Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Snack

The Super Bowl is playing on the big screen next to the computer and Eric is shouting at the TV, as is the norm during football season. His chicken wings are marinating, but we've had the first course already: yummy Cajun-style potato skins, right from this week's Weight Watchers Weekly.

You will need:

Cooking spray, 2 large baking potatoes, cooked chicken breast (I used pre-cooked chicken breast strips), part-skim mozzarella cheese, smoky barbeque sauce, and hot sauce.

First, bake 2 large baking potatoes and let them cool completely. Eric bought a bag of small potatoes instead of large baking potatoes, so I just baked 2 small potatoes for 1 large. After they cool, slice in half and remove half of the potato from the skin, reserving the potatoes for another use.

Then mix 1/4 cup barbeque sauce with 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce and spread evenly over the potatoes.

Add 3 tablespoons cubed chicken breast to each potato half (obviously a little less here):

Top with 1 tablespoon mozzarella cheese.

Place in 425 degree oven and bake for 8 minutes, until potatoes are hot and cheese is melted.

The recipe calls for adding parsley after coming out of the oven, but we didn't have any, so I sprinkled a little ground pepper on top.

Yummy and satisfying!

Cajun-Style Potato Skins (from Weight Watchers Weekly and

1 spray cooking spray

2 large baking potatoes, baked, cooled completely, and cut in half lengthwise

1/4 cup smoky barbeque sauce

1/8 teaspoon hot sauce

3/4 cup cooked chicken breast, finely chopped or shredded

1/4 cup shredded part-skim pmozzarella cheese

1/2 teaspoon fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 425. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Scoop half of the potato out of each potato half and reserve for another use. Combine barbeque sauce and hot sauce in a cup, and spoon over potato halves. Fill each potato half with 3 tablespoons of chicken; sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of cheese.

Carefuly place potato skins on prepared baking sheet. Bake until cheese melts and potatoes are hot, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

1 potato half per serving, 3 Weight Watchers points per serving.


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