BBQ Chicken Sweet Potatoes

BBQ Chicken Sweet Potatoes

Use your leftover rotisserie chicken to make a few new tasty meals.

Yields: 4 servings


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp. cooking oil
  • salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 c. shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 c. barbecue sauce, plus more for serving
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced into quarter moons
  • 1 small jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • 1 c. shredded smoked Gouda, cheddar, or any of your favorite cheeses


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet. Toss with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Bake until tender, about 1 hour, depending on size. Let cool slightly, then, using a paring knife, slice along top of each sweet potato and push in both ends to create a well.
  3. In a medium bowl, toss chicken with barbecue sauce and garlic. Stuff into sweet potatoes, then top with red onion, jalapeño, and Gouda. Return to oven and bake until cheese is melty and chicken is warmed through, about 15 minutes more.
  4. Drizzle with barbecue sauce before serving.


Recipe inspired by Delish and approved by Open Hand Registered Dietitian Nutritionists