Chicken baked potatoes. Just 4 ingredients to make these barbecue chicken stuffed baked potatoes. Filled with baked beans and cheese for extra fun!
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I think I've figured out another way to get an easy dinner for two on the table!
Using the grill for meal prep:
You know on the weekends when your husband looks at the sky, does one of those bear stretches and puts his hands on his hips to proclaim he 'feels like grilling?' Next time he does that, please raid your freezer and pantry for extra things for him to cook!
Give him plenty or space to grill his steaks, corn on the cob, kebabs and whatever else he has his heart set on. But the back corner of the grill?--it's up for grabs and it's all yours. It has meal prep for two written all over it.
In that unused grill space, I want you to throw on some marinated chicken.
Then, when the charcoal briquettes are ashy and he's just about ready to wrap up the grill session, toss some foil-wrapped potatoes in the coals. We're going to use the chicken and smoky grilled potatoes to pull together another meal for later in the week!
Barbecue chicken stuffed baked potatoes:
As for marinating the chicken, that's going to be super simple, too. We're going to grab a can of Bush's Grillin' beans from the pantry. Grab your favorite flavor; mine is Southern Pit Barbecue (I mean, really, you probably already knew that!), and crack open the can. Use a strainer and carefully pour off about ½ cup of the bean liquid. That's your marinade for the chicken. SO simple, right? Toss the chicken to coat, and let it rest in the fridge while the husband gets the grill nice and hot for you--I mean, for his steaks. This is all about his steaks...
Just in case your husband starts to catch onto you that he's being put to work to help you meal prep for the rest of the week, have a 6-pack of cold beers handy. Anytime he raises an eyebrow over the other food on the grill, just place another beer in his hand. If he gets really suspicious, offer to open the beer and smile sweetly at him and tell him how much you can't wait to eat one of his expertly cooked steaks. It works, trust me.
And then get back in the kitchen--we've got work to do!
Chicken Baked Potatoes:
While the chicken is grilling, warm the beans on the stove and grate the sharp cheddar cheese. Pack all these things away, along with the grilled chicken and potatoes when they come off the grill.
Then, when you need to get dinner on the table lightning fast, reach for the beans, cheese, chicken and potatoes from the fridge. Slice open the potatoes, add generous scoops of the beans, top with grilled chicken and cheese, and warm in the oven until heated through. And suddenly, dinner is served! And your husband cooked it all!
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Chicken Baked Potatoes
Chicken baked potatoes filled with barbecue chicken, baked beans, and cheddar! Just 4 ingredients to this super speedy meal if you plan ahead on the weekend.
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 can Bush's Grillin' beans (Southern Pit Barbecue recommended)
- 4 ounces sharp cheddar, grated
- 4 medium-sized russet potatoes
- First, add the chicken to a small bowl.
- Open the can of beans, and pour off ½ cup of the liquid. Add the liquid to the chicken, toss to coat, and place in the fridge to marinate for about 30 minutes, up to 2 hours.
- Meanwhile, grate the cheese and have it ready.
- Prick the potatoes all over with a fork, and wrap in foil. Toss near the coals and cook until soft--about 45 minutes or so.
- Grill the chicken until done. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
- Warm the rest of the beans on the stove.
- To serve, slice open the potatoes, add generous scoops of beans, top with sliced chicken, grated cheese, and serve.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 546Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 886mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 7gSugar: 17gProtein: 41g
What a great idea to marinate the chicken with the bean sauce! I bet it tastes fabulous!
You are a genius. Love the idea of using the beans as a marinade. This recipe actually takes me straight back to England, where a "Jacket Potato" with beans is a lunchtime staple. Of course, they never looked THIS fabulous.
Rachel Cooks says
Baked potato perfection!
This sounds delicious! Why are you warming the beans before "packing them away?" Can't they be transferred directly from the can to a fridge container? Thanks!
I was wondering the same thing...any reason for this? My husband will love the recipe -- we already make a "nacho" baked potato with taco sauce, black beans, corn, and cheese. This is a great variation!
Jenna in MA says
I love this idea! I happen to really enjoy baked potato dinners. I've done broccoli and cheddar (my guys seem to think this version is an acceptable side but not a meal until itself), pizza (marinara, mozzarella and chopped pepperoni), taco (...exactly what you think it should be), and our favorite, loaded cheeseburger (sauteed ground beef in a ketchup-mustard-Worcestershire sauce, shredded cheddar, shredded iceberg, chopped tomatoes and pickles) which we have on New Year's Eve. I thought this was a sufficient set of variations but nope! I will be adding your barbecue stuffed baked potatoes into the rotation! Thanks for the great idea!