Twice-Baked Chicken Shawarma Stuffed Potatoes (Day Five of the 12 Days of Jolly Giveaways!)

Twice-Baked Chicken Shawarma Stuffed Potatoes is a whole new take on the twice-baked potato that I am completely OBSESSED with. From Climbing Grier Mountain’s new cookbook, Modern Comfort Cooking, this recipe is full of Middle Eastern flavors and it couldn’t be easier to whip up! That plain ol’ russet potato ain’t so plain now, is it?? 

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BIG NEWS! My friend Lauren Grier of Climbing Grier Mountain has a gorgeous new cookbook called Modern Comfort Cooking that is going to blow. your. mind.

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Since you all are already here on this site, and obviously love all the things on it (because hello, who wouldn’t? JK JK I am so not that full of myself), you are going to find everything in this cookbook totally delectable.

I’ve always love Lauren’s blog, but getting to know her in real life (you know, outside of online blogger world) has been the real treat. That’s why it means sooooo much to see her gorgeous cookbook come to fruition, and to see it on bookshelves in my favorite bookstores. 

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There’s so much to love about this book. There’s a killer brunch section, a section of mash-ups (can you say Shepherd’s Pie Poutine?!), and a East Meets West section that has everything I could ever want to cook – plus oh-so many more.

Obviously I was drawn to the East Meets West section first, and as soon as I laid eyes on this Twice-Baked Chicken Shawarma Stuffed Potatoes recipe, I knew exactly what I had to try first.

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The flavors in these stuffed potatoes is absolutely stellar. The marinade for the chicken alone fills the kitchen with a rich and sultry scent, and when you bake it all up together, it’s a blissful meal that reminds you the plain ol’ russet potato can do SO much more than just being a plain Jane baked potato!

I just love that Lauren really made this cookbook approachable for a cook of any skill level! There’s honestly a recipe to fit every mood and every taste bud in this book, so I know I am going to be cooking from it throughout the holidays for SURE.

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Next up, Miso-Caramel Apple Slab Pie! Because ummmmm, YUM.

Modern Comfort Cooking is out right NOW, so go get a copy for yourself!

Of course you could also scroll down a little because…

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It’s Day FIVE of the 12 Days of Jolly Giveaways! Today I am giving away a copy of this amazingly stunning cookbook! So scroll on down past the recipes for the giveaway rules and to enter to win. 🙂

PLUS don’t forget to check out previous posts – Day 3 and 4 giveaways are still open to enter! Even if you don’t win this day’s giveaway, be sure to stick around for more days of jolly giveaways… I’ll be giving away a SECOND copy with some other goodies later this month!

Day One – Red Wine Slow Cooker Short Rib Ragu

Day Two – Gingerbread Challah Bread

Day Three – Mini Beef Wellingtons

Day Four – Bourbon Gingerbread Punch

Day Five – Twice-Baked Chicken Shawarma Stuffed Potatoes

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Twice-Baked Chicken Shawarma Stuffed Potatoes

Yield: Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
From Climbing Grier Mountain's new cookbook, Modern Comfort Cooking, this recipe is full of fresh Middle Eastern flavors taking that humble potato to a whole new level of delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb thinly slices boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cardamom
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 Tbsp ground paprika
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp clarified butter
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • Halved grape tomatoes, for garnish
  • Fresh mint, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large resealable bag, add the chicken thighs, garlic powder, cardamom, cumin, coriander, paprika, 1 tsp kosher salt, 1 tsp ground pepper, olive oil and lemon juice. Close the bag and massage the chicken, making sure it's well coated with the ingredients. Place the bag in the fridge to marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Take a potato and lightly prick holes into the skin using a fork. Place the potatoes on a small baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Place the sheet into the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven, flip them and continue to cook for an additional 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and set the potatoes aside to cool completely. Turn the oven down to 350 degrees F.
  3. Meanwhile, as the potatoes cool, preheat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Add the clarified butter and the chicken shawarma. Saute the chicken until it is golden brown, or for about 6 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet using a pair of tongs and place it on a plate, then roughly chop into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Now that the potatoes have cooled, take a potato and, with a sharp knife, slice the potato in half. Using a spoon, carefully scoop out the middle of the potato and place it into a mixing bowl, while leaving about a 1/4-inch border along the sides. Place the potato halves cut-side up on a new baking sheet. Add the Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese and the feta to the bowl with the potato innards.
  5. In a small saucepan, preheated to medium heat, melt the butter and then gently add the milk. Stir to combine and heat through. Add the butter and milk mixture to the mixing bowl with the potatoes, and using a potato masher, mash until the mixture is smooth. Next, stir in 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper and half of the chicken shawarma. Take th potato mixture and spoon it into each potato halve. Top each with the remaining chicken shawarma and 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese. Place the potatoes into the oven and bake them for about 20 minutes or until the filling has heated through and the cheese is golden brown.
  6. Garnish the potatoes with tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh mint and feta!

