Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins

Potato skins 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! And with a lower calorie version of this they can make a great meal!

 

Lower Calorie Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins

Ingredients

  • 6 medium potatoes
  • cooking spray
  • 12 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 16 oz fat free low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup hot cayenne pepper sauce
  • 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 low calorie Blue Cheese Dressing

Method

  1. 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).
  2. Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours or LOW 6 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken from pot, reserve 1/2 cup broth and discard the rest (or save for other recipes).
  4. Shred the chicken with two forks, return to the slow cooker with the 1/2 cup of the broth and the hot sauce.
  5. Cook on HIGH for an additional 30 minutes. Makes 1 1/2 cups chicken.
  6. Pierce potato with a fork a few times all around.
  7. Place in microwave and cook on high about 5 minutes per potato; set aside to cool.
  8. Cut potatoes in half horizontally.
  9. Scoop out potatoes leaving about 1/4 inch thick wall, skins will weigh about 1 oz each.
  10. The extra potato can be used to make mashed potatoes
    the following day.
  11. Heat oven to 450°.
  12. Lightly spray potato skins on both sides with oil and place a foil lined baking sheet.
  13. Season with salt and pepper and bake 10 minutes.
  14. 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.
  15. Top each with 1 tsp blue cheese dressing, shredded carrots and celery.

 

Serves 12 – Portion Size: 1 potato skin (12 oz potato with skin on, loaded) – Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 82, Fat: 2g, Carbohydrate: 7g, Fibre: 1g, Protein: 8g, Sugar: 1g