Obstacle Race Nutrition Grub: Sweet Potato Buffalo Chicken Casserole

What better way to refuel after an endurance boosting and strength building obstacle race training workout than with a tasty carbohydrate loaded meal that is packed with muscle building protein? This post workout meal will become one of your obstacle race nutrition “go-to’s”.

If you read this article on the Ultimate Tough Mudder Meal Plan then you already know this meal has a perfect 3:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio that will help you recover quickly for tomorrow’s workout. This recipe is loaded with hot and zesty flavors that’ll have your taste buds doing backflips.

FYI: You can always adjust the amount of hot sauce to fit your style. Make this dish flaming hot or mild, the choice is yours. You can even substitute hot sauce with BBQ if you can’t stand the heat.

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Obstacle Race Nutrition Grub: Sweet Potato Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Serves: 4 | Prep: 20 Minutes | Cook: 50 Minutes


  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 5 whole sweet potatoes cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 6 tbsp. hot sauce (for medium spice)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup bacon, cooked and cut into pieces
  • 1 cup green onions sliced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

obstacle race nutrition buffalo chicken casserole


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  • Combine olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, and hot sauce into a large bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Add the diced sweet potatoes and diced chicken into bowl and stir
  • Empty the bowl into a casserole dish
  • Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes stirring the ingredients every 10-15 minutes
  • Add the green onion and bacon over the dish and place back into the oven for the remaining 5 minutes

We want to thank PaleoLeap.com for this delicious, heat packed post workout meal!


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Joe LoGalbo is an obstacle race trainer for racers of all levels - elite and beginners. He is also the creator of the revolutionary Obstacle Race Training systems: Obstacle Overtake System, Obstacle Insanity Program, Obstacle Beast Program, and The Short Course Crushers Program. Joe is passionately providing the OCR community with expert training and nutrition articles and videos daily.

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