Clean Eating Buffalo Chicken Tenders

If you have a man in your life chances are they love things like wings, beer and pizza.  While some things can be made a little healthier something cannot, so on Super Bowl Sunday I usually make up a few healthy dishes and let the guys still have their beer.  Seems like a wise compromise, right??  I think so!

Well, if you’re like me you’ve had a new recipe just bomb.  Like it was just bad and your whole family refuses to eat it, so I know better now and try out any new recipe well in advance of a big party or get-together like the Super Bowl.

Enter my Clean Eating Buffalo Chicken Tenders!  I made these about three weeks ago on a test run and sure enough, they were a hit.  Jeff was eating them, loved the kick of heat in the sauce and said these were a new favorite!  Well, here’s the recipe that will surely please your football crowd this weekend.

Clean Eating Buffalo Chicken Tenders

-2lbs chicken tenderloins or chicken breasts cut into strips
-1tbsp olive oil
-1tsp paprika
-1tsp garlic powder
-1tsp chili powder
-1/2tsp black pepper
-1 bottle Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
-sliced carrots & celery, optional

Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing (for dipping, optional)
-1/2c. 0% plain greek yogurt
-splash of white vinegar
-pinch of sea salt
-pinch of garlic powder
-squeeze of fresh lemon
-1tbsp blue cheese crumbles


Combine olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder and black pepper in a medium bowl. Season chicken with spices and toss to evenly coat the chicken.

Heat a griddle or large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.  Add half 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 chicken strips.

Pour about 1/2 of the bottle of Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo sauce into a medium bowl.

Place cooked chicken strips into the hot sauce and evenly toss to coat entire strip.  Place on a platter to cool.  Serve with celery sticks & carrots, plus skinny blue cheese dressing if desired.