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These potato skins are stuffed with shredded buffalo chicken breast made in the crock pot, topped with melted cheese, blue cheese dressing, carrots and celery – they are seriously delicious!

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

What’s football without the appetizers. Some great additions to go along with this are Loaded Bell Pepper Turkey ‘Nachos’, Burger Bites and Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip.

And since so many are asking, although I have and love my Instant Pot, I still love my slow cooker! I have the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker (affil link). I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This slow cooker is so great, I actually own several!


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

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!

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

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

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

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82 Cals 8 Protein 7 Carbs 2 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time: 4 hrs 45 mins
Yield: 12 servings
COURSE: Appetizer
CUISINE: American
These potato skins are stuffed with shredded buffalo chicken breast made in the crock pot, topped with melted cheese, blue cheese dressing, carrots and celery – they are seriously delicious! What's football without the appetizers.

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

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

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

Nutrition

Serving: 1potato skin, loaded, Calories: 82kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 110mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 0.5g
Blue Smart Points: 2
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 1
Points +: 2
Keywords: best potato skins, buffalo chicken appetizers, healthy buffalo chicken, Skinny Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins, super bowl appetizers

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67 comments

  1. I think it should say 6 oz potato and not 12 oz. They were very good.

  2. I made this and it was SOOOO. Good!  I would like to do again in the instant pot, any ideas on time? thanks

  3. I thought these were great. The only thing I did different was I used sweet potato. This is a fantastic recipe and lately I’ve been obsessed with shredded chicken!

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  5. How many smart points is this? 

  6. I used the Smart Points calculator on the WW website. 2 Smart points per serving. Unbelievable!

  7. Love your site!!!
    What would the smart points be for this recipe?
    Also is there a calculation or conversion to change points+ to smart points I could use?
    Thank you so much
    Toni

  8. 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..

  9. 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!

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

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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?

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

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

  17. 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!

  18. 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!

  19. 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

  20. 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!

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

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

  23. 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. 🙂

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

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

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  26. 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!

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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!!

  30. 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.

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

  32. 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.

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

  34. Would this taste with sweet potatoes?

    • 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.

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

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

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

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

  39. Yum!
    This looks good!

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

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

  42. These look so tasty!

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

  44. How would I make this on the stove? I gave away my crock pot 🙁

  45. Another tasty and skinny recipe ! Thank you for sharing it 🙂
    Misty from Belgium

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

  47. Ellerinize sağlık. Çok güzel ve leziz görünüyor.

    Saygılar..

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

  49. What a nice photos! I love your website/blog! Greetings from Czech Republic…. 🙂

    http://thenotebookofmylifestyle.blogspot.cz/