chicken and spinach stuffed sweet potatoes
inspired from pinterest
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.