Skinny Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

January 20, 2016 124 Comments

Baked sweet potatoes loaded with buffalo sauce shredded chicken + skinny blue cheese sauce! So delicious and comforting! Find the recipe on #glutenfree #healthy #dinner

I’ve had buffalo sauce on my to-make list for a looong time. I mean, clearly, buffalo wings look amazing so I had to try it. But the thing is, apparently Frank’s RedHot sauce is the one and only hot sauce you should use to make buffalo sauce. That’s what people from Buffalo, NY, USA say anyway. And it wasn’t available in Australia. Bummer.

So I had completely forgot about this little project of mine until one day, Solal comes back from our local Montrealer store and proudly shows me a bottle and says: “Look I’ve found a new hot sauce to try!”. Naturally. Solal + hot sauce? Best friends. I mean… he snacks on hot peppers. It’s his thing.

Anyway, this new hot sauce was…Frank’s RedHot sauce! Coincidence? I don’t think so. It was just a supernatural reminder to finally make a buffalo something. Whoever’s out there, I heard your message loud and clear!

Baked sweet potatoes loaded with buffalo sauce shredded chicken + skinny blue cheese sauce! So delicious and comforting! Find the recipe on #glutenfree #healthy #dinner

I didn’t think the internet needed yet another recipe for buffalo wings so I set my heart on something a little bit different and, may I say it, a little bit healthier.

Baked sweet potatoes, with a crispy skin and soft flesh, stuffed with shredded chicken soaked in buffalo sauce, drizzled with blue cheese sauce. O.M.G! Seriously. This is comfort food at its best. And you would think this is about 1 million calories per serving, right? But it’s actually only 320 calories each! No, I’m not kidding. And it’s not even a tiny portion. It’s massive! I’m telling you, you just have to try this recipe ASAP. Enjoy! 🙂

Baked sweet potatoes loaded with buffalo sauce shredded chicken + skinny blue cheese sauce! So delicious and comforting! Find the recipe on #glutenfree #healthy #dinner

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 7

Serving Size: 1 stuffed sweet potato with 1 tbsp sauce

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Cal: 318 - Protein: 29.8g - Fat: 10.7g - Carbs: 25g - Fiber: 3.9g - Sugar: 8.13g
WW Old Points: 6 pts - 8 pts


  • 7 medium sweet potatoes (the ones with the orange flesh), skin on
  • 30 oz / 800 g skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 7 tbsp Skinny Blue Cheese dressing ( see the recipe here) - or Ranch dressing
  • cilantro or parsley, optional
  • Buffalo sauce
  • 2/3 cup Frank's Red Hot Original Sauce
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water


  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Line a large baking sheet with aluminium foil, place sweet potatoes on it and bake for 30 minutes or until flesh is very tender (test with a knife). Turn off the oven and keep the sweet potatoes inside to keep them warm.
  2. In the meantime, place chicken breasts in a large pot, cover with water and cook on medium-high heat for 30 minutes. Drain and transfer breasts on a cutting board or a plate. When cool enough to handle, shred using two forks or your fingers.
  3. In another large pot (you can use the same one you used for the chicken) over medium heat, combine hot sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder. Add butter and whisk while it's melting. When butter is incorporated, stir in cornstarch dissolved in 1 tbsp water. Whisk until sauce thickens, about 30 seconds. Turn off the heat and add shredded chicken. Mix thoroughly to cover chicken with sauce.
  4. Take the sweet potatoes out of the oven, cut them in half lengthwise (without cutting them all the way down so that the two parts stay attached together) and stuff them with shredded buffalo chicken. Drizzle one tablespoon of blue cheese sauce on each sweet potato. Top with fresh herbs if using. Serve immediately.

Baked sweet potatoes loaded with buffalo sauce shredded chicken + skinny blue cheese sauce! So delicious and comforting! Find the recipe on #glutenfree #healthy #dinner

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  2. This recipe looks declicious, however, I see you have it tagged as gluten free and I just want anyone like myself that has celiac to know it is not – wortshire sauce has malt vinegar in it which is not gluten free! Just want everyone out there who suffer from the horrible celiac disease who are knew to it to be aware!

      1. info For Gluten Free Worcestershire Sauce
        The Wizard’s Sauces, Organic Gluten-Free Vegan Worcestershire Sauce ( This is very good) Worcestershire sauce .

