These healthy and light chicken stuffed sweet potatoes will leave you feeling energized and satisfied. Seasoned chicken, healthy veggies and crunchy lettuce, you can’t go wrong.
Happy New Year friends! Who’s ready to get back on track when it comes to eating right? Did anyone else indulge over the holidays? 🙂 You will love these Skinny Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! Only about 5 ingredients and super easy to make~that’s my kind of meal!
I hope your holidays were wonderful. It’s hard to believe it’s all over now and we have a brand new year ahead of us. I love how the new year brings a fresh start, a clean slate. Any resolutions?
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I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty much an 80/20 kind of gal. I eat healthy most of the time, but I do indulge once in awhile. That week between Christmas and New Years? Yeah, that was probably my 80/20 turned around. Haha!
Don’t worry about what you eat between Christmas and New Years, worry about what you eat between New years and Christmas.
Back in May, I started eating the Trim Healthy Mama way. This recipe was inspired by one of the recipes in the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook. I love it, because as I mentioned, it just has a few ingredients and comes together quickly. Perfect if you have a busy family meal time.
I’m also fond of these chicken stuffed sweet potatoes because they leave me feeling satisfied. Sweet potatoes are a healthy carb, but you get that filled up feeling that starches can give you without the unhealthy results. 🙂 I think one of the worst things about getting on a healthy eating plan is often people feel hungry all the time.
If you’re looking to boost your metabolism this season, check out this metabolism boosting tea. Another favorite from the cookbook, it’s actually called “the shrinker”. 🙂 It has a deliciously sweet chai-like flavor. So yummy!
Okay, back to our potatoes. It’s easy as 1-2-3. Bake up some sweet potatoes and chicken, slice up some veggies, and load that potato. See? So easy!
I used crunchy romaine lettuce, some orange and red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers. You could use any of your favorite ones. It’s super versatile.
And, to keep it nice and light with an extra dose of protein, I use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream to top it all off.
Skinny Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- 6 chicken breasts
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tsp chile powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 6 large sweet potatoes
- 1 head romaine lettuce
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 yellow or orange bell pepper
- 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
- 1 bunch cilantro
- Greek plain yogurt for garnishing
- preheat oven to 375
- Using a pairing knife, pierce the potatoes several times on all sides, set aside.
- Place chicken on a baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Mix the chile powder, cumin, smoked paprika and garlic powder together, and generously season the chicken breasts. Depending on your tastes, you may have some left over.
- Place chicken and potatoes in the oven. Bake chicken for 25-30 minutes, until done.
- Continue baking the potatoes until cooked through, about 1 hour total time.
- While the potatoes are baking, cut the chicken up into bite size pieces, cover to keep warm, and set aside.
- Cut the lettuce, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes and cilantro, set aside.
- Once the potatoes are finished, slice them in half, and then slice the flesh only, length wise and cross wise.
- Assemble the potatoes. Top the potatoes with chicken, vegetables and yogurt and serve.
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