February 18th, 2010
Recipe by LeeAnne Wright
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Pierce washed potatoes with a fork. Place 1 inch apart on paper towel in microwave oven. Microwave on high for 12 minutes, or until just softened, rearranging and turning over after half the cooking time. Let stand in oven for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile bring a pot of water to a boil. Blanch broccoli for 4 minutes, or until tender, then drain and rinse with cold water.
In frying pan over medium-high heat, sauté garlic and chicken pieces in oil until lightly coloured and cooked, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out inside of potatoes, leaving enough potato to keep their shape. Mash scooped out potatoes with butter and milk. Mix in broccoli, ¾ cup of cheese and chicken. Set aside 1 cup for baby portion, season remaining with salt and pepper.
Spoon portions of the mixture into five potato shells (mounding it up) and top each with remaining cheese.
Arrange on a sheet pan or towel-lined microwaveable baking sheet. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or microwave on high for 5 minutes, or until heated through and cheese has melted, rotating halfway through.
347 calories, 12 g fat, 200 mg calcium, 396 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrates, 4 g fibre, 23 g protein. Excellent source of niacin, vitamin C, folate and magnesium; good source of calcium and iron.