Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Topped Baked Potatoes

Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Topped Baked Potatoes

 

Last week I was really in the mood for Chicken Potpie.  But I was also in a hurry, and I didn’t have any pie crusts on hand.  It’s not hard to make pie crust, but I didn’t have the time.

What I did have was a bag of baking potatoes that needed to be used.  So I decided to bake the potatoes and then make a quick chicken and vegetable topping for them.  The topping is a lot like chicken potpie filling.

The result was great and it only took a few minutes of hands on prep.

Instead of adding onions to the topping, I decided to add onion slices to a few of the potatoes (leaving the picky people’s potatoes plain).

Baked Potatoes with Onions

 

This is easy to do.  If you like onions, you really should try it.  Just cut the potatoes most of the way through, using the knife to pry the halves apart a little bit.  Stuff onion slices and pats of butter inside.  Season with salt and pepper and wrap in foil.  Bake the same way you do baked potatoes – 350 degrees for about 2 hours.

Here’s what you’ll need for the chicken and vegetable topping:

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Slow Cooker King Ranch Chicken – 100 days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Potatoes have to be one of the most versatile vegetables.

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This recipe gives you another great way to dress up simple baked potatoes that you and your family will love. It is so simple to throw something like this into a slow cooker, and it makes a very satisfying meal. King Ranch Chicken is a great spin on a loaded baked potato. We love it!

Click here to see the full recipe. You can even bake your potatoes in a slow cooker to make this meal even more care-free!

We’re sharing 100 days of summer slow cooker meals.  This is day 6.  Keep your kitchen cool – don’t miss a single recipe.  Subscribe to the email list. You find the other posts in this series by clicking here.

100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker King Ranch Chicken over Baked Potatoes

Slow Cooker King Ranch Chicken over Baked Potatoes

 

I put this recipe in the slow cooker on a Sunday morning before church.  I’m always happy when the crockpot is filled and I know we’ve got something to eat when we get in from church.  For more after church dinner ideas, see this post.

I think I mentioned in yesterday’s post that we have a new Costco in town.  The last time I was in there, I bought a 20 pound bag of baking potatoes.  Yep.  That’s a lot of potatoes.  It was a great price though!

Needless to say, I’ve been trying to use up some of those potatoes.  My boys prefer meals with some meat, versus just having baked potatoes with broccoli and cheese.  So I came up with this King Ranch Chicken idea.

King Ranch Chicken is a casserole.  There are a million ways to make it, but this slow cooker recipe gets the gist of it.  The only thing missing is corn tortillas.  The potatoes are filling in for the tortillas.

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Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes (and Fried Potatoes) – 75 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

75 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Meals EatAtHomeCooks

 

Baked potatoes are such an easy way to add a side dish to a meal.  But who wants to heat up the kitchen in the summer to make them?

Stick the meat on the grill, add a fresh salad and bake the potatoes in the slow cooker, following the method that Jessica at Good Cheap Eats uses.

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Her method makes the skins taste great too.  Click over to see she does it.

You could also make Fried Potatoes with the finished baked potatoes, like Liz at Hoosier Homemade does.

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Don’t those look awesome?  This is a good way to use up extra baked potatoes.  And it’s a good reason to make more than you’ll need too.

Click over to see the full recipe for Hoosier Homemade’s Fried Potatoes.

This is day 4 in our 75 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes series.  Find the other posts by clicking here.

Beef and Bean Topped Potatoes

This is a quick meal, except for the potato baking.  But even that can be done in the microwave if you’re really pressed for time.

And there are a couple things you can do to make it even faster.  Keep cooked ground beef in the freezer so it’s ready to go for recipes like this.  You can also keep cooked bacon and onion in the freezer.

Or you can slow it down by putting the topping in the slow cooker until you’re ready for dinner.

Another bonus, this recipe is versatile.  Vary the ingredients for what you have in your pantry.  I don’t think you can mess this one up.  Nearly anything goes.

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