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Hearty Chicken-Filled Potato Recipe

Hearty Chicken-Filled Potato Recipe

“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. YIELD: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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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