Around this house we are all about getting dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes. These BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Ranch are just the ticket. The dream for this meal all started when I looked at our grocery budget and took a trip to Costco. I started dreaming about ways we could cut expenses with groceries and I thought, “If I could buy one chicken and get three meals out of it, that would really save a lot of money.” And so that’s how this all started.
Now, you should know, Fred and I had a sweet potato, but the boys all ate regular potatoes. The beauty of this recipe, and really most of my recipes, is that it is versatile. Don’t like BBQ sauce? Don’t use it. Don’t like Ranch? Don’t use it. Don’t like bacon? Okay, we’ve gone too far. Who doesn’t like bacon?!?
Give yourself plenty of time to stick potatoes in the oven (or the slow cooker…did you know you can bake potatoes in the slow cooker?), but after that you’re just going to be throwing stuff together. Start with a whole chicken. You can buy these at your local grocery store or feel free to cook your own. (Side note, some grocery stores will reduce rotisserie chickens at the end of the night if they don’t sell. I would go to the grocery store late at night to buy these chickens, but I’m asleep long before the store closes. It might be worth checking though at your store to see if this is the case.)
Remove half the meat from the chicken. This is really easy to do. It will practically fall off the bone. Then give it a rough chop.
Now, just mix your chicken with as much or as little BBQ sauce as you’d like and then start assembling.
- Crack open your potato.
- Place the BBQ Chicken on the potato.
- Sprinkle with bacon.
- Drizzle with Ranch dressing.
- Top with shredded cheese if you like.
Viola. Dinner is served!
- 1/2 the chicken from a Rotisserie Chicken, removed and chopped
- BBQ sauce
- Crumbled Bacon
- Ranch Dressing
- Shredded Cheddar
- 4-5 Baked (Sweet or Regular) Potatoes
- Bake your potatoes.
- Combine your chopped chicken with BBQ sauce.
- Place on top of potato.
- Then top with bacon, ranch, and cheddar.
The next time you are in the mood for a simple, budget friendly dinner, grab a Rotisserie Chicken and serve this up!
This post, and others like it, can be found at Meal Plan Monday.