Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Homemade Ranch


My new life goal has been to incorporate as many recipes that include buffalo sauce into my week as possible. While this may seem uncessary, if you've had a good buffalo sauce I think you can agree that it's so versatile and adds so much to any meal. While I usually incorporate it into a recipe for chicken wings, or nachos, or a dip, I've recently realized that it can be incorporated into so much more!

Loaded potaotes are the best!

Okay so hear me out, if you're looking for an ultra satisfying meal that incorporates all the best aspects (cheese, buffalo sauce (obviously), some starch, and all the toppings), a loaded potato is what you're going for. Since we of course are so obsessed with creating what we like to call fun-food, it's no surprise that we love these buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes that are super satisfying, fun, and full of nutritious deliciousness in every bite.

homemade ranch dressing

Will these take a long time?

If you jumped to the recipe card and saw 1 hour and 25 minutes, I hear you, that sounds like a long time. But fear not! These stuffed sweet potatoes can certainly be a meal on their own, and most of the cooking time is just cooking the sweet potatoes. These are really easy, really delicious, and 100% worth every oven minute!

The beginning of this recipe is as easy as poking some holes in the sweet potatoes, placing them on a baking sheet, and popping them into the oven! In my opinion, recipes that start with a relatively long cook time in the oven can actually be the best, because you're free to prepare everything else or do whatever else you want in the meantime!

sweet potatoes with shredded buffalo chicken

Where to start?

Once the sweet potatoes are in the oven, it's as easy as mixing together the buffalo chicken filling. In my opinion, the sweet potato and buffalo sauce combo is one that I'll definitely be coming back to. The flavor of the sweet potato pairs perfectly with the heat from the buffalo, and each bite ends up perfectly balanced! You'll just need to grab-

  1. shredded chicken
  2. buffalo sauce
  3. cheddar
  4. salt and pepper

For the chicken, you can either use shredded chicken from a rotisserie chicken, other leftover chicken you might have, or quickly cook up and shred some chicken breast. In this filling, the cheddar here is so essential, and makes each bite extra delicious!

buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes

What's next once the sweet potatoes are softened?

Once the sweet potatoes are quite soft (you can test one out by sticking a fork deeper into it to make sure it feels very soft), take them out of the oven, and carefully cut a slit down the middle of each. Use two forks or spoons to carefully split the (very hot!) sweet potatoes partially open.

Then it's as easy as dividing the buffalo chicken mixture between the four sweet potatoes. You'll want to stuff it partially into each cut potato, but also leave it slightly heaped up on the top. Pop these back into the oven for just 10 more minutes to allow that cheddar to get nice and melty.

loaded stuffed sweet potatoes with buffalo chicken

What about that homemade ranch?

While the stuffed sweet potatoes are back in the oven, it's time to make what might be my favorite part of this recipe- the homemade ranch! Our mom convinced us at one point how delicious and worth it homemade dressing is, like this fresh and easy homemade ranch. The ranch ingredients include-

  • sour cream
  • mayo
  • buttermilk - key for homemade dressings!
  • apple cider vinegar
  • Worcestershire - always one of my favorite additions
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • dried dill - makes this ranch!
  • salt and pepper

You'll start by whisking together the first 3 ingredients to make the ranch base, then mixing in the remaining ingredients. I recommend taste-testing this first to see if it needs any additional salt. This homemade dressing is so fresh, healthy, and a must in our book!

buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes with ranch, avocado, and jalapenos

What toppings are best on these stuffed sweet potatoes?

Along with the homemade ranch, the toppings for this sweet potato are essential, and really make each bite taste like the best flavor combo- similar to nachos! The best toppings include-

  1. the homemade ranch, of course!
  2. scallions
  3. parsley
  4. diced avocado
  5. chopped red onion
  6. sliced jalapenos

Top first with a drizzle of ranch, then add some or all of these toppings, depending on whichever you love! My favorite thing is to add a little of each of them to ensure none of them are overpowering, but that there's the perfect balance of flavor, brightness, and heat.

buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes with homemade ranch

Serve these buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes at your next gameday watch party, for a satisfying and fun dinner, or whenever you're craving a nourishing yet delicious meal.

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Homemade Ranch

Satisfying and nutritious, these baked buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes are topped with homemade ranch and all the best fresh toppings.



Servings: 4

Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato

  • 4 medium-large sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups chicken, shredded
  • 2/3 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 cup cheddar, shredded
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • homemade ranch, recipe below
  • scallions, chopped
  • parsley
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • red onion, finely chopped
  • jalapeño, sliced

Homemade Ranch

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper


Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Using a fork, poke holes in each sweet potato. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 50-60 minutes until almost completely softened.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, cheddar, and a pinch each of salt and pepper.
  4. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and carefully cut a slit in each down the center, pulling the sides apart slightly. Divide the buffalo chicken between each. Return to oven to bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, make homemade ranch below. Remove sweet potatoes from oven, top with ranch, scallions, parsley, avocado, red onion, and jalapeno to tase.

Homemade Ranch

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together sour cream, mayo, and buttermilk. Stir in remaining ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes

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