Stuffed BBQ Baked Potato

Pig in the Potato Patch at  Jim ‘n Nick’s BBQ.

Jim 'N Nick's Copycat Recipe

2 baking potatoes (like Russets)
vegetable oil
leftover chicken or pork, shredded
barbecue sauce
butter and/or sour cream
2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 350 degrees and adjust oven rack to the middle position. Lightly rub each potato with vegetable oil and place directly on the oven rack. Bake for 1 1/4 hours. Use a fork to pierce an X into each potato, then press the ends to open and allow steam to escape. Alternately, if you’re in a hurry, you can microwave the potatoes in a shallow baking dish for 9 to 12 minutes, turning after every 3, or until a knife pierces the potato with little resistance.

Warm the chicken and toss with desired amount of barbecue sauce. Top the cooked potatoes with butter and/or sour cream, and season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. Add a generous serving of chicken, then top with bacon, scallions and cheese.