Chipotle Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
A client told me about this recipe. She was right it is so delicious and easy. Best done if you have leftover chicken. Then the whole thing goes together in seconds.
2-4 chicken thighs, depending on size 2 T. 100% pure avocado oil or coconut oil 1 T. smoked paprika 1 t. ground chipotle pepper (or more if you like spicy!) 2 t. cinnamon
1 t. cumin 1 T. garlic salt 1 t. black pepper 1 sweet potato cut in quarters, baked (45 min – 1 hr at 450F) 1 c. kale, or spinach chopped
1/4 cup red onion chopped finely 1/2 bell pepper, chopped finely
1 T. extra virgin olive oil squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice sea salt & pepper, to taste For garnish: handful pepitas or avocado or cilantro or all of them!
1. Bake the sweet potatoes at 425 for about 20 minutes turning once in the middle. Or just microwave for it simplicity.
2. Coat the chicken breasts liberally with oil. Season evenly with paprika, chipotle, cinnamon, garlic salt, cumin, and pepper. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes before cooking.
Once the potatoes are almost done. Sear the chicken about 3 minutes on each side (med/high heat). Then turn down the heat for about 8-10 minutes to cook all the way through.
3. Shred the chicken using 2 forks.
4. While the chicken is cooking, chop your greens, red onion, and bell pepper and add to a large bowl. Mix EVOO, lemon juice, sea salt, and pepper in and massage lightly with your fingers to soften the kale.
*I sautéed all of this first but I think that raw it would be really good too.
To assemble, slice the sweet potatoes open lengthwise and mash the insides slightly. Scoop about a half cup of the chicken, then kale mixture into the middle of each sweet potato. Sprinkle with pepitas and avocado cubes or cilantro for garnish.