I love buffalo chicken wings. Buffalo wings are probably my favorite type of “junk food.” Or maybe they are tied with macaroni and cheese. Mmm . . . yummy.
I have been known to order a large order of wings from Papa John’s and eat the entire order by myself. Of course, the calories in those are atrocious.
Last night, I made a healthy version of buffalo chicken – boneless buffalo chicken bites. They were amazing! They totally satisfied my craving. This recipe can serve 2 . . . or one person with leftovers. I love leftovers. :)
Boneless Buffalo Chicken Bites (serves 2)
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/8 teaspoon Paprika
2 egg whites
1/2 Tablespoon Skim Milk
1/2 Pound Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
Non-stick Cooking Spray
1/8 Cup Frank’s Hot Sauce
1 Tablespoon I can’t believe it’s not butter (or other butter of your choice)
1 Tablespoon Water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper and paprika in a medium bowl. Whisk the egg whites and milk together in a small bowl. Slice the chicken breasts into large chunks (2-3 bites per chunk). Working with one piece of chicken at a time, dip each piece into the egg mixture, then into the breading blend; then repeat the process so that each piece of chicken is double coated. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange the chicken on the baking sheet and then spray a light coating over the top of each piece. Bake the chicken for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through. As the chicken cooks, combine the hot sauce, margarine and water in a microwave save dish. Microwave on high until the mixture begins to bubble, then remove the sauce from the heat and cover until it’s needed. When the chicken pieces are cooked, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a couple of minutes. Place the chicken into a covered container, cover, and then shake gently until each piece is coated. Serve immediately.
I think my only complaint about these was that they could use more sauce. They didn’t quite have enough kick, so I think next time I will use a bit more.
Last night, I paired these with my new favorite thing, Alexia sweet potato fries. These are awesome! They are frozen, but they are made of all natural ingredients (unlike most frozen products). No MSG or artificial flavors at all. Just sweet potatoes and spices.
This was the perfect meal: quick and comforting. Perfect since my husband is out of town and I was cooking for one. I am never more tempted to eat junk food and order out than when Corey is out of town. It sucks cooking for one. But luckily, this meal took care of that urge. :)