Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Blue Cheese Dip

Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Blue Cheese Dip

Dec 31, 2015

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We were planning our Healthy House Party plan for New Years Eve and one of our favorite types of party or snack food are chicken tenders.  But store-bought or restaurant versions can have a lot of sneaky calories if they are fried or coated in high sugar sauces and of course real blue cheese dressing dip.  So we found this healthy alternative to try out.  Definitely a crowd pleaser and if you have picky kids like we do,  you can of course leave off hot sauce and cayenne for milder chicken tenders.  Only 158 calories per serving & super tasty  – win, win!

 

Total Time: 50 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 15 min.
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
4 Tbsp. hot pepper sauce (like Frank’s), divided use
2 Tbsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
1 dash cayenne pepper (to taste; optional)
1 lb. raw chicken tenders
¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt
1 Tbsp. crumbled blue cheese
4 medium celery stalks, cut into sticks

Preparation:
1. Combine 1 Tbsp. hot sauce, vinegar, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne in a small bowl; mix well.
2. Add chicken; toss to coat. Marinate, covered, in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
3. Preheat oven to 375° F.
4. Place chicken in a baking dish. Discard any remaining marinade. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle.
5. Combine yogurt and cheese in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
6. Combine chicken and remaining 3 Tbsp. hot sauce in a large bowl; toss gently to blend.
7. Serve chicken with dip and celery.

 

Source: The Beachbody Blog – http://www.beachbody.com/beachbodyblog/nutrition/buffalo-chicken-tenders-blue-cheese-dip

 

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