To check potatoes for doneness, partially unwrap the largest potato, and pierce center with a fork (avoid piercing fork directly into aluminum foil). If the fork glides in easily, potatoes are done.

Recipe by Southern Living August 2004


Recipe Summary

Makes 8 servings


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  • Wrap each potato in a piece of aluminum foil; place potatoes on a baking sheet.

  • Bake at 425° for 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

  • Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; carefully scoop out pulp into a large bowl, leaving shells intact. Stir together potato pulp, 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup sour cream, and 1 teaspoon Buffalo-style hot sauce.

  • Spoon potato mixture evenly into shells; sprinkle tops evenly with remaining 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese. Return potatoes to baking sheet, and bake at 425º for 5 to 6 minutes or until cheese melts.

  • Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and chili powder, and cook in hot vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 7 minutes or until chicken is browned, stirring often. Stir in 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 2 tablespoons Buffalo-style hot sauce, and 2 tablespoons light margarine; stir until sauce is blended and chicken is coated. Cook 1 minute; remove skillet from heat.

  • Spoon chicken mixture evenly over tops of baked potatoes. Serve with desired toppings.