Barbecue Chicken Stuffed Baked Potatoes


For this meal-on-a-spud we jump-start the potatoes in the microwave and then finish them in the oven so they get all crispy on the outside. Use leftover or rotisserie chicken to make this healthy dinner in a jiff. Serve with a salad or some cooked greens.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 potatoes


  • 4 medium russet potatoes

  • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken breast

  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • ¼ cup barbeque sauce

  • ¼ cup chopped scallions


  1. Pierce potatoes all over with a fork. Place in the microwave and cook on Medium, turning once or twice, until soft, about 20 minutes. (Alternatively, bake potatoes at 425 degrees F until tender, about 45 minutes.) Transfer to a clean cutting board and let cool slightly.

  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  3. Heat chicken and broth in a small saucepan over medium heat until hot. Keep warm.

  4. Holding each potato with a kitchen towel to protect your hands, make a lengthwise cut to open the potato, but don't cut all the way through. Pinch the ends to expose the flesh. Divide butter, salt and pepper among the potatoes, scraping with a fork to incorporate the butter.

  5. Top the potatoes with the chicken mixture and sprinkle with Cheddar. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.

  6. Bake until the cheese is melted, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve the potatoes topped with sour cream, barbecue sauce and scallions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

420 Calories
13g Fat
47g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 420
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 30g 59%
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Vitamin A 421IU 8%
Vitamin C 14mg 15%
Folate 40mcg 10%
Sodium 603mg 26%
Calcium 130mg 10%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 77mg 18%
Potassium 1175mg 25%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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