Tomorrow is Valentines Day! If you’d like to surprise a loved one with a romantic dinner at home be sure to check out my Valentine post! Step by step instructions to create a fabulous meal! I think i’ve mentioned it before but ever since pregnancy number 2 I have had a new found love for anything with buffalo sauce on it! When you think of buffalo chicken, “light” is definitely not a word usually associated with the dish. Generally you’ve got a chicken wing coated in flour then deep fried.
A healthier buffalo chicken can be done and it is simple and delicious!!! Chicken breasts cut into strips and grilled then coated in a simple buffalo sauce. I served these up with some delicious roasted ranch & turkey bacon potatoes! Can we say yum!!! Oh yes, then because we need our greens, some steamed broccoli too! I dipped my chicken into a bit of light ranch dressing because, well bleu cheese just doesn’t do it for me.
3 or 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1/2-3/4 cup Franks Red Hot
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 lbs red potatoes
4 Tbsp ranch seasoning (I used Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning)
4 slices uncooked turkey bacon
We’ll start with the potatoes because they take a bit longer to cook. These are super simple and pack a ton of flavor! Cut the potatoes into quarters and give the bacon a rough chop.
Place the potatoes and bacon onto a lined baking sheet and drizzle with a couple Tbsp of olive oil and the ranch seasoning. Cook at 400 degrees for approx 35-45 minutes, until golden brown and tender on the inside.
While the potatoes are cooking you can go ahead and start the chicken. Using a grill pan, cook the chicken strips for about 4 minutes per side or until the juices run clear.
In a small pot, over low heat, warm the Franks Red Hot and butter. Toss the cooked chicken in the buffalo sauce. There you have a healthier and much faster buffalo chicken!
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