Thursday, September 29, 2016

Call Us Chicken Because We Are

In my search for healthier foods, one of the staples in our home has always been chicken. A few months ago, I was introduced to First Fresh Foods products. I sampled their chicken sausages (read it here) but then a new package arrived. This was something that NutriSon cannot eat (due to the egg) but definitely one of those wonderful "All for Mom" moments that I have learned to enjoy guilt-free. Hey, a mom's got to eat. Could you resist a package labeled Chicken Croquettes with Habanero? Gluten free, spicy, cheesy and literally just heat and eat- all the right words to make a food allergy mom swoon after cooking 98% of the time.

Cook It
Many of us would just heat these delicious morsels as is and that's completely acceptable. I mean look- the croquettes are crispy, golden brown and just the right size to eat one....or maybe two without feeling as if it was taking too many.

Prep It
Like I said, cooking is fine but here goes my blogger recipe brain again... while trying not to consume the rest of the croquettes that I have in front of me (I can't help it, I pick- don't you pick when it's good?!). So out comes my cutting board and out comes the potatoes that I bought a few days ago that didn't get used. I wanted a pick food and I wanted something comforting. I wanted to create a recipe that we could serve anytime of the year but still not be confined in the kitchen for hours upon hours. I wanted to make sure that whatever I made, it would still be just minimal steps while using healthy ingredients. Nothing says that you are a good friend better than when you feed your guests hardy foods that they can also make themselves at home.  I am talking about a food formula of multiple food groups that can be served as a side dish, a pick food, a football party recipe or even for a simple comfort food on the days when you just really need something good to eat. This is why I prepared the ultimate baked potato skins.

Make It
So unbelievably easy!

  1. Cut a precooked potato in half lengthwise
  2. Scoop out most of the potato, leaving a bit inside the shell
  3. Chop up cooked Chicken Croquettes with Habanero 
  4. Scoop the croquette pieces into the potato skin
  5. Place on a baking sheet on parchment paper 
  6. Bake at 400 degrees until warm
*Optional- add additional shredded cheese, cooked bacon, or anything else your taste buds desire

But That Leftover Potato
Waste nothing! Use the scooped out potato for homemade hash brown bites or kick it up a notch and mix in more of the chopped croquettes for an even more generous breakfast hash brown. Sorry, no pictures as I admittedly ate them all..... gluttony is a weakness when I have tasty food.

What would YOU do with this?


  1. I just tried those last week, I love them!! So tasty!

    1. I could not stop picking at them! I even hid the leftovers so only I could eat them ;)

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    1. Especially when you find something that tastes good...gets me every time

  3. I can not wait to try this! I just asked for some croquettes...I am sure this is going to be a hit at my house!

  4. These look so yummy! I really want some now!