A late post for Family Favourites Friday – at least we got the weekend! Just a quick and easy one for a week I’ve been sick.
This is a nod to the jacket potato of UK pub grub. My friend Michelle will be waiting for this one, and I love these meals too. When the Mr. and I visited the UK a couple years ago, we ate a lot of these jacket potatoes. They were warm and filling, and pretty healthy given some of the other options.
You’ll Need: 4 large baking potatoes, 3/4lb skinless boneless chicken breasts, paprika, salt & pepper, 1Tbsp. butter, 2c. small broccoli florets, 2/3c. chicken broth (recipe says fat-free, low-sodium… I bought some but would usually use homemade), and 1c. grated cheese of your choice (I’m a sucker for good sharp cheddar).
I’ve also got some stuff here for an easy caesar salad.
Get your potatoes baking. However you want to do this is fine with me – oven gives better results than microwave, but I understand tight timelines. I did mine on the grill:
Cut your chicken into bite-sized pieces, and season with paprika, salt & pepper. Melt butter in a large skillet and cook the broccoli and chicken for about 5 minutes. Add your broth, bring to a boil, and cook until chicken is done (about 3 minutes – I went a little long, so watch this carefully). The butter and the broth make a nice rich sort of sauce, and it is good. When I say I went a little long, I mean that most of my broth simmered away. I got distracted with the salad making. Don’t do that.
Split open those potatoes, fluff ’em up, and top with the chicken and brocolli. Then with grated cheese.
Dig in. I loved the cheddar, but am going to experiment with other cheeses as well – I think a monterey jack would be great, and would change it up quite nicely.
The Mr. Says: This is suspiciously simple for something so delicious.
Me: It is simple. Really.
The Recipe in Full:
- 4 baking potatoes
- 3/4lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
- paprika, salt, and pepper
- 1Tbsp butter
- 2c. small broccoli florets
- 1c. grated cheese (your choice!)
Bake potatoes using method of choice.
Toss chicken pieces with seasoning.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add chicken & broccoli, and sauté for 5min.
Add broth, bring to a boil, and cook until chicken is done (~3min).
Split potatoes open. Fluff with a fork. Spoon chicken mix over potatoes, and sprinkle with cheese.