Monster BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
February 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
I saw these on one of my favorite blogs and knew that I had to make this. We were going to a Superbowl party, and of course I wanted to cook a bazillion things even though there were only about 7 of us there.
These reminded me of bbq chicken pizza- with sweet, salty, spicy, tangy all making their way into your tastebuds.
The only bad part about these was that they were very filling for a single appetizer. Which is good for some people I suppose but not those of us are used to eating appetizers continuously for 6 hours? I may or may not have been physically trying to push these babies aside in my stomach trying to make more room for delicious appetizers. It didn’t work. Apparently you can’t do that.
These would be great for dinner and not just an appetizer too. Or breakfast, which is what I’m going to do with the leftovers..
- 5 sweet potatoes, round and fat ones are better
- about 2 cups of shredded barbeque chicken. I used this recipe (making sure to have plenty leftover for sandwiches this week)
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 red onion, sliced thin
- olive oil
- 2 slices of bacon, cooked
- cilantro for topping (optional)
Preheat your oven to 400°. Cut each sweet potato in half lengthwise. This is seriously the hardest part. These guys are tough. Line a baking sheet with greased foil or parchment paper. Put the potatoes, cut side down, on the baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes. Let them cool until they are cool enough to handle.
Heat olive oil in a pan. Add your onions and cook on medium-low, stirring occasionally, until they are caramelized. (about 20 minutes)
Scoop out sweet potato flesh to make an indentation, big enough to hold however much stuffing you are gonna want to put in these guys. Save half the flesh for later use; mash the other half with 1/4 cup cheese and salt and pepper.
Put the potatoes, cut side down, back on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Flip them and bake for 3-4 minutes more. Fill each potato with some of the cheesy mashed potato, bbq chicken, crumbled bacon, and onions. Top with cheddar cheese. Bake for a few minutes more, until the cheese is melted. Top with cilantro.