BBQ Chicken Potato Skins

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.

BBQ Chicken Potato Skins 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

BBQ Chicken Potato Skins


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!

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  1. says

    Oh my gosh!! This looks soooooooo good! We went out to dinner lastnight and I had them load up my fries like this, minus the chicken. But we have potatoes often at home. I have to try this. Might surprise my husband. We’ve never thought of adding chicken!

  2. says

    Apparently, I have been living in the dark for my entire life. I have never, ever had potato skins. It looks like I have a few extra items to add to my grocery list for the week! YUM

  3. says

    Wow, Laura, these look amazing! I’ve made stuffed potato skins before, but never with chicken. Much less BBQ chicken! This sounds like a great way to do a fridge cleanout :)

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  5. says

    So utterly delicious! Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on ! I hope to see you there!

  6. says

    Pinned! Thanks for sharing and linking up to the Say G’day Saturday linky party. Hope you will be back to join us again this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  7. Dan Clark says

    I really shouldn’t browse the recipe files when I’m hungry. This made my mouth water just looking at the pictures.

  8. Brigid OHara Koshko says

    What an awesome idea! I love bbq chicken and potato skins are favorites in our house and we always on the look out for new easy recipes. I am going to try this very soon.

  9. M.Clark says

    Wow, putting chicken in the potato skins is a great idea. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this before, I have got to try this one. thank you for sharing this recipe.

  10. Julie Wood says

    I know my family would go nuts over these awesome delicious stuffed potato skins. I like that they meat is barbecued. Thanks for sharing.

  11. says

    Hello cute ladies! This looks so yummy. Pinned. We couldn’t think of anyone better to party with. We hope to see you tomorrow at 7 pm.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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