Wednesday, May 1, 2013

BBQ Chicken Potato Skins

When I think of potato skins I think of the days when we used to go out for happy Hour after work.  Now there is no time for Happy Hour  and it is often frowned upon to bring your kids to a bar so we have to make due at home:)  That's okay with us though because these potato skins are even better!  I even serve them with a salad and call it dinner!

  • 4 Potatoes
  • Chicken ( I used a leftover grilled chicken breast from the night before and made 8 potato skins)
  • About a cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • A Tablespoon or so of Chopped Green Onion
  • About a 1/4 Cup of Your Favorite BBQ Sauce (I used Best Darn BBQ Recipe)
  • 3 Pieces of Bacon Cooked and Crumbles (or Hormel Real Bacon Pieces)
  • Homemade Ranch Dressing
Makes 8 potato skins

Scrub outside of potatoes with vegetable brush.  Pierce potatoes multiple times with a sharp knife.  Cook in microwave for about 7 minutes turning over halfway through.  Cooking time varies because of potato size and the number you are cooking.  You can stick a knife in them to see if they are done.  If the knife goes in easily then they are done.  
Let them cool for about 10 minutes.  Cut them in half lengthwise.  Carefully scoop the insides of the potatoes out.  Make sure to keep the skin intact.  

Place potato insides in a bowl and save for another recipe (I will share my great idea for breakfast with you later).
 Preheat oven to 350.  Dice chicken and toss with your favorite BBQ Sauce.
 Load up your potato skins with chicken and bacon.
 Top with cheese and onions.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  I like to serve them with Ranch Dressing for dipping.

This recipe was featured on the Magical Moms' July Menu.  Be sure to check out all of our monthly menus

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