Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese Fondue

Cooking Light
To keep the cheese creamy and smooth, stir the dippers in a figure-eight movement. A heavy enamel fondue pot helps prevent the cheese from burning on the bottom. Wing sauce can be found with other hot sauces in the condiment section of your grocery store.
8 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 ounces chicken, 1/4 cup beans, 1/4 cup carrots, 1/4 cup celery, 1/4 cup bell pepper, 1 1/2 ounces bread, and about 1/3 cup fondue)

Ingredients

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Dippers:
4 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
Cooking spray
1/4 cup bottled wing sauce (such as Crystal), divided
2 cups green beans, trimmed (about 8 ounces)
2 cups (3 x 1/2-inch) carrot sticks
2 cups (3-inch) celery sticks
2 cups red bell pepper strips
12 ounces French bread, toasted and cut into 1-inch cubes
Fondue:
2 cups (8 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup dry white wine
2/3 cup 1% low-fat milk
1 (8-ounce) block fat-free cream cheese, softened

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°.

To prepare dippers, place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to a 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Place the chicken on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush with 2 tablespoons wing sauce. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes. Turn chicken over, and brush with 2 tablespoons wing sauce. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until done. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces.

Cook the beans in boiling water for 1 minute or until crisp-tender; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain well. Place beans on a platter with carrot, celery, bell pepper, and bread; set aside.

To prepare the fondue, combine the blue cheese and the cornstarch in a large saucepan. Stir in wine, milk, and cream cheese. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 8 minutes or until mixture is smooth, stirring frequently. Pour into a fondue pot. Keep warm over low flame. Serve with dippers.

Created date

November 2002

Nutritional Information

Calories 352
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 10.5 g
Satfat 5.9 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 28.7 g
Carbohydrate 34.1 g
Fiber 3.3 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Iron 2.5 mg
Sodium 991 mg
Calcium 319 mg