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Skinny Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins

What’s football without the appetizers. These potato skins are stuffed with shredded buffalo chicken breast made in the crock pot, then topped with melted cheese, blue cheese dressing, carrots and celery – they are seriously delicious!

Remember these crock pot buffalo chicken lettuce wraps[1]? Same chicken, only this time I stuffed them in potato skins and topped them with cheese. So good!

You can make the chicken, blue cheese dressing and potatoes ahead, then when you’re ready to serve your guests assemble them and pop them in the oven! Double or triple it for more servings.

They even make a great meal, I had 3 for lunch and it totaled 7 points plus and I was a happy camper. Enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 12 • Size: 1 potato skin, loaded • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 2 pt
Calories: 82 • Fat: 2 g • Carb: 7 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 8 g • Sugar: 0.5 g
Sodium: 110 mg 

Ingredients:

For the chicken:

  • 12 oz boneless skinless chicken breast (or tenderloins)
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 16 oz fat free low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup hot cayenne pepper sauce (I used Frank’s)

For the toppings:

  • 12 tbsp reduced fat shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup carrots, cut into 2-inch matchsticks
  • 1 large celery stalks, cut into 2-inch matchsticks
  • 1/4 cup Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing[2]

Directions:

In a crock pot, combine chicken, onions, celery stalk, garlic and broth (enough to cover your chicken, use water if the can of broth isn’t enough). Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours or LOW 6 hours.

Remove the chicken from pot, reserve 1/2 cup broth and discard the rest (or save for other recipes). Shred the chicken with two forks, return to the slow cooker with the 1/2 cup of the broth and the hot sauce; Cook on HIGH for an additional 30 minutes. Makes 1 1/2 cups chicken.

Meanwhile, pierce potato with a fork a few times all around. Place in microwave and cook on high about 5 minutes per potato; set aside to cool. Cut potatoes in half horizontally. Scoop out potatoes (I save the extra potato to make skinny garlic mashed potatoes the next day) leaving about 1/4 inch thick wall, skins will weigh about 1 oz each.

Heat oven to 450°. Lightly spray potato skins on both sides with oil and place a foil lined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and bake 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven, add 2 tablespoons of chicken meat filling into each potato skin, top with 1 tbsp shredded cheese and bake 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Top each with 1 tsp blue cheese dressing, shredded carrots and celery and start eating!

*Nutritional info based on 12 oz potato with skin on.

References

  1. ^ crock pot buffalo chicken lettuce wraps (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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Slow Cooker Pork and Green Chile Stew

Chunks of lean pork, slow cooked in the crock pot with tomatoes, green chiles and jalapeño for a delicious weeknight meal with a little bit of heat!

Serve this with tortillas, or over brown rice with a little light sour cream and a slice of avocado if you wish and you’ll have a delicious meal.

This recipe is really so versatile – you can add more broth if you
want more liquid, you can also add tomatillos, cilantro, and make it
your own. For speed and convenience I used canned green chiles and
jalapeno, but you can certainly use fresh and roast your own. This has a little bit of kick, but you can certainly turn it up by adding more jalapeños or chile powder.

I bought a boneless loin roast and trimmed quite a bit of the fat off before cooking, so keep it in mind that you’ll lose some meat.  I
like to brown the meat before adding it to the crock pot for best
results and add a little flour to pork as it browns
before adding it to the crock pot so that it thickens a bit. If you have gluten allergies, you can
skip this step. If you don’t have time to brown your meat no worries, it
will still work out fine. Enjoy!



Slow Cooker Pork and Green Chile Stew
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 6 • Serving Size: little over 3/4 cup • Old Points: 6 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 253 • Fat: 9 g • Carbs: 5.5 g • Fiber: 0.5 g • Protein: 33 g • Sugar: 1.5 g
Sodium: 836 mg (without salt)

Ingredients:

  • 
2 lbs* boneless pork loin roast, lean, all fat trimmed off
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking spray
  • 2 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 
3/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 cans (4.25 oz each) whole green chiles, sliced into thick rounds
  • 2 tbsp chopped jalapeño, or more to taste

  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes and green chilies (Ro*Tel Mild)

  • 1/2 cup fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
  • 
1 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste


Directions:

Cut pork into 2-inch pieces. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat a large non-stick skillet on high heat; when hot lightly spray the pan with oil and brown the pork over medium heat on all sides, about 3 – 4 minutes total. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of flour over pork and stir to cook 30 seconds, sprinkle remaining flour over pork and cook an additional 30 seconds.

Add browned pork to the crock pot, along with the remaining ingredients.

Cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 houts (if using a Dutch oven, cook on low heat for 3-4 hours). When done, adjust season, salt and pepper to taste if needed.

Makes about 5 cups.

*Weight after all fat is trimmed.

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