These Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are an easy to make Mexican inspired dinner recipe stuffed with shredded chicken, red enchilada sauce and all your favorite toppings! (gluten free)
If you’re looking to spice up your lunch or dinner routine, these stuffed sweet potatoes covered in enchilada sauce, shredded chicken and ALL THE TOPPINGS are for you!
Compared to white or red potatoes, sweet potatoes tend to be a little, well, sweet. And while I love sweet things for dessert, I don’t necessarily want them for lunch.
Luckily, the Mexican ingredients like the authentic enchilada sauce, cotija cheese, avocados and cilantro really help to balance out the flavors, bringing the sweet potato from potential dessert territory to definite savory territory.
Watch how to make Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
The end result is a super satisfying lunch that’s healthy, filling and leaves you ready to take on the rest of your day.
I don’t know about you, but around here lunch is usually one big mish-mash of leftovers from the nights before. Foods that don’t really “go together” always end up on the same plate and though I end up eating everything, I don’t really enjoy lunch as much as I’d like to.
Friends, that has got to change and these stuffed sweet potatoes are going to help!
Chicken enchilada stuffed sweet potatoes are perfect for meal prep. Because the individual ingredients can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the fridge for a week, these little guys are practically made for meal planning.
This recipe makes enough for 6 servings, so if you’re meal prepping for 2, I recommend doubling the recipe.
How to bake sweet potatoes in the oven
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Poke holes all around each sweet potato with a fork.
- Cover in foil and bake for 45-60 minutes, until tender and easy to cut through. (The bigger the sweet potatoes, the longer they’ll need to bake.)
- Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven, remove the foil and set aside until cool enough to handle.
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