Healthy Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Skins - A super simple recipe that is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. Great for a game day appetizer or easy entertaining!
We all know that football game watching is 5% about the ACTUAL game, and 95% about the food. Let's be real people.
And you can't spell football with BUFFALO. Technically speaking, you can, but I'm all about those food metaphors, so we're gunna go with that.
What makes these sweet potato skins healthy & delicious
- sweet potatoes
- rotisserie chicken
- buffalo sauce
- garlic powder
- greek yogurt
- green onions
How to make these buffalo chicken sweet potato skins
Start by preheating your oven to 400°F. Pierce three medium-sized sweet potatoes with a fork, wrap each in a paper towel, and microwave on high for 6 minutes, or until they are tender. Let potatoes cool to the touch, slice in half lengthwise, and scoop out the flesh, leaving enough in tact to keep their shape. (You can use the flesh to make these 2 ingredient pancakes!)
Place each sweet potato half on a baking sheet cut side up, and coat the inside with cooking spray. Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes.
While potatoes are cooking, add 1 ½ cups of shredded, cooked chicken, ¼ cup buffalo sauce, and a teaspoon of garlic powder until combined. Heat in microwave for 1 minute, or until heated. Remove potatoes from oven, and fill with buffalo chicken mixture. Thin ¼ cup of plain Greek yogurt with 1 tablespoon of milk or water, and drizzle over the top of each potato. Top each with chopped green onions, and serve immediately.
- Swap the chicken out for crumbled tofu or chickpeas to make this vegetarian-friendly.
- Baking the sweet potatoes before filling helps them keep their shape.
- If you're not a spicy fan, you can swap out the buffalo for BBQ sauce.
Can you eat the sweet potato skins?
Yes! While sweet potato skins are a little firmer than those on a white potato, they are totally edible (and full of fiber!)
Do you make the potato skins crispy?
Baking them in the oven at a high temperature before filling helps keep them from getting soggy. If you want them even more crispy, you can bake after filling (before adding the greek yogurt) for 5-10 minutes.
Money-Saving Tips for these Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Skins:
- Buy in bulk. Bigger packages, such as the chicken and Greek yogurt are a better bargain than smaller packages. You can freeze the chicken you don't need, and use the Greek yogurt for a quick breakfast or snack!
- Use store-brand. Items such as the buffalo sauce can be bought using the store-brand, which tend to be less expensive.
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