Buffalo Chicken Twice Baked Potatoes

by Kelly on February 15, 2011

Here in Chicago the crazy snowstorms are over and the thaw has begun.  Which for me has meant a last ditch effort to sneak in some rich comfort foods before having to switch over to the lighter fare that is bikini friendly.  Among these sinful treats were these Buffalo Chicken Twice baked Potatoes.   With their cheese potato base, spicy-sweet chicken, and creamy blue cheese topping these potatoes are the perfect indulgent fare, no matter how close swimsuit season is.

Buffalo Chicken Twice Baked Potato

Buffalo Chicken Twice Baked Potatoes
Yields 6-8 servings

Ingredients:
-7 small Yukon gold potatoes (about 1 ¾ pounds)
-2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
-1/4 cup whipping cream, warmed
-1 ½ cup mozzarella cheese
-Salt and pepper to taste
-2 chicken breasts (about 1 lb), cubed
-1/2 cup hot sauce
-3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
-1 ½ teaspoon red wine vinegar
-1/2 cup mayonnaise
-1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
-1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
-1/4 cup finely diced celery
-1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
-2 tablespoons fresh chives

Method:

Preheat oven to 400°F. With a fork prick potatoes and on a baking sheet bake in middle of oven 1 hour, or until tender. Leave oven on. When potatoes are just cool enough to handle, halve lengthwise and scoop flesh into a 3-quart saucepan, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells.

With a potato masher mash potatoes in a bowl. Stir in melted butter, cream and mozzarella cheese until well combined. Season shells with salt and pepper. Spoon mashed potatoes into shells and bake until heated through and lightly golden on top, about 15 minutes.

While potatoes are baking, prepare chicken. Coat a skillet preheating over medium heat with cooking spray and cook until chicken is lightly brown on each side. Then add hot sauce through vinegar to the pan and simmer until mixture is slightly thickened.

While mixture is thickening, combine remaining ingredients until well distributed.

Serve potatoes by spooning chicken over the top of baked potatoes with blue cheese topper over the top or on the side.

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Bethany February 15, 2011 at 8:34 am

Love this — and Sean would love it more, I really ought to make it for him. The blue cheese + buffalo combination is so rich and delicious.

And YAY for the thaw… I only hope that it lasts…

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5 Star Foodie February 15, 2011 at 8:58 am

Yum! Those baked potatoes loaded with buffalo chicken sound just wonderful!

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brandi February 15, 2011 at 9:50 am

that potato looks insanely good! My husband would love this.

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Lauren February 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm

My husband and I would both absolutely love these twice baked potatoes! Awesome comfort meal, Kelly :) .

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Sues February 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Best idea ever! Chris would die for these :)

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Reeni February 15, 2011 at 9:49 pm

How incredibly delicious! Baked potatoes are the ultimate comfort food and you made them all the better with the chicken!

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Cara February 16, 2011 at 7:23 pm

We’re totally on the same page :) I recently made some shredded buffalo chicken in the crockpot and I’ve got a couple recipes to share from it! Yes, one involves potatoes!

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Foodiesonthefly February 17, 2011 at 9:39 am

Love this recipe. I can not wait to try it this
weekend!

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Shannon February 17, 2011 at 8:17 pm

oh my gosh. i love this!! in fact, i wish i had it for dinner ;)

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Erica February 17, 2011 at 10:02 pm

YES! I love stuffed potatoes! I just posted my own recipe the other day. This variation sounds fabulous (my husband is a huge buffalo chicken fan).

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Kerstin February 18, 2011 at 12:10 am

Yum, what a creative baked potato! You’ve elevated them to a whole new level :)

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biz February 20, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Cannot wait to make these! Yum!!

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Jen H February 20, 2011 at 11:36 pm

These sound amazing! they are so going on my list of things to make.

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Briana @ thetripledish February 25, 2011 at 4:10 pm

This is a wonderful idea! I cannot wait to try it!

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