Barbecue Chicken Baked Sweet Potatoes
Barbecue Chicken Baked Sweet Potatoes

When there’s nothing to eat and you don’t want to spend a lot of time or energy cooking, a stuffed baked potato is an easy, filling, and affordable option that will please the whole family. Just bake (or microwave) a potato and fill it with your favorite healthy toppings (like steamed veggies, salsa, and plain Greek yogurt). The flavor options are endless!

We took this simple, time-saving idea to a whole new level of delicious with this Barbecue Chicken Baked Sweet Potatoes recipe. The five ingredients pack a bold punch: baked sweet potatoes are stuffed with shredded chicken that’s drenched in smoky barbecue sauce then topped with piquant pickled onions (or chopped red onions) and fresh parsley or cilantro. It’s comfort food at its best.

If you already have baked sweet potatoes and leftover chicken ready, you can put this dinner together in less than 10 minutes. For a complete meal, serve each baked sweet potato with a green salad or vegetables like broccoli, asparagus or Brussels sprouts that can be roasted on the same baking sheet as the potatoes or steamed in a separate pot.

Our taste-testers raved about this recipe. Instead of talking about how delicious they were, they hummed a chorus of “Mmmm!” For a lightning-fast meal prep, use shredded rotisserie chicken. Make sure you’re really hungry when you make them — these puppies are filling.

Barbecue Chicken Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Barbecue Chicken Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Barbecue Chicken Baked Sweet Potatoes

For a lightning-fast meal prep, try this healthy barbecue chicken baked sweet potato recipe. Make sure you’re really hungry when you make them — these puppies are filling.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue chicken baked sweet potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2 servings, 1 sweet potato and about ¾ cup chicken each
Calories 317 kcal
Author Kirsten Morningstar


  • 2 small sweet potatoes washed, pierced several times with a fork
  • cups shredded cooked chicken breast boneless, skinless, warm
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce reduced-sugar, warm
  • ¼ cup Quick Pickled Red Onions or 2 Tbsp. chopped red onions (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley or cilantro (for garnish; optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet. Pierce each sweet potato 3 to 4 times with a fork. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until tender.
  3. While sweet potato is baking, combine chicken and barbecue sauce in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  4. Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise.
  5. Top sweet potatoes evenly Quick Pickled Red Onions and chicken mixture. Sprinkle evenly with parsley; serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Look for barbecue sauce that has an ingredient list that does not contain artificial sweeteners, additives, or preservatives. There are many brands on the market that are sweetened with small amounts of honey, maple syrup, or molasses.

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Barbecue Chicken Baked Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 395mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 15g
Protein 36g 72%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photos by Amanda Meixner