Oct 6, 2012

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins



What's football without the appetizers. These potato skins are stuffed with shredded buffalo chicken breast made in the crock pot, then topped with melted cheese, blue cheese dressing, carrots and celery – they are seriously delicious!


Remember these crock pot buffalo chicken lettuce wraps? Same chicken, only this time I stuffed them in potato skins and topped them with cheese. So good!

You can make the chicken, blue cheese dressing and potatoes ahead, then when you're ready to serve your guests assemble them and pop them in the oven! Double or triple it for more servings.

They even make a great meal, I had 3 for lunch and it totaled 7 points plus and I was a happy camper. Enjoy!


Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 12 • Size: 1 potato skin, loaded • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 2 pt
Calories: 82 • Fat: 2 g • Carb: 7 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 8 g • Sugar: 0.5 g
Sodium: 110 mg 


Ingredients:

  • 6 medium Idaho or Russet potatoes*
  • cooking spray (I use my Misto)

For the chicken:

  • 12 oz boneless skinless chicken breast (or tenderloins)
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 16 oz fat free low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup hot cayenne pepper sauce (I used Frank's)


For the toppings:

  • 12 tbsp reduced fat shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup carrots, cut into 2-inch matchsticks
  • 1 large celery stalks, cut into 2-inch matchsticks
  • 1/4 cup Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing


Directions:

In a crock pot, combine chicken, onions, celery stalk, garlic and broth (enough to cover your chicken, use water if the can of broth isn't enough). Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours or LOW 6 hours.


Remove the chicken from pot, reserve 1/2 cup broth and discard the rest (or save for other recipes). Shred the chicken with two forks, return to the slow cooker with the 1/2 cup of the broth and the hot sauce; Cook on HIGH for an additional 30 minutes. Makes 1 1/2 cups chicken.

Meanwhile, pierce potato with a fork a few times all around. Place in microwave and cook on high about 5 minutes per potato; set aside to cool. Cut potatoes in half horizontally. Scoop out potatoes (I save the extra potato to make skinny garlic mashed potatoes the next day) leaving about 1/4 inch thick wall, skins will weigh about 1 oz each.

Heat oven to 450°. Lightly spray potato skins on both sides with oil and place a foil lined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and bake 10 minutes.


Remove from the oven, add 2 tablespoons of chicken meat filling into each potato skin, top with 1 tbsp shredded cheese and bake 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Top each with 1 tsp blue cheese dressing, shredded carrots and celery and start eating!

*Nutritional info based on 12 oz potato with skin on.

62 comments :

  1. What a nice photos! I love your website/blog! Greetings from Czech Republic.... :)


    http://thenotebookofmylifestyle.blogspot.cz/

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  2. Looks absolutely amazing!! I was planning to make your Buffalo Chicken Dip next week, I may have to switch it up!!

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  3. Ellerinize sağlık. Çok güzel ve leziz görünüyor.

    Saygılar..

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  4. I love your buffalo chicken; however, I have 2 family members who won't do blue cheese. What could I substitute? Would feta work?

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    1. Yum.. Yes.. I think that would be wonderful.. Feta Cheese..I bet that would be a good match..

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    2. You can use ranch dressing instead.

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    3. I wouldn't do feta. Definitely ranch.

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    4. I don't like blue cheese but her recipe is yummy!

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  5. Another tasty and skinny recipe ! Thank you for sharing it :)
    Misty from Belgium

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  6. How would I make this on the stove? I gave away my crock pot :(

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    1. You can poach the chicken 15 minutes, then shred. Add the sauce then simmer 10 minutes.

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    2. put the poached chicken breasts in your kitchenaid using the paddle attachment, makes shredding chicken so easy.


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  7. Love the recipe!! I just love anything that is Buffalo wing style!!!

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  8. These look delicious! I am going to make the buffalo chicken lettuce wraps from your site and make these the next day!

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  9. How many points w/o the blue cheese??

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  10. that's awesome! I have some leftover buffalo chicken in my freezer!

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  11. How can I make the chicken without a crock pot?

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    1. You can poach the chicken 15 minutes, then shred. Add the sauce then simmer 10 minutes.

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  12. what can I sub for the cayenne pepper sauce my daughter cannot stand anyting remotely spicey but I would still like to try this

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    1. Set some chicken aside before adding the cayenne pepper and serve hers plain.

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    2. Maybe a little bbq sauce if she likes that?

