Healthy Buffalo Chicken Bites with Homemade Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 111.4
  • Total Fat: 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 39.4 mg
  • Sodium: 362.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 14.1 g

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Introduction

A Super Bowl Finger-Food Favorite
Tackling a Super Bowl party this year? No problem! We’ve given a South Beach Diet-friendly twist to this traditional game-watching favorite to help you stick to your healthy eating plan. These Buffalo Chicken Bites can be prepared ahead of time, so you won’t have to miss a touchdown — or a good commercial!

http://www.southbeachdi
et.com/sbd/publicsite/super-bowl-finge
r-food-recipe.aspx?xid=nl_TheSouthBeac
hDietTMNewsletter_20110206
A Super Bowl Finger-Food Favorite
Tackling a Super Bowl party this year? No problem! We’ve given a South Beach Diet-friendly twist to this traditional game-watching favorite to help you stick to your healthy eating plan. These Buffalo Chicken Bites can be prepared ahead of time, so you won’t have to miss a touchdown — or a good commercial!

http://www.southbeachdi
et.com/sbd/publicsite/super-bowl-finge
r-food-recipe.aspx?xid=nl_TheSouthBeac
hDietTMNewsletter_20110206

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Ingredients
    3 tablespoons trans-fat-free margarine
    2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce, or more to taste
    1 teaspoon canola oil
    3 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 24 (1") cubes
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    3 celery stalks, cut into 24 (1") pieces
    Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce (see directions below)

    Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce (Phase 1)

    Makes 1/2 cup

    Make-Ahead: Dip can be made up to 1 day ahead; refrigerate in a covered container and serve chilled or at room temperature.

    Ingredients
    2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
    1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
    2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
    Hot pepper sauce

    Makes 8 (3 Skewer) Servings

Directions

Instructions
Melt margarine in a medium nonstick saucepan. Whisk in hot pepper sauce and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened; set aside.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, add to pan, and cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, about 6 minutes. Add margarine mixture to pan and gently toss chicken until well coated, 1 to 2 minutes.

Remove chicken from pan and skewer each cube with a toothpick. Skewer 1 piece of celery at the base of each. Arrange on a platter and serve with dip.

Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce (Phase 1)

Instructions
Mash blue cheese in a medium bowl, leaving some small lumps. Whisk in the sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar, and hot pepper sauce to taste. Transfer to a small bowl and serve with the chicken.



Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DAVEBOGUE.

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