Sweet potato jacket with pulled pesto chicken served on a plate

Sweet potato jacket with pulled pesto chicken

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Prep: 5 mins


Serves 2

Combine a baked sweet potato with all the flavours of pesto and you'll have a quick, easy and flavour-packed supper

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal633
  • fat25g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars27g
  • fibre8g
  • protein47g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 2 cooked, skinless chicken breasts
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh pesto



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • 2 baked sweet potatoes
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • toasted pine nuts and torn basil leaves, to serve


  1. Shred the chicken breasts using forks. Mix with the cream cheese and pesto. Split the baked sweet potatoes, then fill with the chicken mixture and top with the pine nuts and basil leaves.

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3rd Mar, 2019
This is quick, easy and delicious! We’ve made it several times, it’s a family favourite.
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