Buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes was one of my favorite new-to-me meals when I started eating healthy. It's jam packed full of flavor! It's also made with simple ingredients, and ones that aren't hard to find "clean versions" of!
Eat more veggies
Many of the versions of buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes are scarce on the veggies. This one has extra added in! Not only is this a money saver, but you're getting way more nutrients this way too.
It can be difficult to afford powdered greens or nutrient dense spirulina powder and the like, but by simply adding more veggies to your meal, you can up your vitamin and mineral count in a more affordable way!
If you don't like the added veggies or peppers, carrots, and celery, you can feel free to swap them out with other veggies you do like!
This is a great meal to add to your rotation if you're doing a Whole30! If you just finished a Whole30 and want to reintroduce dairy, use dairy based ranch dressing, and also add in some blue cheese as a topping. When sautéing the veggies, cook them in butter.
This meal is also gluten free, making it great for any who avoid gluten or have gluten intolerances. If you are following a paleo lifestyle, it fits the bill too!
Any buffalo sauce will do, but The New Primal is my favorite! They have mild, medium, and hot varieties. Personally I like to make these with either mild or medium, because the hot is HOT!
The New Primal buffalo sauces, including all of their sauces, have the Whole30 stamp of approval! You don't need to worry about finding hidden sugar or soy or anything undesirable.
If you want a store bought ranch dressing that excludes junk like sugar and soybean oil, get it from The New Primal too! They have three flavors of ranch: Original, Buffalo, and Wasabi. I haven't tried it with the wasabi (I'd imagine too many flavor clashes), but it's to die for with either the original or buffalo varieties!
Check them out here and use code THECLEANHAPPYLIFE for 15% off! They also have salad dressings, ketchup and mustard, meat sticks, and beef jerky. All of their meat products, with the exception of their kid's products, are Whole30 approved.
Prefer to make your own ranch dressing? I've got you covered! My ranch dressing recipe is also whole30 compatible, so you don't have to worry about searching for one that fits the program!
It's quite delicious, and I've been told it tastes just "like the real thing"! I love that it's also made with FRESH ingredients, because it's almost impossible to find a real food, clean ranch dressing at a regular grocery store.
Be sure to make the full amount or even double it, because you'll want to use it allllll over the meal, trust me!
This dish is a complete meal on it's own! It has protein from the chicken, lots of added veggies, carbs and fiber from the sweet potato, and fat from the oil or butter used to sauté the veggies as well as from the added ranch dressing.
However, if you would like to pair it with something, a side salad would go perfectly! You'll get even more nutrients in too. Tie together the salad to the potatoes by using ranch dressing on both of them.
If you're not doing Whole30, gluten free or paleo bread or rolls would go wonderfully as well.
Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potatoes
- 4-6 sweet potatoes baked
- 1.5 tbsp. cooking fat
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 carrots diced
- 1 red pepper chopped
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken chopped
- ¾ cup buffalo sauce
- 1-2 stalks celery chopped
- cilantro, ranch, and more buffalo sauce for serving
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Score the potatoes, and place on a baking sheet. Depending on size, bake them for 40-60 minutes, when you can easily pierce them with a fork. When finished, set aside.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat, and add the cooking fat. Saute the carrots and onions for roughly 8 minutes, or until softened. Add the peppers and garlic and cook 5 more minutes, or until softened. Remove from the skillet.
- Cook the chicken in the pan. When cooked through, add the veggies back to the pan. Mix in the buffalo sauce and celery and mix until heated through.
- Slice open the sweet potatoes, and stuff the mixture inside. Top with cilantro and ranch.
Did you make this recipe? If so, let me know in the comments below how they turned out and what you thought of them!
Feel free to take a picture of them to post on Instagram and tag me @thecleanhappylife so I can see your buffalo creation! I love to see what you create and repost them to my stories.
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