Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Bake

Buffalo chicken. Is there anything better? I’d submit to you that there is not. However, it is generally not a nutritional practice to eat buffalo chicken wings and dip on a regular basis. That is, until I discovered this casserole that’s equal parts nutritional and flavorful. This is our family’s go-to recipe for any event or occasion, and great for feeding a crowd or freezing for later.

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Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Bake
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil or ghee, and add the bell pepper and onion. Season with salt and pepper, and saute until soft, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. In a bowl, mix hot sauce of your choice (6 tablespoons get you a "mild" heat, 4 tablespoons is good for kids, 8 tablespoons is for your heat lovers!), with 1 tbsp of olive oil or ghee, 1 tbsp of paprika, 1 tsp of garlic powder and salt and pepper. Stir in the raw chicken to coat, then add the sweet potatoes. Then stir in the seasoned bell pepper and onion. Mix together in a baking dish, and bake, covered at 350 for 40 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  4. At 40 minutes, remove and add the crumbled bacon and stir in the greens. Cook for another 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the sweet potatoes are fork tender. Remove from the oven and top with the green onions and another swirl of hot sauce.
  5. Serve with assorted toppings. Pairs nicely with a cold beer!
Recipe Notes

Make it vegetarian: Use firm tofu or tempeh! Pat your tofu dry, then dice. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a skillet. Season your tofu with salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder. When the oil is hot, sear the tofu until browned on each side. Stir into the baked sweet potatoes, vegetable and sauce mixture with 10 minutes left.

Weeknight hack: Use rotisserie chicken to reduce your cooking time!

Lauren Daley

Lauren Daley

Lauren hails from Pittsburgh but now calls Rochester home. As one of the few people on the planet from the Steel City who doesn't follow professional sports, she enjoys flannel, bonfires and craft beer and firmly believes peanut butter cups should be added as a food group. Lauren currently works as an analyst with the Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Customer Experience team.
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Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Bake

Lauren Daley

Lauren Daley

Lauren hails from Pittsburgh but now calls Rochester home. As one of the few people on the planet from the Steel City who doesn't follow professional sports, she enjoys flannel, bonfires and craft beer and firmly believes peanut butter cups should be added as a food group. Lauren currently works as an analyst with the Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Customer Experience team.
Lauren Daley

Latest posts by Lauren Daley (see all)

Print Recipe
Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Bake
Servings
Ingredients
You'll need:
Additional toppings:
Servings
Ingredients
You'll need:
Additional toppings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil or ghee, and add the bell pepper and onion. Season with salt and pepper, and saute until soft, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. In a bowl, mix hot sauce of your choice (6 tablespoons get you a "mild" heat, 4 tablespoons is good for kids, 8 tablespoons is for your heat lovers!), with 1 tbsp of olive oil or ghee, 1 tbsp of paprika, 1 tsp of garlic powder and salt and pepper. Stir in the raw chicken to coat, then add the sweet potatoes. Then stir in the seasoned bell pepper and onion. Mix together in a baking dish, and bake, covered at 350 for 40 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  4. At 40 minutes, remove and add the crumbled bacon and stir in the greens. Cook for another 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the sweet potatoes are fork tender. Remove from the oven and top with the green onions and another swirl of hot sauce.
  5. Serve with assorted toppings. Pairs nicely with a cold beer!
Recipe Notes

Make it vegetarian: Use firm tofu or tempeh! Pat your tofu dry, then dice. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a skillet. Season your tofu with salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder. When the oil is hot, sear the tofu until browned on each side. Stir into the baked sweet potatoes, vegetable and sauce mixture with 10 minutes left.

Weeknight hack: Use rotisserie chicken to reduce your cooking time!

Leave a Reply

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