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Pesto Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Pesto Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These pesto chicken stuffed sweet potatoes make the perfect easy and healthy meal for busy weeknights. Prep the pesto chicken ahead of time to save even more time! A family favourite recipe that you'll want to keep on the menu rotation every week! {Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free & Whole 30}
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 418kcal
Author: Elysia


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes washed and pierced with a fork
  • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  • 1 batch homemade pesto (or sub in one cup store-bought pesto)
  • 3 cups shredded chicken or about 1lb chicken breasts shredded


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pierce each sweet potato all over with a fork.
  • Spray baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper and place sweet potatoes on sheet. Bake for 50-60min until soft.
  • Meanwhile, prepare a batch of pesto according to recipe directions or sub in store-bought pesto. Mix with the shredded chicken until evenly distributed.
  • Once the sweet potatoes are cooked, cut in half lengthwise and use a fork to slightly mash the inside of the potato, leaving the skin intact. Sprinkle with a dash of salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Top each potato half with the pesto chicken and season to taste. Serve immediately.


* For this recipe, you can make this homemade pesto (which I highly recommend) or sub in one cup store-bought pesto
*You can make the shredded chicken in a crockpot, instant pot or by boiling chicken breasts in water over the stove and shredded using two forks. Or for a super convenient meal, use a rotisserie chicken!


Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 215mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g
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