This turned out AMAZING! The original recipe is below, but I totally just took the concept of this recipe and made it on my own. Mainly, I made the shredded chicken and sweet potato mash the way I usually like to make it (here's the blog post for both of those recipes). I also did not bake the sweet potato with the casserole because I typically meal prep 8 lbs of sweet potato, which is basically a whole separate casserole in itself. Since I left the sweet potato out of the casserole though I decided to throw in two bags of Green Giant Riced Cauliflower with the chicken instead, which was a nice sneaky way to add vegetables into this recipe without changing any flavor or consistency. If you decide to try that out too just make sure to warm the rice up first - don't throw frozen rice in with the chicken! As for the BBQ sauce, I had a bottle of Steve's PaleoChef Peach BBQ already in my pantry, so I went ahead and used that for my BBQ sauce. I also like using Tessemae's BBQ sauce, which I have found at my local Whole Foods and Wegmans. The recipe below also includes a homemade paleo BBQ sauce if you don't wish to purchase a paleo one. If you are not totally committed to paleo though, then feel free to just use your favorite BBQ sauce. Note, I did end up using the entire bottle of Steve's PaleoChef Peach BBQ with my casserole, which is a little over 1 cup. Also, when serving it definitely does not keep its shape like a casserole should, I just took a picture of the best looking slice I had. One last note I have is that you have to cook and shred the chicken first, so if you have time earlier in the day or the day before to get that done then you will thank yourself later since that will add time to your prep. Overall though this was a super simple recipe to throw together and really turned out so delicious!
BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato Casserole
Homemade BBQ Sauce
Yields: 3 1/2 cups
Original recipe found here
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