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.
4 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
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
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
How to Make It
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.
My husband loved this. I am not a big buffalo wing eater (I really don't like eating off the bone) so this was perfect. The fondue was very very rich and creamy and I enjoyed snacking on both the veggies and chicken. I did not make the beans, but doubled up on the other vegs.
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