OHHH yummy yummy!! During football season I crave Buffalo chicken wings. My mouth waters for that tangy zest! But A girls gotta watch her figure so my wing eating extravaganzas are far and few between until…….Today! I’m telling you, you will think you are eating the real deal once you sink your mouth into one of these babies! I Die! But before I go on, Its happy hour so lets turn up the music (I’m listening to Empire State of Mind by Jay Z to get in the mood.) Now pour yourself a glass of Cakebread Chardonnay and shake it…
Sitting in my kitchen enjoying myself, I’m thinking of how I just love recipes that you can sneak extra vegetables in without noticing, and this dish does not disappoint! Don’t get me wrong, I love my veggies but I do know how helpful it is to sneak them into meals for people who don’t like them. I better let you get to recreating these yummy bites, so I will tell you…..
What You Will Need:
1 Pk. Ground Chicken Breast
1 Cup Carrots. finely diced (set a few TBSP aside for garnish)
1 Cup Celery, finely diced (set a few TBSP aside for garnish)
1 Small Shallot, finely diced
1 Clove Garlic, minced
1/2 Cup Reduced Fat Blue cheese, crumbled
1/2 Cup Franks Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
Bib Lettuce, leaves peeled to act like a dish
Now that you are back from the store relaxed and have your music going Prep Your Mis en Place ! Still my favorite part 🙂
Pre heat your oven to 385
In a mixing bowl, add in the chicken, carrots, celery, shallots, garlic, blue cheese, and the hot sauce.
Now start forming the mixture into bite sized balls. like this!
Look at those hidden veggies!
Place them on an oven safe baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes. While they are cooking, take this opportunity to enjoy the evening a bit 😉
I love fall evenings. Just the smell in the air is intoxicating. Oh wait, that’s my dinner cooking that smells sooo good. lol
How did a picture of Baby Eden slip in? OH I die!! I just love that face!
After 15 minutes, let the chicken rest for a few minutes then place them in a bib lettuce cup and top off with some extra carrots and celery. If you like, you can add a few more blue cheese crumbles and hot sauce to the top.
Makes 4 servings:
279 Cals, 15.3 G fat, 9.8 G carb, 3.7 G fiber, 25.1 G pro, 5.8 G sugar
EXTRA: You can also use ground white turkey breast for 219 Cals, 4.3 G fat and 34.1 G pro
Cheers! To another Waistline Friendly Meal!