New Years is a great time to get back on track and for me that means going back to more home cooked meals and less takeout. If you've got a toddler in the house you know how chaotic dinnertime can get - which is why we're going to share this simple + easy dinner idea! These can be made with sweet potatoes or russet potatoes (or a few of both to please the entire family)
This recipe makes 4 servings
Here's what you need...
- 4 Sweet potatoes and/or russet potatoes
- 4 thin sliced chicken breast cutlets (about 3/4lb)
- 1/2 cup golden BBQ sauce (or your favorite BBQ sauce)
- 1 cup shredded mild cheddar
- 8 TBS chicken broth
- 2 TBS unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- Olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Here's what you do...
- Wash and pat dry your potatoes
- Pierce potatoes and place in a preheated 375 degree oven
- Bake for 45-60 minutes until tender to the touch
- Remove potatoes from the oven and set aside to cool
- While the potatoes are cooling, preheat a skillet over medium high and coat the pan with 1 turn of olive oil
- Dice chicken into small pieces, and cook over medium heat until fully cooked. The center should no longer be pink, and at least 165 degrees.
- Once cooked through, add salt, pepper and BBQ sauce to the pan.
- Toss to coat and cook an additional 3-5 minutes until chicken well coated and beginning to crisp.
- Remove chicken from heat and set aside.
- When potatoes are cooled, remove 1/4 of the skin and scoop potato into a separate bowl, leaving 1/4 inch around the inside of the potato to keep it sturdy for refilling.
- To the potatoes, add the chicken broth, melted butter, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well
- Spoon mixture back into the potatoes, top with chicken and remaining cheddar cheese.
- Broil potatoes in the oven until the cheese is bubbling and beginning to brown.
- Serve with a side of fresh steamed veggies or salad and pair with your favorite wine!
There you have it! This recipe is so versatile and can be adjusted to suit your dietary/flavor preferences.
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