Jan 8, 2014

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Strips


Less than 10 minutes to make – these chicken tenders are spicy and delicious!

Quick and easy – these buffalo chicken tenderloins are spicy and delicious! I like to serve them with my homemade skinny blue cheese dressing and celery sticks on the side for a hot and spicy appetizer.

Easy, spicy and delicious!

But gosh, you can eat this so many ways! Serve it with baked fries, or make it a wrap. I think this would be an amazing side for my Sweet Potato Irish Nachos!


However you decide to eat them, I am leaving it up to you! But this I promise, they are good, and it takes just 10 minutes to make!

Less than 10 minutes to make – these chicken tenders are spicy and delicious!

And, if you love everything spicy buffalo as much as I do, then you'll also love some of my other skinny dishes! Try: Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites, Buffalo Turkey Burgers, Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins, Crock Pot Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Buffalo Shrimp Dip, Buffalo Chicken Dip, and my favorite, Buffalo Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Strips
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 4 • Size: 2 strips • Old Points: 2 • Weight Watcher Points+: 3 pt
Calories: 111 • Fat: 2 g • Carb: 2 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 21 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 640 mg  • Cholest: 43 mg

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 8 strips chicken tenderloin (12.5 oz)
  • 1/4 cup Frank's Hot Sauce
  • 4 celery stalks, trimmed to 4 inch strips
  • optional: 1/2 cup skinny blue cheese dressing (additional points)

Directions

Combine garlic powder, paprika, chili powder and black pepper in a medium bowl. Season chicken with spices and toss to evenly coat the chicken.


Heat half of the oil in a large non-stick sauté pan over medium-high heat, when hot add half of the chicken and cook until golden, about 3-4 minutes, turn chicken and cook until center is no longer pink. Set aside; repeat with remaining oil and chicken.

Pour the hot sauce over the chicken tossing well. Serve with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing if desired.

79 comments :

  1. I've been waiting for Buffalo Chicken! I'm so excited to try this! Do you think if I add the hot sauce while its cooking that it won't be as messy?

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    1. Add it after it cooks so you get a good sear on the chicken.

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    2. Add it later and then put them under the broiler for a few minutes. That will help the messy factor. I have a friend who puts them in the pizza oven to "dry" the hot sauce in his restaurant.

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  2. Oh my goodness! These chicken strips look so, so delicious!! I am seriously drooling here.... Pinned this recipe and intend to try it soon ;) Thanks!

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  3. I'm confused. It says to use 8 strips of tenderloin, but the nutrition says the recipe makes 8 servings of 2 strips each? Or am I reading it wrong? Thanks! It sounds delicious :)

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    1. You are correct and I am confused as well--that will also throw off the points and nutrition info.

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    2. I noticed that too. LOL

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    3. Thank you - I have the same question.
      Thanks in advance for the clarification Gina - this recipe is wonderful - just want to be sure I am counting the points correctly, :-)

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    4. I just fixed it, thanks for letting me know! It's 4 servings 2 strips.

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  4. Yum! Definitely trying this soon.

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  5. My son will love these! Thanks for another great recipe using buffalo sauce flavors!

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  6. Yummy- this looks delicious! Definitely will be making these for our next game day party at our house!

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  7. These look SO good! I think I'll make them for dinner soon. My Hubby will love 'em too. Thanks for sharing your recipe! I'm going to check out some more.

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  8. Mmmm... I'm thinking buffalo chicken pizza.

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  9. Who doesn't love buffalo chicken!?! Love this skinny version!

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  10. These look delicious! I love buffalo chicken!

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  11. As a Paleo person who was born in Buffalo, I can't thank you enough for this recipe! I definitely have to try it....sadly with some homemade ranch dressing instead of blue cheese. Would you believe Frank's is Paleo AND Whole30 compliant? :)

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  12. Made it tonight and put it on a salad...great! Thank you!

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  13. Could you do bbq instead of buffalo? If so would there be a point difference?

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    1. Sure, why not. I'm not sure if the sugar from bbq sauce will increase the points.

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  14. The only reason I like football is for the food! These will be on my table this 'football' Sunday for sure!

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  16. Is there a substitute for Franks Hot Sauce? Or is there a mild version? These actually look like eating them with just the spices would be yummy. My husband has tummy difficulties with spicy foods but I want to try these.

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    1. Franks is on the milder scale of hot sauces, but you can always use less.

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  17. I was going to make the Buffalo Cauliflower Bites and I bought the Frank's Buffalo sauce because I couldn't remember whether it was that or the plain sauce on the recipe. Have you used the Franks Buffalo sauce before?

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    1. I'm not sure if it has more calories, I would check the labels.

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  18. I make something similar but I grill the chicken on my george foreman grill instead. And I do use the Frank's Buffalo sauce too.

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  19. I have no tenders, how would you recommend cutting up the chicken breasts: strips or cubes?

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    1. Doesn't really matter, it will still taste great as cubes!

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  20. Had no idea you had so many other buffalo recipes. Glad I stumbled onto this one! Going to serve it up this weekend.

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  21. Never heard of Franks. Do most stores carry it?

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    1. Yes. Definitely the most common hot sauce here in the Midwest!

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    2. Yes, everyone carries it but you can use another brand.

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    3. what if I don't live in the Midwest or, indeed, America? Is there an English equivalent, please?

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    4. I'm sure if you can't find it, you can order it online. It's a very common hot sauce here, but if you are outside of America then I am not sure. Try Amazon.

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    5. It's the most common hot sauce, period! How can you never have heard of Franks??

