Northeast Wisconsin
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • March 2017
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Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

3 medium sweet potatoes

3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast (about 2 small)

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 cloves garlic, minced or grated

3 whole chipotle peppers, minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon cumin

2 teaspoons chili powder

Salt and pepper to taste

2 cups spinach, (half of a 10-ounce bag)

5 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

Chopped cilantro for garnish

Greek yogurt for serving

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 F. Wash your sweet potatoes and prick all over with a fork. Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until fork tender. Place your chicken in a baking dish and rub with a tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper. Place in the oven with the potatoes and bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool and shred the chicken with a fork or your hands. When the sweet potatoes are done, cut in half and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.

In a medium size bowl combine the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chipotle peppers, oregano, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Heat a small skillet over medium heat and wilt the spinach (this can also be done in the microwave). Toss the spinach and shredded chicken together. Set aside and keep warm.

Turn the oven up to 400 F. Scrape the sweet potato out of the peel, leaving a medium size layer of flesh inside with the peel so that it can stand up on its own (I reserve the remaining flesh for another use) and place in a baking dish. Brush the skins with a little of the chipotle sauce and bake for 5-10 minutes until nice and crisp. While the skins bake, mix the spinach, chicken and chipotle sauce together. Remove skins from the oven and stuff with the chicken mixture, top with shredded cheese and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the skins are hot and crisp. Serve with fresh chopped cilantro and Greek yogurt if desired. 

Kim Stoeger, MS, Clinical Nutritionist

Kimberly Stoeger, MS, is the clinical nutritionist and owner of Nutritional Healing, LLC. Her passion lies in supporting people’s health through evidence-based medicine (risks versus benefits of medications) and healing therapies through nutrition. Kimberly has her masters of science in human nutrition degree, and experience working with clients regarding weight and fatigue issues, sports nutrition, food sensitivities and allergies, and general health concerns such as high blood pressure, high glucose levels, high cholesterol/triglycerides, migraines, thyroid conditions and gut dysfunction. To learn more, call 920-358-5764 or email [email protected]

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