Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Egg Bake

Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Egg Bake

I’ve got to apologize in advance that I don’t have more to say today. I’m writing this post quickly before leaving on my vacation and scheduling it for later. Hopefully you understand why I’m in a rush!

I created this recipe a looong time ago while experimenting with leftovers and egg bakes. Like many of my early creations, I didn’t write down the recipe and therefore completely forgot I had made such a thing (even if it was totally delicious). That is, until someone going through my old Instagram photos (from over a year ago) asked for the recipe and I realized I didn’t have it.

Remembering how awesome it was, I decided I’d better test it again and post the recipe this time!


Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Egg Bake (Whole30)

I’m glad I recreated this egg bake, because I’m pretty sure it’s going to become a staple. I love that it’s full of protein and carbs, because that makes it perfect for eating after a hard CrossFit workout. I’ve realized lately that I haven’t been eating nearly enough carbs, so I’m really trying to up the ante in that department and make sure I always eat carbs and protein after training.

Paleo is not by default a low carb diet. I’m not sure where the fear over carbs started. It’s true that the SAD (Standard American Diet) features waaaay more carbs than is necessary, but you’re cutting out the excess when you cut out grains. Don’t fear sweet potatoes! For whatever reason, those who follow paleo are able to shake their fat fears but too many are still hanging on to this fear of carbs.

Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Egg Bake

Back to the egg bake. It tastes great cold or reheats well – just another reason it’s great for postworkout. I made a batch on the weekend and ate it throughout the week, and it tasted great every time!

It’s also incredibly versatile. Don’t have chicken on hand? Use pulled pork instead. You can omit the hot sauce and ghee if you’re not a “buffalo” fan. If you want to make this a more well-rounded meal rather than a postworkout snack, add some greens or finely chopped veggies. The power is in your hands! 🙂

Enough blogging. Time to give the kitties long, long hugs before leaving them for 5 days. It’s the hardest part of vacation, folks. For real.

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Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Egg Bake

  • Author: Chelsea at Do You Even Paleo
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: baked

Description

This unusual-sounding breakfast combo is crazy addicting, and only uses 5 ingredients!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken (~1 chicken breast)
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ghee, melted
  • 1 cup cooked sweet potato
  • 8 eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, add hot sauce and ghee to shredded chicken breast. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs. Add sweet potato and whisk until relatively smooth (there might be some sweet potato clumps, but that’s fine). Finally, add the chicken and stir to incorporate.
  4. Pour into a loaf pan. Drizzle with additional hot sauce if desired and bake for 30-40 minutes or until eggs are cooked through.

Keywords: Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Egg Bake

Chelsea

I'm Chelsea, the author behind Do You Even Paleo! I believe life should be full of flavor. I enjoy creating recipes that are nourishing, flavorful, and satisfying. When not experimenting in the kitchen, I usually have a camera, barbell, or mug of coffee in hand. My posts may include affiliate links, which means if you click through a purchase something, I make a small commission at no cost to you. It helps me fuel my coffee habit and pay rent!

12 thoughts to “Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Egg Bake”

      1. To double it, I would probably use 2 loaf pans. I haven’t tried it, but you might also be able to use a square baking pan – if you do that, though, you might need to decrease the cooking time slightly since the egg bake isn’t as thick this way.

  1. I’ve got this on my menu this week. But I want to omit the hot sauce mixture. Have you tried it with any other sauce creation?? Is it too bland/dry without it??

    1. Stacy,
      While omitting the hot sauce mixture is a pretty substantial change to the recipe (it’s not “buffalo chicken” without the hot sauce), I’m guessing the end result wouldn’t be too dry. I’ve never tried it without the hot sauce or a substitute sauce, so I can’t remark on the flavor in the end.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I’m not a fan of hot sauce either, but I think 1/4 cup of salsa with 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of hot pepper flakes would be pretty tasty. I already got my groceries for this week, so I’ll try this in a week or so.

  3. What an awesome breakfast! !! I didn’t have any sweet potatoes on hand so I used canned pumpkin… it worked perfectly! Can’t wait to try it wit the sw. pot. I think the sweetness would be good in this too. This may be breakfast, lunch and dinner! !!!

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