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  22. This is delicious... Made it 2 nights in a row!

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  23. Made the Buffalo Chicken and the baked fries today. So much fun cooking with all of the spices! I was really a fan of the fact that it didn't require two different temperatures of baking, but instead baking and pan cooking.

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    1. So glad you are enjoying the recipe Peter!

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  24. Made these tonight, they were so good! It made me realize though that I think my stove top runs hot (it's an electric stove), I had to dial the burner down a notch below medium to get it to cook all the way through without burning the outside of the chicken, but once I got it 'calibrated' it was PERFECT!
    Very excited to add this to my regular cooking rotation, and I bet it would be great cut up and put into salad as well.

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    1. Yes, all stoves are different, even my burners on the same stove cook different. It sure would!

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  25. I am from australia and we don't have franks hot sauce...well I don't think we do...what is it? and do you know of a sub that I can use?

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    1. It's cayenne pepper sauce, it made from cayenne peppers, vinegar, garlic powder and salt.

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  26. I only have Frank's Wing Sauce in my pantry right now - if I use that instead, should I leave out the extra spices? This looks so yummy!!

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  27. This sounds simple and delicious, can't wait to try it!

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  28. I made this for lunch - it was so good! Thank you for this recipe! I used the hot sauce in my fridge (not Frank's) and it worked well.

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  29. Awesome recipe and so easy to make & absolutely delicious! Thanks Gina for all your terrific recipes!

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  30. Guess I shall go to lunch now, would anyone like to stop by and join?
    Thanks for the easy-to-fix idea, cheers!

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  31. christine davis1/13/14, 12:52 PM

    Just wanted to let you know that I made these last night and they were a huge hit. I grilled them up on my pannini grill for those great grill marks, served with some mashed potatoes and peas. Definitely going into our rotation for recipes! Thanks!

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  32. Mmmmm.... this is delicious! I eat this sometimes and I love buffon chicken strips. I eat this always with some tortilla chips. What do you guys and girls serve with it?

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  33. I made this last night and it was delicious! The only thing that I did differently was to put the hot sauce on the chicken while it was still in the frying pan so that it glazed the chicken.

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  34. I am addicted. I have made them 4 times already and cannot get enough!!

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  35. I made this last night for my husband, and it was a huge hit! It will definitely become a regular in our house. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your blog - every single recipe i have made from your site has become a family favorite! Its so nice to know I have a place to come to find delicious and healthy recipes - I can't wait for your cookbook! Thank you so much!

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  36. I made this last night and served over a crisp salad. Delicious!! I'm already thinking about when to make these again. Ditto on the cookbook comment from Katrina.

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  38. My husband wanted wings... I wanted to stay on track with my weight loss goals... So I came to my favorite site! LOVED this. Gina, you are awesome! I love that I can feed my family real food and all of us can be healthy. Thank you!

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  39. Made Buffalo Chicken Salad... WONDERFUL! This recipe is so easy and tasty to boot! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  40. I would like to know if you could bake these instead of frying them?

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  41. Had these in lettuce wraps tonight for dinner, delicious! I've been planning my meals based on your recipies for 2 weeks now and have lost over 10lbs! Thank you so much, I love your site and tell every one about it :)

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  42. We live in Western New York, so we know a thing or two about wings and tenders plus blue cheese dressing. These chicken tenders were excellent, and fairly simple to prepare; we in our empty nest have plenty of leftovers for tomorrow – which is always a bonus.

    I am grateful I found you, Gina, and Skinny Taste; each recipe I have tried has been excellent, fun to make, and rewarding to eat – no guilt. Thank you.

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  43. Gina,
    I wanted to let you know normally my superbowl would have been filled with lots and lots of junk but thanks to you my entire family enjoyed these strips, your baked mozzarella sticks and your hot spinach dip. It was all absolutely amazing and made me feel like I was cheating even though I wasn't. Thank you so much!!

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  44. This was AMAZING!!! WE WILL DO THIS RECIPE WEEKLEY! Thanks so much!

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  45. This was so good. I use to make wings with the breading, this way is so much leaner and the taste is still all there.

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  46. I cannot use non-stick on my stovetop, so I put in oven at 450. Delicious. Thank you for developing an alternative to fried wings. My husband and I both enjoyed them.

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  47. OMG... I made these and made Buffalo Chicken wraps with whole wheat tortillas, Spring Mix lettuce and Lowfat Mozzarella. Way better than the one I would get at the Diner that was fried chicken strips, white tortilla and iceberg. I am in LOVE! 7 points total!

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  48. Making this as a slow cooker version with tempeh instead of chicken. Tossing the cubes in some 4-point vegan mac and cheese. It's about to get very very real in this kitchen.

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  49. I made this for dinner tonight, and it turned out really well! I will definitely be making it again.
    Here is the link to the post on my blog if you'd like!

    http://knitterwithapoint.tumblr.com/post/88406189405/for-dinner-tonight-i-made-myself-some-buffalo

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  50. Can you bake these instead of frying?

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  51. I just made these. i mistakenly mixed the hot sauce with the dry ingredient so i grilled them instead, they were yummy. great salad accouterments.

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  52. Just made these for my husband and he LOVED it! I added a little onion salt to the dry ingredients since he really likes onions, but kept everything else about the same. GREAT recipe! I now have a very happy husband!

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  53. I LOVE THESE! I make Buffalo chicken wraps that are now way healthier than the fried ones you can get!

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  54. Made these the other night and grilled them, WOW. Thought I made enough for leftovers but was sadly mistaken.

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  55. I put half a serving on a salad!

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