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Chicken and Cranberry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Chicken and Cranberry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Stuffed sweet potatoes are a family dinner classic: they’re easy to make, they’re simple to serve, and you can put just about anything in the stuffing. The cranberries here add a nice flavor contrast while the spinach is a great way to sneak some more vegetables into your meal.

This recipe calls for pre-baked sweet potatoes; you could do this any way that works for you:

  • Put the potatoes in the oven 45 minutes to 1 hour (depending on the size of your potatoes) before you plan to start cooking the chicken; by the time you’re ready to stuff them, they should be done.
  • Poke each potato with a fork and bake them in the microwave while you cook the other ingredients
  • Seize your opportunity to use up some leftover sweet potatoes that you have from another day.

If your potatoes aren’t already warm, don’t worry; the recipe includes directions for warming them up in the oven.

Even with the spinach in the stuffing, you’ll still want another vegetable side to make this a real Paleo meal. A quick pan of fried onions would be easy to make, or just toss up a big leafy salad and you’ll be ready to eat in no time.

Chicken and Cranberry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 20 min.Cooking time COOK: 25 min.


Protein: 31g / %

Carbs: 27g / %

Fat: 10g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 4 sweet potatoes, previously baked
  • 2 chicken breasts, diced
  • 4 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • ¾ cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Cooking fat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Stuffed sweet potato preparation


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. Melt some cooking fat in skillet placed over a medium-high heat.
  3. Cook the diced chicken until just cooked through.
  4. Add the cranberries to the chicken and cook until soft.
  5. Add the spinach and nutmeg. Sauté until the spinach has wilted and remove the pan from the heat.
  6. Place the 4 sweet potatoes on a baking sheet. Slice them open and divide the filling equally among them.
  7. Season each sweet potato to taste and bake just until everything is warm (about 15 minutes).
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