Pierce potatoes in several places with a fork. Place on the microwave turntable, towards the edge, and cook on full power, turning the potatoes over half way through cooking time.
For different wattage (or category) microwaves, adjust cooking time in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions.
While the potatoes are cooking, heat oil in a pan, add the chicken and garlic and cook until browned all over - about 5-6 minutes. Add the pesto and stir through, followed by the tomatoes and spinach.
Remove potatoes from oven carefully and stand for 1 minute. Cut potatoes in half and pile the chicken mixture on top. Serve with extra salad leaves.
2 large Rooster potatoes
1tsp olive oil
2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
1 clove garlic, crushed
2tbsp green pesto
4 cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped
Large handful baby spinach or rocket leaves (optional)
Adding the beef into the Lyonnaise makes this dish so simple to make, plus it saves on the washing up!
For a twist on a Saturday night takeaway without the noodles, why not try this delicious Potato Pad Thai recipe for a healthy treat night?
Here's a great idea for you to use up any leftovers that you may have from your Sunday lunch, or indeed any midweek roasts that you have conjured up!
Potato pancake with smashed avocado & smoked salmon
Use your leftover mash to create something different with these potato pancakes. The classic combination of salmon and avocado is fantastically easy but a guaranteed success. Top with a runny poached egg and drizzle with lemon and olive oil for that extra special touch.