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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potatoes

These crockpot buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes are any buffalo-lover’s dream! If you’re not already a buffalo fan, you soon will be. This buffalo sauce has some kick, but has some sweet honey to balance it out. The sweet potatoes add their own sweetness as well! Combined with the savory flavors of the bacon and onions, plus the creamy ranch dressing, this recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

If you’re not a huge fan of sweet potatoes, russet potatoes work great in this recipe. Just follow the same instructions, subbing the sweet potatoes for russet. If you’re also not a huge fan of buffalo chicken, you can try switching it out for my crockpot barbecue chicken, it would also taste great with potatoes and toppings!

How to Make Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potatoes

This recipe is about as simple as it gets. If you already have cooked bacon, there are only two main parts to this recipe, and they take about 10 minutes to put together:

  1. Buffalo Chicken: Add the hot sauce, melted butter, garlic, honey, and ranch dressing seasoning to the crockpot and whisk together. Add the chicken breast to the crockpot and spoon the buffalo sauce over the top. Cover with the lid and cook on low for 4-5 hours. When done cooking, shred the meat with a fork and mix it back in with the sauce.
  2. Sweet Potatoes: Preheat the oven to 425° F. Scrub the sweet potatoes clean with some water to remove any dirt. Poke holes into the top and bottom of each sweet potatoes to allow any excess steam to escape while baking. Lightly coat each potato with olive oil, and sprinkle coarse sea salt over them. The olive oil will help the exterior remain crisp after baking, and the salt will add some flavor. Place the potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet and cook in the oven for about 45-55 minutes. You’ll know the potatoes are done when they are soft when pierced with a fork. You can also use russet potatoes if you aren’t a fan of sweet potatoes!

After these two steps, all you need to do is add your toppings! In this recipe, I include ranch dressing, bacon, and green onions, but feel free to add any others.

Try out these buffalo chicken sweet potatoes and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potatoes

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Recipe by Maddie Saxey
Servings

8

servings
Calories

521*

kcal
Prep Time

10

minutes
Cooking Time

4-5

hours

*Calorie estimation includes a large sweet potato and 1/8 of the buffalo chicken–but not the toppings.

Ingredients

  • 8 8 large sweet potatoes

  • olive oil

  • coarse sea salt

  • 2 lbs 2 chicken breast

  • 12 oz 12 hot sauce (Sweet Baby Ray’s)

  • 4 Tbsp 4 salted butter, melted

  • 2 tsp 2 minced garlic

  • 1 Tbsp 1 honey

  • 1 packet 1 ranch dressing seasoning (Hidden Valley)

  • Toppings
  • ranch dressing

  • bacon bits

  • sliced green onions

Directions

  • In a crockpot, whisk together the hot sauce, melted butter, garlic, honey, and ranch dressing seasoning.
  • Add the chicken breasts to the crockpot and spoon the sauce over the top. Cover with a lid and cook on low for 4-5 hours (check after 4 hours). It will be done when the meat easily falls apart.
  • Preheat the oven to 425° F. Cover a baking sheet with tinfoil.
  • After scrubbing the sweet potatoes clean with water, poke several holes on the top and bottom of each sweet potato. Rub the sweet potatoes with a small amount of olive oil, coating the entire surface. Then, sprinkle coarse sea salt over the top and bottom of each potato.
  • Place the potatoes on the covered baking sheet. Bake for about 45-55 minutes, or until soft when pierced with a fork.
  • Once the chicken is done cooking, remove it from the crockpot and shred it with two forks. Then place the shredded chicken back in the crockpot and mix it with the sauce.
  • When the sweet potatoes are done baking, slice them open and top with the shredded chicken, ranch dressing, bacon, and green onions. Enjoy!

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