Sweet Potato Skins with Smokin' Chipotle
Transform potato skins into a nutritious and delicious dish with our sweet potato recipe! We love sweet potatoes here at World Seasonings and we cook with them all the time. We love the sweet, but it's also packed with lots of nutrients our bodies need. Here is our version of a healthy but flavorful alternative to the stuffed potato skins. Stuffed with shredded chicken with a chipotle kick, this sweet potato recipe will take your taste buds on a tour of sweetness, spiciness, and smokiness adventure!
|PREP TIME||COOK TIME||TOTAL TIME|
|10 Mins||1 Hr 10 Mins||1 Hr 20 Mins|
3 teaspoons World Seasonings Smokin’ Chipotle
4 large sweet potatoes
2 boneless skinless chicken breast
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 cups (5 oz bag) spinach
2 cups (5-6 ounces) sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro for garnish
Greek yogurt for serving
Here is everything you need for this sweet potato recipe. Seven simple ingredients and one secret ingredient, our chipotle seasoning!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rub the boneless skinless chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle ½ teaspoon of Smokin' Chipotle seasoning blend per breast. Put them in a baking dish and cover so they can marinate for a little bit while you prepare the sweet potatoes for baking.
Wash the sweet potatoes and poke them all over with a fork. Place them on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, then put the chicken breasts and the potatoes in the oven. Set your timer for 20 minutes, then remove the chicken. Reset your timer for another 30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft and tender to touch.
While both the sweet potatoes and chicken are baking, you can start prepping the toppings. Shred about 1 ½-2 cups (or 5-6 ounces) of sharp white cheddar cheese. Put aside.
Squeeze 2 tablespoons of lime juice in a bowl. Use a hand juicer if you have one, it saves so much time and you get more juice out of the lime! Add 4 tablespoons of olive oil and ½ teaspoon of Smokin' Chipotle. Whisk all the ingredients. Put aside.
Drizzle of olive oil in a skillet over the stove under medium heat. Add spinach and and a generous pinch of Smokin' Chipotle. Saute for 3-4 minutes then put aside from the stove.
After 20 minutes, the chipotle chicken should be cooked all the way. Take two forks and shred the chicken breasts.
Mix the spinach and shredded chicken together and put aside. This will be the mixture for the stuffed potatoes/ Mix ¾ cup of cheese and 1 tablespoon of cilantro leaves (roughly chopped) with the shredded chicken and spinach once it's slightly cooled off. Save the rest of the cheese and cilantro for the final baking.
After baking, slice each sweet potato in half. Scrape the flesh of potato to make a “boat". Make sure to have some potato flesh on the skin so that it can stand up. You can save the scrapped sweet potato for a later use. (Makes great baby food!)
Increase the oven to 450 degrees. Brush the outside of the sweet potatoes skins with the chipotle seasoning and lime dressing. (Add the leftover dressing to the chicken mixture.) In the picture, we put the potatoes with the skin up. After doing this, we decided it would be better to place the sweet potato skins down. The flesh of the potato caramelizes and can burn if they are placed with the skin up. Bake the potato skins for an additional 5-10 minutes until they are crispy.
Remove the sweet potato skins from the oven. With your fingers, grab some of the chipotle chicken mixture and fill each potato boats. Don't be shy to get your hands messy! Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese on top. Put the stuffed potatoes back in the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is nicely melted.
And there you go! You can serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt mixed with some Smokin' Chipotle and chopped cilantro for garnish. The greatest thing about this sweet potato recipe is that you can use any of our World Seasonings blends! Also, be adventurous and try other toppings for the stuffed potato skins such as substituting spinach with black beans. Or you can add broccoli or kale...just to name a couple suggestions. Let us know what toppings you put on your sweet potato! We'd love to hear about it. Enjoy!!