Loaded Sweet Potato Skin

Loaded Sweet Potato BannerQuick. Simple. Easy.

Those are 3 traits I look for in my lunch items and this recipe for Loaded Sweet Potato fits all three….plus it’s 21 Day Fix friendly!

I had picked up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, as part of my meal prep on Sunday. I shredded it up and tossed the dark and white meat into a container to use for lunches during the week. I know, chicken breast is considered the almighty of healthy meats, but I’m a fan of dark meat. It’s moist and has more flavor to me, so I mix it all together to get the best of both worlds.

While searching for new recipes to try, I found this one for Sweet Potato Skins with Chicken and Spinach, which I really wanted to try. I ended up using it as inspiration because a) I didn’t feel like making the whole recipe and b) I like to be a culinary rebel at times.

(Truth is, I was just lazy and didn’t want to look up the recipe so I tried to remember it as best I could and winged it.)

This lunch came together in under 10 minutes and we ridiculously yummy!

Loaded Sweet Potato
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium sweet potato (cut in half)
  2. 3/4 cup of shredded, cooked chicken (1 red container)
  3. 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  4. chili powder, to taste
  5. cumin powder, to taste
  6. garlic powder, to taste
  7. pepper, to taste
  8. avocado, guacamole or greek yogurt, for topping.
Instructions
  1. Microwave your potato until cooked, cut in half and scoop out a small amount of the inside, save for another meal.
  2. While the potato is cooking, place your chicken in a pan over medium-high heat. Add a little water or chicken stock to keep it moist while reheating. Sprinkle with spices to suite your tastes.
  3. Add baby spinach to the pan with the chicken and cook until wilted.
  4. Top potato with chicken & spinach mixture. Top with a dollop or guacamole, slice avocado or a dollop of greek yogurt.
Notes
  1. You could ever use a sprinkle of shredded cheese if you'd like on this, depending on what containers you have for the day.
  2. This recipe (minus topping) equals 1 Yellow, 1 Red and 1 Green container on the 21 Day Fix Program.
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 The key to simplicity with this recipe is having the cooked chicken on hand. Rotisserie chickens are a really great meal prep item to have on hand, or you could roast one up yourself when they go on sale at the grocery store. They can be used in chicken salad, quesadillas, quick and easy taco’s, wraps and on pizza.

They’re a blank slate and are just begging for a little creativity and seasoning!

Do you use rotisserie chickens or pre-cook chicken to have on hand for quick and simple meals? If so, what is your favorite way to prepare them?

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