Perfect BBQ Chicken Stuffed Potatoes Recipe

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Comfort food just makes sense. After a busy week or when preparing to entertain family and friends, these meals warm us up and bring us together with delicious, nostalgic flavors. From baked potatoes to hearty stews, comfort food never fails.

Perfect BBQ Chicken Stuffed Potatoes

Perfect BBQ Chicken Stuffed Potatoes

Natalie Martin
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tbsp. salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 russet potatoes
  • Olive oil, to coat
  • 6 Tbsp. salted butter 
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Sour cream, to taste
  • 4 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • Barbecue sauce, to taste
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded 
  • Bacon, crumbled
  • Sliced green onion and pickled jalepeño, for topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450°. Make a brine using the salt and water.
  • Poke holes in the potatoes and place them in a shallow dish. Pour salted water over the potatoes, ensuring they are coated by the brine. Place a wire rack into a baking sheet, remove the potatoes from the brine, place directly on the wire rack, and pop them in the oven.
  • Bake potatoes for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the internal temperature reaches 205°. Brush or mist the potato skins with a light coating of olive oil, and return them to the oven for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Cut the potatoes open, and with a clean dish towel or oven mitts, smoosh the ends to fluff up each potato. You may want to use a fork to fluff the potatoes as well.
  • Butter each potato with 3-4 thin slabs of salted butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add a big dollop of sour cream, and spread it around to cover the entire top of each potato. Sprinkle on some cheddar cheese. Mix barbecue sauce into the chicken, and add to potatoes. Add more cheddar cheese.
  • Now, pop potatoes back into the oven until the cheese melts. Pull them out, and finish with the bacon, green onion, jalapeños, and another big dollop of sour cream. Enjoy!
Keyword BBQ, bbq chicken, bbq chicken stuffed potatoes, chicken, comfort food, comfort food recipes, potatoes, southern comfort food

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natalie martin

“A baked potato can honestly become a work of art. You can make one anytime with pretty much any ingredient. They’re delicious, warm, and filling, but they can also seem gourmet without a great deal of effort.”

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