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3-ingredient BBQ chicken loaded sweet potatoes

Swap a plain jacket potato for these loaded BBQ chicken sweet potatoes, made with just 3 ingredients. Shredded chicken thighs and tangy BBQ sauce are loaded into roasted sweet potatoes for an easy, budget-friendly family dinner. Plus, you can make enough for 6 and freeze for another time. There’s a handy ingredients list at the bottom of the page for everything you need.

  1. Bake

    Rub 6 large sweet potatoes with 1 tbsp olive oil and bake for 35-45 mins in a preheated oven at gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C until tender.

  2. Roast

    Arrange 600g boneless chicken thighs in a baking dish, drizzle with 1 tsp oil and bake for 20 mins or until cooked through. Shred the meat and stir in 160g BBQ sauce.

  3. Fill

    Halve the baked potatoes, scoop out the flesh and mix with the chicken. Arrange the skins in a baking dish and pile the mixture back in.

  4. Serve

    Drizzle each potato with 1 tsp BBQ sauce and bake for 5 mins, until piping hot. Serve immediately.

    Serves 6


    Each serving contains

    • Energy

    • Fat

      13g 19%
    • Saturates

      3g 17%
    • Sugars

      33g 36%
    • Salt

      1.2g 20%

    of the reference intake
    Carbohydrate 97g Protein 23.7g Fibre 13.3g

  5. Freezing and defrosting guidelines

    Make a batch of these loaded potatoes ahead of time, freeze and reheat as needed. To freeze, place the potatoes on a baking tray, wrap in foil and freeze for up to 2 months. Bake from frozen (still covered) in a medium oven for 40 mins or until piping hot. In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 2-3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

  6. Ingredients

    You need just three ingredients to make these BBQ chicken loaded sweet potatoes. Take a screenshot of the ingredients before heading to the shops.

    6 large sweet potatoes
    600g boneless chicken thighs
    160g BBQ sauce