Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato Boats
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Carrie in Chicken, Dinner, Lunch, Vegetable

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato Boats1

Let's talk about easy weeknight dinners. I don't know about you, but I need more of them in my life and these BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato Boats are officialy in the rotation. What's your favorite easy weeknight dinner?

I kind of cheated, I used my Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken to top a sweet potato that I cooked in the microwave...does it get any easier than that? I'm just trying to give you some proof on how versatile that slow cooker chicken is, as I pair it with my love for sweet potatoes.

You could also always buy a rotiserie chicken and toss it with some barbecue sauce, if you didn't want to go the slow cooker route.

1.5 pounds boneless chicken thighs (you can use breasts if you don't like dark meat)
1 onion, sliced
1-3/4 cups BBQ Sauce
3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon hot sauce 
4 sweet potatoes
1 avocado, pitted and chopped
sour cream


Place all ingredients in the slow cooker and stir together. Cook on low for about 6 hours.

Shred chicken, as I've mentioned before a potato masher works great for this. Taste chicken and add salt or pepper if desired. Also stir in more hot sauce if you want to turn up the spice.  

Scrub sweet potatoes and poke holes in skin with fork, about 4 or 5 times. Cooking 2 at a time, place in microwave, cook for 6 minutes, flip over, cook for 6 more minutes. Let rest for a few minutes prior to serving (or while other batch cooks).
Cut open sweet potato, top with chicken and garnish with avocado and sour cream.
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