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Friday, September 2, 2011

Guiltless Buffalo Chicken

Hey everyone! True confession time... My name is Lynn and I am a Buffalo Wing Addict. Yep, they're one of my favorite things in the world to eat! As soon as my go-to wing place cost $1 for each wing *yikes* I decided I'd start making them for myself. I also figured I could make them healthier so I use boneless skinless chicken breast and don't bread, flour or deep fry them.
These are really good, they've even been "guy approved":@)

I've used 3 good size tenders, I figure they equal one large breast.
Cut your tenders into cubes, approximately 1/2" thick. If you use whole chicken breast, slice them into strips about 1" wide (lengthwise, about 3 per breast), then into 1/2" cubes. Salt and pepper to taste.

Heat a 10" skillet to medium high (6-7 on my electric stove) and add 1 1/2 tsp olive oil.
Add the chicken in a single layer trying to give each piece a little room so they don't steam.
Don't try to move the chicken before it releases from the pan willingly. It will let you know when it's ready to be turned. Cook till just done, approximately 5 minutes and remove from skillet.
The key is- don't over cook the chicken. Remember there will be carry-over cooking once you 
take it out of the pan.

Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel.
Add 1 tsp butter and 3 Tblsp of your favorite hot sauce. I use Crystal and could drink the stuff straight up!
Stir the butter and sauce together until well incorporated then let it cook for a couple minutes so it thickens.

Remove skillet from heat, add the chicken back to the pan and stir to thoroughly coat all the pieces.
See how thick that sauce is on the sides of the skillet-yum!
Add to a platter and serve with celery and bleu cheese dressing if desired.
Truly a fun munchie to try for the next football game!
Have a happy day:@)

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38 comments:

  1. They look good, Lynn, and a healthy snack, full of flavor and protein. xo,

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  2. They look delicious you chicken wing addict - thanks for the recipe. sandie

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  3. I'm back from Summer holidays and happy to find this easy and good recipe in your blog, I hav to start diet :((
    ..have a good weekend, hugs, Flavia

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  4. YUM -- I think the biggest plus of following a low carb diet is WINGS :)

    Happy Weekend Lynn :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  5. This looks so good! Chicken is the best :)

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  6. I have a confession too: I've never ever had Buffalo Wings! Thanks for sharing this easy recipe, because I'd love to finally try some for football season!

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  7. OOO, Lynn, these look dayum good, girl. I can't wait to make these for our family. Mr. Sweet loves hot wings better 'n me !! :))

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  8. Oh honey, these look GOOOODDD!!!!! I will have to try these. Thank you!!! XO, Pinky

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  9. These look great Lynn...is there a Buffalo Wing Creed? I must accept the things I cannot eat and the wisdom to know the difference...:o)

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  10. My family would LOVE these! Thanks for sharing your healthy version.

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  11. Looks delicious and perfect for upcoming football weekend snacks.

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  12. This simple??!!! Love it! I am going to make some this weekend!

    XO,
    Jane

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  13. You ALWAYS have the best recipes!! This looks wonderful!

    Happy Labor Day Weekend to you! dana

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  14. Yummmy, must try those, thank you for sharing, and for paying me a visit. My for-get-me-knots are just coming into flower because here in Aus, it's the 3rd day of spring and my birthday, so was nice to get some comments today. xxx

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  15. Sounds yummy! I'm not a fan of wings because of the bones but I like things spicy and these would be perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Perfect for football season!! Happy Labor Day weekend.

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  17. I think we could eat a ton of these - really. Especially since they aren't a dollar a piece.

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  18. These look yummy!! my husband would love them, but he'd pour Tobasco sauce all over them.
    Hugs.

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  19. That looks like an easy enough recipe! I saw a feature on the chain restaurant Buffalo Wild Wings...to my surprise they batter dip, and fry them... then the coatings go on the outside and that's it. I thought maybe they marinated them or something. Your recipe looks great..will have to give it a try!

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  20. Looks really good, and less mess than wings for football games!

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  21. Those look great! I like hot wings but don't care for the messy fingers and dealing with the bones. Yours definitely would be healthier since they're minus the skin. I like the simplicity of the recipe -- sounds like a perfect Labor Day treat!

    Hope you have an enjoyable weekend!
    Bill

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  22. I am craving these now!! Looks perfect and delicious!! Thanks!!

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  23. Lynn,
    I have to admit that I am not a cook and yes, I can cook but it is not one of my callings! I love to decorate, wall paper and paint rather than cook BUT this looks good and it is easy to make. I just may try it for when my boys come over on Sunday for a little cook out.
    Thanks!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  24. I always thought buffalo wings were chicken wings.

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  25. We love buffalo wings. This is a very good light version that I will trying straight away. We're big Patriot fans and watch every game. These will go over big I'm sure. I have never heard of Crystal Hot Sauce, I'm assuming its like Frank's. Thanks great recipe!!

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  26. Sounds like a winner, to me! Would be a tasty quick snack for all the football lovers. They would be a hit at my house, for certain. Thanks for the recipe. Shannon

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  27. Yum! I can't wait to try these. Your photos are great!

    Namaste..........cj

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  28. We do something almost identical to this and then serve them over a lettuce salad. Quite scrump dilly ishus!!!

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  29. Those look so good and healthy as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. They look really good, Lynn! This would be perfect for us, too, because I have to eat gluten free, so no breading is a plus in my book. {although I do use corn flake crumbs when I need breading}

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  31. Looks delish! Thanks for the great recipe.

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  32. I can't wait to try this, Lynn but I will have to find a REALLY mild hot sauce...remember, I'm a wimp!

    The whole concept sounds wonderful though. I'm off to google "mild hot sauce"...isn't that an oxymoron?? LOL

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  33. This is a great way to enjoy a favorite without all the calories, fat, and guilt. This would be a great topping for a salad too.

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  34. I had to pop back in to tell you that I'm making this today for our supper after church tonight. I found a nice mild *hot* sauce (I still think thats an oxymoron?) that works great for us.

    Thanks for all your wonderful recipes, Lynne. I can't tell you how many times I put that splash of water into the sunny side up eggs & last night I told 5 more people how to do it.

    Mega Hugs,
    Rett

    back to the grindstone!

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  35. My husband would love these. I certainly will be trying these. Loved the step-by-step instructions. Thanks so much for sharing. New to your blog and will be joining!

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  36. I know this is an old post, but I'm going to make these for my football-loving sons this year. I look forward to making them. xo

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