Recipe: Healthier Buffalo Chicken Tenders


Healthier Buffalo Chicken Tenders

This a very tasty version of my favorite recipe.  My wife makes this for me and my son and he loves it.  It does well with a healthy version of ranch she often makes to dip for the tenders and celery in.  If you are interested in ranch recipe, visit “Recipe: Healthy Ranch Dip”      

Healthier Buffalo Chicken Strips
Serves 4
A healthier version of buffalo wings with less fat and less breading.
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  2. 3/4 tsp paprika
  3. 1/2 tsp chili powder
  4. 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
  5. 1/8 tsp black pepper
  6. 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  7. 8 strips chicken tenderloin strips
  8. 1/4 cup Frank’s or Durkee's Hot Sauce
  9. 4 celery stalks, trimmed to 4-6 inch strips
  10. 1/2 cup blue cheese or ranch dressing (optional)
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  1. Combine garlic powder, paprika, chili powder and black pepper in a medium bowl.
  2. Season chicken with spices and toss to evenly coat the chicken.
  3. Heat half of the oil in a large non-stick sauté pan over medium-high heat, when hot add half of the chicken and cook until golden, about 3-4 minutes, turn chicken and cook until center is no longer pink. Set aside; repeat with remaining oil and chicken.
  4. Pour the hot sauce over the chicken tossing well.
  5. Serve with celery sticks and blue cheese or ranch dressing if desired.
  1. This is a healthier version of Buffalo tenders. Healthier may be a stretch but it is better for you than the full fat version.
283 cal
8 g
48 g
2 g
Adapted from Skinny Taste
Adapted from Skinny Taste
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Healthier Buffalo Chicken Tenders Nutrition:

Healthier Buffalo Chicken Tenders Nutrition

Healthier Buffalo Chicken Tenders Nutrition

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I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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