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Potato Boats with White Chicken Chili

Potato Boats with White Chicken Chili ~ Hallowed out baked potatoes crisped perfectly and filled with White Chicken Chili, roasted green chilies, and topped with Monterrey Jack cheese.Potato Boats with White Chicken Chili ~ Hallowed out baked potatoes crisped perfectly and filled with White Chicken Chili, roasted green chilies, and topped with Monterrey Jack cheese ~ The Complete Savorist #ProgressoGameDay, #ProgressoChili I have never been happier for snow in all my life.

Yes, that is a statement I never thought to utter.

The temperature lately has been in the teens during the day and below zero at night. That’s just wee bit too cold for this lady.

For it to snow, it has to warm up into the 30’s. 30’s and warm seems like an oxymoron to me (unless we’re talking Celsius), but I’ll take what I can get. I have to laugh when my family in Southern California start to complain about how cold it is when the mercury dips to the low 60’s and high 50’s. For us in Utah, that’s shorts and flip-flops weather. Alas, I shouldn’t mock too much, as I was once like them.

Because it has been so cold, nothing says warming comfort food like chili. With the Big Game coming, I don’t want to spend my half-time in the kitchen making food, so when I saw Progresso’s Southwest Style White Chicken Chili and Beans, well, my menu just got a whole lot easier.

Even though I watch all the football games from the comfort of my living room, with the heat on, wearing layers of clothing, I still get a chill watching the players out on the field freezing. Did you catch the recent game where it was the 3rd coldest game in the history of the sport? Yeah, that’s cold.Potato Boats with White Chicken Chili ~ Hallowed out baked potatoes crisped perfectly and filled with White Chicken Chili, roasted green chilies, and topped with Monterrey Jack cheese ~ The Complete Savorist #ProgressoGameDay, #ProgressoChili It looks like the cold conditions are going to stay for a bit, I decided for this game day gathering to make chili to warm up with. I’ve also been craving baked potatoes. They are a treat I make just a few times a year (the whole carb thing, and all.) Enter this recipe. Potato boats, filled with Progresso’s Southwest Style White Chicken Chili and Beans, encapsulated with a whole, fire-roasted green chili and then covered with cheese. I tossed the assembled yumminess under the broiler to melt the cheese and in just a few minutes, it was time to eat.

Some notes on making this recipe. My grandma taught me to not coat my potato in anything before I bake it, allowing the skin to get crispy. A friend pointed out this was just wrong. I personally don’t care if you coat your potato in anything or not. If that’s how you roll, go for it. But don’t poke them with holes. Also, there’s a reason why there is a children’s game called hot potato. Use care when removing them from the oven, and allow them to cool sufficiently before you slice them open.Potato Boats with White Chicken Chili ~ Hallowed out baked potatoes crisped perfectly and filled with White Chicken Chili, roasted green chilies, and topped with Monterrey Jack cheese ~ The Complete Savorist #ProgressoGameDay, #ProgressoChili Potato Boats with White Chicken Chili ~ Hallowed out baked potatoes crisped perfectly and filled with White Chicken Chili, roasted green chilies, and topped with Monterrey Jack cheese ~ The Complete Savorist #ProgressoGameDay, #ProgressoChili

Potato Boats with White Chicken Chili

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • 2 large Russet baker potatoes
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-20 package Progresso Southwest White Chicken Chili
  • 1-7 oz can whole green chilies (fire roasted or not)
  • 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese; grated

Instructions

  1. Scrub clean the potatoes, and pat dry.
  2. Place in a pre-heated 450° oven, do not poke holes in them. Cook for about an hour. At the end of the cooking time, check doneness by sticking a fork in them, they should go in and out with ease.
  3. Once potatoes are done, remove from oven and allow them to rest for at least 10 minutes or until they are safe to be handled.
  4. While the potatoes are cooling, open the chili and cook according to package directions.
  5. Open the green chilies and slice them to be opened and flat.
  6. Grate the cheese.
  7. Once the potatoes have cooled, slice them in half and hallow them out; reserve the softened potato for another use.
  8. Turn on the broiler.
  9. Brush the hallowed potato with olive oil and set on a baking sheet. Place in the broiler and allow to crisp up, about 3 minutes, but keep on eye on them, they can burn quickly.
  10. Fill the potato with chili.
  11. Place a flattened green chili over the chili, tucking the sides of the green chili into the potato. Cover with cheese.
  12. Broil for about 3 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and browning.
  13. Remove from the broiler and serve immediately.
  14. Optional garnish: cilantro, sour cream, hot sauce, and diced avocado.

