Thursday, February 26, 2009
Baked Buffalo Bites
So I stayed up rather late crafting my various recipe ideas and this one was very tasty but didn't make the cut. I am trying one more tonight and will post whichever remaining recipes I don't send in to the contest. If you decide to enter the contest let me know! Maybe we'll meet in the final round :o)
I will try to post a better picture later tonight if I remember. I am also going to try to include pictures with all of my recipes now at the request of you!
1lb boneless-skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 cup of Quaker oatmeal
1/2 cup hot sauce
1/2 cup egg whites
2 tbsp Mrs. Dash Hot'n Spicy Seasoning mix
2 tsp Lawry's seasoning salt
2 tsp chili powder
1. Put cubed chicken into a ziploc bag with hot sauce. Toss to coat. Marinade in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
2. While chicken is marinading, toast oats. Heat oven to 350 degrees and lay oats out in a single layer on baking sheet. Toast in oven for ten minutes, stirring halfway through.
3. Prepare breading. Blend oats until they are a fine consistency. Add seasoning mix, seasoning salt and chili powder. Mix thoroughly.
4. In a separate bowl, pour egg whites.
5. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
6. Dip individual chicken breast cubes quickly into egg white (you don't want to wash off the hot sauce!) and then into the breading. I like to use one hand to dip into the egg white and the other to handle the breading. This prevents either hand from getting a cakey coating. Lay cubes on cooking sheet.
7. Bake for ten minutes, flipping chicken halfway through. Depending on your oven, it could be done a little bit early or take a little bit longer. Use an instant read thermometer to ensure the poultry is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
You can serve Baked Buffalo Bites with a twist on the classic ranch or blue cheese dipping sauces by adding a couple drops of hot sauce to the dip before serving. It will brighten the flavor and kick up the heat.
This recipe makes four servings. The NI for each serving is 216 calories/1.5 fat/2 fiber/32 protein
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