Sweet potatoes loaded with flavor! These BBQ Chicken Baked Sweet Potatoes are incredible and easy to whip together.
Looking for more Whole30 recipes? You’ll love these: Weeknight Skillet Chicken, Mushroom Bolognese Sauce, and Roasted Mini Potatoes.
BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato Recipe
Maybe it’s fall and the holidays, but sweet potatoes have been shouting my name and speaking to my dinner soul recently!
This BBQ Chicken Baked Sweet Potato recipe is PACKED with color and flavor.
BONUS: this amazingly delicious sweet potato recipe is Whole30 friendly!
These tender sweet potatoes stuffed with BBQ chicken are hearty, drool-worthy, and the perfect addition to your weekly dinner rotation! They’re meal prep friendly too.
BBQ Chicken Baked Sweet Potato Ingredients
Chicken: I recommend using chicken breast for this recipe. You can also grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and toss it in BBQ sauce in a skillet to heat if you’re short on time.
BBQ sauce: I used a Whole30 compliant BBQ sauce, however, if you are not worried about keeping this recipe Whole30 you can use whatever BBQ sauce you have handy.
Sweet potatoes: I recommend using 2 large sweet potatoes with a round shape.
Butter: I used ghee, an ancient Indian clarified butter. If you’re wondering why ghee is Whole30 compliant, but butter isn’t, it’s because ghee is free of lactose or antigenic proteins.
Spices: You will only need 2 pantry staple spices to make these sweet potatoes: nutmeg and parsley (although fresh parsley is preferred).
The perfect topping: pickled onions! If you haven’t made my pickled onions, you are in for a treat; they are quick and easy to make, and make the perfect topping for these sweet potatoes.
How to Make Baked Sweet Potatoes
1. Cook the Chicken. Place the chicken and the BBQ sauce in a slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours until the meat easily shreds. When ready, shred with two forks or using the paddle attachment in a stand mixer.
2. Bake the Sweet Potatoes. About 1 hour before the chicken is finished, preheat the oven to 425° F. Poke a few holes around a sweet potato and bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes or until you can easily poke them with a fork.
3. Stuff the Sweet Potatoes. When the potatoes are ready, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for 5-10 minutes.
Slice the potatoes in half, lengthwise, spread the ghee over the inside of the potatoes and then sprinkle the nutmeg over top. Stuff with the BBQ chicken and top with pickled onions and fresh parsley.
Pro Tip: I love to make my own Whole30 BBQ Sauce, but there are also some really good store-bought ones if you don’t feel like making your own.
You can also bake sweet potatoes in the air fryer!
How to Eat Baked Sweet Potatoes
Although, I am pretty passionate about my recipe, I will admit, there are other ways to eat and enjoy baked sweet potatoes.
Here are some of my other recommended toppings:
- Corn and Black beans (with cilantro and lime)
- Cheese, sour cream, and green onion
- Banana peppers and red onion
Questions you may have
Do I have to use sweet potatoes?
You can definitely substitute sweet potatoes with regular potatoes, but I really love the way the flavors from the sweet potato mesh with the tangy and smoky flavors from other ingredients.
How long do Stuffed Sweet Potatoes last?
If there are any leftovers, the sweet potatoes will last in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container.
What is Whole30?
The Whole30 Diet is a 30-day diet that emphasizes WHOLE FOODS and the elimination of sugar, dairy, soy, alcohol, legumes, and grains.
Whole30 is very similar to the Paleo Diet, but more restrictive due to the fact that Whole30 does not allow for natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup.
Can you eat potatoes on Whole30?
Yes! Potatoes are allowed on the Whole30 program! While you can still technically eat potato chips and french fries (as long as they are made with compliant ingredients), it’s not recommended and considered SWYPO.
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BBQ Chicken Baked Sweet Potatoes
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 8 ounces Whole30 BBQ sauce
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- fresh chopped parsley, to garnish
- pickled onions, for topping
- Place the chicken and the BBQ sauce in a slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours until the meat falls apart. When ready, shred with two forks.
- About 1 hour before the chicken is finished, preheat the oven to 425° F. Poke a few holes around a sweet potato and bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes or until you can easily poke them with a fork.
- When the potatoes are ready, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for 5-10 minutes. Slice the potatoes in half, lengthwise, spread the ghee over the inside of the potatoes and then sprinkle the nutmeg over top. Stuff with the BBQ chicken and top with pickled onions and fresh parsley.
- Omit the sugar from the pickled onions recipe if doing Whole30!
- If you’re looking for a store-bought Whole30 BBQ sauce, I love this one. I also love the flavor of the golden BBQ sauce with the sweet potatoes.
I’m always looking for new ideas for sweet potatoes. Thanks for the inspiration.
This is a fabulous recipe. I love making baked sweet potatoes. Stuffing them with bbq chicken is a brilliant idea. I love those pickled onions too.
Slow Cookers are for life in my mins and this recipe is perfect!! The ghee and nutmeg were the perfect subtle hints of flavour also. This recipe made me want to dive right in!!
We loved these baked sweet potatoes and the topping on this was delicious.
The pickled onions on top sold me – love their tang with the savory sweet potato and BBQ chicken! What a delicious recipe!
These were so yummy but I wasn’t surprised because everything I make of JZ-EATS is amazing.
omg you are so sweet, thank you!