How to make pot pie stuffed potato skins

Print this recipe
Chicken pot pie is all well and good, but it can become a bit boring at times, can't it? The same old pie crust with the same old filling. It can be a bit too much, particularly for those families that thrive on mixing things up. The recipe that follows does just that. It takes perfectly baked potatoes, scoops out their flesh, and then stuffs it full of creamy and flavorful chicken pot pie filling.
To be honest, this recipe does take a bit more time. Because the potatoes have to be fully baked first, it adds about an hour to the total cook time. It is possible to microwave the potatoes, but the short second cook time doesn't really allow for that potato skin to become nice and crispy, and that's hard to achieve in the microwave too. However, this dish is so delicious that the little bit of extra time it takes is totally worth it once it hits the table!
Advertisement
Pot pie stuffed potato skins
Servings: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Ingredients
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
4 large russet potatoes
1 onion, small dice
2 carrots, small dice
2 celery stalks, small dice
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 pound chicken breasts, cooked and cubed to bite-size pieces
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
6 pieces bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a 4" x 4" casserole dish.
Scrub potatoes clean and rub with about 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil.
Cooktop Cove
Prick each potato all over with a fork and place in the preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until they are fork tender.
Cooktop Cove
Remove potatoes from the oven and allow to cool slightly so you can handle them.
While the potatoes are cooling, heat remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large frying pan. When hot add the onion, carrots, and celery pieces. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables soften slightly.
Cooktop Cove
Add the minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
Add the butter to the frying pan and allow to melt.
Cooktop Cove
Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and toss to evenly coat. Cook the flour out for about 2 minutes.
Slowly add in the chicken stock, whisking as you do to prevent lumps from forming.
Cooktop Cove
Simmer the vegetable/stock for about 10 minutes to thicken slightly.
Add the frozen peas and the chicken to the frying pan and allow to simmer a few more minutes so everything can heat through.
Cooktop Cove
Add parsley and stir.
Cut a slit lengthwise along one flat side of each potato, making sure to leave some space at the ends so the potatoes can still hold their shape.
Scoop out the flesh of the potatoes and reserve for another use.
Cooktop Cove
Ladle some of the pot pie filling into each potato and place in casserole dish as each potato is filled.
Cooktop Cove
Top each potato with cheddar cheese and bacon pieces.
Cooktop Cove
Place the casserole dish back into the hot oven and let bake for about 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the potatoes are hot throughout.
Pro-Tip: Garnish with sour cream and freshly chopped rosemary
Cooktop Cove
Advertisement
Resources
Print this recipe

This soup is not only full of comfort food goodness, but it's healthy and it comes together in about an hour. How perfect is that?
May 24   ·  
Advertisement
Besides tasting delicious, this meal is perfect for eating on the go. It's simple to prepare ahead of time and can even be tossed in a lunchbox on the fly.
May 22   ·  
A fun twist on a classic!
May 21   ·  
May 18   ·  
This is an Italian-spiced recipe, using thyme, parsley and fennel seed to flavor the dish. You can also opt for a Mexican-themed version by replacing these spices with one tablespoon of taco seasoning. With a recipe this easy and delicious, the...
May 13   ·  
When you deep clean your kitchen, one area you don't want to neglect is your greasy hood filter above your stove. Think about it. The design of this contraption is to capture the smokey grease that occurs while cooking. Over time, the grime builds..
May 14   ·  
 
Recommended
Advertisement