Grilled buffalo-style chicken bites

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
11 min
6 min
5 min
If you thought Buffalo-style chicken was off limits because of its high fat and calorie content, think again! Hot sauce and a small amount of canola oil mix together to add big flavor to this chicken. Fat free yogurt serves as a lighter base for a blue cheese dipping sauce. A small amount of blue cheese added to the sauce provides all the flavor that is needed. This dish, which can be made in just 11 minutes, makes an excellent choice for a lightened tailgate or when you're having some folks over to watch the game.


Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

5 oz

Hot pepper sauce

2 tsp, Louisiana-style

Canola oil

1 tsp

Table salt


Uncooked celery

2 rib(s), medium

Plain fat free yogurt

¼ cup(s)

Blue cheese

1 Tbsp, crumbled

Fresh parsley

1 tsp, fresh, chopped


  1. Remove the tender from the chicken breast and cut lengthwise in half. Cut the rest of the chicken breast on a long diagonal into 6 thin strips. Toss together the chicken, hot sauce, oil, and salt in a medium bowl until coated.
  2. Cut the celery lengthwise in half, then crosswise into thirds to make a total of 12 celery sticks. Stir together the yogurt and blue cheese in a serving dish.
  3. Thread the chicken strips on 8 (8- to 10-inch) metal skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak in water 30 minutes). Spray a nonstick ridged grill pan with nonstick spray and set over medium heat. Place the skewers on the pan and cook the chicken just until cooked through, about 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Arrange the blue cheese dressing, celery sticks, and chicken skewers on a platter. Sprinkle the dressing with the parsley. Yields 4 skewers, 2 1/2 tablespoons blue cheese dressing, and 6 celery sticks per serving.