BBQ Chicken & Green Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

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Hey you, how’s things?

How was your weekend?

Did you do anything fun and festive to celebrate Halloween?

Me, I didn’t really do much.

Halloween is not much of a big deal over here in Australia (yet) so, we didn’t dress up and we didn’t go trick or treating but, we did enjoy a festive breakfast made some fun treats and Halloween themed snacks and watched ourselves some scary movies. Well I watched scary movies, not the little lady . . .

Ahhh good times!

So, you look hungry . . .

Are you hungry?

I really hope you’re hungry because I made you some lunch . . .

BBQ Chicken Green Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

or maybe it’s dinner . . .

Either way I made something super yummy to eat and I would love it if you’d join me?!

For reals!

If you were to come to my house for lunch or dinner one of these days, there is a very good chance I would make this meal for you because;

1 – It’s all kinds of delicious!

And I mean ridiculously delicious!

2 – Just like you, it’s seriously pretty.

Truth! 💁🏻❤️😘

BBQ Chicken Green Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

3 – It’s super simple to throw together which means there’s no need for fussing around in the kitchen which totally means we would have more time to just hang out.

How nice would that be?!

4 – It also happens to be all natural made with just a handful of ingredients that I bet you have on hand already and is 100% gluten free and paleo friendly!

Deliciously winning on so many levels!

BBQ Chicken Green Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

So did I mention that its delicious?!

Because it really is.

Delicious I mean.

Incredibly so!!!!

Ok, I think you get the point;

BBQ Chicken Green Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

BBQ chicken green chili baked potato = delicious!

Moving on . . .

BBQ Chicken Green Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

If you follow along on Facebook and Instagram you know how obsessed I am with roasting alllll of the things – evidence → here, → here, → here , → here and → here!

I mean is there anything better than a good ol’ fashioned, light and fluffy, crisp and crunchy, gloriously golden baked potato?!

It really is the simple things ❤️❤️❤️

BBQ Chicken Green Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

And, as far as recipes go it doesn’t get much simpler than this . . .

First we bake our potatoes . . . next we shred up some chicken (any kind you like, breast, thigh or you could even use a store bought/rotisserie chicken – it’s all good),

Next we simply stir in some BBQ sauce,

BBQ Chicken Green Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

add a chili (or two if your feeling feisty) then finish things off some cool, crisp purple cabbage and some creamy, dreamy avocado cream which although it does sound kind of fancy really is nothing more than avocado that’s been blended with some salt, pepper and a cheeky squeeze of lime!

BBQ Chicken Green Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

Get. In. My. Belly!

Seriously you guys, this is one of those meals that is so ridiculously easy to throw together yet is packed with so much flavor that your pretty little head may very well explode!

Minimum effort, maximum flavor is what I’m alllllll about!

BBQ Chicken and Green Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

Perfect for lunch, perfect for dinner and if you decided to go ahead and put an egg on it and call it breakfast I wouldn’t be mad about it.

Actually, maybe I would but only because, until now, it hadn’t occurred to me to do that!

I don’t know about you but I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow!

BBQ Chicken Green Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

Care to join me?!

I’ve got plenty to share . . .

BBQ Chicken Green Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

All natural, quick and easy, deliciously simple, seriously saucy, incredibly flavorful BBQ chicken, green chili loaded baked potatoes  . . .

Come and get it!!!

Make them. Eat them. Love, love, love then

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BBQ Chicken & Green Chili Baked Potatoes {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

Makes 4 fully deliciously simple, seriously saucy, incredibly flavorful BBQ chicken green chili loaded baked potatoes

Ingredients –

4 potatoes – I used regular white potatoes but you could use sweet orange/kumara or white if you prefer

2 cups cooked chicken, shredded

1/2 cup BBQ sauce – I use my healthy homemade Asian style BBQ sauce but any kind will work so feel free to sub your fave but, I highly recommend my homemade version it’s super easy to make and 100% worth it!)

1-2 green chilies, finely sliced – more or less to taste/with or without seeds depending on how feisty you’re feeling

Salt and pepper to taste

For the avocado cream –

1/2 large avocado

1 Tablespoon of coconut milk (could sub coconut cream, yogurt or milk of choice)

A squeeze of lime

Salt and pepper to taste

For serving –

1/2 cup red cabbage, finely grated

Fresh coriander (cilantro)

Method –

1 – First we want to cook those golden delicious potatoes, you can do this however you prefer I like to do mine in the oven that way they are nice and crispy on the outside but light and fluffy on the inside. You could totally just do them in the microwave if you prefer it’s totally up to you. Do what you feel, just get those babies cooked!

If cooking in the oven simply pierce them a few times with a fork, toss in a little coconut oil, season with salt and pepper and pop them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper or foil and roast those babies at 175’C (350’F)  for 30-40 minutes (this may vary depending on their size) until they are deliciously golden and crisp cooked through. You can test this by gently squeezing them with your fingers (careful, they’re hot!) or test with a knife, fork or even just a toothpick.

2 – Once cooked, remove from the oven and carefully slice each potato in half then use a fork to press down in the center to flatten them out a little, you want to slightly fluff/mash up a little of the filling as you go. This helps to make a larger surface area for us to pile on our tasty, tasty toppings. Set aside.

3 – Place your shredded chicken, BBQ sauce and chili into a small bowl along with a good pinch of salt and pepper and stir until well combined.

4 – Spoon a generous serving of your spicy BBQ chicken filling (I’m talking a good 1/2 cup per potato) onto each of your perfectly cooked potatoes, then top with a handful of your shredded purple cabbage, a couple of extra chilies then add a nice drizzle of our avocado cream and maybe some extra BBQ sauce and finish things off with a a sprinkling of coriander (cilantro).

Hello flavor-town!

Enjoy xo

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Question of the day –

What’s your favorite deliciously simple lunch or dinner?

Feel free to share recipes, or links recipes in the comments below or on the Facebook page and please for the love of all that is good in this world when you do make your BBQ chicken and green chili potatoes (or any of the recipes you find on this blog of mine) go ahead and snap a pic and share it either on the Facebook page, or tag me on twitter or Instagram. Sharing is caring remember.

Do it, do it You know you want to 🙂

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2 Comments on BBQ Chicken & Green Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

  1. Karly
    November 23, 2016 at 2:50 am (4 months ago)

    Looks delicious! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

    Reply
    • Emma
      November 23, 2016 at 8:56 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Karly, and thanks for hosting xo

      Reply

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