Potato Skins with Buffalo Chicken
This lively dish gives a nod to buffalo chicken wings but without extra fat and calories. Start with a foundation of nutritious potatoes -- which are naturally high in potassium, vitamin C, and fiber -- and replace fried wings with shredded chicken breast and top with fresh tomatoes and onions. Don't forget the celery sticks.
- 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 cup water
- 4 medium russet potatoes (about 6 oz each)
- 9 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
- 1/4 cup non-fat milk
- 1/4 cup fat-reduced sour cream
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 2 green onions
- 2 medium tomatoes
- 4 celery stalks
- Center oven rack and preheat oven to 425 °F.
- Place chicken in a sauté pan, add water, and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes and remove from pan; let cool slightly. When chicken is cool enough to handle, shred using two forks, one in each hand.
- While chicken is simmering, wash and scrub potatoes with a clean vegetable brush under running water and slit each one lengthwise about 1-inch deep.
- Place potatoes in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high, uncovered, for about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly.
- Slice each potato in half length-wise, scoop out potato, leaving a 1/4 inch shell. Mash potato together with hot pepper sauce, sour cream, margarine, and milk. Fold in blue cheese and shredded chicken.
- Spoon mixture into potato skins slightly denting center (to hold fresh toppings after baking).
- Place filled potato skins on a 9x13 inch baking sheet and bake about 15 to 20 minutes until tops are golden brown.
- Dice tomatoes and green onions. Cut celery stalks into four inch sticks.
- To serve, top potatoes with onions and tomatoes. Serve celery sticks on the side for scooping potato contents.
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