Appetizers are a key part of any holiday party or get together, and Baked Potato Skins - BBQ Chicken is a great appetizer to include. This dish is an easy recipe to follow, jam-packed with the flavors of barbecue chicken and melted cheese.
The crunchy potato skins lend texture to the appetizer while providing a vessel for all those delicious ingredients. In addition to the classic flavor combination, this appetizer can be easily modified based on your personal taste preferences. So if you're looking for something different to add to the appetizer list, try out Baked Potato Skins - BBQ Chicken and delight everyone at your next gathering!
Baked Potato Skins - BBQ Chicken is a popular appetizer recipe that kids love.
Baked Potato Skins - BBQ Chicken is a popular appetizer recipe that kids love. The combination of sweet barbeque sauce, juicy chicken and crispy potatoes makes this appetizer an irresistible snack. It is made with easy-to find ingredients so it quickly becomes everybody’s favorite. Plus, the baking procedure makes it a great activity for the family to do together. Kids will have fun choosing the ingredients at the store and helping out in the kitchen. As a result, they get to enjoy their appetizer creation even more!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields: 12 appetizers
- Baked Potato Skins - BBQ Chicken is a popular appetizer recipe that kids love.
- Ingredients needed to make Baked Potato Skins - BBQ Chicken
- Instructions for making Baked Potato Skins - BBQ Chicken
- Variations on the Baked Potato Skins - BBQ Chicken recipe
- Top tips for this recipe
- Baked Potato Skins - BBQ Chicken
Ingredients needed to make Baked Potato Skins - BBQ Chicken
6 large baking potatoes, cleaned and pierced with a fork several times
¼ c. extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 T. unsalted butter
1 large yellow onion, ends removed and sliced root to tip ¼” thick
2 t. dried rosemary
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
3 T. balsamic vinegar
1 rotisserie chicken breast, shredded
¾ c. sugar-free BBQ sauce*
½ c. Mozzarella, shredded
2 T. fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
*Can use regular BBQ sauce, if desired
Instructions for making Baked Potato Skins - BBQ Chicken
- Position the top oven rack in the center position and preheat oven to 425°F.
- Place the potatoes in the preheated oven and bake until cooked through approximately 50 minutes.
- While the potatoes are baking, heat two tablespoons olive oil and the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion and rosemary and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are a deep, rich brown, approximately 45-50 minutes.
- Deglaze the skillet by adding the balsamic vinegar and gently scraping up any brown bits off the bottom with a spatula. Remove from heat and set aside.
- When cook time is complete, remove potatoes from the oven and transfer to a baking rack to cool for 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
- While the potatoes are cooling, combine the caramelized onions, shredded chicken breast, and BBQ sauce in a large bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.
- Once cool, cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out the soft interior with a spoon, leaving a one-quarter-inch margin around the skins. (Save the cooked potato filling for another recipe).
- Place the potato skins cut side down on a baking rack set over a baking sheet. Brush the skins with the remaining olive oil and return to the hot oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and flip over the skins with tongs. Divide the BBQ chicken and onion mixture evenly between the potato skins and top each with an equal amount of Mozzarella cheese.
- Place the baking sheet back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly. Remove from oven and garnish with fresh parsley right before serving. Enjoy!
Variations on the Baked Potato Skins - BBQ Chicken recipe
Baked Potato Skins - BBQ Chicken is a popular appetizer recipe that many people love. It can easily be adapted to fit different tastes and dietary needs though. For example, replacing the chicken with other proteins like fish or vegan options like tempeh or jackfruit will give the dish a fresh change of taste. You can also experiment with different toppings, such as jalapeños and baby spinach or fried onions and grated parmesan cheese; really, any combination of flavors you enjoy can be added. Additionally it's easy to switch out traditional potato skins for sweet potato skins if that's what you prefer, giving this variation of the classic appetizer an extra injection of flavor and texture.
If you have leftovers of the delicious Baked Potato Skins - BBQ Chicken recipe, storage is key to maintaining freshness. To store the item in the fridge, make sure that it is wrapped well in air-tight containers or packaging and will be safe for up to five days. This ensures that when you are ready for that yummy appetizer a few days later, the Baked Potato Skins - BBQ Chicken will still be at its best. Enjoy!
Top tips for this recipe
Looking for top tips for making the delicious Baked Potato Skins - BBQ Chicken recipe? The first bit of advice is to pick the right potatoes -- choose ones with thick skin and that are overall medium-sized. Next, remember to use Mozzarella, shredded cheese and to season your chicken with some classic BBQ spices: garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and a pinch of sea salt will go a long way to make your potato skins positively scrumptious. Don't forget to top off the completed dish with some crunchy green onions or chopped chives. Your family will love this delicious appetizer option!
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