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Italian Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
February 4, 2015 | Home >Healthy Kids >Italian Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Italian Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Italian Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potato. A complete meal, packed inside a kids very own sweet potato!

Sweet potatoes are such an amazing veggie because when you cook them, they literally spill out a super sweet natural sugar.  But the best part about sweet potatoes is how much nutrition they pack.   They are high in beta-carotene, Vitamin C, manganese, and fiber.   Sweet potatoes are delicious on their own, but these Italian Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes make a complete and delicious savory meal.

Italian Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe. A complete meal, packed inside a kids very own sweet potato!

This recipe is a complete meal, but is incredibly simple to make.  Bake your sweet potatoes in the oven until soft.   Scoop out the inside and set aside.  Drizzle the skins with olive oil, and put back in the oven for 10 minutes to crisp up the skins.  Meanwhile,  in another bowl, shred chicken breast, chop spinach, and add the remaining ingredients.  Combine with sweet potato.  Scoop the mixture into the potato skins.  Top with shredded mozzarella, or your favorite cheese and bake again until cheese is melted and bubbly.

The secret to crispy is to drizzle the skins with olive oil, and put back in the oven for 10 minutes to crisp up the skins.Italian Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe. A complete meal, packed inside a kids very own sweet potato!

These stuffed sweet potatoes are a warm comforting meal that can be served both in Winter and Summer. Nuzzle up around the dinner table and enjoy this meal. Delicious served with a yummy fruit salad or just sliced fruit on the side.

 

Italian Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe. A complete meal, packed inside a kids very own sweet potato!

Italian flavors are usually a winner for kids making this meal something your kids will not only try, but love. Easy to make and easy to eat makes this an easy to implement family dinner! It’s so fun to see your kids start to enjoy what they’re eating, and knowing it is good for them! Surely, this will become a fast family favorite and added to your frequently repeated recipes!

Italian Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe. A complete meal, packed inside a kids very own sweet potato!
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Italian Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Italian Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 medium – sweet potato
  • 2 breast – chicken breast
  • 2 cup – spinach
  • 2 teaspoon – garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoon – Italian Seasoning
  • 3/4 cup – mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wash potatoes well and bake for 45 minutes - 1 hour or until soft and a fork can prick through the middle.
  3. Cut in half and scrape the inside out and set aside.
  4. Drizzle skins with olive oil and bake for 10 more minutes or until skins are crispy.
  5. In the meantime, shred cooked chicken breast, chop spinach, and add remaining ingredients.  Mix.
  6. Mix chicken mixture together with sweet potatoes.
  7. When  the skins are done baking, fill each skin with the chicken/sweet potato mixture.
  8. Top with shredded mozzarella and bake until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 223 11%
  • Fat: 7 g 11%
  • Carb: 20 g 7%
  • Fiber: 3 g 12%
  • Protein: 19 g 38%
  • Sugar: 4 g
written by
Natalie Monson

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Comments(12)
alicia says:

Can these be frozen? And how would you reheat them? I’m am trying to stock my freezer with healthy meals before baby # 3 gets here.

Natalie Monson says:

I haven’t tried freezing them. Honestly – they might be mushy or watery after thawing and reheating.

Alli says:

SO good. Pinned!

Donna says:

How is the chicken being prepared? It’s not specific in the recipe. Also do you have the nutrition information available for this?

Natalie Monson says:

You begin with your chicken cooked. You can cook it however you like – boil, bake, etc. You will shred the chicken breast once it is cooked. The only recipes we have analyzed are the recipes in our member database here: http://www.superhealthykids.com/meal-plan-memberships/ For our blog post recipes, you can use a tool like http://nutritiondata.self.com

Michelle says:

I may have just missed it somewhere, but how many servings does this recipe make? Looks delicious!!!

Natalie Monson says:

Sorry about that. It serves 6.

Amanda says:

Can I use frozen spinach in some way?

Natalie Monson says:

Yes – if you strain the water out of it, then it would be fine to use!

Tina says:

How much whole milk and when is it added?

Natalie Monson says:

Its actually not whole milk – it is mozzarella cheese – just not the skim milk variety. Really you can use either 🙂

Jessica says:

I don’t understand how this is healthy IF veg pizza isn’t healthy!!

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