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Buffalo Chicken Chili

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Chili

A buffalo chicken wing inspire bowl of chili served topped with tangy crumbled blue cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground
  • 1 cup beer or chicken broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (or to taste)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • crumbled blue cheese to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the chicken in a large pan over medium heat and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in the pan, add the onions, celery and carrots and cook until tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cumin and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the beer or broth and deglaze the pan.
  5. Add chicken, tomatoes, beans, paprika, oregano, cayenne and hot sauce and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Serve topped with crumbled blue cheese to taste.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)
Inspired By: Buffalo Chicken Chili

Wilted Spinach with Skirt Steak

Wilted Spinach with Skirt Steak

Recipe: Wilted Spinach with Skirt Steak

Ingredients

  • 12 oz skirt steak
  • 12 oz baby spinch
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

Instructions

  1. Sear skirt steak in a large skillet over very high heat, turning once. Remove, let pan cool a bit.
  2. Add butter and baby spinach; stir until it wilts, 30 seconds or so.
  3. Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, tomatoes and red onion and cook another minute.
  4. Toss and top with the sliced steak and crumbled blue cheese.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2

Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Breasts

Recipe: Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Breasts

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup shredded 2% cheddar
  • 4 wedges light Laughing Cow blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup celery stalk, minced
  • 1/4 cup green onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup carrot, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 5 (3 oz each) thin boneless chicken breasts cutlets
  • 15 reduced fat Ritz Crackers, crushed into crumbs
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 6 tbsp Franks Red Hot
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp light butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly spray a baking dish with oil.
  2. Mix cheddar, laughing cow cheese, celery, green onion, carrot, salt and pepper in a dish.
  3. Lay out the chicken cutlets, placing even amount of mixture in the middle and spread in the center.
  4. In one bowl make a breading station out of crushed ritz crumbs. In another bowl combine mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of hot sauce, and lemon juice as a dredging mixture.
  5. Roll chicken breasts in the mayonnaise mixture, then into cracker crumbs, and put on a lightly greased pan, seam side down.
  6. Lightly spray top of chicken with cooking spray. Bake 30 minutes. While the chicken cooks, melt butter and mix with the remaining hot sauce and garlic powder. Drizzle buffalo sauce over finished chicken breast and serve.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 5

Inspired By: Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Breasts

Low Fat Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

 

Recipe: Low Fat Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Nothing beats the flavor of homemade salad dressing. Making your own salad dressing gives you control of what ingredients go into it. Serve this with a wedge of iceberg lettuce, as a dip for skinny buffalo wings or one of my favorite ways to enjoy this is on a roast beef sandwich on a good whole wheat crusty bread with arugula.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 6 oz fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mash blue cheese and yogurt together with a fork. Stir in mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar, and garlic powder until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes 1 cup.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

Inspired By: Low Fat Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing
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Buffalo Turkey Burger with Blue Cheese Slaw

 

Recipe: Buffalo Turkey Burger with Blue Cheese Slaw

If you’re a buffalo wing fan, you’ll love the flavors in this turkey burger topped with a broccoli slaw tossed with blue cheese yogurt dressing.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli slaw
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing
  • 1.25 lbs lean ground turkey
  • 2/3 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp red onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup Franks Hot Sauce
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • oil spray
  • 5 slices reduced fat cheddar
  • 5 whole light burger buns

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl combine broccoli slaw and blue cheese dressing. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, carrots, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Makes 5 equal patties, 5.5 oz each.
  3. Cook on one side until browned 4-5 minutes, then flip. Cook another 4 minutes or until burgers are cooked all the way through (keep heat medium-low to prevent burning); top with cheese and place on a toasted burger buns topped with broccoli slaw.

Quick Notes

Make the burgers ahead of time and chill in the fridge for half an hour. That will help them stay together better when cooking.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 5

Inspired By: Buffalo Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw
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