chicken and spinach stuffed sweet potatoes

chicken and spinach stuffed sweet potatoes

inspired from pinterest

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3 medium size sweet potatoes

3/4 pound (4 strips) boneless, skinless chicken

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp minced garlic

3 chipotle peppers (they didn’t have any at the store yesterday so i just bought chipotle enchilada sauce which worked just fine!)

1 tsp dried oregano

2 tsp chili powder

salt and pepper to taste

2 cups frozen spinach

3/4 cup aged white cheddar cheese, grated

preheat oven to 400 degrees.  prepare a baking sheet with foil to place the potatoes on.  rinse off sweet potatoes and prick the sweet potatoes with a fork.  place potatoes on baking sheet and bake for an hour or until tender (may take a little longer depending on the oven).

in a skillet, add half of the olive oil and heat to medium heat.  season chicken tenders with salt, pepper, and 1 tsp chili powder.  cook on skillet for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side under tenders are cooking through.  set chicken aside to cool.

in the same skillet, add spinach and sauté under tender.  take off heat and set aside.

in a bowl, combine the rest of the olive oil, garlic, lime juice, chipotles (or chipotle sauce), oregano, chili powder, salt and pepper.  once sauce is mixed, add shredded chicken and spinach.  add 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese to this mixture.

when the sweet potatoes are done, remove from oven and cut in half.  scoop each half of the sweet potato and add to the chicken and spinach mixture and mix throughly.  leave some sweet potato in the shell so they stay sturdy.

take mixture and scoop back into each sweet potato.  take the rest of the cheese and sprinkle on top.  place sweet potatoes back in oven and bake for about 10 more minutes until cheese is melted.

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27 comments

  1. These look amazing! I eat a sweet potato a day and this will be a great way to incorporate some protein. I may post on my site, but will link back if that’s ok. Keep these great recipes coming.

  2. Create Grace

    This looks great. This would be a good alternative to regular potato skins. yum!

  3. This is definitely my lunch tomorrow. Thanks for sharing :)
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  4. That looks yummy!! Will try it :)

  5. LOVE your sweet potato version of a stuffed potato! I need to try this! :)

  6. Yummy! I love the way you use photography to compliment the recipe :)

  7. Wow what mouth-watering ideas you have on here. I’m particularly fond of spinach myself and am always looking for delicious yet healthful ideas. Check out this blog for a spectacular breakfast idea… http://68anda6pack.com/2013/06/25/the-turbocharged-popeye-breakfast/ … Tasty stuff that I now regularly use for my pre-workout meals. Just thought I’d share. :)

  8. OMG I am drooling, can’t wait to give these a go!!

    Cheers,
    Beingrebeccahaines

  9. This sounds like my kind of dinner. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Made these for dinner tonight, was harder than I expected to get the sweet potato mush out of the shell but they were yummy! Perfect mix of everything

  11. Amanda W.

    My co-worker and I were looking for a recipe to mix things up and boy was this it! It was so easy but DELICIOUS! I never would have thought of this flavor combo but it works!

  12. jenny

    i made this and it was AMAZING

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  14. Teresa

    Make this often!! Love this recipe!

  15. Holy moly! Sounds delish and so simple! This site is lovely.

  16. Laura these look awesome! I avoid dairy so I would skip the cheese but it still sounds like a great combo of flavors. I usually use chipotle powder…think that would work?

  17. Amanda

    How many would you say this serves? Are you using it as a side dish or main dish?

  18. Jenny

    This dish is amazing. I use fresh spinach instead, and I also use chipotle pepper in adobe sauce. I like the smokiness that ties this together. I’ve made this several times now! So good!!

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