I have had the idea to do buffalo chicken stuffed potato skins for a long time now and what better time to pull out the skins than for the the big football game? The basic idea was to stuff some potato skins with chicken in a buffalo hot sauce along with cheese and baked them until the cheese melts and gets all nice and bubbly. I mean you really cannot got wrong with spicy buffalo chicken covered in melted cheese right?
I started out by baking the potatoes until the insides were tender, though you could always save some time by microwaving them. After scooping out the insides of the potatoes I threw them back into the oven for some more baking to harden them up a bit so that they would hold together better when filled to the brim with the spicy buffalo chicken. I guess this extra step makes them thrice baked and it gives the edges of the potato skins a semi-crunchy texture which is particularly nice. Next up was the filling and I kept things simple by filling them with some cooked shredded chicken that was soaked in hot sauce. I was however torn over what to fill these potato skins with as I was also thing that buffalo chicken dip would also be an amazing filling. After a lot of hot cheesy dips over the last few weeks I decided to keep things on the lighter side and I went with the chicken in buffalo sauce. Blue cheese is commonly associated with buffalo wings so it was the obvious choice and I combined it with a bit of cheddar to keep it on the milder side. (If you are serving these to someone that is not a fan of blue cheese you can always go for all cheddar cheese and then just serve them with a blue cheese dressing that everyone can dip the skins into if they please.) Finally the buffalo chicken and cheese stuffed potato skins make one final trip to the oven to bake until the cheese has melted and then they are ready for your snacking pleasure.
Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins
Crispy potato skins filled with spicy buffalo chicken and tangy melted blue cheese.
- 4 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed clean
- oil for brushing
- 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or diced and warm
- 1/2 cup hot sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot)
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled (optional)
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing (optional)
- Prick the potatoes a few times with a fork and bake in a preheated 400F/200C oven until tender, about an hour.
- Let the potatoes cool, cut in half and scoop out the middle, leaving about 1/8 inch of potato on the skin. (Reserve the scooped out potato for another use like mashed potatoes.)
- Brush the potato skins all over with the oil and bake in a preheated 450F/230C over for 10 minutes on each side.
- Mix the hot sauce and the melted butter and then mix in the chicken.
- Season the inside of the potato skins with salt and pepper, fill with the chicken and sprinkle on the cheeses.
- Broil until the cheese has melted, just a few minutes.
- Serve warm, garnished with green onions and with blue cheese dressing for dipping.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers
Buffalo Chicken Chili
Buffalo Chicken Sushi
Twice Baked Sweet Potato Potato Skins with Pecan Streusel (aka Individual Sweet Potato Casserole)
More buffalo chicken recipes:
Crispy Fried Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Buffalo Chicken French Bread
One Pan 20 Minute Buffalo Chicken Tortellini
I will try this recipe (with my own spin to it). I shall post some pictures to compare with yours. Thanks for the idea (super bowl appetizer).
These sound amazing, Kevin!
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Wow, these look great! I think I'm going to have to try these!
Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living says
These look amazing, Kevin! Perfect for the Super Bowl this weekend. I just made buffalo chicken calzones tonight and will be posting the recipe tomorrow.
Oh, Kevin, please stop! I would have never thought of these. My 93-year old father-in-law will hate these. My husband and I love LOVE them!
Craving this right now Kevin!
Hi Kevin! Thanks for leaving a comment on my dip recipe. Buffalo Chicken is one of my faves so I'll definitely add this to my to-try list.
I will definitely be trying this.I also saw this version just today over at Seasaltwithfood http://www.seasaltwithfood.com/2012/01/baked-potato-skins-pepperoni-pizza.html
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
So droolworthy looking and sounding!
Girlie Blogger says
Great recipe for Superbowl Sunday. Thanks!
Jennifer Nguyen says
that looks SOOO yummy! Deffs going to make this soon. Thanks for sharing!
Amy: I was also thinking that pizza potato skins would be good.
Mmm nope…there is absolutely nothing wrong about these.
Justin Postma says
Mmmmmmmmmm, it looks delicious!!!!
I'm definitely going to try this one!
these look awesome!
jillian :: cornflake dreams. says
mmm perfect for the super bowl! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams
Rocky Mountain Woman says
I was going to take blue cheese potato chips, but these look better and easier, so I think I'll change my menu plan!
Oh my goodness, this is brilliant! I'm putting it on Pinterest right now!
This looks like a great idea for a Super Bowl party.
oh my …come to momma ! wow that looks good !! Kevin ..is that really a picture of you? haha .. with all this amazing food .. how can you look so thin ? I have to make these !!
You have really great recipes for the super bowl and those grilled cheese sandwiches you have are giving me plenty of great ideas!!
Keep up the good work…..
Weng @ Apron and Sneakers says
This looks delicious. I would love to try this one sometime. Thanks for sharing.
Carolyn Noblett says
I just love to visit your blog, you have such great ideas. Nom Nom
ok kevin I'm making these for sunday. I was going to do my buffalo chicken chili but this is far better.
I included you and a couple of your links in my friday round up. Had to, as you've been on a crazy food recipe roll lately.
have a good weekend!
wow yummy.. thanks for sharing the recipe..
the colors are so amazing hummmmm !
Luis G says
Great pictures and provocative recipes … congratulations
Yum!! Buffalo chicken makes everything taste better:)
Steve @ the black peppercorn says
Kevin, these look outstanding and would be great on any super bowl snack spread. I firmly believe that buffalo "anything" is great. Love the flavours. I like buffalo flavour to have a good strong kick of heat. MMMM
Dude, this was so good that I had to Stumble AND Pin it!
Nicole (MyLoveForCooking) says
These look so great. I am so looking forward to trying these! 🙂
thanks for the idea!
Susan Dee says
I loved the Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches and I featured that recipe in my blog so I know these Buffalo Skins are going to be good.
A great recipe. My husband loved it.
Glory/ Glorious Treats says
Yum, looks super delicious!! I'll have to try this for sure!
I am so making these for the super bowl!