Hey y'all! If you've been following my ventures lately on Instagram, you might've seen that I created a fitness Instagram account to help keep me accountable in my health and fitness. Turns out it was the best thing I could've ever done because it's proven to be quite motivating! I started tracking macronutrients AND calories so I'm getting a better breakdown of the nutrients I need to fuel my body. This means I can work in treats whenever I want to and continue to lose weight because I'm keeping track of everything else and adjusting based on what I eat for the day. Today, I'm sharing a macro-friendly Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes recipe with you guys and also a little information about IIFYM!
I learned about If It Fits Your Macros through a group of women who share an interest in fitness online. It has been the most incredible experience being surrounded by like minded women and I highly recommend finding a "fitness tribe". It makes all the difference in your success. The other reason I started a fitness Instagram was so that I could follow only fitness related accounts so that my feed would be full of motivating and encouraging fitness stuff!
This Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes recipe is macro-friendly and super delicious. I've made a few different variations of it and I'll go into that more in a second - but it's great for using up food that needs to get used! I've been really working on eliminating food waste. Since I'm eating healthier, I'm buying a lot more fresh ingredients and I learned pretty quickly that they need to get used up sooner rather than later! I spend a little time each day planning meals based on what needs to get used that day. It's helped me become pretty crafty in the kitchen - and that's how this buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes recipe was born!
Pro Tip: Need a new slow cooker? I just had to upgrade from the old one I had because it finally kicked the bucket. This is the one I have now and I'm so thrilled with it!
This chicken is so versatile but this is absolutely my favorite way to cook it. In fact, the night after I made these for dinner, I used the remaining buffalo chicken for naan bread pizzas! I'll be sharing some great pizza recipes with you this summer (my favorite summer meal) so be on the lookout for those too! I hope you enjoy this buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes recipe as much as my family did!
Oh - P.S. Like this post? Check out my Paleo Chicken Bacon Ranch Burgers too! Another family favorite hearty dinner recipe of mine!
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
This recipe is much easier than it looks, macro friendly, healthy, and super satisfying!
- 1 lb chicken breast
- 1/3 cup Frank's buffalo sauce
- 1 tbsp coconut aminos
- 2 tbsp Kerrygold unsalted butter
- 6-10 cloves garlic (whole)
- 1-4 whole sweet potatoes
Place chicken breast in slow cooker.
Combine Frank's buffalo sauce, butter (melted), coconut aminos, and garlic. Mix well, and then pour over chicken.
Turn slow cooker on low for 6 hours or until chicken is thoroughly cooked through.
Bake sweet potatoes for approximately 45 minutes to an hour at 400 degrees, making sure to pierce them all over with a fork beforehand.
Slice sweet potatoes down the middle and begin to fill with toppings! Start with the shredded buffalo chicken and add from there. Here is where I get creative with the toppings! Add anything you like! Some ideas include: bacon, avocado, shredded cheese, ranch, red onion, and chives! Pick some of your favorites and go to town!
If you don't have fresh garlic cloves - substitute 1 tsp garlic powder!