more buffalo chicken

And so jury duty continues…

Buffalo Chicken Dip
8 oz light cream cheese
½ c. wing sauce, Frank’s
½ c. ff blue cheese dressing
4 oz roasted chicken, diced

Combine all ingredients in small crock pot and cook on high.
Yield: 5 servings= 195 cals, 9g fat, 0g fiber, 14 g carb, 13g protein, 1175mg sodium

Buffalo Chicken Soup
16 oz uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/2 cup sliced green Onions
1 cup celery
1 TB light margarine
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup fat-free skim milk
14 oz fat-free chicken broth
1 c. water
1/2 cup wing sauce
4 oz Velveeta Light
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp garlic salt

In a large saucepan, cook chicken through. Add onions and celery. Add butter and stir in flour until smooth. Slowly add milk and broth. Add water, wing sauce, Velveeta, cayenne pepper and garlic powder. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until cheese has melted.
Yield: 6 servings (over 1 cup)= 215 Calories; 7g Fat (27.4% calories from fat); 28g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 59mg Cholesterol; 1413mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Buffalo Chicken recipes

I’m serving on jury duty this week. Not doing much cooking, just having leftovers so far. But the Super Bowl is this weekend and I always think of Buffalo Chicken wings as game day food. So, here are a couple of alternatives with buffalo flare, but no wings.

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Jalapenos Serves – 12 jalapenos
6 oz cooked chicken breast, diced
3 ounces light cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup Louisiana hot sauce
1/4 cup fat free blue cheese or ranch salad dressing
1/2 cup lowfat cheddar cheese, shredded

Split each jalapeno and remove seeds. Be sure to wear gloves or wash hands thoroughly when finished. Beat together the cream cheese, hot sauce and dressing. Add the chicken and cheese and mix well. Spoon mixture into peppers and grill over indirect heat or bake at 350 degrees for about 30 to 45 minutes.
Yield: 12 servings= 61 Calories; 3g Fat (38.1% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 15mg Cholesterol; 263mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Boneless Buffalo Chicken Bites

1 Cup Flour*
2 teaspoons Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Paprika
1/4 cup Egg Substitute
1 Tablespoon Skim Milk
1 Pound Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
Non-stick Cooking Spray
1/4 Cup Frank’s Hot Sauce
2 Tablespoons Fat Free Margarine Spread
2 Tablespoons Water

*You’re only going to use 1/2 of the flour and salt. The nutritional information reflects this already.
Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Combine the flour, salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper and paprika in a medium bowl. Whisk the egg 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. Place a piece of foil (dull side up) onto a cookie sheet and spray 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 10-12 minutes or until it begins to brown.
Turn the heat up to broil and continue to cook the chicken for 2-3 more minutes or until the surface begins to become golden brown and crispy. 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 with the prepared sauce, cover, and then shake gently until each piece is coated. Serve immediately.

Serves: 4 = 205 Calories; 3g Fat (14.7% calories from fat); 29g Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 69mg Cholesterol; 1035mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 1 Grain (Starch); 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 0 Fat.

Philippians 3:13b,14 But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Verde Soup

I made this soup last night. It’s pretty good. I was looking for a super low cal soup so i left the chicken out, but the original recipe called for 2 cooked chicken breasts.

Verde Soup
16 oz green salsa
15 oz canned cannellini beans
15 oz fat-free chicken broth
1 tsp ground cumin
2 cloves garlic – minced
½ c. chopped cilantro

Combine all, simmer 10 min.5 servings= 144 Calories; 1g Fat (3.4% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 26g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 861mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat.

Philippians 3:13b,14 But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Thai chicken Thighs

This recipe is based on one in the Wal-Mart Homemade magazine. I grilled them on my indoor grill and they were juicy and delicious!

Thai Chicken Thighs
1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
1/3 cup soy sauce, low sodium
1 tablespoon peanut butter
2 TB teriyaki sauce
1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
dash garlic powder
2 tablespoons sliced green onions
dash ginger

Combine soy sauce, peanut butter, teriyaki sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic, ginger and green onions in microwave bowl; stir well. Microwave 30 seconds. Let cool. Pour marinade over chicken in large resealable plastic page. Refrigerate at least one hour. Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade. Grill on indoor grill for 7-8 minutes (lid closed). Or Broil for 20-25 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings= 149 Calories; 7g Fat (42.1% calories from fat); 21g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 81mg Cholesterol; 915mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Philippians 3:13b,14 But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

shrimp review

Well, the shrimp was ok. It’s not the margarita’s fault, that was good. The shrimp itself so-so. i may need to move to a coastal state…
BUT I did get some Italian Dressing mix so I made the potatoes I posted a few days ago. They were great! I used my indoor grill so they cooked in no time at all.

Easy Grilled Potatoes
1 lb. potatoes, peeled and sliced ¼ inch thick
1 pkg Italian Dressing Mix

Preheat indoor grill. Lay sliced potatoes on grill and sprinkle with 2 tsp dressing mix. Close lid and grill for 7 minutes. Repeat until potatoes are all grilled.
Yield: 4 servings

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. -Phil. 3:12

Margarita Shrimp?

Tonight I want to make this recipe from AllRecipes.com but i plan to add some margarita mix too so instead of Tequilla Shrimp it will be Margarita Shrimp!

· 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
· 4 cloves garlic, chopped
· 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp – peeled and deveined
· 1/2 cup tequila
· 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantrosalt and pepper to taste
1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic until light brown. Place shrimp in the pan, and cook for 3 minutes.Pour in tequila, and season with cilantro, salt, and pepper. Cook for 2 more minutes.


Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold. – Phil 3:12

product reviews

I was at church so no cooking last night. The other day I did boil that ham bone for a couple of hours and added a can of pinto beans with jalapenos. yummy! after it cooled i was able to skim off the fat.

Here’s a couple of product reviews. Sometimes when i’m shopping I wonder if the off brand is as good as the name brand.
Walmart brand reduced fat crescent rolls vs. Pillsbury (the refrigerated kind in a tube). Both taste the same in my opinion but the off brand are stickier and difficult to get out of the tube. so if you don’t mind reconstructing them they’re fine.
Walmart brand 1/3 less fat cream cheese vs. Philadelphia 1/3 less fat–they taste the same to me so buy the cheaper one and pocket the savings!
Not food, but worth noting–Equate brand conditioner that is supposed to be like Panteen is NOT. It’s runnier. I won’t buy it again.

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold. – Phil 3:12