Slow Cooker BBQ Sweet Potato Bakers


The slow cooker does it all. Here, you stick sweet potatoes into the slow cooker and let them bake for a few hours. Then, top with rotisserie chicken, cheese, and barbeque sauce for a dinner the entire family is sure to love. If you want to get kids involved with cooking, make sure to wrap the sides of the slow cooker insert with a dish-towel before adding the chicken, cheese, and sauce. It tends to get hot during cooking.

Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs
4 servings


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 12 oz. each)

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese (about 2 oz.)

  • ½ cup barbecue sauce

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


  1. Prick potatoes all over with a fork and place in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until potatoes are tender and easily pierced with a fork, about 3 hours and 30 minutes.

  2. Split potatoes lengthwise and top each with ½ tablespoon butter. Using a fork, gently mash and fluff flesh to incorporate butter. Season with salt and pepper, then top with chicken and cheese. Return potatoes to slow cooker, filling side up. Cover with lid and cook on low until chicken is warmed through and cheese has melted, 5 to 10 minutes. Top with barbecue sauce, sour cream, and chives.

    Slow-Cooker BBQ Sweet Potato Bakers
    Max Kelly

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

468 Calories
15g Fat
64g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 468
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 1231mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 19g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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