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BBQ Chicken Baked Sweet Potatoes

These BBQ Chicken Baked Sweet Potatoes are the best combination of savory & sweet! Loaded with shredded bbq chicken, melted cheese, avocado, cilantro, and crispy onion strings, they're a delicious break from the dinnertime rut!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Author Cathy Trochelman


  • 2 large or 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 3 c. shredded chicken
  • ¾ c. bbq sauce
  • ½ c. shredded cheese I used colby jack
  • 1 small avocado chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro chopped
  • crispy onion strings to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise.
  3. Place in a shallow baking span, open side up, with ¼ c. water. Cover pan with foil.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes - 40 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven; scoop out ¼ c. flesh per potato.
  6. In a separate bowl, combine shredded chicken and bbq sauce.
  7. Spoon bbq chicken into sweet potatoes; top with shredded cheese.
  8. Return to oven (foil optional) and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  9. Top with avocado, cilantro, crispy onion strings, and additional bbq sauce as desired.