        Hope that Helps 🙂 What a fun place i just happen to come across you on Pintrest ! 😀

    1. Ty so much iam celiac and very carefull what i eat i would like to try with out it also other stuff iam going try with potatoes and chicken and hot sauce see how it come dont care for ranch dressing keep fingers. Cross ty sandy

  3. Hubby and I both have Celiac and I’ll be making this tonight. Looks amazing. Just wanted to share that Lee & Perrins worchestire sauce is Gluten Free.

  4. Hi! This looks so tasty! I have a question, is this recipe spicy? And I was wondering if so, what can I substitute it with to make it less spicy

    1. I don’t find it very spicy, but I like spicy food. I’ve also made this recipe for friends and they didn’t complain about it so you should be good 🙂

  5. I just have a question about the portion size, I want to make this for just 2 people. Do you think approximately adjusting the portions will work?

  6. I took a risk tonight and made these for me and my husband. I knew I’d love them, but my husband wasn’t sure if he liked sweet potatoes or not. They ended up being a big hit! One thing- it took my sweet potatoes an hour to cook. Wasn’t expecting that, but now I know.

    1. So glad to hear it was a hit! Yes it definitely depends on the oven. I made them again last week with a different oven and it took about 40 minutes so it’s best to always check before taking them out of the oven.

  7. This was wonderful! Definitely spicy, but good spicy :)!! I was so excited to taste these flavors together and I loved it!

    1. That’s a tough question! I would use 1/3 cup tomato sauce and 1/3 cup Frank’s but the taste will be different and I can’t guaranty I won’t be spicy at all. It should be pretty mild though. The other option is to add more butter to dilute the strength of the hot sauce but you’d be upping the fat and calories content, if that matters to you.

  8. Just tried this recipie and it was amazing! My fiancé said its his favourite thing I’ve cooked to date and I’d probably agree! Yum!

  9. Hello from Buffalo, NY! I just pinned your recipe and it sounds so yummy I can’t wait to try it! You’re so right we only use Frank’s to make our chicken wings😉 When I make these next week I’m going to try the sauce with just the Frank’s and the butter..that’s how we make our sauce for the wings..can’t wait to try them!

  10. I just made this recipe for lunch…. It was AMAZING! So flavorful and filling.. I will definetly be having this again very soon!! Thanks for this amazing healthy recipe!!

  11. I currently have this in a crock pot and am so excited for dinner! I also threw some cream cheese in…not so “skinny” I know. 😊I’m going to cut and roast the sweet potatoes instead of stuffing them. For those weary of Worcestershire sauce you can use coconut Aminos in place.

    1. Sorry to hear that Megan! I personally LOVE the combo (and I know a lot of people do) but we all have different tastes 🙂 I hope you still enjoyed them separately!

  12. what program did you use for nutritional info on this recipe? I plugged it in to myfitness pal as written (minus the blue cheese) and it comes to 419 calories (without dressing)

    I am finding a LOT of recipes that have nutritional info posted on them online are not matching up with I plug them into a counter for myself. I am beginning to get frustrated..a few calories difference is fine but 100 plus can ruin someones day who is trying to stay on track.

    Sounds yummy though and even at my corrected calories count is worth a try.

    1. Hey Jessie! I totally understand your frustration, a few more calories or other macros can definitely make a big difference at the end of the day. For all the nutritional info on my website, I use the USDA food composition website. I found that what can make the biggest difference is the size/quantity of each ingredient you plug in. For this recipe, maybe you plugged bigger sweet potatoes than what I used? The blue cheese dressing could make a big difference too. I used my own recipe and it’s lightened up. Using a store-bought one would completely change the nutritional facts. As a rule of thumb, I’d recommend using the nutrition facts you see on recipes as an general estimation only, not precise medical information. If you need to count your calories and your macro, you’re better off counting yourself and plugging in the actual brands and quantity you’re using, just to be on the safe side. I hope this helps, and ENJOY if you’re trying this recipe! 🙂

      1. I agree. I’ve imported the recipe into MyFitnessPal, and even used only 1.25 lbs of chicken (you call for over 2 lbs), only five 5″ long sw. potatoes… and the recipe comes in at 550 calories per serving. Other than that- this REALLY is a FAVE lunch staple of mine.

        1. I had to scale mine back too. I eliminated the Blue Cheese Dressing and lowered the butter to 1.5 T instead of 4. Cal/336/F4/Carb 46/P30. Everything else is the same.

