Potato Skins w/Buffalo Chicken

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This lively dish gives a nod to buffalo chicken wings but without extra fat and calories. Start with a foundation of nutritious potatoes (naturally high in potassium, vitamin C, and fiber) and replace fried wings with shredded chicken breast. Top with fresh tomatoes and on

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  • Prep Time: 45 minutes

Main Dishes

Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 2.25
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  • 12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 medium russet potatoes (about 6 oz each)
  • 3 tbsp hot pepper sauce (like Frank’s, not Tabasco)
  • ¼ cup non-fat milk
  • ¼ cup fat-reduced sour cream
  • 2 tbsp margarine
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 4 celery stalks
  • Directions

    1. Center oven rack and preheat oven to 425° F.
    2. Place chicken in a sauté pan, add water, and cover.
    3. Simmer for 20 minutes and remove from pan; let cool slightly.
    4. When chicken is cool enough to handle, shred using 2 forks (one in each hand).
    5. While chicken is simmering, prepare remaining ingredients.
    6. Wash potatoes and slit each one lengthwise about 1-inch deep.
    7. Place potatoes in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high, uncovered, for about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly.
    8. Slice each potato in half length-wise, scoop out potato, leaving a ¼-inch shell.
    9. Mash potato together with hot pepper sauce, sour cream, margarine, and milk.
    10. Fold in blue cheese and shredded chicken.
    11. Spoon mixture into potato skins, slightly denting center (to hold fresh toppings after baking).
    12. Place filled potato skins on a 9×13 baking sheet and bake about 15-20 minutes until tops are golden brown.
    13. Dice tomatoes and green onions.
    14. Cut celery stalks into 4-inch sticks.

    Nutritional Information

    • Calories:    360
    • Carbohydrates:    44g
    • Total Fat:    12g
    • Cholesterol:    45mg
    • Saturated Fat:   4g
    • Dietary Fiber:    5g
    • % of Calories from Fat:    30%
    • Sodium:    550 mg
    • Protein:    20g
    • Recipe Credit
    • Recipe courtesy of United States Potato Board.



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