No Superbowl party is complete without buffalo wings, but don’t let those celery sticks fool you into thinking this is health food. Deep fried, skin-on, bone-in chicken dripping with buttery hot sauce and dunked in fatty blue cheese may sound appealing, but packing on the pounds before half time? Not so much.
So if you’re looking to make a pass on the calories and score a touchdown with an equally delicious slimmed down version, you’ve come to the right place!
For my twist, I mixed buffalo hot sauce with melted butter substitute, giving these boneless skinless chicken breast tenderloins your favorite finger licken’ good taste in a much leaner form. Nonfat chunky blue cheese dressing offers the same flavor as the full fat variety, rounded out with crunch from its recognizable match, guilt-free celery.
Hubby, the wing conoussier, tried my recipe and from the other room I heard him yell, “Holy sh*t! These are awesome!” Seriously, they’re that good.
1.2 billion Americans are estimated to be chowing down on wings this Sunday, and That’s SO Jenn’s healthier option will make you feel like you’re winning no matter how well your team does!
1 pound 99% fat free chicken breast tenderloins
1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons butter substitute (Ie: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter)
Kosher salt to taste (About 1 teaspoon)
Nonfat chunky blue cheese dressing
Preheat oven to 350°. Place chicken in a baking dish and season with salt.
Pour hot sauce into a bowl and add butter substitute.
Microwave for one minute, whisking every 15 seconds.
Pour sauce over chicken.
Use tongs to be sure both sides are coated.
Cover in foil and bake for 20 minutes.
Bake uncovered for an additional 20 minutes, then place under the broiler for 3 minutes.
Turn exposed side of chicken over into hot sauce to cover evenly.
Plate with celery sticks, blue cheese dressing and remaining hot sauce from baking dish.
Eat and enjoy with the game!