Happy 4th of July!!! What are your plans for today? I am going to have some barbeque with my boyfriend’s and his family. Can’t wait, I haven’t been to a bbq party in a while.
This recipe has nothing to do with 4th of July, unless of course you’re going to throw some chicken on the grill and will have a lot of chicken leftovers. In case you do have some leftover chicken and no idea what to do with it, I may suggest, stuff baked potatoes with it. I adore sweet potatoes and that is what I used but russet potatoes might work as well in this recipe. Also it doesn’t really matter what kind of bbq sauce will you use. As long as you the flavor, it should work.
I love this recipe because it only uses 4 ingredients and is much healthier that pulled chicken sandwiches. Sweet potato is a real nutrient factory. One large sweet potato has only 160 kcal, 6 g of fiber, tons of vit A and good amounts of other nutrients, especially potassium. I try to eat sweet potato at least one day a week and just discovered a great way to eat it.
(makes 4 sweet potato halves)
2 large sweet potatoes
2 cups shredded leftover chicken
Few Tbs favorite barbeque sauce
4 oz cheddar cheese
- Prick sweet potatoes few times with a fork. Bake 1-1.15 hour in the oven preheated to 400 degrees F.
- Let it cool slightly and cut lengthwise in half.
- Remove the middle portion of the sweet potato leaving about 1/2 inch width inside.
- Mix shredded cooked chicken with bbq sauce and place about half a cup in each potato half.
- Top with each half with 1 oz cheddar cheese and bake additional 15 min until the cheese is melted.