Hungry Girl's Chicken Marinara Stuffed Potato

This inventive recipe is stuffed with flavor, literally. Enjoy the balance of protein and carbohydrates bathed in sauce and cheese. This is certainly a dish for a hungry girl who will be left anything but.  

10 oz russet potato
4 1/2 oz raw boneless skinless breast, cut into bite-size pieces
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
2 tbsp chopped onion
1/4 cup low-fat marinara sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Pierce potato several times with a fork. On a microwave-safe plate, microwave potato for 3 1/2 minutes.


Flip potato, and microwave for another 3 1/2 minutes, or until soft.


Once cool enough to handle, cut potato in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to gently scoop out the pulp, leaving about 1/4-inch inside the skin. Discard the potato pulp (or reserve for another use).


Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add chicken, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add mushrooms and onion, and cook and stir for about 4 minutes, until chicken is fully cooked and veggies have softened and browned.


Remove skillet from heat. Add marinara sauce, garlic powder, and 1 1/2 teaspoons Parmesan. Stir to coat. Divide mixture between the potato halves.


Sprinkle with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese. 


Makes 1 serving. 

338 calories, 7g fat, 707mg sodium, 31.5g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 37g protein