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The Best (Healthy) Sweet Potato Skins

Looking for a potato skins recipe that satisfies your craving for a cheesy appetizer? The Best (Healthy) Sweet Potato Skins are nutritious little boats filled with all kinds of good stuff like chicken, spinach, and Greek yogurt. To top it off, they are easy to make and absolutely delicious!

Categories Appetizer, Clean, gluten free, Healthy
Difficulty Easy
Keyword sweet potato boats, sweet potato skin, sweet potato skins
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 skins
Calories 218 kcal
Author Lacey Baier

Ingredients

  • 4 small sweet potatoes, skin-on
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 3 boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 oz fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 green onions , sliced (for topping)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Pierce the sweet potatoes using a fork all over and then lay on a sheet of aluminum foil.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil to coat evenly and then wrap tightly with the aluminum foil.
  4. Place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and repeat with the remaining sweet potatoes.
  5. Bake in the oven for 45-60 minutes, or until tender.
  6. You can gently squeeze the sweet potatoes to test if they’re tender.
  7. Carefully unwrap the sweet potatoes from the foil and slice in half with a sharp knife and then let them cool for about 5-10 minutes.
  8. While the sweet potatoes are cooling, heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a skillet and add the onion. Cook until tender, then add the baby spinach and garlic and toss for 2-3 minutes, until the spinach has cooked down. Set aside.
  9. To cook the chicken, season both sides of the chicken breast with sea salt, black pepper, and garlic powder, and place into olive oil heating over medium-high heat in the same skillet.
  10. Cook, flipping occasionally, until both sides are golden and the chicken is cooked through, about 4-6 minutes per side.
  11. Remove from the pan and dice into bite-size cubes, then set aside.
  12. Once the sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, carefully scrape the sweet potato out of the skin, leaving a thin layer inside with the skin so that it can still stand up on its own.
  13. Add the sweet potato to a large mixing bowl, along with the greek yogurt, chicken, and the spinach mixture. Stir to combine and season with any additional sea salt or black pepper, as needed.
  14. Coat the potato skins with a drizzle of oil and place back into the oven for 10-15 minutes to get a nice crispy skin.
  15. Remove from the oven and fill each skin with the sweet potato mixture, topping with shredded jack cheese.
  16. Bake again for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the filling has heated through.

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Nutrition Facts
The Best (Healthy) Sweet Potato Skins
Amount Per Serving (1 stuffed skin)
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.1g17%
Saturated Fat 2.9g15%
Cholesterol 46.1mg15%
Sodium 228.9mg10%
Carbohydrates 12.6g4%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17.1g34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.