I’m not saying they’re relationship therapy exactly, but these buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes are peacemakers in my house. 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 stuffed sweet potatoes have both components, we both get we want. Win win!
Now, if you’ve been on Pinterest lately you know that this combination has been around for quite awhile. 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. That way my husband and I can get our kids to bed early and enjoy our marital harmony. 🙂
- 4 medium to large sweet potatoes
- 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken
- 3 tablespoons hot sauce (I use this brand because it has a clean ingredient list and it's GOOD)
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika (find it here)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided (find it here)
- ⅔ cup sour cream
- ¾ teaspoon dried parsley (find it here)
- ¾ teaspoon dried dill (find it here)
- ¼ teaspoon unrefined sea salt (find it here)
- ½ cup grated cheese (Optional topping)
- ¼ chop chopped green onions (Optional topping)
- A few tablespoons of 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 400F. 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.