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Pulled Chicken & Stuffed Sweet Potato Meal Prep Hack

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 417
Protein 44g
Fat 4g
Carbs 50g
Total Time

Hi there, food lovers! Are you looking for different dishes to satisfy your cravings? You might be interested in cooking something that is both healthy and delicious. I am happy you came to our site because we will be sharing a healthy pulled chicken recipe that you might appreciate.

 

Chicken sandwiches are easy-to-prepare weeknight meals that can be assembled in just a short time. It is quite similar to pulled pork and poached chicken sandwiches. Do you know why we call it “pulled chicken?” You have to use a fork and pull out the flesh of the cooked chicken until it looks shredded. 

 

Pulled chicken tacos and pulled chicken sandwiches were first created with this technique. You can quickly learn this cooking method and use it to make chicken salad or chicken enchiladas.

 

Run to a grocery store near you and gather these ingredients: chicken breast, sweet potatoes, smoked paprika, apple cider vinegar, and dijon mustard. Be sure your ingredients are complete to bring out all those tasty flavors in your dish.

 

Be sure to cook the chicken on low-medium heat to avoid burning it or drying out the meat. The bbq chicken sauce should be carefully seasoned with salt and pepper to your liking.

 

On our site, we also provide nutritional information like calorie count as well as carb and protein count. We also indicate the serving size and prep time. Add this pulled chicken and stuffed sweet potato meal to your recipe notes. 

 

I am glad you enjoyed this super easy pulled chicken recipe today. Check out the recipe video and the complete details below. You can share this recipe with your family and friends. I am also happy to hear your comments and feedback about this delicious meal. Thank you and happy eating!

 

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Pulled Chicken & Stuffed Sweet Potato Meal Prep Hack

Ingredients

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 1.5lb chicken breast
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 250g each)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • Homemade smoky BBQ sauce:
    • 1/2 cup no sodium tomato sauce
    • 1tbsp smoked paprika
    • 1.5 tbsp Worcester sauce
    • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (you can use organic raw honey, or 2 packets Stevia in the raw to lessen sugar)
    • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
    • 1.5 tbsp dijon mustard
    • 1/2 tsp garlic paste
    • pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings:
    • 4 tbsp black beans (1 for each serving)
    • 4 tbsp goat cheese (1 for each serving)
    • green onions

*Remember to tweak the recipe to fit your diet and goals. To reduce the amount of carbs, consider using 1/2 sweet potato instead of a whole one and use low/zero calorie sweetener such as Stevia.*

Steps
  1. Set oven to 350F. Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork and place on a baking sheet.  Bake in the oven for about 1.5 hour or until the sweet potatoes are soft (not mushy).
  2. Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil on high heat.  Add minced garlic to the water and reduce heat to a simmer (on low-medium heat) and toss in chicken breasts.  Cook for about 35 minutes.
  3. Pull chicken apart using a fork and your hands and place in a bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the ingredients to make the BBQ sauce.
  5. Pour the sauce over the pulled/shredded chicken and stir with a spatula.  Season to taste with sea salt and pepper but don’t get too carried away!
  6. Slice open a sweet potato.  Add 1 serving of pulled chicken (about 4 oz) and then your desired toppings.

 

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Approximate macros for 1 of 4 servings with the optional ingredients:

 

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Calories
417
Protein
44g
Fat
4g
Carbs
50g
Sodium
-
Fiber
8g
Sugar
14g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.