Wednesday, August 04, 2010

grilled buffalo chicken salad

for some reason, i have really been craving buffalo chicken bites. no matter how hard i try, i always seem to give into my food cravings. this time was no different, except i made a much healthier version of the real thing. i served it with a homemade buttermilk ranch dressing that i found on annie's eats. we didn't have buttermilk at home, so i improvised and made my own. just combine 1 cup of skim milk with 1 3/4 teaspoons cream of tarter. you'll get the same rich, tangyiness!

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup hot sauce
1/4 cup butter, i used brummel and brown (it's yogurt based and has half the calories of real butter)
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
your favorite lettuce, chopped
celery, diced
cherry tomatoes, cut in half
monterrey jack cheese, cubed
homemade ranch dressing

heat grill pan over medium high heat. season chicken breasts with evoo and s&p. grill on each side about 5 to 7 minutes. remove from pan and cut into strips. in a small sauce pan melt butter with hot sauce, worcestershire, garlic powder and s&p. mix chicken strips with hot sauce mixture, making sure every piece is coated. to serve, place a bunch of lettuce on place. add toppings (celery, tomatoes and cheese) and chicken. drizzle with homemade ranch dressing. it's that easy. i'll never miss fried chicken again...i hope.

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