I am pretty sure I have the pickiest husband ever. For example, my husband doesn’t like mashed potatoes AT ALL. He doesn’t like the creamy texture, but he loves the toppings. (Seriously? Who doesn’t like mashed potatoes?) He would rather have loaded baked potatoes, but I’m not a fan of baked potatoes since it is a hassle to prep them all individually for the kids and they end up throwing half the potato away since they don’t want to eat the skin… (am I the only one with this problem?)
So today’s recipe is the best of the both worlds: a cross between loaded potato skins or a baked potato and cheesy breakfast potatoes. And with the addition of chicken I turned what would typically be a side dish or appetizer, into a complete meal.
As always, I’m partnering with Foster Farms since they are my favorite brand of chicken. In this case I actually used Foster Farms Sauté Ready Chicken, which is 100% natural. It is one of their newest products, and features frozen raw chicken that is already seasoned and pre-cut. Yes, I used frozen, pre-seasoned chicken intended for a sauté in a baked chicken casserole. And it works perfectly. That is how easy and versatile this recipe is! I baked the chicken, but when sautéed it cooks in about 10 minutes.
1/2 Bag Foster Farms Sauté Ready Garlic Herb Marinated Chicken (14 oz)**
5 Medium Potatoes (I used Idaho) cubed
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Tbsp Paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp pepper
1 Cup shredded cheddar
1/2 Cup cooked crumbled bacon (i used bacon bits)
3 Green Onions sliced
Sour Cream (optional)
**You could also use fresh chicken cut into one inch pieces, but it would be less flavorful – and way more time consuming! And right now you can save $1 off any one package of Foster Farms Sauté Ready or save $2 when you share the coupon with a friend (through Facebook, Twitter or Email.)
Preheat oven to 400º
Cube potatoes and add them to a 8x10 baking dish which has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Drizzle them with the olive oil and toss to coat. Then sprinkle with spice mixture.
Toss to evenly coat and then add 1/2 the bag of Foster Farms Sauté Ready chicken (There are 7 servings in a bag so this is enough chicken for our family. If you want to increase the number of servings, you could use the whole bag. Since the chicken comes in a re-sealable bag, it is easy to pour out what you need and save the rest for later.)
Bake for 50-55 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165º.
Remove it from the oven and sprinkle evenly with cheese, bacon and green onions.
Return pan to oven for 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted.
Wait 5 minutes before serving.
You could serve it plain..
…but I wanted to make it a truly loaded baked potato, so I added sour cream:
Sprinkle with a few green onions as garnish and it is perfection!
This was as sponsored post by me for Foster Farms (because I really do love it!). For my full policy on sponsored content see this post.