Thursday, December 28, 2006
YUMMY MONDAYS- BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES
Posted by Chalene Johnson
PREP TIME: 25 MINUTES
COOKING TIME: 15 MINUTES
BLUE CHEESE DRESSING-3 Tbsp (3/4 oz) crumbled blue cheese
1/3 c fat free sour cream
2 tsp finely chopped scallion
1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
CHICKEN BITES-2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (10 oz total), cut into 1" cubes
1 scallion finely chopped
2 1/2 Tbsp mild cayenne pepper sauce
1 Tbsp butter, melted
3 ribs celery, cut into 2" sticks
1 c baby carrots
1. To make the blue cheese dressing: In small bowl, mash cheese and sour cream with back of spoon. Stir in scallion and vinegar until blended. Set aside.
2. To make the chicken bites: Preheat oven to 400*F. In medium bowl, toss chicken, scallion and 1 tablespoon of the pepper suace. Thread chicken on twelve 6" bamboo skewers, using two pieces of chicken per skewer. Arrange on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until cooked through.
3. Meanwhile, in small bowl, toss remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons pepper sauce and butter.
4. Arrange cooked chicken skewers on half of serving platter in single layer. Brush chicken with pepper sauce. Place celery and carrots on platter and serve with dressing.
Makes 4 servings
PER SERVING 150 CALS, 19 G PROTEIN, 5 G CARBS, 2 G SUGAR, 6 G FAT, 1 G FIBER
IF BUFFALO WINGS MAKE YOUR KNEES GROW WEAK, TRY THIS SPICY VERSION. THESE BITES HAVE THE SAME FEISTY FLAVOR, BUT THEY AREN'T LADEN WITH SATURED FAT. NAPKINS ARE A MUST! LESS IS MORE WHEN IT COMES TO THE DRESSING AND YOUR CALORIE COUNT PER SERVING WILL GO DOWN DRASTICALLY! ALSO THESE ARE QUITE FUN FOR A HEALTHY TREAT AT ANY GATHERING. ENJOY!
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