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20 Responses to “Twice-Baked Chicken Shawarma Stuffed Potatoes (Day Five of the 12 Days of Jolly Giveaways!)”

  1. Rebecca — December 8, 2017 at 9:08 am (#)

    Hoping to get The Jersey Shore Cookbook – contains a ton of recipes from some favorite restaurants down the shore!

  2. Theresa Krier — December 8, 2017 at 9:48 am (#)

    I would love a Sweet Paul cookbook, thanks.

  3. Kim Leonard — December 8, 2017 at 10:53 am (#)

    I would like to have the Meat Cookbook, to know the different cuts and some great recipes for them!

  4. crystal allen — December 8, 2017 at 11:00 am (#)

    i am hoping for a slow cooker cook book this year.

  5. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — December 8, 2017 at 11:23 am (#)

    Love you friend!! Thank you so much for sharing!! xoxo

    • Meghan B. — December 8, 2017 at 3:47 pm (#)

      Of course! SUCH AN AMAZING COOKBOOK!!!

  6. Laura S — December 8, 2017 at 11:24 am (#)

    Molly on the Range and Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol. 2

  7. Jeffrey — December 8, 2017 at 11:31 am (#)

    I’d love to have a copy of Artisan Sourdough Made Simple by Emilie Raffa.

  8. William — December 8, 2017 at 11:44 am (#)

    Jet Tila’s 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die

  9. Jennifer S. — December 8, 2017 at 11:55 am (#)

    I need to find a good nondairy cookbook, particularly for desserts, as there are still many substitutions that I need to conquer!

  10. Denise E. — December 8, 2017 at 12:28 pm (#)

    I am hoping to get “Project Smoke”. We inherited an electric smoker and are anxious to try it out!

  11. Jessica — December 8, 2017 at 1:21 pm (#)

    This looks amazing! I love shawarma. Got my weekend plans!

  12. Jeanna Massman — December 8, 2017 at 8:25 pm (#)

    I would love the cookbook 25 Recipes for Climbing Grier Mountain.  

  13. Margot C — December 8, 2017 at 8:32 pm (#)

    I want Lure: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast by Ned Bell and Valerie Howes and Short Stack Vol 30: Butter by Dorie Greenspan

  14. Tina W — December 9, 2017 at 12:24 am (#)

    I really want Valerie Bertinellis’ new book.

  15. Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen — December 9, 2017 at 9:20 am (#)

    Twice baked potatoes are lyfeeee. I can’t wait to make these! I have been eyeing the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook!

  16. Alison — December 9, 2017 at 10:00 am (#)

    This looks so delicious and I love the concept of combining middle eastern flavors with a humble potato! However, it’s a lot of steps. Do you have any tips for prepping part (or all) of this recipe ahead? Thanks!

  17. Becca Collinson — December 12, 2017 at 12:19 pm (#)

    I really want Chrissy Teigen’s new cookbook but I don’t think it will be out this year 🙁 her first one is so good!

  18. karen — December 12, 2017 at 6:16 pm (#)

    Would love to try any cookbook with Southern recipes!

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