Yesterday I went out to lunch and the person I was eating with was having a BBQ chicken sandwich and French fries. During our lunch he suggested that the meal would be great if instead of the sandwich he could take the BBQ chicken and toppings and just toss them over the French fries. This got me thinking how amazing that would all taste and how to lighten them up and make them Weight Watchers friendly. Luckily I was heading to the supermarket afterwards and was able to grab the ingredients for my experiment.
So here it is in all it’s glory, my version of a BBQ Chicken Baked Potato
12 Smart Points
1- 6 oz. Potato, scrubbed clean
5 oz. Chicken breast, cut into small pieces
2 tbsp. BBQ sauce
¼ cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tbsp. turkey bacon bits
Preheat the oven to 400ºF
Pierce the potato various times with a knife or fork. Wrap in a damp paper towel and microwave for 8 minutes. You can cook the potato wrapped in foil and in the oven, but the microwave method will save a lot of time.
Season your chicken with salt and pepper and cook in a saute pan over medium high heat. Once done take off the heat and add the BBQ sauce to the pan and mix.
Split the potato down the center and top with the chicken, cheddar cheese and turkey bacon bits. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.