Chicken and Pesto Jacket Potato

Chicken and Pesto Jacket Potato
Prep in Prep in:
10 mins
Cook in Cook in:
10 mins
Serves Serves:


  1. Pierce potatoes all over with a fork. Place on the microwave turntable, towards the edge, and cook on HIGH, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, turning the potatoes over halfway through cooking time.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, heat oil in a pan, add the chicken and garlic and cook for 5-6 minutes all over until brown. Add the pesto and stir through, followed by the tomatoes and spinach.
  3. Remove the potatoes from microwave carefully and leave to stand for 1 minute. Cut potatoes in half and pile the chicken mixture on top. Serve with extra salad leaves.


2 large Fluffy potatoes (such as Maris Piper or King Edward)

1 teaspoon oil

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes

1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed

2 tablespoons prepared green pesto

4 cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped

Large handful baby spinach or rocket leaves (optional), to serve