Thai Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

It’s quite annoying when days don’t start off how you want them to. The other night I couldn’t really sleep. Then I kept waking up all sweaty, even though the air conditioning was on. Maybe I was having a nightmare? I don’t really know. Either way, I didn’t want to wake up. But once I did, I started cleaning the house. No one really likes cleaning. If they do, they’re lying. But I did it, and pretty much instantly hit the table which had my candle warmer on it with a warm candle on top, which so luckily spilled all over the wall. Then instantly dried like wax does. I’ll blame it on the sleep deprivation. So I spent the next 30 minutes scraping it off the wall, warming up a wash cloth to wipe it off, then using my thumb nail scrape more of it, while most of it just fell onto the carpet. It wasn’t until I was halfway done that my genius man of boyfriend told me to use a hair dryer to heat up the wax and melt it off the wall. Which worked magically and took about 14 seconds to clean up.

Moral of the story: I wish I used more of my brain function in the mornings.

On a more exciting note, get this, I got my dishwasher door fixed yesterday. I KNOW, thrilling. But for real, it’s really great news. Before, the door would come crashing down and almost break anything in its way. Like your knee, or arm, or sometimes face. Quite dangerous. And I don’t really like to live on the wild, dangerous side with broken limbs. So it is now fixed and life is wonderful in my kitchen.

Yesterday I watched part of the movie ‘Selena’ and was sad to not get to watch the whole thing. Never once have I finished that movie. But that’s besides the point. Let’s talk about all of Selena’s (or Jennifer Lopez) crop tops with high waisted pants. It’s interesting how styles come back. High waisted skirts and shorts with crop tops are the new hit of the season this year. I’m not brave enough to sport it, because I don’t look like J-Lo, but I really want to. Not the high waisted shorts, because I think that’s a disgusting look, but definitely skirts. I’m going to try it out this summer…maybe.

Speaking of barely there clothing, the CrossFit Games 14.4 workout was announced! The girl who does the open demo workouts pretty much has the best butt ever. People who can sport white spandex (meaning underwear) while working out, or really just walking down the street, are extremely lucky people. She is one of them. Anywho, this workout looks super fun. I wish I was good enough to get to the muscle ups because I really want to know if I could get one nowadays when I’m all tired and such. But it looks super fun. It may be another post workout champagne shower kind of Friday night. I’ll let you know come Monday. Kloveyoubye!


Thai Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • Yield: 3 1x


  • 3 medium, round sweet potatoes or yams
  • 1/2 cup canned full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup smooth almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos or gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce (or sriracha)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • pinch of salt
  • couple tablespoons of oil, to grease the pan (coconut oil, etc.)
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • small handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • handful of chopped roasted cashews


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Poke a couple holes with a knife in each sweet potato. Wrap the potato in foil and place in oven and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, until potato is soft.
  3. When sweet potatoes have about 15 minutes left to cook, begin to make the rest. Place coconut milk, almond butter, coconut amines, garlic sauce, sesame oil, honey, red pepper flakes, garlic clove and salt in a blender and puree until well mixed.
  4. Place a small amount of oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add chopped chicken, red bell pepper and sprinkle with garlic powder and a bit of salt and pepper. Saute for about 5 minutes then add green onions and the sauce and mix well with the chicken.
  5. Cut all 3 sweet potatoes down the middle, fill with the chicken mixture, topped with cilantro and cashews.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


89 thoughts on “Thai Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes”

  1. These look phenomenal! I’m always looking for quick, yummy dinners and I’m loving the different stuffed sweet potato recipes I’ve been seeing. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Juli, if you ever need to get wax off of something, just use a hair dryer. It will melt the wax and then you can wipe it off with a paper towel. It takes a couple of minutes to melt but it totally works. I had a candle full of melted wax drip down my wall and on my couch and you can’t see it at all now.

  3. mmm…Champagne sounds lovely right about now! That CrossFit workout looks unbelievable – look at her arms and legs! She’s amazing! Anyway, thank you for sharing another stuffed sweet potato recipe. My husband and I love the last one, so this will be a wonderful addition to our recipe book. Have a great weekend and enjoy that Champagne shower!

  4. I was thinking the SAME THING about the Open workout demo girl as I watched the announcement last night…buns of freaking steel. And in white “shorts” no less. Props to her!!! Been pinning quite of few of your recipes this week. Can’t wait to try them!

  5. totally unrelated to your lovely recipe…how did you find someone to repair your dishwasher door? Having the EXACT same issue but thinking it will cost and arm and a leg and not sure it’s worth it! thanks, Juli, and btw, soooooo excited for your new book (with george) – woo hoo!

  6. Tried it tonight – super easy and really delicious! I microwaved the sweet potatoes to save some time and they worked like a charm. Hope 14.4 didn’t kill you. Did you get to muscle ups? I’m doing it tomorrow morning. Ugh.

