Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato

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Today I want to share one of my new favorite recipes! Isaac and I absolutely loved this when we made it the other day, and it was so easy to pull together. I was a little nervous at first about using a sweet potato, but one of my friends had shared a picture on Instagram of a similar meal, and I decided I needed to try it out… And I’m SO glad I did! The meal was sweet and salty, and the feta cheese on top added a delicious tanginess that pulled it all together.

Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato | read more at happilythehicks.com

Before we get to the recipe, I wanted to talk a little about nutrition. I am all about sweet potatoes, but what’s so special about them? After a little research this is what I found.
Sweet potatoes are chock full of vitamins (like Vitamin B6, C, D and A). They contain iron, magnesium (which helps regulate your stress) and potassium. They help support your immune system and blood sugar levels, and best of all… they are delicious and versatile! I love slicing and roasting them in the oven, making homemade sweet potato chips and fries, eating sweet potato casserole during the holidays and baking them like I did in this recipe. Now that it’s closer to summer time (and I will want to grill out all the time), I want to try grilled sweet potato, because what doesn’t sound amazing about that?

If you can’t tell, I love sweet potatoes. And if you have never tried them before, now is your time to do so! They are full of health benefits and I like that they can be used in both sweet and savory meals.
What is your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes?

Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato | read more at happilythehicks.com

Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato

Ingredients:
2 medium sized sweet potatoes
8 oz chicken breast (mine still had bone and skin on)
1 cup spinach, chopped
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup fat-free feta cheese
2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp thyme

Preheat oven to 350F. Wash the sweet potatoes and remove any blemishes or dark spots. Wrap them in foil and bake for 1-1 1/2 hours or until they are soft to the touch (I like to squeeze them with an oven mitt on).
While the sweet potatoes are baking, cook your chicken. I actually put mine in a Crock Pot about 2 1/2 hours before we needed it for dinner and followed this recipe, but you can also bake, grill or pan fry your chicken! When it was finished cooking, I just shredded the chicken, because it was literally falling off the bone.
Mix the spices in a small bowl and set aside.
Once the potatoes and chicken are done, unwrap the potatoes, slice them down the middle and press both ends to open. Divide the butter between the two potatoes, and evenly sprinkle the seasonings inside.
Top with the spinach, chicken and feta, and voila! Dinner is served.

Servings: 2

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  1. My husband is on a health kick – this looks like a great recipe that he would like.

  2. Brittany says:

    Yum! This sounds like a great weeknight, healthy dinner! You can’t go wrong with sweet potato!

  3. Heather Gullett Denniston says:

    Oh my goodness. This is gorgeous and lovely. Cannot wait to try it!

  4. Bethany Magnie says:

    So yummy! Sweet potatoes are a favorite at our house, this is a great dinner recipe!

  5. Jessica Bradshaw says:

    I can’t wait to try this, Rebecca!! This looks fantastic. :) Love the photos too.

  6. Rachel Silski says:

    This sound delicious! I need to try it! I really need to give sweet potatoes another shot1

  7. Julie says:

    Thanks for this recipe. I’ve never made a baked sweet potato. And all these toppings sound so yummy. I usually make Adobo smashed sweet potatoes. And this weekend I made sweet potato hash for the first time. I’m looking forward to trying this out.

  8. Yummmmm!! Thank you for sharing this!!

  9. Susannah says:

    Oh my goodness, this sounds SO GOOD! I’m going to have to make it sometime soon!!!

  10. Cassandra says:

    I’m always looking for excuses to eat sweet potatoes and this looks so good! Can’t wait to try this for dinner sometime soon!

  11. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish says:

    Such a lovely meal! Love this! I’m going to have to make this soon.

  12. Leah Hall says:

    What a great idea! This sounds like a wonderful meal!

  13. Robyn Hinkle says:

    I would never think to do this! It looks really tasty :)

  14. Ashley says:

    Yum! I would never think of putting this together! It sounds like a delicious dinner idea!

    xo Ashley

  15. Denay DeGuzman says:

    Your recipe looks so flavorful and enticing! I enjoy learning new recipes and this one’s fantastic. I also love your beautiful photos of the Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato.

  16. Aileen (Aileen Cooks) says:

    I love this savory take on the sweet potato. I feel like all of the recipes I see are sweet potatoes stuffed with marshmallows and maple syrup.

  17. Jenn Slavich says:

    This is so perfect! I’m on a new “diet” right now and this is an approved recipe!! I’m going to try this out for lunch today!! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Miss Angie says:

    YUM! This looks really good.

  19. Betsy Glenn says:

    It’s almost sort of reverse, I would have thought to stuff the chicken with all the ingredients but not the potato. Looks great!

  20. How have I never thought to make this?! It looks so good, especially with the feta cheese on top! Thanks for the idea girl!

I'm becca, and I'm so glad you're here.

I'm a sinner saved by grace who loves staying active and eating healthy. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Isaac, and I'm mama to James and an adorable puppy named Lillie.

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