Saturday, December 4, 2010

Cajun-Style Potato Skins

I found this in Weight Watchers Weekly from the week of January 31, 2010. It can also be found on their website.

3 points per serving
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Serves: 4 (1 potato half per serving)

  • 1 spray cooking spray
  • 2 large potatoes, backed, cooled completely and cut in half lengthwise (be sure they are cooled completely before slicing and scooping out the flesh or you may have a hard time forming the skins)
  • 1/4 cup smoky barbecue sauce
  • 1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 3/4 cup cooked chicken breast, finely chopped or shredded
  • 1/4 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tsp fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
  • Preheat oven to 425* F.
  • Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray
  • Scoop half of the potato flesh out of each potato half (save this to make mashed potatos or soup!)
  • Combine barbecue sauce and hot pepper sauce in a cup and spoon over potato halves
  • Fill each potato half with 3 Tbsp of chicken and 1Tbsp of cheese
  • Carefully place potato skins on prepared baking sheet
  • Bake until cheese melts and potatoes are hot, about 8 minutes
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve
*Hint* for a zesty alternative, substitute 1/4 cup of hot and spicy ketchup for a combination of smoky barbecue sauce and hot red pepper sauce