Barbecue chicken-stuffed sweet potatoes are a super easy dinner tonight

Do you regularly enjoy sweet potatoes but find yourself getting bored with them? This stuffed recipe is super easy, delicious and one you will want to add to your weekly dinner rotation. It’s a whole meal, all in one.

Baking or roasting sweet potatoes really brings out their naturally sweet flavor. And rather than cooking the chicken myself, I picked up a prepared rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, shredded it, then added my favorite barbecue sauce to it. Talk about a time-saver. To take it up one more notch, I whipped up an easy slaw topping using bagged broccoli slaw I already had on hand.

Not a fan of sweet potatoes or broccoli slaw? No problem! Simply use Idaho potatoes in place of the sweet potatoes and regular shredded cole slaw mix in place of the broccoli.

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Barbecue chicken-stuffed sweet potatoes with broccoli slaw recipe

Baked sweet potatoes are roasted until soft, then stuffed with shredded barbecue chicken and topped with creamy slaw for an easy, simple and healthy meal.

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 45 minutes | Total time: 1 hour


  • 4 medium-size sweet potatoes, washed and dried
  • 2 chicken breasts from a rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup apple cider slaw (recipe follows)
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Puncture each potato several times, and wrap in aluminum foil.
  2. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet, and roast in the oven for 45 minutes or until soft.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat, and add the chicken and barbecue sauce. Heat just until the sauce starts to simmer, then remove from the heat.
  4. Carefully remove the potatoes from the foil, slice through the middle lengthwise (but not all the way through), and place them on a serving plate.
  5. Divide the barbecue chicken among the potatoes, and top with the apple cider slaw.
  6. Garnish with cilantro, and serve warm.

Apple cider slaw recipe

Crunchy broccoli slaw is tossed in a creamy apple cider vinegar dressing and is perfect served on top of barbecue chicken-stuffed sweet potatoes. Let the slaw chill for several hours if possible. It really helps bring out the flavors, but a minimum of 30 minutes will also do the trick.

Serves 6

Prep time: 5 minutes | Inactive time: 30 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes


  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (or more if you desire a sweeter slaw)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag broccoli slaw


  1. In a bowl, combine the vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard and sugar, and season with salt and pepper. Taste the dressing, and adjust the flavor as needed.
  2. Add the bag of broccoli slaw to the mixture, and toss well.
  3. Chill for a minimum of 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.

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