Potato Boats with White Chicken Chili ~ Hallowed out baked potatoes crisped perfectly and filled with White Chicken Chili, roasted green chilies, and topped with Monterrey Jack cheese ~ The Complete Savorist #ProgressoGameDay, #ProgressoChili Potato Boats with White Chicken Chili ~ Hallowed out baked potatoes crisped perfectly and filled with White Chicken Chili, roasted green chilies, and topped with Monterrey Jack cheese ~ The Complete Savorist #ProgressoGameDay, #ProgressoChili

Progresso Chili is available nationally in the soup aisle and has a suggested retail price of $4.49 per 20-ounce chili pouch (2-2 ½ servings). For more information on the entire line of Progresso products, and new game day-ready recipes and serving ideas click here or check them out on Facebook. How might you use Progresso Chili this Game Day?

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43 Comments

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    January 22, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Now this is a fun way to serve chili! What a wonderful idea! Total comfort!

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    Christie
    January 22, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Love how versatile this recipe is. I could serve it for dinner or even an appetizer for a party.

  • Reply
    Marye
    January 22, 2016 at 5:52 am

    These potatoes look so good! I love the chili filling!

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    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom
    January 22, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Michelle, this is SUCH a good idea. I love stuffed potatoes with chili–but never have done white chili. YUM!!

  • Reply
    Florian @ContentednessCooking
    January 22, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Potatoes and chill! Awesome combination, fantastic recipe!

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    Caroline | carolinescooking
    January 22, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I made a beef/turkey chili with sweet potato not so long ago and it was delicious, so I can imagine this white chicken with potatoes is really tasty as well. Looks and sounds just right for colder weather.

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    Kaitie
    January 22, 2016 at 10:59 am

    These are making my mouth water! I love it! Delicious and a complete meal.

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    Denise Wright
    January 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    To me, potatoes are the best comfort food. I am really tired right now so I cannot tell you how good these look! Great recipe!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
    January 22, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    I am right there with you. The weatherman said it’s supposed to get to 30 on Saturday and 35 on Sunday…a heat wave! I did catch that game – I was happy to be in the comfort of my own living room. But I would have been even happier if I’d had a couple of these in front of me, they sound delicious and comforting.

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    Darla
    January 22, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I love this idea! a unique way to use chili!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking
    January 22, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Wait. It only snows in the 30s? How does it snow in Antarctica? I’m so bad at science! But I’m happy that the temperature is rising for you. 🙂

    And this chili looks awesome. I love Progresso!

  • Reply
    Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily
    January 22, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Oh my goodness, I had no idea Progresso had this product. Weekday dinner is served!

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    Analida's Ethnic Spoon
    January 22, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    These look absolutely fabulous! I love the chili!

  • Reply
    Heather | Heather Likes Food
    January 23, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    What a great idea! Yum!

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    Kimberly Ann @ Bake Love Give
    January 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    What a lovely weeknight meal these would make!

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    Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze
    January 24, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    These sound so fun and yummy! Perfect for a game day party!

  • Reply
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
    January 25, 2016 at 8:32 am

    This is so creative! Loaded potatoes are fantastic and I can’t wait to try these!

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    Kristyn
    January 25, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    I am in love! This looks so perfect and delicious for cold winter nights!

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    Jennifer Johnson
    January 31, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    What a great twist on potato skins.

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    justine
    February 1, 2016 at 11:55 am

    I had no idea Progresso made chili! I love their soups, i’ll have to try this!

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    Sandra Shaffer
    February 3, 2016 at 11:26 am

    White chili is my favorite winter food! Love how creative these potato boats are! Great quick week day meal!

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