Savory Pesto-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Chicken

Pesto-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Chicken

Elevate your dinner game with our savory Pesto-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Chicken. Tender chicken breast and vibrant pesto unite inside perfectly baked sweet potatoes, creating a flavor explosion that’s both satisfying and healthy.

Whether you’re a food enthusiast or just looking for a delightful Pesto-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Chicken weeknight meal, this recipe will tantalize your taste buds with every bite.

Ingredients (Metric & Imperial):

  • 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes (about 800g / 1.75 lbs)
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 400g / 0.88 lbs)
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) pesto sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 cup (240ml) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish

Recipe Instructions:

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4

Nutritional Information (per serving) for Pesto-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Chicken:

  • Calories: Approximately 450 kcal
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Fat: 24g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 8g


  • High in protein, making it a satisfying meal.
  • Packed with vitamins and fiber from sweet potatoes.
  • Quick and easy to prepare for busy weeknights.
  • Deliciously satisfying and visually appealing.
  • Adaptable – customize with your favorite toppings.


  • Contains cheese (can be omitted for a dairy-free version).
  • Longer cooking time due to baking sweet potatoes.

Benefits of Ingredients:

  • Sweet Potatoes: Rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, sweet potatoes support gut health and boost immunity.
  • Chicken: A lean protein source that aids in muscle growth and repair.
  • Pesto: Provides healthy fats, antioxidants, and flavor with basil and pine nuts.
  • Olive Oil: Loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: Packed with antioxidants and vitamins.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: Offers calcium and protein.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions about Pesto-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Chicken:

1. Can I make this recipe vegetarian?

2. Can I prepare the sweet potatoes in advance?

  • Yes, you can bake the sweet potatoes ahead of time and store them in the fridge until you’re ready to stuff and bake them.

3. Is the pesto sauce store-bought or homemade?

  • You can use either store-bought pesto for convenience or make your own for a more personalized touch.


Savor the symphony of flavors in our Pesto-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Chicken recipe. This dish offers a perfect balance of protein, vitamins, and taste, making it an ideal choice for a wholesome dinner.

Customize your toppings, gather your ingredients, and treat yourself to a delightful culinary adventure tonight!

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