Jacket Potato Ideas!

Jacket potatoes (or baked potatoes as you may know them) are my favourite thing, especially when you’re eating healthily! Potatoes themselves are full of yummy goodness and you can fill them with whatever you like! In this post I’m going to give you a couple of my favourite suggestions, other than the obvious cheese and beans!

I’m assuming you all know how to cook a potato but if not all you need to do is stab it with a fork a few times, roll it in a bit of olive oil and salt and shove it in the oven for about an hour! Simple!


Coronation Chicken

This is probably my number 1 favourite choice! And it is so easy! To make the coronation chicken all you need is:

  • Chicken breast(s)
  • Crème Fraiche
  • Mayonnaise
  • Curry Powder
  • Apricots/sultanas – optional!


All I do is put one dollop of crème fraiche and one dollop of mayonnaise in a bowl, stick the chicken in there, add a bit of curry powder and mix it all up! Apricots and sultanas are optional and when I’m at Uni I don’t bother because I don’t have them in my kitchen! Also I don’t have the kitchen equipment to whizz the apricots so it’s a bit difficult! As you may have guessed, I don’t do measurements for this filling because it’s pretty simple – I just do roughly a tablespoon of each when it’s just for myself, and depending on how many it’s for I may do more!

Chilli Con Carne

This works particularly well if you have some left over, which I usually do from batch cooking. If not, to make a chilli con carne you need:

  • Beef mince
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Chilli powder
  • Salt

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After that you literally just put it in the potato… But it is so delicious! I also like to add a bit of crème fraiche, grated cheese and guacamole to the side to make it even tastier!

The beauty with both of these fillings is that you can add a big leafy salad (and feta cheese – I mean, who wouldn’t?!) to the side to make it even healthier! Also, because it’s all made from scratch you know exactly what you’re eating and can be sure there’s no hidden calories! If you are calorie counting, the meals are both about 500 calories but that is based on a 250g potato so it does depend on how big your potato is to how many calories the total meal will be! I would advise to count calories as you go and work it out yourself because it also depends if you add any extras/take any out and also what ingredients you use!

I hope you found this useful! Please comment with any fillings you enjoy and I could try them out!