory!
(not that I really care about college football!)

I’m not sure about BBQ joints in your state, but here in Texas you can always get a baked and loaded potato where ever you go. It is a loaded baked potato with the normal toppings, expect it is also stuffed with BBQ meat. It’s good, really really good. Very comforting. I decided to do a spin on that except I used a sweet potato for its deep orange color, and I also used BBQ chicken.

Some people really get into college football….

Really, really into college football!!
(Boomer Sooner is Oklahoma’s fight song)

Is that Oklahoman sad due to the 16-13 Texas victory?

BBQ Chicken stuffed in a loaded Baked Sweet Potato

This recipe has everything you need to make this barbecue chicken dish a winner. Not only does it taste fantastic, but it's also packed with nutrients that promote the health of the gut, bones, eyes, and skin. While sweet potatoes are delicious on their own, they taste even better when paired with other flavors. In this dish, the sweet potatoes are topped with tender shredded chicken breasts tossed in a smoky barbeque sauce. The sweet potatoes are then filled with shredded chicken and scallions and topped with a barbecue sauce. The result is a filling and delicious meal that's sure to please any palate.
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 serves
Calories 214 kcal


  • Bake (45 minutes) or microwave (5 minutes) a sweet potato until tender. Let cool before cutting. Lay the potato down longways and cut the top piece of skin off and start to mash the potato with a fork. Add butter, salt, pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg and mash until the potato is creamy. Try not to break apart the skin.
  • Shred a cooked chicken breast with a fork and add to a hot saute pan. When hot add BBQ sauce. I added about 2 TBS of sauce for one shredded chicken breast.
  • Mash down the potato to make room for this chicken, and load the bad boy up!! Add cheese on top and either bake for 10 minutes, or broil for 5 minutes.
  • Top with sour cream, green onions/chives, and some more shredded cheddar. Enjoy!



This was so delicious, and a great way to get my BBQ fix without eating too unhealthy. The BBQ sauce I used was kind of sweet, which went great with the nutmeg in the sweet potato. And I don't need to explain how delicious sour cream, cheese and green onions are with a loaded baked potato either!
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BBQ Chicken Stuffed in a Loaded Baked Sweet Potato recipe

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For a fast and delicious dinner, try this recipe for BBQ Chicken stuffed in a loaded sweet potato. Clean and scrub your sweet potatoes. Bake for about an hour. Meanwhile, saute the chicken breasts in a little BBQ sauce. Once the potatoes are baked, mix in the chicken and mix in the cheese. Finally, top with the remaining cheese. And voilà! Delicious, quick, and healthy dinner.

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This dish is Paleo and Whole30-compatible, and the BBQ sauce you use will be a huge factor in its taste and flavor. I suggest choosing a sauce that is free of refined sugar and soy, so that it will not conflict with your nutritional needs. Sweet potatoes are already dairy and gluten-free, so it will be easy to convert this recipe into a Whole30 or Paleo dish.


Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (Whole30 Paleo) • Tastythin

If you’re looking for an easy weeknight dinner idea, BBQ chicken stuffed sweet potatoes are just what you need. These hearty and delicious treats are stuffed with barbecue sauce, guacamole, red onions, and pico de gallo. What’s more, they’re Whole30 and paleo friendly! Here are some tips to make this dish the best it can be.

First, cut a lengthwise slit in the sweet potatoes. Use a sharp knife to carefully scrape out some flesh. Reserve some of it for topping. Next, stuff the sweet potato with the BBQ chicken mixture. Bake for about an hour, until the filling is done. Let cool, then serve! To serve, garnish with more shredded cheddar cheese, diced onion, and banana peppers.

To prepare this dish, begin by peeling and slicing the sweet potatoes. Once they’ve been cut open, use a paring knife to scoop out the chicken. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the stuffing and serve immediately! If you have leftovers, keep them in an airtight container. You can serve this dish at your next barbecue. You’ll thank yourself for the delicious meal!

Nutritional value

This BBQ Chicken stuffed in a loaded baked sweet potato is a delicious, nutritious meal. To make it, wash and peel a sweet potato. Mix in some spices and maple syrup. Shred the chicken breast, and mix with the remaining sauce. Sprinkle with more cheese, and broil until cheese is melted. Serve with roasted vegetables. The BBQ Chicken stuffed in a loaded baked sweet potato makes a delicious meal for the family.

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Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil. Prick the sweet potatoes several times with a fork, then bake for 45-60 minutes. Meanwhile, shred the chicken and mix with BBQ sauce. You can use a rotisserie chicken for this recipe, or cook chicken breasts on the stovetop. Once cooked, shred the chicken and mix it with more BBQ sauce.

Serving size

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To prepare BBQ Chicken stuffed in a loaded baked sweet potato, begin by cutting the sweet potatoes length ways. Cut as deep as the bottom flesh but do not remove the bottom skin. The potatoes should open like a book, but still remain bound together in the middle. Use a fork to fluff the interior while keeping the potato in the skin. Next, add generous amounts of BBQ Chicken, followed by Mozzarella cheese.

If you’re a fan of barbecue, you’ll love this recipe! It’s gluten-free, Whole30-compatible, and paleo-friendly. It’s easy to make, and you’ll want to have leftovers for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Just make sure to use Whole30-compatible barbecue sauce. A side of broccoli slaw makes it the ultimate game-day meal.