Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (Whole30 Paleo) – a delicious and easy meal the whole family will love! Made simple in the Instant Pot, these BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are Whole30, Paleo, and gluten free.
Need a quick, nutritious, and satisfying dinner option? These Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are your answer to any weeknight dinner dilemma. Perfectly cooked sweet potatoes are filled with tangy and sweet barbecue chicken for a delicious and filling meal the whole family will love. They’re made quickly in the Instant Pot and are also great for meal prep!
How to Make Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot
You don’t even have to turn on your oven for this recipe because the sweet potatoes are baked right in the Instant Pot! Simply scrub your potatoes, pierce them with a fork, and place them on the trivet inside your pot. Add a cup of water to the bottom of the pot and cook for 15 minutes.
That’s it! While the potatoes are cooking, feel free to catch up on your to-do list or take a much deserved break! The best thing about Instant Pot recipes is that they are totally hands off and don’t require tending to! Just like a slow cooker recipe, but in a fraction of the time.
Whole30 BBQ Chicken Sweet Potatoes
I love this recipe for many reasons, but especially because it feels like comfort food and is still Whole30 compliant! By swapping out traditional sugar-loaded barbecue sauce with a Whole30 compliant brand (or homemade), you get all the same great flavor without the unnecessary empty calories. Barbecue sauce is one of those items that’s an easy swap when introducing a clean eating lifestyle. Check your labels – so many of our store-bought condiments are full of sugar and preservatives and can easily be replace with cleaner versions. I especially love Thrive Market for clean, Whole30 approved sauces, dressings, and condiment options.
Healthy Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
If you love this recipe, you’re in luck because it’s the easiest thing ever to replicate with different ingredients and flavors! You could easily swap the barbecue sauce for another flavor boosting sauce like pesto, ranch dressing, salsa, or buffalo sauce. The options are endless. Here are a few ideas:
Chicken Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes – try this Instant Pot Salsa Chicken and your favorite taco toppings
Pesto Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes – add this Mixed Herb Pesto to your chicken and top with diced tomatoes and parmesan
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes – add Homemade Avocado Oil Mayo and hot sauce to your chicken for a buffalo chicken wing inspired recipe
Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- 4 medium sweet potatoes
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
- 3/4 cup compliant barbecue sauce
- Place one cup of water in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Scrub potatoes and pierce with a fork. Place trivet in the pot and arrange potatoes on the trivet.
- Seal lid and cook on Manual setting for 15 minutes.
- Quick release pressure or allow natural release. Remove potatoes and let cool slightly.
- Combine chicken and barbecue sauce. Slice potatoes in half and stuff with barbecue chicken mixture.
- Top with additional barbecue sauce, fresh chopped cilantro, red onion, or other desired toppings.