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Pulled Chicken Sweet Potato Sliders
Add these saucy lil’, flavor-packed Pulled Chicken Sweet Potato Sliders to your menu this weekend! They are absolutely irresistible! Excellent game day party food, but equally great for family dinner or meal prep.
Throw your chicken ingredients in the slow cooker earlier in the day, go do your thing, or just take a nap, walk into the kitchen a few hours later that now smells SO GOOD, and roast up your sweet pots then it’s ON!
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Pulled Chicken Sweet Potato Sliders are perfect for a Saturday night, or Game Day when the whole family is hanging out and maybe a few friends too (double up the recipe!) so you want to serve a balanced meal, but everyone’s taste buds are screaming “WEEKEND FUN FOOD!” These will satisfy those cravings for something delicious and savory and a little salty.
Serve these up at your house this weekend – you’ll have some very happy people
🍠Sweet Potatoes and Yams are something we eat A LOT of at our house!
It’s funny because about 10 years ago I didn’t care for them AT ALL.
Throughout my 30s I began passionately learning about health & nutrition while working with a phenomenal fitness trainer. Sweet potatoes were becoming THE complex carbohydrate of choice! They were *always* on my meal plans – so that’s when I got creative and started roasting them, eating them frequently, and actually TRULY ENJOYING them.
Not a week goes by these days that I don’t buy and cook sweet potatoes or yams…they have become an absolute staple in our home.
This recipe is awesome if you’re trying to include sweet potatoes more often, but just need a tasty recipe – along with a little friendly nudge to try something different!
Complex Carbohydrates from Sweet Potatoes are my favorite carbohydrates to eat because they leave me feeling really good and full of energy rather than the opposite feelings of bloat and tiredness many simple carbs seem to deliver.
Sweet potatoes are considered a “superfood” because of all the vitamins and minerals they contain.
Just as an example, 1 sweet potato contains almost 400% of your daily vitamin A requirements! They also contain vitamins B, C, and D as well as a wide range of minerals.
They can help boost your immune system, protect your vision and reproductive health, and even help lower your risk of cancer.
Sweet potatoes are excellent for digestion because they are rich in fiber – now that’s something you’re likely not going to get from takeout Pizza!
Plus, they appear to help improve blood sugar control and cholesterol levels … and might even help keep fat cells from growing.
They are also delicious mashed, baked, or roasted like these. Use sweet potatoes and yams in soups, stews, chilis, or in any way you would use other potatoes.
Try this with our Homemade Worcestershire and Homemade Pickled Red Onions.
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
- 1 medium onion, grated
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 1/4 cup chicken bone broth
- 1 Tbsp raw honey or pure maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp yellow mustard or mustard powder
- 1 Tbsp homemade Worcestershire sauce
- 2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp chili powder, or to taste
- sea salt, to taste
- 2 sweet potatoes or yams, scrubbed clean
- 2 Tbsps olive or avocado oil
- sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
- Optional to serve:
- freshly chopped cilantro or parsley
- pickled red onions
- red chili peppers or chili flakes
Place the chicken in your crockpot.
In a medium bowl combine all the remaining ingredients from the pulled chicken to create your sauce; whisk very well.
Pour this sauce over your chicken in the crockpot.
Cover and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours, or on HIGH for 2-3 hours. I really prefer the LOW setting for the best taste and texture.
Once the chicken is finished cooking, allow it to cool until ready to handle, then shred it using 2 forks and stir with the remaining cooked sauce at the bottom of your crockpot.
To make the roasted sweet potatoes, preheat your oven to 450 degrees f. and line 2 large sheet pans with parchment paper.
Slice the sweet potatoes into ¼-inch rounds and lay them on your prepared sheet pans. Leave plenty of space between them so they can crisp up.
Brush or spritz with oil and season with sea salt and ground pepper to your taste.
Roast for 15-20 minutes, turning once halfway, or until the potatoes are crisp-golden and tender inside.
Assemble your sliders by adding pulled chicken between 2 roasted slices of sweet potato as shown.
Sprinkle with your favorite (optional) topping ideas.
Enjoy while hot!