Chicken Pesto Stuffed Sweet Potatoes {Paleo, Whole30}

These chicken pesto stuffed sweet potatoes are seriously tasty, filling and easy to make!  A paleo and Whole30 compliant pesto is mixed with shredded chicken and tops perfectly baked sweet potatoes.  Great to make ahead of time and the leftovers save well!

Chicken Pesto Stuffed Sweet Potatoes {Paleo, Whole30}

Ingredients
  1. 1 cup raw shelled walnuts
  2. 4-5 cloves garlic
  3. 3 cups fresh basil leaves
  4. 2 cups fresh spinach kale, or other leafy greens
  5. 2/3 cup light olive oil
  6. 1 1/2-2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  7. 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  8. 3/4 tsp sea salt or to taste
  9. 3 cups cooked shredded chicken breast or about 1 lb uncooked
  10. 6 medium sweet potatoes
  11. Coconut oil and salt for baking

Instructions
  • Bake Potatoes: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Coat sweet potatoes with a bit of coconut oil and sprinkle sea salt all over. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake 60-70 mins until soft.
  • Meanwhile, make the pesto. Combine walnuts, garlic, basil leaves, spinach, olive oil, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and salt in a blender or food processor. Blend on high speed until a paste forms, scraping sides as needed.