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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

Don’t have a slow cooker or crockpot and you’re pressed for time?  Try cooking chicken breasts in simmering water and then pulling them apart. And the best thing is, depending on how much chicken breast you boil, you can divide it into different portions and flavor them differently so you can enjoy various flavors for the entire week! Chicken salad, “smothered” chicken and BBQ pulled chicken – the options are nearly endless.  Add sweet potato and you have the ultimate post workout meal.

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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.