My family goes bonkers for potato skins. It’s an appetizer that is sure to please everyone. Recently, I tried something a little different and made BBQ Chicken Potato Skins. They were out of this world and hearty enough to be a meal in itself. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to using bacon as a potato topping again. These potato skins are delish and so simple to prepare!
Many thanks to KC Masterpiece and DataRank for today’s sponsored recipe.
This recipe is a great way to use up leftover BBQ chicken from the weekend’s cookout, or you can do like me and prepare the chicken in the slow cooker. Just 3 1/2 to 4 hours in the slow cooker yields the most perfect pull apart chicken.
BBQ Chicken Potato Skins
for the chicken:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup plus 1/4 cup BBQ Sauce (I prefer KC Masterpiece Original BBQ Sauce.)
1 cup water
for the potato skins:
7-8 medium potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
2 green onions, sliced
1. Cook the chicken in the slow cooker. Add 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts to a slow cooker. Spoon over 1 cup of BBQ sauce. Add 1 cup of water. Cook on low 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Once chicken is fully cooked, remove from slow cooker and shred with a fork. Place in a bowl and stir in an additional 1/4 cup BBQ Sauce.
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash potatoes and pat dry with a clean dish towel. Place potatoes on a cookie sheet, using your hands coat with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in 400 degree oven for approximately 20 minutes or until fork tender. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
3. Slice each potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out the center of each potato. Fill the center of each potato with shredded BBQ chicken, and top with grated cheese and sliced green onion. Place filled potato skins back into the oven for a couple of minutes, until the cheese is melted.
4. Serve with a side of your favorite BBQ sauce. Enjoy!