Featured Recipes: Buffalo Chicken Bites

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Preparation time: 25 minutes (includes baking time)


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound cooked chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks
  • ½ cup red hot sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot Sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons melted, reduced-calorie margarine
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Celery sticks
  • Reduced-fat ranch or blue cheese salad dressing


Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray, and place chicken bites in the baking dish. In a bowl, combine Red Hot sauce, margarine, parsley, and garlic powder. Pour evenly over chicken. (If you wish, you can refrigerate the combined chicken and sauce until you are ready to heat and serve.) Bake for 20 minutes. Put a toothpick in each piece of chicken and place on serving tray. Serve with celery sticks and salad dressing.

Nutrition Facts

Yield: 42 pieces
Serving Size: 7 pieces

Per Serving:
  Calories: 154
  Carbohydrate: 1 g
  Protein: 24 g
  Fat: 6 g
  Saturated fat: 1 g
  Sodium: 209 mg
  Fiber: <1 g
  Exchanges per serving: 3 lean meat
  Carbohydrate choices: 0

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.

Reprinted with permission from Diabetes Self-Management. © 2009 R.A. Rapaport Publishing, Inc. Visit us at DiabetesSelfManagement.com.