Chicken Bacon Ranch Loaded Potato Skins

This is a perfect snack to serve this weekend for the big game! These Potato Skins are loaded with ranch chicken and cheese. It’s drizzled with ranch dressing and topped with crispy bacon.

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The big weekend is upon us! It’s Superbowl time!

Who is planning a party this weekend? I bet every other person out there will be throwing a football party or attending a football party. What makes all parties successful is the food. The game is important, of course, but you have to serve just the right snacks. Finger food is the key. With all the people jumping and screaming, there probably shouldn’t be any plates on their laps. You don’t want a big mess on your hands. Perfect thing to have is a snack table filled with delicious finger foods. These Chicken Bacon Ranch Potato Skins will make a perfect addition to your game day party.

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But don’t sell these potato skins short, they would be perfect any time of the day. Being loaded with delicious ranch chicken, cheese and crispy bacon, these skins would make a great lunch or even a fun dinner with a side salad!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Loaded Potato Skins

Yield: 4 potato skins (feel free to double or triple)

Ingredients

  • 2 baking potatoes
  • Coarse salt
  • (Foil for baking the potatoes)
  • 4 chicken tenders
  • 1/2 packet of ranch seasoning
  • 1/4 cup of ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup of Mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices of crispy bacon

Instructions

  1. To bake the potatoes: Preheat the oven to 350. Wash the potatoes thoroughly. Rub them (still damp) with some coarse salt. Poke a couple of holes with a knife and wrap them in foil, individually. Place on a baking sheet and bake for an hour or two, depending on the size of your potatoes. You can check the potatoes after an hour by slowly sticking a knife in them and if it goes in smoothly, potatoes are done. If not, cook for about 30 minutes at a time until done. (**Note: try sticking the knife along the side of the potatoes, where you will be cutting it in half later. This way, you won't have any extra holes in the potato skins.)
  2. While the potatoes are baking, prepare the chicken: Preheat a medium pan with a little bit of oil. Coat the chicken in some of the ranch seasoning and cook it in the pan, on medium heat, until completely done and golden. Chop into small pieces and set aside.
  3. When the potatoes are done, cut them in half. Carefully scoop out most of the potato meat but don't go too deep or you will break the skin.
  4. Fill the potatoes with chicken.
  5. Sprinkle the cheese on top.
  6. Drizzle with some ranch dressing and top off with crispy bacon.
  7. Place back on the baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes.

Notes

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Comments

  1. Anything with bacon and cheese makes me smile. I love potato skins, so this recipe is a real winner, I”m sure. Mmm!

  2. Oh my word, those look amazing! Bacon, potato, cheese, ranch…all of my faves. Perfect for the Superbowl! :)

  3. I’ve never thought of skins with chicken! These sound so good, just might make an appearance at the game tomorrow!! Those caramelized onion cheesy pinwheels look to die for! Thanks!

  4. Your posting today looks absolutely scrumptious!!! I love your blog. You Boston Cream Crepe Cake was too delicious for words, not to mention it’s delightful presentation. Thank you!!!

  5. I would be so perfectly happy with something like this for dinner! It looks delicious! Great idea!!

  6. These potato skins look amazing! I love all the flavors of cheese, potatoes, and ranch mixing together. I would LOVE it if you’d link this up to the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. I love sharing recipes like this with my readers!

  7. Mmmm. These look so good. Chicken bacon ranch is an awesome combo of favors. Pinned!

  8. Oh, so yummy! Going to have to try these! ~ Kelly @ Eyes On The Source

  9. I am going to put on weight if I make all the scrumptious recipes I find on your blog. This is another wonderful sounding recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  10. What a tasty looking appetizer Lyuba! Thanks for sharing this with us at our Marvelous Monday Party! Pinning!

  11. I adore any kind of potato skin and these look like the top of the line!

  12. Loaded potato skins are one of my favorite things to order as an appetizer!

  13. This sounds yumtastic!

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  14. these are GORGEOUS! bacon is just so beautiful. I’m going to make these right now, I have everything in the kitchen!

  15. OMG. That melted cheese!!! I’m in love.

  16. What a fantastic switch up from a regular potato skin.

  17. Of all the potato skins i have made, I have never thought about using ranch dressing. I like it!

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