Thursday, October 25, 2012

Stuffed potatoes

You can run wild with this idea! Find anything you like, but my #1 recommendation, make sure the potatoes are SOFT before stuffing them. Makes all the difference!!

LARGE potatoes
Thin sliced chicken breasts
cheese of your choice

Preheat oven to 375
Get one potato for each person that will be enjoying the meal with you.
Wash and place the potatoes on a plate. Microwave until they are cooked through. (since they are large, it can take a good 15-20 minutes to get them soft enough! I recommend microwaving for 10 min first, then 5 minute increments after that.
While the potatoes are in the micro, cook the chicken in a skillet with olive oil. Be sure to season the chicken or it will be pretty bland!
Once the chicken is cooked through, cut it into bit size slices.
Once the potatoes are cooked through, take them out and slice them open. Allow them to cool or you will burn your hands as you are trying to stuff them! Put foil around the outside of the potato to keep it from opening too much.

Once cool, mash the contents a bit and then take a spoonful out to make room for the stuffing. Add some butter and salt to the potato, then add the chicken, bacon, and cheese.

Put in the oven for about 10 minutes (watch the cheese to indicate whether it's done or not, melted cheese good, crispy cheese bad!).


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