FOODIE FRIDAY – (enjoy a new recipe to try this weekend!)
The appellation “Buffalo” is also now commonly applied to foods other than wings, including chicken fingers, nuggest popcorn chicken, shrimp and pizza that are seasoned with the Buffalo-style sauce or variations of it.
The unique flavor of Buffalo wings is replicated by a number of dishes. A common variation on the “buffalo” sauce flavor is found in potato chips produced by a number of different companies. Many of these “Buffalo Chips” also incorporate a simulated belue cheese flavoring to simulate the complete buffalo wing experience.
Buffalo Chicken Tacos
8 Mission® Life Balance® Whole Wheat Tortillas
1 cup Mission® Guacamole Flavored Dip
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
3 tablespoons cayenne pepper hot sauce
non-stick cooking spray to coat
1 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2 red onion, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
12 baby carrots, rinsed
12 celery sticks
1 cup prepared blue cheese dressing
Pre-heat charcoal or indoor grill to medium-high heat. Place cleaned chicken breasts into a gallon size zipper storage bag, add hot sauce and toss; close and refrigerate for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove chicken from refrigerator. Spray each side of the marinated chicken with non-stick cooking spray; place on pre-heated grill and cook for 8 minutes per side or until cooked through. Place cooked chicken onto your work surface and allow to cool for a few minutes. Slice each chicken breast into thin strips cutting across the breast.
Warm Mission® Tortillas. Evenly spread 1 tablespoon of Mission® Guacamole Flavored Dip edge to edge. Lay 5-6 slices of chicken across the middle of each tortilla, top chicken with 5 strips of green bell pepper, red onion and a tablespoon of cilantro leaves.
Starting at the bottom roll tortilla forward to form a cylinder, repeat process for remaining tortillas. Serve a portion of tacos (two tacos) with 3 baby carrots, 3 celery sticks and a 1/4 cup of blue cheese dressing in a small ramekin.
These colorful tacos contain a number of nutrients that can help to maintain good health including heart healthy lean protein,
omega fatty acids and vitamin A.
Reduce the fat content of this recipe by lightening the avocado topping with low fat or fat free ranch dressing.
Use the pre-roasted whole chickens, and shred the meat for ease of preparation.
Use your favorite microwaveable chicken nuggets and toss these in hot sauce for ease of preparation.
For another time saving idea; but pre cut celery sticks.
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