Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potatoes

Crock pot meals are amazing…but they can get a bit mundane…HELLO sweet potatoes. In December I ran a FREE group themed Crock Pots & Squats with the intention of sharing a new 21 day fix approved crock pot meal each of the 7 days. When I saw this sweet potatoes meal on Well Plated, I knew it would be PERFECT!

It was a hit with entire group and with my family as well! We LOVE sweet potatoes in our house!

buffalo chicken, sweet potatoes, dinner, clean eating, not a diet

Ingredients

1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 3)
3/4 cup hot sauce, such as Frank’s (no sugar added)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne
4 sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon cornstarch, mixed with 1 tablespoon water to create a slurry
Chopped green onions, for serving

FOR THE BLUE CHEESE YOGURT DRESSING (OMIT TO MAKE DAIRY FREE):

1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese, plus additional for serving

Directions:

  1. Lightly coat a slow cooker with grass fed butter(I used a 6-quart but believe a smaller size would be fine too). Place the chicken in the bottom of the slow cooke
  2. Place the hot sauce, coconut oil, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne in a pan and melt the ingredients together in a small saucepan on the stove.
  3. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Cover the slow cooker, then cook for 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours on high or 4-5 hours on low, until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Remove the chicken from crockpot and shred.
  4. About 30 minutes before the chicken is done, bake the sweet potatoes: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Prick the sweet potatoes all over with a fork, then place them on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending upon the size of your sweet potato. Turn off the oven and leave the sweet potatoes inside to keep them warm.
  6. Once the chicken is shredded and while the sweet potatoes bake, mix the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water together to create a slurry.
  7. Add it to the cooking liquid in the slow cooker, then whisk to combine.
  8. Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 30 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken, stirring once half way through.
  9. Once thick, return the chicken to the slow cooker and toss to coat.

For the Blue cheese yogurt topping:

  1. 1.In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients—Greek yogurt, milk, white vinegar, black pepper, and blue cheese.
  2. Split open the sweet potatoes, then top with the crock pot Buffalo chicken, a drizzle of the blue cheese dressing, and green onions. Enjoy hot.

This was so easy to make and like I said DELICIOUS, even the baby ate it. Bonus, I got to enjoy it for lunch the next day!

If you use the 21 day fix meal plan then this meal would be 1.5-YELLOW 1-RED 1/4-BLUE these are estimates, not exact. 

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Do you want in on one of my FREE GROUPS? My next group starts February 6th and the theme is YOGA AND DESSERTS. Just click the link and fill out the information and I will be sure to get you added to the waiting list.

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