Lunch in 5 minutes with McCain Ready Baked Jackets

Jacket Potato Topping

When it comes to lunch I am stuck in a bit of a rut.

My go to choice of food is normally a good old sandwich or scrambled egg on toast if Sebby requests it, but since January I have been trying to limit my bread intake.

This month McCain got in contact with a challenge to create a quick and delicious McCain Ready Baked Jacket Potato topping recipe.

McCain Jacket Potato

McCain Ready Baked Jacket Potatoes cook in just 5 minutes in the microwave but still keep that oven-baked taste and are great for cooking for lunch as you don’t have to plan your meal far in advance and toppings can even be made using those leftovers from the fridge.

McCain Jacket Potato

Now, I have to admit that I am not that adventurous with my jacket potato toppings and tend to just add cheese, sometimes with a dollop of coleslaw, or beans so this was a challenge for me.

I took inspiration from Hijacked by Twins prawn mayo salad, but being allergic to prawns I decided to use chicken instead. Ideally you could use left over roast chicken, however, we never have any leftovers in our house when we cook a roast, so I used a couple of strips of chicken that Isaac has for his wraps in his lunch box.

Jacket Potato Topping

I sliced these up and added a chopped spring onion, 4 baby plum tomatoes, cucumber, sliced peppers and some celery mixed with a good dollop of mayonnaise.

Jacket Potato Topping

The recipe took less than five minutes to put together, less than the time it took my jacket potato to cook in the microwave. It not only tasted delicious, but was made with ingredients I already had in my fridge too.

Jacket Potato Topping

I may try and build on this recipe now and try adding some sweetcorn and maybe a splash of chilli sauce for some added punch next time.

What toppings do you have with your jacket potatoes?


13 thoughts on “Lunch in 5 minutes with McCain Ready Baked Jackets

  1. Lilinha says:

    What a delicious quick lunch, I usually have tuna sweetcorn or cheese! 🙂
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  2. What a fab idea , I am normally a cheese and beans kinda gal too so this chicken recipe for jacket potato fillings is a good shout!
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  3. We have these too! So quick and easy and they taste delicious. Love your choice of toppings too x
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  4. These look yummy, quick and easy. Love the toppings 🙂 yummy!!
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  5. I have recently discovered these and have them quite often for my lunch! They are lovely!
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  6. Perfect easy food especially when it’s cold outside like now!

  7. Jo says:

    Funny enough we saw these the other day in the supermarket and I wondered what they were like! I normally stick to tuna mayo and sweetcorn, or if ‘m feeling fancy I have smoked salmon and cream cheese!
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  8. Ella says:

    Mmh it looks so good! Really need to try this soon! As seems easy to do as well! 😀

  9. Natalia says:

    awesome lunch! I love those jacket potatoes even on their own with a bit of salt on top yummy!

  10. Sophie says:

    I love a good jacket potato! I love to stuff mine with beans <3
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  11. Selina says:

    I love these potatoes. They are the quickest way to make a tasty lunch. I always have them in for back up

  12. Emma says:

    Does the skin go crispy? I always oven bake mine for an hour to get the crispy skin and then top with butter and cheese – delicious
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  13. I often have these in the freezer for when I need to grab a quick and easy lunch. I’m a little boring and tend to have beans or ham & cheese
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