Baked Buffalo Chicken Strips with Blue Cheese Dip

Baked Buffalo Chicken Strips with Blue Cheese Dip Recipe
Serves 8

Ingredients

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2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 cups plus 1/2 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup hot sauce
1 cup sour cream
5 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
8 ounces Ritz crackers (2 sleeves)
3 tablespoons Buffalo wing seasoning mix
4 tablespoons canola oil
6 large celery ribs, cut in quarters lengthwise

Preparation

Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
Chill: 1 Hours

1. Cut each chicken breast into 4 strips, lengthwise, and place in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups buttermilk and hot sauce until blended. Pour over chicken; mix until chicken is coated. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

2. Make dip: In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, 1/2 cup buttermilk, blue cheese, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Whisk to mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate.

3. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mist 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray. In a food processor, pulse crackers until crushed. Add seasoning mix and pulse to combine.

4. Spread cracker mixture on a large platter. Remove chicken from marinade and carefully dredge each strip in cracker mixture.

5. In a large skillet, warm 2 Tbsp. oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add half of chicken and cook, turning, until brown and crisp on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes. Place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining oil and chicken.

6. Place baking sheets in oven and bake until chicken is cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve chicken hot with celery and blue cheese dip.

Created date

December 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 500
Fat 26 g
Satfat 9 g
Protein 36 g
Carbohydrate 28 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 103 mg
Sodium 1202 mg