Pierce potatoes in several places with a fork. Place on the microwave turntable, towards the edge, and cook on full power, turning the potatoes over half way through cooking time.
For different wattage (or category) microwaves, adjust cooking time in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions.
While the potatoes are cooking, heat oil in a pan, add the chicken and garlic and cook until browned all over - about 5-6 minutes. Add the pesto and stir through, followed by the tomatoes and spinach.
Remove potatoes from oven carefully and stand for 1 minute. Cut potatoes in half and pile the chicken mixture on top. Serve with extra salad leaves.
2 large Fluffy potatoes (such as Maris Piper or King Edward)
2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
1 clove garlic, crushed
2tbsp green pesto
4 cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped
Large handful baby spinach or rocket leaves (optional)
"This is simply yummy, as spicy as you fancy with the King Edwards catching a lovely lick of the chicken's roasting juices as they get to know each other in the oven."
Why not make your own Saturday night takeaway, with this potato version of a Chinese classic, packed with nutrients?
"The first time I discovered smoked paprika was on roast potatoes served as tapas with smoked paprika mayonnaise. Before then, I'd assumed chorizo was spiced with plain paprika and then the whole sausage was smoked. It was a revelation and I've had a long lasting smoked paprika period since then. I serve the potatoes and pepper mixture with lamb as a little celebration of Spring."
Simple ingredients, and really easy to cook - this recipe will definitely make you see a traditional store cupboard staple in a whole new light!
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