Buffalo Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Buffalo Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked, Gluten Free, Healthy, Shredded Chicken
Servings: 7 Servings
Author: Marie @ Not Enough Cinnamon

Ingredients

  • 7 medium sweet potatoes the ones with the orange flesh skin on
  • 3 cups shredded chicken or steamed cauliflower
  • 7 tbsp blue cheese or ranch dressing
  • cilantro or parsley optional (for serving)

Buffalo sauce

  • cup Frank's Red Hot Original Sauce
  • 1 ½ tbsp white vinegar
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp cold water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum 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.
  • In a large pot, 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 or cauliflower. Mix thoroughly to cover chicken with sauce.
  • 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 togetheand stuff them with buffalo chicken or cauliflower.
  • Drizzle one tablespoon of blue cheese or ranch dressing on each sweet potato. Top with fresh herbs if using. Serve immediately.

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