  7. I think this is my new favorite. I didn’t have almond butter so I used tahini instead. We couldn’t stop eating. Leftovers in lettuce wraps tomorrow!

  8. Made this for dinner tonight for myself, my husband, and his friend and we all absolutely loved it!! One of my favs! Great job!!

  9. I loooove that movie. Did you catch the part when her Dad called her bustier a “boosty-caca?” Bahahaha! That’s what I call them to this day.

  10. We just finished eating these and I HAVE to tell you how much we loved them! I fixed this because my husband loves sweet potatoes (and I had all the ingredients on hand) I can hardly stand sweet potatoes. I went ahead and made the recipe as is, thinking I would just eat the chicken and sauce, but all it took was one bite of the chicken & sauce over the sweet potatoes and I was hooked! Matter-of-fact the sweet potatoes enhanced the flavor of the the delicious chicken and thai sauce. Remember I can hardly eat sweet potatoes and now I will look forward to eating them when I fix this recipe. Thank you so much!! It’s true love!

  11. This looks great! Any ideas how to make it nut free? My son can’t have them….. Would sunbutter work? Other ideas?

  12. Made these last night- amazing! I used Japanese sweet potatoes, added sautéed kale and omitted the sesame oil. My husband is a huge fan, too. Thanks!

  13. Sounds amazing. My husband and I are obsessed with your Loaded Turkey Stuffed Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes, so natrually I think we would love this. Do you think using ground turkey instead of chicken would work? Similar to the loaded turkey sweet potatoes?


  14. This sounds really good and I can’t wait to try it. Just happen to have some left over chicken, too!I am a bit new to sweet potatoes/yams, and was wondering – how long do you guys cook yours? I always seem to over cook, and they are very mushy. I like the consistency to be a little firmer. I usually do 350 degrees and roast for an hour. Is that too long? To hot of an oven? Suggestions will be so very much appreciated! Thanks

  15. This was so good. My husband and I loved it! I used a rotisserie chicken also. Making this wasn’t hard at all. SO TASTY.

  16. These are DELICIOUS and so easy to make. I was not very efficient this first time, doing one thing at a time, but I did microwave the potatoes and then stick them in the toaster oven for a short period of time and I doubled the recipe as the potatoes and (amazing plate-licking restaurant quality) sauce can be frozen. I LOVE it. Made jasmine rice this time, but next time will make cauli-rice to stay grain-free. Thanks so much for this!!

  17. To DIE for! This is the first time since going paleo two years ago that I’ve had the replicated flavors of the Pad Thai I used to order all the time! I used my spiralizer and made my sweet potatoes into noodles instead of baking. (One sweet potato was enough). I highly recommend doing that because I was able to mix everything together and enjoy the beautiful sauce in every bite. I also used tahini because I didn’t have almond butter, and it was just wonderful.

  18. Fabulous! Rich, restaurant flavor. Don’t tell– I’ve been using your recipes for about a week on my hubby and he has no clue he’s eating all paleo. He loves every dish! Easy to make, easy clean up too, which makes this busy mama happy!

  19. I made your Thai Chicken Sweet Potatoes for dinner tonight and it was absolutely delicious. My husband who doesn’t really like baked sweet potatoes even gives it a 4. The flavors are delicious. I just cut chicken thighs into small pieces and sautéed rather than the rotisserie chicken. Otherwise followed the recipe verbatim. Very filling — I served with a simple kale salad. Thanks so much — I love your recipes.

  20. Why do all of your recipes look/sound soooo effing fantastic? I want to eat all the things. I am just going to pin everything on your entire website.

  21. My hubby made these last night and they are outstanding! Thanks for the great recipe!!! 🙂

  22. I love this website. I have made so many meals/treats from it. All of my friends who aren’t paleo have loved them, and I’m getting my boyfriend hooked on paleo meals. He especially loved this one- especially the hotness of it.

    Keep up the good work 🙂

  23. Ok, we had these this weekend and they were stupendous!! I LOVE the sweet of the yam and the spiciness of the chicken!! we didn’t have sesame oil, so I just omitted instead of of substituting… but I’m definitely going to do the recipe 100% next time… This is definitely going to be a regular in our home, it was lacking nothing and kept me full for hours

  24. I’ve made (and LOVED) dozens of your recipes and I think this one might be my favorite! The flavors are incredible and it was super filling – which is the ultimate plus for me. Can’t wait to eat the leftovers!

  25. This was ridiculously, phenomenally delicious. If you’re a wuss about spices like me, try half the sriracha and half the red pepper flakes – it still had a nice kick! My friend and my husband both raved. Cannot wait to make it again.

