My love of homemade red chili sauce, buffalo wings, chimichurri and all things spicy is the complete opposite of my husband, who prefers rich, creamy sauces and dips. Since these buffalo stuffed sweet potatoes have both components, we both get we want.
This flavor combination has been around for quite awhile, so all I’ve really done in this recipe is simplify the ingredients so that it comes together with as little hands-on time as possible. It’s perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or game day feast.
Oh, and if you love these sweet potatoes I think there’s another recipe you will too – BBQ chicken stuffed sweet potatoes.
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- 4 medium sweet potatoes
- 3 cups cooked and shredded chicken breast (or leftover rotisserie chicken that has been shredded)
- 3 tbsp hot sauce (I use this brand because it has a clean ingredient list and it's GOOD)
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder (divided)
- ⅔ cup sour cream
- ¾ tsp dried parsley
- ¾ tsp dried dill
- ¼ tsp unrefined sea salt
- ½ cup cheese (grated - optional topping)
- ¼ cup green onions (chopped - optional topping)
- 3 tbsp milk (optional - if you prefer a thick and creamy ranch topping skip the milk. If you prefer a pourable ranch-style dressing, you'll use the milk to thin out the sour cream until it reaches your desired consistency)
- Preheat oven to 400°F. If needed, wash and dry the sweet potatoes. Using a fork, poke 4-5 sets of holes in the skin, then place on a baking sheet and pop in the oven for about 40 minutes to an hour.
- While the potatoes are cooking, mix together the sour cream, parsley, dill, salt and ½ teaspoon of garlic powder. If you prefer a thick and creamy topping, set it in the fridge for later use. If you prefer a thinner, more pourable topping, add a few tablespoons of milk until the desired consistency is reached.
- Around the 40 minute mark, check on the sweet potatoes. You'll know they're ready when you can slide a fork in and the flesh is very soft.
- When the sweet potatoes are ready, turn the oven off and let them sit in the oven while you prepare the buffalo chicken. In a saucepan, combine hot sauce, butter, smoked paprika and ½ teaspoon garlic powder over medium heat. When the butter is melted, stir to combine the ingredients and add the chicken in. When the chicken is warm, remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and stuff the chicken in the sweet potatoes, dividing equally. Top with ranch dip/dressing and cheese or green onion if using.
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This looks fabulous! I love sweet potatoes, but this combination had never crossed my mind. It’s on the menu for next week. I’ll make my husband’s with a white baked potato, but certainly a sweet potato for me!
I will have to try these! Btw, all the recipe ingredients are listed in paragraph form at the top of the recipe, and listed below.
Oops! Thanks for catching that, Monica. Correcting now . . .
This looks great. Can I use coconut oil instead of butter? I have subs for the other dairy. Thank you.
Great recipe! I’ll have to substitute the cheese and dairy for more lactose-free ingredients, but otherwise, I think it will be really good to try! I might also try cubing the sweet potatoes, and cook them along with the chicken, and then add it to spaghetti squash. Thank you for the great idea! I wouldn’t have thought that buffalo chicken and sweet potatoes go together, but now I’ll have to give it a try!
Hi I just started following your site and would love to make this recipe. We don’t do spicy or hot foods in our house because it upsets our stomachs. Do you have a recommendation of a mild sauce we could substitute with?