BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

With July 4th around the corner, we decided to bring you this super creative and delicious take on baked potatoes. Get ready for a chicken stuffed sweet potato! It tastes as good as it looks, bursting with juicy BBQ flavor. Serve chicken stuffed sweet potatoes with a side of coleslaw and you’ve got yourself a healthier traditional Southern-feeling cookout meal. This meal prep recipe is the perfect easy lunch idea and makes for a satisfying dinner. Save this meal prep recipe for yourself or share it with friends and family — we know they’ll be impressed. 

 

BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Enjoy your favorite barbecue fixings stuffed into a sweet potato in this high-protein, high-fiber recipe. Barbecued pulled chicken cooks in an instant pot for a complete meal in less than an hour!

 

How long will BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes last for?

The entire meal (excluding the coleslaw) will last about 4 days in your refrigerator. Be sure to store the meal in airtight containers like these

Can BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes be frozen?

It certainly can. Chicken stuffed sweet potatoes can be frozen, saved, and enjoyed later. The chicken will hold its flavor for 4 months but is safe to eat beyond that time. Cooked sweet potatoes last for 6 months in the freezer. If you want to make more than 4 servings, cook more chicken and sweet potatoes. We have an easy recipe for Crockpot Sweet Potatoes so you can cook as many sweet potatoes you need. Our Crockpot Sweet Potatoes is another easy lunch idea. 

 

BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Ingredients: 

For BBQ Pulled Chicken Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup gluten-free BBQ sauce
  • 4 medium cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free bbq sauce for serving

 

For Coleslaw

  • 4 cups shredded coleslaw mix
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp cracked black pepper

BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

 

How do you make BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes?

On to the exciting part! Make your coleslaw first and place it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Just stir coleslaw ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. That should take 5 minutes, maybe less. 

You should have cooked sweet potatoes on standby thanks to our Crockpot Sweet Potatoes meal prep recipe. For the chicken, you’ll need your instant pot, chicken breast, and BBQ sauce (we use a Whole30 compliant, gluten-free BBQ sauce). Add chicken and BBQ sauce to the pot, secure the lid, and close the vent valve. Use the “chicken” or “manual” setting and let the chicken cook for 20 minutes. Allow the instant pot to depressurize naturally for 5-10 minutes and open the vent valve after to release extra pressure. Grab a cutting board to use for shredding the chicken. Shred the chicken on the cutting board using two forks. When you’re done shredding, put the chicken back into the pot and add more BBQ sauce. That’s it! We give you permission to try one chicken stuffed sweet potato before you pack the rest away. 

 

 

How to portion BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes?

Place 1 sweet potato in the biggest compartments of your MPOF meal prep containers (you need four). Put your chicken and coleslaw in each of the smaller (1 cup) compartments. Spoon or pour a side of BBQ sauce into a plastic cup and cover with a lid. Place the sauce with the sweet potato. Store and enjoy this prepared easy lunch idea the next day! 

More BBQ Chicken meal prep recipes:

Looking for more BBQ chicken meal prep recipes? We don’t blame you! Try these finger-licking-good BBQ chicken recipes and let us know what you think: 

BBQ chicken with an Asian flare Korean BBQ Chicken Thighs

Traditional (but smoky and delicious) chicken and vegetables Oven Baked BBQ Chicken and Veggies Meal Prep

Slow-cooked BBQ goodness Crockpot BBQ Chicken Meal Prep Recipe

If you really enjoyed chicken stuffed sweet potato, try this chicken and sweet potato recipe BBQ Chicken Meal Prep with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato

Tangy chicken meatballs Molasses Bourbon BBQ Glazed Chicken Meatballs

 

 

Other tips for making BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes:

  • If you don’t have an instant pot to cook the chicken, you can use a sheet pan & oven-baked method, or use a crockpot. We use an instant pot because it reduces the cooking time. 

  • You can use skinless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. 

  • We don’t season the chicken in this recipe, but you can. Be sure to keep the seasoning simple so you don’t take away from the BBQ sauce or have overpowering flavors. 

  • Have fun with whichever BBQ sauce you want. That’s the beauty of this versatile dish! 

  • If you don’t have enough sweet potatoes or want to change things up, use your BBQ pulled chicken for Sloppy Joes for another easy lunch idea.

  • Additional sides that go amazingly well with BBQ pulled chicken are macaroni & cheese, deviled eggs, broccoli salad, and corn salad. 

 

BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Enjoy your favorite barbecue fixings stuffed into a sweet potato in this high-protein, high-fiber recipe. Barbecued pulled chicken cooks in an instant pot for a complete meal in less than an hour!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, gluten free, paleo, whole30
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 519kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup gluten-free BBQ sauce
  • 4 medium crockpot sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free bbq sauce for serving whole30, if needed

Coleslaw

  • 4 cups shredded coleslaw mix
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise whole30, if needed
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp cracked black pepper

Instructions

  • Stir together ingredients for coleslaw in a medium mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Add chicken and barbecue sauce to the instant pot. Secure lid and close vent valve. Press chicken/meat” setting or “manual” for 20 minutes. When the timer goes off, allow the instant pot to depressurize naturally for 5-10 minutes then open vent valve to release extra pressure. Remove lid and shred chicken on a cutting board using two forks. Return chicken to pot and toss in barbecue sauce.
  • Place 1 sweet potato in the large compartment of 4 MPOF white containers. Divide pulled chicken between 1 of each small compartments and divide coleslaw between the remaining small compartments. Divide 1/3 cup of barbecue sauce between 4 small sauce cups and place next to sweet potatoes.

Nutrition

Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 16g | Sodium: 628mg | Fiber: 5g
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2 Comments on "BBQ Pulled Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes"

  1. 5 stars
    This was really good!

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