  26. I tripled this recipe and made it for lunches for me and the husband all week. It is SO SO SO good, I can’t recommend it enough! I tried to be all cool and use the food processor to chop the red peppers and green onions but came out with a salsa-like consistency. Then I just said screw it and threw everything else into the food processor with it (except the chicken and sweet potato, of course) so it was a bit saucier than intended. The flavors are amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  27. This is AWESOME! So good and a great change from our usual. This will definitely be in our regular favorite recipes

  28. This was amazing!! My husband and I are currently doing the Whole30, so i didn’t use all the ingredients, but OMG! We felt like we were cheating our diet, so good!!!!

  29. This recipe is AMAZING and so easy! I was also informed by my boyfriend to put that sauce on absolutely everything from here on out. Thanks!

  30. I’ve made this twice already 🙂
    I sliced a zucchini lengthwise, scooped it hollow and roasted it. Then goes in my sweet potato and thai chicken mix. Muy delicioso!

  31. This is hands down the best ever. We were licking our plates and even considered liking the skillet. The sauce is that good.

  32. This dish is amazing! So yummy! I could eat this 3 times a week! The sauce is fantastic and can be used for dipping many other things like veggies, fish balls, chicken nuggets, etc.

  33. My husband and I literally sounded like Bill Murray during his dinner scene in “What About Bob?”. We were moaning throughout the entire meal. Thank you SO much for this gift!!

  34. Sweet sassy molassy, I made these for lunches this week and they are FANTASTIC! You are an effing genius and I think I’m just gonna go ahead and buy your cookbooks right now. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

  35. This is, no word of a lie, the most delicious thing I’ve ever made and I speak as someone who cooks A LOT. Serious props for this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Also loving the new diversity, clothing, dogs and whatnot. I’ve never followed a blog before, just dipped in and out of odd posts from others, but this has me hooked. Love from London, UK 🙂

  36. Just had these for dinner and my husband who thinks all Paleo dishes are flavorless loved these as did myself and my 83 y/o mom. we have a hard time getting her to eat and she ate the whole thing. I didn’t use honey, I used raw agave nectar and it was perfect.

  37. Outstanding. My guy said it’s his favorite thing I’ve made. I’ll be using this sauce for lots of things. Thanks!!!

  38. I have made this several times now and it does not disappoint!

    I have cut the sweet potato into smaller chunks- makes the cook time faster and I find it more convenient for making leftover lunches too!

  39. This was outstanding! I didn’t have shriracho, green onions, or cashews but it was absolutely delicious anyway. My husband and my picky 16 year old loved it. My husband and I fought over who was going to take it to lunch the next day! I won! 😉 I doubled the recipe and I boiled and shredded the chicken.

  40. Noooo!! Forgot to put coconut milk in my list, do I have to go back to the store?? I really want to make this tonight! Any substitutions??

  41. This was one of the first Paleo recipes I ever tried making, and it has definitely become a staple, “go-to” dinner in our house. Thank you for creating such deliciousness!

  42. Just made this and it was delicious. It will be getting made on a regular basis in our house. I’m going to try a lime and garlic marinade on the chicken to try and get a nice contrast flavor for the chicken. 🙂


  43. So good! I had already made mashed sweet potatoes so used those. Also, I was out of almond butter so used sun butter. Very filling! Thank you so much!

  44. I made this last night using Tahini like one reader suggested and it was absolutely delicious. Added a little extra coconut milk and Siracha to compliment the stronger sesame flavor from the Tahini. My family usually never eats what I make but there were no leftovers! I will absolutely be making this again. Thank you so much!

  45. super delicious! Great combination with sweet potato! Added ginger for that extra flavour hit. My non Paleo husband deemed fantastic!

  46. I can’t wait to make this!! Do you think I could add some curry paste? Thanks to your amazing recipes I am in LOVE with curry now!

  47. Made this tonight and it was amazing!!! Had green onions and forgot to add them ???? but it was still amazing!! Definitely one of my Paleomg favs!!!

  48. I’ve made this before and it’s delicious! I came back to make again and the ingredients are missing from the page. Help!

    1. sadly there is a glitch in my system that i’m trying to troubleshoot, but here are the ingredients in the meantime! i’m so sorry for the inconvenience!
      3 medium, round sweet potatoes or yams
      1/2 cup canned full fat coconut milk
      1/4 cup smooth almond butter
      1 tablespoon coconut aminos or gluten free soy sauce
      1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce (or sriracha)
      1 teaspoon sesame oil
      1 teaspoon honey
      1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
      1 minced garlic clove
      pinch of salt
      couple tablespoons of oil, to grease the pan (coconut oil, etc.)
      2 cups chopped cooked chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)
      1 red bell pepper, chopped
      1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
      salt and pepper, to taste
      3 green onions, chopped
      small handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
      handful of chopped roasted cashews

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