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. Ginger and Scotch

    May 9th, 2016 at 2:10 pm

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

  2. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 9th, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I’m sure he will! My husband gave it two thumbs up :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Brittany

    May 9th, 2016 at 3:17 pm

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

  4. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 9th, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Oh it is delicious!! I actually have some chicken in the crockpot right now to have this for dinner tonight. YUM!

  5. Heather Gullett Denniston

    May 9th, 2016 at 11:01 pm

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

  6. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 10th, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Thank you so much! Glad you stopped by, Heather!

  7. Bethany Magnie

    May 10th, 2016 at 8:29 am

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

  8. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 10th, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Thanks Bethany! My husband and I had it last night and it was just as good as the first time. I love the sweet, salty and tangy combo.

  9. Jessica Bradshaw

    May 10th, 2016 at 8:30 am

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

  10. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 10th, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Thanks Jessica! You’re so sweet :)

  11. Rachel Silski

    May 10th, 2016 at 9:59 am

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

  12. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 10th, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Oh you do!! I love sweet potatoes. They are amazing. Thanks for stopping by, Rachel!

  13. Julie

    May 10th, 2016 at 10:05 am

    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.

  14. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 10th, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    That sounds so good, Julie! I’ll have to try out a hash soon. And you should try baking a sweet potato! It reminds me of my mom, because she loves them baked and topped with butter, cinnamon and sugar.

  15. Tawni Sattler

    May 10th, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Yummmmm!! Thank you for sharing this!!

  16. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 10th, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks Tawni!

  17. Susannah

    May 10th, 2016 at 11:43 am

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

  18. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 10th, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks Susannah! I know you’ll love it :)

  19. Cassandra

    May 10th, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    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!

  20. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 10th, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    So am I, Cassandra! What are your favorite sweet potato recipes?

  21. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    May 10th, 2016 at 3:11 pm

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

  22. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 10th, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks Emily! I know you’ll enjoy it as much as we did :)

  23. Leah Hall

    May 10th, 2016 at 5:41 pm

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

  24. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 10th, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Thank you Leah! It was SO good. We had it again last night and it was just as delicious as the first time.

  25. Robyn Hinkle

    May 10th, 2016 at 6:22 pm

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

  26. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 10th, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    I was a little dubious at the beginning too, but the flavor combo really works! You need to try it out :) Thanks for stopping by Robyn!

  27. Ashley

    May 10th, 2016 at 7:51 pm

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

    xo Ashley

  28. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 12th, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Thanks Ashley!! I wasn’t sure about it at first, but I absolutely love it now.

  29. Denay DeGuzman

    May 10th, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    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.

  30. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 12th, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Thank you so much Denay!! You are so sweet :)

  31. Aileen (Aileen Cooks)

    May 10th, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    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.

  32. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 12th, 2016 at 7:34 am

    I agree!! My mom loves adding lots of butter, sugar and cinnamon on her sweet potatoes, but I’ve been on a huge savory sweet potato kick lately! What is your favorite way to eat sweet potato?

  33. Jenn Slavich

    May 11th, 2016 at 9:27 am

    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.

  34. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 12th, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Awesome!! I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by Jenn!

  35. Miss Angie

    May 11th, 2016 at 10:20 am

    YUM! This looks really good.

  36. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 12th, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Thanks Angie!

  37. Betsy Glenn

    May 11th, 2016 at 6:25 pm

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

  38. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 12th, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Oooh that sounds like a great idea!! I’ve never tried stuffing chicken before, but now I want to try it. Thanks for the idea Betsy!

  39. Go Live Explore

    May 23rd, 2016 at 1:44 am

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

  40. Rebecca | Happily the Hicks

    May 24th, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Thank you Alicia! The feta cheese really completed the whole dish!

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