Hearty Chicken-Filled Potato Recipe
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Hearty Chicken-Filled Potato Recipe

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“Try one of these colorful, over-stuffed spuds with all the fixings and Southwest flavor of fajitas,” writes Janet Dingler from Cedartown, Georgia. “All that’s missing are the tortillas and the messy eating!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:1 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 1 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large baking potato
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast half (4 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend or cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons milk
  • Dash pepper
  • Salsa, minced fresh cilantro, minced chives and additional sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (prepared with reduced-fat butter, reduced-fat cheese, reduced-fat sour cream and fat-free milk; calculated without optional ingredients) equals 556 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 915 mg sodium, 70 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 41 g protein.

Directions

  1. Scrub and pierce potato. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until tender. Meanwhile, combine the cumin, oregano, 1/8 teaspoon salt and cayenne; rub over chicken. Place in a small baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until juices run clear.
  2. Cut chicken into small cubes; set aside. When cool enough to handle, cut a thin slice off the top of potato and discard. Scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell. In a small bowl, mash the pulp with butter. Stir in the cheese, sour cream, milk, pepper, remaining salt and reserved chicken.
  3. Spoon into potato shell. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with salsa, cilantro, chives and additional sour cream if desired. Yield: 1 serving.
Originally published as Hearty Chicken-Filled Potato in Cooking for 2 Spring 2006, p64

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (prepared with reduced-fat butter, reduced-fat cheese, reduced-fat sour cream and fat-free milk; calculated without optional ingredients) equals 556 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 915 mg sodium, 70 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 41 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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