  13. Thank you for this recipe!! These are PHENOMENAL!! 🔥🔥 The sweetness of the sweet potato mixed with the buffalo sauce in the chicken is just to-die-for! This will be the third time we’ve made them. Thank you so much for the awesome recipe. I agree with the Frank’s red hot sauce. It makes the best buffalo sauce. I typically halve the sweet potatos and then stuff one half with the chicken mixture. This is such a great food prep meal. I’ll take it for the next couple days for work

    1. Aww thank you Kelly!! It always makes me super happy to know I’m not the only one obsessing over these Buffalo sweet pots! haha

  14. Thank you so much for this! My husband and I make this at least once every other week! Its literally our favorite dinner right now!!! :))

  15. We made these tonight, I’ve made buffalo everything and these were so ridiculously good. I made Bbq chicken for the kids and it was the perfect recipe to make mom and kids happy. We will be making these many times again. Yummy

  16. Awesome recipe and looks really great for guests! Been asked to share the recipe lots of times now. Thank you!!

  17. Hi, I am planning to make the chicken for me and kids. My husband however is vegetarian, do you think mushroom can be substituted (will not be cooked in water, but roasted in oven), or do you have another suggestion for chicken substitute?

    1. Hi Wan, I think thick mushrooms would be a great substitute! Make sure they’re still firm and not too tender, I think it would taste better.

  18. Hi! This looks wonderful! I look forward to trying it soon. I’m trying to pin it and I keep getting an error of ‘Sorry! This site doesn’t allow you to save Pins.’ no matter which method I use (including your share this post link). Is there a way to get around this or do you truly not want us to pin stuff (though it looks like there is a nice photo layout created specifically for a pin already?). Thanks in advance and thanks again for your recipe!

    1. hmmm this is really weird! I definitely let people pin my recipes, I actually encourage them to do so! I’m sorry you couldn’t pin this recipe – I will investigate to try and find what happened! Thanks for letting me know Paula 🙂

  19. Can I freeze these in freezer safe container and microwave when ready to eat? I’d love to incorporate this meal in my meal prep. I’m thinking I can just add the dressing and parsley after microwaving..

    1. Hi Amber! Yes, I think it should work fine. I would thaw them in the fridge the night before though, not directly in the microwave. And yes, definitely add the dressing and herbs after! I hope you’ll love this recipe and let me know to confirm they freeze well:)

  20. I’m from Buffalo and was looking for new recipes. This one is going in the book! It’s super easy, super YUMMY, husband (also from Buffalo approved and healthy. I couldn’t even finish one serving! Thank you

  21. In the process of making them as we speak!! The chicken and Buffalo sauce is absolutelty delicious! I’m gonna save the sauce recipe and use it for chicken salads even! I did want to mention however I cooked the sweet potatoes as mentioned and they aren’t nearly done!

    1. Thank you Sarah! Yeah sorry about the sweet potatoes, you’re not the first one to mention that, I think my oven of the time was really strong and the temperatures not completely accurate.

  22. These are a staple in our fam. Sooooo good! Pretty healthy dinner and my fam loves them! I make the blue cheese dressing too. I’m trying it with creme fresh this time, instead of Greek yogurt.

  23. I’m going to try this tonight but will eliminate the butter. After I put all the ingredients on MFP it was still 336 calories with 1.5 T of unsalted Butter. I am counting macro’s so I have to be pretty precise! But, I can’t wait to try it!!

      1. I tried it last night! I only used 1.5 T of butter. It was great!! It wasn’t too spicy for me! It was yummy!! I will have it again tonight!

    1. A lot of people told me the same thing – I think my oven of the time was very hot and probably not accurate with the temperature. What you could do to speed up the process is to pre-cook the sweet pots in the microwave if you have one (I’d say about 7-10 minutes on high) and finish them in the oven to get that “roasted in the oven” flavour. You could also cook them completely in the microwave, but it’s not as good as baked in the oven in my opinion.

  24. Awesome recipe. Easy and flavorful. Actually made chicken in a pressure cooker and shredded. Very moist.Frozen to shredded in 50 minutes.

  25. Hi Marie, I’m in Brisbane so if you can’t get Franks’ Hot Sauce here in Oz, can you substitute for Sriracha or would this be a completely different taste?

    1. Hey Gail! I actually found some Franks at Coles when I came back to Australia a months after I wrote this! Yoohoo 🙂 They only sold it in small bottles though, so you’d have to buy two. Sriracha wouldn’t really work here.

    2. Hey Gail! I actually found some Franks at Coles when I came back in Australia a months after I wrote this! Yoohoo 🙂 They only sold it in small bottles though, so you’d have to buy two. Sriracha wouldn’t really work here.

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