Serving up a healthier dinner that can be ready in just minutes and is atually filling! Chicken and broccoli in a white sweet potato ohsweetbasil.com-3

Do you remember the Basil Primavera Stuffed White Sweet Potato we talked about last year? Well I was serious when I told you that the white sweet potato is pure awesomeness. You can read that post to find out why it’s a great healthy option, so I wont bore you in this post, but truly you need to start buying this guy. They are so creamy and filling too. Since starting health and fitness posts on Tuesdays I’ve had a huge out pouring of emails asking for more of our favorite healthy recipes that keep us in shape. So here we are. The 4 ingredient stuffed white sweet potato.  It’s one of our absolute favorite meals. I know a lot of people love our famous pesto tilapia to lose weight, but sometimes you want something a little more like comfort food.

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Everyone has had a baked potato bar or stuffed baked potato. All loaded up with cheese, bacon, maybe chili or pork and it definitely is comfort food, especially in Idaho where baked potato bars actually happen to celebrate the harvest, but they can get a little over the top and unhealthy. I know I load as much junk as I can into mine when I have it. And then there are those trying to be healthy and I watch instagram  (make sure you’re following me! –[email protected] ) get filled with broccoli with a side of chicken. And chicken with a side of broccoli. Ugh, I can’t imagine having the same darn thing all the time.

Serving up a healthier dinner that can be ready in just minutes and is atually filling! Chicken and broccoli in a white sweet potato ohsweetbasil.com-6

White sweet potatoes are actually healthier than you may realize, in fact they are like a little secret as most people only buy russets, red potatoes or orange sweet potatoes (yams). They pass right by the white sweet potato without even a second thought. They look just like the normal sweet potato but the are white and healthier! Plus our favorite part, they are really creamy. You don’t need to add any fat at all! So we bake up a few, grill up a little chicken, steam some broccoli or our personal favorite, roast it with a tiny bit of olive oil, throw it all on top of the baked sweet potato and maybe add a pinch of salt and pepper. Then a little low fat mozzarella cheese and it goes under the broiler to get all melty. When we really want to zest things up we might add a drizzle of BBQ sauce. It’s so simple, low on fat and calories but you still get great nutrients! Plus, if you’re in a hurry you can microwave (pierce a few holes in it first) the potato and add ingredients you already cooked the day before! And if you’re still confused about the differences in potatoes Kalyn’s Kitchen does a nice job of explaining and has another healthy and delicious recipe.

4 Ingredient Stuffed White Sweet Potato

4 Ingredient Stuffed Sweet Potato
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2 servings
 
A healthy but totally delicious and filling dinner using the creamy white sweet potato, good protein and broccoli for nutrients. Plus it's super yummy!
Ingredients
  • 2 White Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Breast of chicken
  • salt and pepper*see note
  • 2 cups steamed or roasted broccoli
  • ½ Cup Low Fat Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • BBQ sauce for drizzle* optional
  • *see note*
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Pierce the sweet potatoes 2 or 3 times with a sharp knife, place on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes to an hour or until tender when poked through with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, season both sides of the chicken and grill in a pan or on an outdoor grill for 5-6 minutes each side. Remove to a plate and tent with foil for 5 minutes before shredding.
  3. Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and carefully slice the top in a straight line, press each end toward the center to push open. Fill with shredded chicken, broccoli and top with cheese. Turn the oven to broil and place the sweet potatoes back on the baking sheet and in the oven for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  4. Serve immediately drizzling a little BBQ sauce if desired.
Notes
If you want a different flavor for the meal choose italian seasoning, poultry seasoning or whatever seasonings you love for the chicken.

If you really miss the butter try adding a small drizzle of olive to the baked sweet potato and then add the other ingredients.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 potato

 

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