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BBQ Chicken Smothered Sweet Potato Fries |

BBQ Chicken Smothered Sweet Potato Fries

  • Author: Chelsea at Do You Even Paleo
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: poached, baked


  • 2 medium white sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 medium chicken breasts (or about 3 cups shredded chicken)
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce (try my Peach Barbecue Sauce)
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons paleo mayo (store bought or homemade)
  • Water, to thin


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Slice the sweet potatoes into half inch thick planks, then cut into uniform-sized fries. Toss the fries with olive oil and sea salt. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the fries out, being sure none are touching. You may have to do two batches!
  3. Roast the sweet potato fries for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and flip the fries. Return to the oven for an additional 8-10 minutes.
  4. While the sweet potato fries are roasting, poach the chicken breasts if necessary. Place the chicken breasts in a deep skillet and season with a bit of salt. Pour water into the skillet until the chicken breasts are completely covered. Bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat slightly and simmer for 15 minutes. Transfer the chicken breasts from the skillet to a heat-safe bowl. Discard the water. Use two forks to shred the meat.
  5. Add the barbecue sauce to the shredded chicken and stir until the chicken is completely coated in sauce. I've only made this with homemade BBQ sauce, so you may want to start with half the sauce and taste before dumping it all in!
  6. Now it’s time to assemble the smothered fries! Split the sweet potato fries between two plates. Scoop half of the barbecue chicken mixture onto each bed of fries. Top with diced red onion, green onions, and additional barbecue sauce if desired.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk the mayo with enough water so it’s thin enough to pour. Start with about 1/2 tablespoon and increase as you whisk. Once smooth and pourable, drizzle the thinned mayo over the smothered fries. Serve this hot mess and enjoy every second.

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