Buffalo Chicken Hasselback-ish Potatoes

Is there anything more perfect than a potato?

Maybe a potato oozing with bubbly cheese..

Or a potato covered in spicy buffalo chicken and tangy blue cheese.

Yeah, that’s perfection.

So, I took the idea of a Hasselback potato and made it quickly, because I have no patience for baking a potato in the oven.  I will sit cross-legged on the floor looking through the tiny oven window going, “C’mooooonnn, I am ready for a potatoooooo!”  Did I mention I’m a whiner?  Don’t you want to be friends, now?

So, I microwaved it.  And you can too!  Provided you have a microwave…if you don’t, I’m sorry.  Looks like it is oven viewing-time for you.  Or you could have some patience and find something else to do while it bakes.  I’m not that strong.

Buffalo Chicken Hasselback-ish Potatoes

serves 2

2 russet potatoes
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 clove garlic, minced
salt & pepper
1 cup shredded cheese (I used white cheddar and parmesan)
2 chicken breasts, thawed if frozen & cut into bite sized cubes
1/2 cup of buffalo sauce
1/3 cup bleu cheese crumbles

Wash your potatoes and poke a hole to vent.  Wrap them in plastic or put them in a Ziploc and don’t close it all the way.  Cook for about 9 or 10 minutes or until potato is squeezable.  Cut some slices in the potato, but don’t go all the way through it.  Mix melted butter and garlic together and pour over each potato. Salt them as well.

Season your chicken with S&P and cook it in a skillet for a few minutes.  Poor some buffalo sauce over it and cook it until done.  Reserve some of the buffalo sauce for drizzling.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Top the potato with half of your shredded cheese and bleu cheese, then your buffalo chicken and then the rest of the cheese.  Bake until cheese is melty, about 15 minutes or so.

Top with additional sauce if desired.

“Hungry monster” is Renee from http://attackofthehungrymonster.blogspot.com/, a cooking and (occasional) crafting site.  She’s a self-taught home chef who likes to put her own spin on classic recipes.  Go visit her blog and say hi.  Or follow her on Twitter  @athungrymonster or on Instagram


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