BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potato

The Spruce Eats / Morgan Baker

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
408 Calories
13g Fat
43g Carbs
30g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 408
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 650mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 25mg 123%
Calcium 229mg 18%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 890mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe is a simple way to jazz up a sweet potato. Use store-bought rotisserie chicken or pre-cooked and shredded chicken breast paired with your favorite barbecue sauce for an easy meal. The addition of sliced red onion and bubbly, melty mozzarella cheese might remind you of a barbecue chicken pizza from a popular restaurant chain.

Bake the sweet potatoes to perfection using this guide. This would be a great recipe to meal plan—just reheat in the microwave until warmed through. The potatoes can be baked up to a few days ahead.


  • 1/2 cup shredded chicken breast

  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce

  • 1/4 cup diced red onions

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, baked

  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • Fresh cilantro, for serving

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potato ingredients

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  2. In a medium bowl, combine the shredded chicken, barbecue sauce, and diced onions until well mixed.

    Chicken and barbecue sauce in a bowl

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  3. Slice the baked potatoes down the center and use a fork to mash them slightly.

    Sweet potatoes split open on a baking sheet

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  4. Add 1/2 tablespoon butter to each.

    Sweet potatoes topped with butter

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  5. Top with the barbecue chicken mixture.

    Sweet potatoes topped with barbecue chicken

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  6. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese.

    BBQ chicken sweet potatoes topped with cheese

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  7. Broil on high for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.

    BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes on a baking sheet

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  8. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

    BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potato on a plate

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