The "bring a dish to share” request comes with just about every party or family gathering invitation you receive. But what if you’re consciously trying to watch what you eat and need a healthier alternative to the popular hors d’oeuvres loaded with fat and calories? Try these!
One of my party favorites is my original recipe for buffalo chicken bites. They are a little spicy but great on top of salads, in a sandwich round or lettuce wrap, or just alone with a side vegetable. Enjoy!
Wise Buffalo Chicken Bites
6 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
2 T. olive oil
1 T. chopped garlic
½ medium onion, finely chopped
1 T cornstarch
1 (12 oz.) bottle of Frank’s RedHot® Buffalo Wing Sauce (or any low fat wing sauce)
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Cut chicken breasts into cubes (about ½ inches each).
In a non-stick fry pan, sauté garlic and onion in the olive oil for a few minutes on medium heat. Add chicken pieces and continue to sauté, turning frequently. Cook until juices run clear. Remove from heat and drain.
Place cooked chicken pieces in a 13 x 9 baking pan. In a bowl, mix the cornstarch with ¼ cup of the buffalo wing sauce. Stir until smooth and lump free. Add the remaining bottle of win sauce to the cornstarch mixture and stir until well blended. Pour over chicken pieces and toss until well coated. Bake at 350˚F for 30 to 40 minutes.
Remove the chicken from pan, reserve left over sauce. Arrange chicken pieces on plate. (You can put toothpicks in each piece or place in a container of toothpicks alongside for easy pick up.) Serve with low fat blue cheese or ranch dressing, extra sauce and celery sticks.
Serving Size: About 2 ounces
Fat: 1.4 g
Cholesterol: 35 mg
Sodium: 380 mg
Carbohydrate: 2.6 g
Protein: 12 g