Buffalo Chicken Strips & Bleu Cheese Dip

Makes 4 servings.


3 celery stalks, cut into sticks
2 carrots, cut into sticks (or 1 cup baby carrots)

Buffalo Chicken Strips:
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
1 ½ tablespoons liquid hot pepper sauce (more if you like them HOT)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
½ pound boneless chicken breasts or tenders, cut into ¼-inch strips
2 teaspoons butter

¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt
¼ cup light sour cream
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
3 tablespoons crumbled bleu cheese
1 teaspoon plain vinegar
Black pepper to taste


1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the dip ingredients. Cover and refrigerate.
2. Mix the garlic and onion powders with the hot sauce and set aside.
3. Heat the oil in a large, nonstick skillet. Add the chicken and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until browned and almost cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the hot sauce mix and butter to the pan. Swirl the chicken in the sauce and cook for 1 to 2 additional minutes, or until sauce completely coats chicken.
4. Place the bowl of bleu cheese dip in the center of a platter and surround with the chicken, celery and carrot sticks. Provide toothpicks or small forks to dip chicken into dip.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 180
Carbohydrate 7g (Sugars 5g)
Total Fat 10g (Sat Fat 4g)
Protein 15g
Fiber 2g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 230mg

Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean-meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat
Carbohydrate Choices: ½
Weight Watcher Point Comparison: 4

Marlene Koch, RD, is a registered dietitian who has specialized in delicious food and healthy lifestyles for over twenty years. Marlene holds a degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Los Angeles, California. Marlene is a best-selling author of healthy, low-sugar cookbooks. Marlene is a frequent guest on TV, radio and websites such as iVillage and dlife.com.
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