If you know anything about me, you know that I LOVE buffalo chicken anything, and that I also love making super simple meals! I had the idea to create these little guys, but I didn’t even realize just how delicious they would turn out. They’re so, so good!
The spiciness of this chicken is perfect with the sweetness of the yam. I personally prefer yams over sweet potatoes for this recipe, but feel free to use whatever is available or preferable to you. I served this with my ranch dressing, but it would be AMAZING with avocado as well!
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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Yams
For the Potatoes:
- 3-4 medium sweet potatoes or yams
- 1 tablespoon ghee or coconut oil
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 small zucchini, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into bite sized pieces (you could also use leftover, shredded chicken)
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Scrub your sweet potatoes, and pierce the skin a few times with a fork. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until they're easily pierced with a fork.
- While the potatoes are baking, melt the ghee or coconut oil in a medium sized pan over medium heat. Add the onion to the pan and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic to the pan and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the chicken to the pan and sauté until cooked through. Add the zucchini and bell pepper to the same pan and sauté until cooked to your liking. Turn off the heat.
- Let's make the quick buffalo sauce! Place the avocado oil, egg, lemon juice, mustard powder and salt in a tall container (I use a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup). Place an immersion blender at the bottom and turn on. Once the mixture starts to blend together and become thick, move the immersion blender towards the top, until it is well blended. This should take less than a minute! Add the hot sauce to the container and blend once more.FYI this recipe only works if you're using an immersion blender. If you're using a regular blender or vitamix, use the basic mayo recipe that can be found HERE . Then just add the salt and hot sauce!
- Pour the sauce into the pan with the chicken mixture, and stir well. Remove the potatoes from the oven once they're cooked through, cut open in the middle and stuff with the buffalo chicken mixture. Top with the chives, ranch dressing , avocado, or whatever your heart desires! Enjoy!!
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