Chicken Philly

I just fed 4 people (including a football playing teen) for less than $20. Tonight’s Dinner is Chicken Philly Stuffed Potatoes made with: baking potatoes, red onion, green pepper, cheese, pre-cooked frozen grilled chicken and sour cream (all from Aldo).
Bake potatoes in oven at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
While potatoes are baking, chop onion and green pepper. In a pan, add some oil, frozen chicken, onion and pepper with 2 tbsps of water. Season to taste. I used Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, pepper, and paprika. Cook until veggies are soft and chicken is hot all the way through.
Once potatoes are done, cut them open and spoon in chicken mixture, top with cheese and sour cream

Chicken Philly Stuffed Potatoes


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or your choice)
  • 2 cups pre-cooked frozen grilled chicken, diced
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Cajun seasoning, to taste
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Paprika, to taste
  • Sour cream, for serving


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Bake Potatoes:
    • Scrub the baking potatoes clean and pat them dry.
    • Place the potatoes directly on the oven rack and bake for 45 minutes or until they are tender when pierced with a fork.
  3. Prepare Chicken Mixture:
    • While the potatoes are baking, chop the red onion and green pepper.
    • In a pan, heat the cooking oil over medium heat.
    • Add the frozen grilled chicken, chopped onion, and green pepper to the pan. Add 2 tablespoons of water to help steam the veggies.
    • Season the mixture with Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, black pepper, and paprika to taste.
    • Cook until the vegetables are soft, and the chicken is heated through.
  4. Assemble the Stuffed Potatoes:
    • Once the potatoes are done, carefully cut them open lengthwise.
    • Fluff the insides with a fork.
    • Spoon the chicken and vegetable mixture generously into each potato.
    • Top each stuffed potato with a generous sprinkle of shredded cheese.
  5. Final Bake:
    • Place the stuffed potatoes back in the oven for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Serve:
    • Remove the stuffed potatoes from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
    • Serve each potato with a dollop of sour cream on top.
  7. Enjoy:
    • Your Chicken Philly Stuffed Potatoes are now ready to be enjoyed! This hearty and flavorful dish is sure to satisfy, especially for a football-playing teen and the rest of the family.

This budget-friendly recipe is not only delicious but also easy to make, making it a perfect choice for a satisfying family dinner.

Here are some tips to make the Chicken Philly Stuffed Potatoes even more delicious and successful:

  1. Select the Right Potatoes:
    • Choose baking potatoes with a russet or Idaho variety. They have a fluffy texture when baked, making them ideal for stuffed potatoes.
  2. Perfectly Baked Potatoes:
    • Ensure the potatoes are scrubbed clean and dry before baking.
    • Prick the potatoes with a fork before baking to allow steam to escape and prevent them from bursting.
  3. Flavorful Chicken Mixture:
    • Use pre-cooked frozen grilled chicken for convenience, but you can also cook fresh chicken if preferred.
    • Don’t overcook the chicken; just heat it through to maintain its juiciness.
  4. Balanced Seasoning:
    • Adjust the seasoning to your taste. Taste the chicken mixture as you go and add more seasoning if needed.
    • Experiment with different seasonings to customize the flavor, such as adding a pinch of cayenne for heat or a squeeze of lemon for brightness.
  5. Cheese Variety:
    • Choose a melting cheese like cheddar, mozzarella, or a blend for the topping.
    • Feel free to mix different cheeses for a more complex flavor.
  6. Texture Enhancement:
    • For added texture, consider mixing a small amount of crispy bacon bits into the chicken mixture before stuffing the potatoes.
  7. Garnish Creatively:
    • Besides sour cream, consider garnishing with chopped fresh herbs like chives or parsley for a burst of freshness.
  8. Customize for Dietary Preferences:
    • Modify the recipe to suit dietary preferences or restrictions. For example, use vegan cheese and substitute plant-based protein for a vegetarian version.
  9. Prep Ahead for Quick Dinners:
    • Bake the potatoes in advance and store them in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, reheat them in the oven and prepare the chicken mixture fresh.
  10. Serve with Sides:
    • Consider serving the stuffed potatoes with a simple side salad or steamed vegetables for a well-rounded meal.
  11. Involve the Family:
    • Get the family involved in assembling their own stuffed potatoes. Set up a “toppings bar” with additional ingredients like diced tomatoes, salsa, or guacamole for a fun and interactive mealtime.
  12. Experiment with Add-ins:
    • Feel free to experiment with additional ingredients like sautΓ©ed mushrooms, diced bell peppers, or even a spoonful of salsa for added flavor and variety

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