Monday, February 27, 2012

Jacket Potatoes With Chicken Mince

One of the things I've learned so far from blogging is that I should stop talking about myself all the time. I realise that if I continue to do so, it just says that I am always putting myself in front of everyone else in this world. I know its nice to share my yesteryears stories, but I think over doing it may not go down well with all you followers of "cook with nava-k". So I rather involve you in our journey of food and eating, don't you agree that selfishness is the road to dooms day? I sure know. I also wish I can share more recipes that you are looking forward to, but that will only be possible unless you tell me please.

For the time being, let me continue with those dishes I basically cook for my family. Obviously, seldom is the call for a Western dish (Potato Gratin & Baked Cheesy Potatoes), but like I always say, we want the change in food as well. Potato is a never let down (Potatoes Salted Fish, Aloo Gobi, Lemongrass Chilli Potatoes & Curry Chicken Potatoes) regardless of our skin colour, these baked (Cornflakes Baked Chicken & Curry Leaves Baked Chicken) potatoes are filled with crispy crunchy chicken mince (Chilli Chicken Raisins), topped with yogurt and paired with salad leaves.

For potatoes:
2 large (each about 200g) US potatoes - simmer till tender with the skin on
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt for taste

For chicken mince:
300g minced chicken
1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp oil
Salt for taste (use sparingly)
(Note - for a vegetarian version, omit this please)

Other ingredients
Lettuce/salad leaves
Chopped spring onions
Yogurt/sour cream

For potatoes:
Place potatoes in a baking tray, sprinkle salt and drizzle oil all over.
Baked at 180c for about 20 mins or until cooked/tender with a crispy skin.

For  chicken mince
In heated oil, add chicken, soy sauce and season with salt.
Fry while breaking with a spatula.
Once crispy and crunchy, remove from heat.

To Serve:
Gently scoop out the center of potatoes.
Fill with chicken mince.
Serve with lettuce leaves and sprinkle spring onion over.
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  1. jacket potatoes are always healthy with the aromatic chicken :) love it and thank you for sharing!

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  2. Here in the US it seems like restaurants have no imagination when it comes to baked potatoes. Each and every time you get that question "do you want them loaded" which is the cheese/chive/sour cream/bacon topping. Also, if it is a meal, you can bet it is taco meat on top with that. Glad to pop in and see a different preparation with the chicken mince and soy-delicious!

  3. Wow nava,I like the way you call it jacket potatoes,and yes i like it too that you use dark soy sauce on this Yummy delicious potato dish :)

  4. Hi!

    Omg.. you are making me very hungry (I love potatoes too!)

    This recipe is good! I never thought of using minced meat as a topping! I always just put butter on before baking!

    If you live in Singapore, I might be thick skin to come down to your house to eat the potato =P

    I have a few question:
    1) Do we need to use a fork to poke the potato?
    2) How come we still need 20 minutes to bake? As we have already boiled it previously, hence baking will take about 10minutes

    Thanks! Keep the potato posts coming!

  5. Hi FoodieFC,
    here's the answer to your questions:
    I did not poke the potatoes bc the baking next does the job of giving the smooth taste. So the second question is also answered together and the baking is also for the crunchy crunch which the olive oil does a good job.

  6. Baked potato with bacon bits is my favorite side dish, but i bet your minced chicken taste equally good. =)

  7. Wow! I loved it! It looks very delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    Love from Antalya.

  8. Jackets and mince - a winning combination every time! Soured cream for me!

  9. I adore stuffed potatoes - maybe not with chicken but anything else :D
    Great recipe as always!!!

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  10. Mmmmm...this looks like a wonderful dinner! I love the idea of using seasoned chicken as a filling.

  11. gosh nava... love your dishes sounds great Umph!

  12. Oh this looks fantastic, Nava! I love baked potatoes, and I really enjoy eating it with sour cream and bacon bits...but I love the idea of chicken mince. YUM!

  13. I have always ordered this Ms.Nava in Wendy's..I love potatoes and my kids too..this is a unique way because it has minced chicken and using olive is a healthy dish..passing by Ms.Nava ;)

  14. Looks delicious. Your shots are really good, really makes me want to try this!

  15. it looks good n simple to make.....
    shall try it someday..

  16. i love potatoes!!! cooked any ways, love them all.. yummy!!!

  17. I still remember the jacket potato I had in UK. SO huge which I can't finished them and how nice if we can find such in M'sia!!

    I love potatoes!!!

  18. Oh, I am always happy about potatoes! These sound great - I love the flavoring of the minced chicken. Very nice, both my wife and I would enjoy this very much.

  19. This is a good idea for a mid week meal, good way to use chicken mince too!

  20. mmmmm.. what a creative recipe! I've never thought of dressing up jacket potatoes with minced meat. Flavor explosion for sure :D

  21. I would love to try this but with bacon bits, mmmm.

  22. Your jacket potatoes look very tempting Nava! :)

  23. Jacket potatoes would be perfect if there is a catsup and mayo.
    Hello Nava, You can share any of my blogpost to you blog. Please put my link below the post, too. Thanks!

  24. I'm drooling from the time you shared this on fb today..This is just too delish Nava....

  25. I have a similar love for potatoes too! :) I don't get why my parents always love buying a couple of potatoes at once by the kilo, when we could easily finish off one of those huge 10g bags within a few weeks haha..... Your jacket potatoes look delicious!

  26. wow! this sounds delicious.This is the first time I heard about jacket potatoes.interesting dish...


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