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Pesto Chicken Stuffed Potatoes

These Pesto Chicken Stuffed Potatoes are a hearty and healthy entree perfect for lunch or dinner. You can also use smaller potatoes to serve these up as appetizers. Creamy Pistachio Lemon Pesto makes this recipe a winner! Plus it's all Whole30, dairy free, and gluten free.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

Pistachio Lemon Pesto

  • 3 cups packed fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup shelled pistachios
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, or 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, extra virgin

Chicken

  • 2 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken, can use rotisserie chicken or chicken breasts that you've sauteed or boiled

Potatoes

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp coarse salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash and dry your potatoes. Rub olive oil on the outside of each and sprinkle with coarse salt.
  • Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour. Potatoes will be crispy on the outside but soft and fully cooked on the inside. Remove from oven when done.
  • While potatoes are baking, place all ingredients for Pistachio Lemon Pesto in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour finished Pistachio Lemon Pesto into a large bowl with your shredded chicken. Stir until well combined. (If your chicken breasts are especially large you may want to use less than the recommended 3 breasts. I've found that 2 cups of shredded chicken works best to produce a filling that has plenty of pesto flavor and isn't dry.)
  • Once potatoes are cooked, slice each potato in half. Use a spoon to gently scoop out a little of the inside and discard (or set aside to make mashed potatoes with them later).
  • Add a hearty dollop of your pesto chicken mixture to each potato half. That's it! You're ready to chow down!

Nutrition

Serving: 1potato half + chicken pesto, Calories: 243kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 467mg, Potassium: 564mg, Fiber: 3g, Vitamin A: 530IU, Vitamin C: 16.7mg, Calcium: 55mg, Iron: 4.2mg