Monday, January 20, 2014

Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins

With the Super Bowl coming up, it's time to dig out all of my trusty Super Bowl worthy recipes... Mr.Hooah requested that I make the Homemade Salsa he likes so much & what football party would be complete without "Man Foods" like potato skins?! These Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins do not disappoint! This recipe is a little healthier than your regular potato skins & to my surprise, the men do not complain, these are definitely a crowd pleaser! Sweet potatoes are so savory too, so this is something I like to make for dinner once in a blue moon just to change things up. Just throw the potatoes in the oven for an hour & forget about them, from there its all 'stuffin', spice, & everything nice!
Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins
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(You'll want to double this if you have a crowd!)
3 medium sweet potatoes
1 can chicken, shredded
1/4 c. EVOO
2 TBSP lime juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 whole chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped.. reserve 3TBSP of the sauce
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. chili powder
salt & pepper to taste
2 c. spinach
Mexican-Style shredded cheese for topping
Cilantro for garnish
[HELPFUL TIP: I use a plain ice-cream scooper to scoop out the potato flesh, then when it comes to stuffing the skins, use it again to get the perfect servings of stuffing!]
  • Preheat oven to 350'...wash potatoes, prick with fork all over then place onto a foil lined baking sheet & bake 50-60 minutes. Place potatoes on a cooling rack for 5-10 minutes to cool then cut them in half.
  • In medium bowl, combine EVOO, garlic, lime, peppers, cumin, oregano, chili powder, salt & pepper. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan or skillet, wilt spinach over medium heat. Remove from heat, toss chicken & reserved adobo sauce in.
  • Turn oven up to 400' & scrape the sweet potato out of peel, leaving a medium layer of flesh inside peel. Place the potato back on the baking sheet & brush them with the EVOO mixture you set aside. Bake 5-10 minutes. While those bake, take the remaining EVOO mixture & mix it in with the chicken & spinach mixture.
  • Remove skins from oven, stuff with chicken mixture & top with cheese; Bake 10 minutes or until cheese melts. 
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MMM! How good do these look?!
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Look at all this chipotle goodness!


  1. These sound and look so good! I will have to try it! Thanks for sharing! I am doing a giveaway and would love for you to come by and check it out!
    XO, Jennie

  2. Thank you! I'll definitely check it out!