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)
Potato pancake recipe with smashed avocado & smoked salmon
Use your leftover mash to create something different with these potato pancakes. The classic combination of salmon and avocado is fantastically easy but a guaranteed success. Top with a runny poached egg and drizzle with lemon and olive oil for that extra special touch.
Chinese Chicken & Potato Stir-fry
Sizzle up your mid-week with this quick and easy Chinese Chicken & Potato Stir-fry. Packed full of goodness with deliciously spiced chicken, potatoes and vibrant vegetables - this dish is the perfect alternative to a takeaway without losing the flavour!
An easy way to use up any leftovers from your Sunday roast - all you need to do is add some extra veg and a bit of stock.
A tasty and nutritious vegetable pie that could still be made during times of rationing and food shortages. Named after Lord Woolton, who helped to make the recipe popular when he became Minister of Food in 1940.
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