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  13. Do you think that these can be frozen and then thrown in the oven?

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  14. Would this taste with sweet potatoes?

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    1. That's not a bad idea, but maybe try BBQ sauce instead of buffalo. Gina's got a great Kansas City bbq sauce recipe on here that I use all the time now.

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  15. OMG these look soooooooo good! Can't wait to pass these along to our members just in time for this weekend's games.

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  16. I made these this past Sunday they were a HUGE hit. I love your site. You are helping me change the way my entire family eats.

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  17. In the recipe you say "12 tbsp reduced fat shredded cheese"---is this just any type of cheese? What did you use?

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  18. Also I don't have a slow cooker yet (just registered for one for my wedding!). Is there any way to make these without one? This looks like an awesome game day meal.

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    1. I would like to know this also, but doesn't look like she reads reviews anymore.

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    2. I read more reviews and she already addressed this issue.

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  19. This was so good! My brother ate 3 of them and I only made 6 because I was keeping them for my lunch for the week!!

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  20. I've tried loosing weight for so long and hate diet foods because they are flavorless and then i found your site-i'm in love! I've made lots of your meals before and what i love is i already have most of the ingredients in my home already so i dont have to go buy alot of food at the store just to try a recipe. Thank you for making dieting so much better for me and helping me loose my weight.

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  21. I want to try these but my young kids don't like anything spicy. My mom and sister did try it and said it was amazing! They loved the chicken by itself and will cook chicken that way for other recipes.

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  22. Gina! You are one clever lady... I've been trying one of your recipes each night. I'm not working right now, and your recipes have saved me! My family and I thank you!

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  23. I made these for a Halloween party and everyone loved them!! Thanks so much for sharing!

    http://angelictootsies.blogspot.com/

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  24. Sounds awesome! My taste buds are already giving each other high fives! :D

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  25. These look delish!! Anything with buffalo and I'm game. So does the points count for the 1 oz of potato with skins and the meat? I was a little confused by the 12 oz of potato at the end statement. Thanks. :-)

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  26. One of my girlfriends made this for my Christmas party this year and they were delicious!

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  27. Do you put the celery stalk, onion, and garlic in the crock pot without chopping? Going to try this week!

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  28. Gina, Gina, Gina. How I love you! These. Are. FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC! Granted, I did not add the dressing (as I do not care for blue cheese). I added another drop or 2 of franks. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! I made them a week ago and have been SALIVATING ever since! I just want to make a ton so I can eat them for lunch EVER DAY! Thanks for all the awesome recipes. I am really enjoying your site!

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  29. Oh, Gina....what would I do without your website?

    I made these buffalo chicken potato skins on Super Bowl Sunday and they were FANTASTIC!! And to think that each serving is only 2 points!!! YUMMMM.

    Thank you, thank you!

    Angie

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  30. Did these for the super bowl! Awesome....instead of hot sauce and bleu cheese, I used some bbq and fat free ranch....terrific! My husband was ecstatic to have leftovers too!

    Thanks so much!

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  31. My husband and I loved them, but my friend thought the potato was dried out. But he dipped it in ranch and said it was great. A good substitute for blue cheese is ranch. Also I dont eat cheese and I liked it with just hte potato and chicken. Yummo!

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    1. If you let the potatoes sit to long they will be dry. It's best to make them right before serving.

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  32. Can we use another sauce instead? Like honey BBQ or would that be too unhealthy?

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  33. How many points is just the chicken minus the potato?

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  36. This recipe looks great! I don't have a microwave though and I was wondering how you would cook the potato without one? Bake it for 40 minutes?

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  37. I made these last night for dinner. As usual, another hit!! The kids loved it so much they took the leftovers in their lunches today.

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  38. Gina I made this Sunday when watching the Broncos kick the Patriots BUTT it was awesome lol I'm a Denver girl! Anyways these were sooo good and super filling too I loved them! Thanks for everything I love all your recipes they are amazing!

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  39. Excellent recipe for kid's party!! I'll try it out for my son's upcoming birthday!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Any ideas on making these in miniature for finger foods at a party? Would a smaller variety of potato work?

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  42. Hi Gina,
    What slow cooker do you use / recommend? I ideally want something that I can switch on to cook while I'm at work and it'll be ready when I get home!

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  43. So Yummy........
    This recipe is so healthy and easy to cook. But take time taken by this recipes is little bit more. Going to find more spinach recipes on this blog.
    This recipe is menu of my coming Sunday..

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