Flat-Belly Diet: Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Dip
Cook up this flat-belly recipe for Buffalo Chicken Sliders for a light meal or party appetizers. Cooked ground chicken can be dry sometimes, but the onions and spinach in this recipe add moisture.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Blue Cheese Dip (recipe follows)
16 ounces ground chicken breast
1/2 teaspoon Buffalo-wings seasoning mix
1/4 cup minced red onion
1 cup packed spinach, thinly chopped
1 tablespoon Buffalo-wings sauce
8 whole-grain slider buns
8 leaves Bibb lettuce
In a large bowl, mix the chicken and Buffalo-wings seasoning. Gently fold in the onion, spinach, and Buffalo-wings sauce, and mix until incorporated.
Form 8 uniform patties with 3/4-inch thickness, and grill over medium-high heat with lid closed until cooked through, about 4 minutes on each side.
Place each slider on a whole-wheat bun, and top with Blue Cheese Dip and lettuce.
Blue Cheese Dip
1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients until blended.
Per serving: Calories 369 (From Fat 75); Fat 8g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol 76mg; Sodium 580mg; Carbohydrate 38g (Dietary Fiber 2g); Protein 39g.
Note: Serve sliders with celery and carrot sticks to get all the traditional flavors of Buffalo chicken wings. It's a great way to get more veggies, too!