Healthier Buffalo Chicken

This dish was inspired by a recipe I yanked out of Brian’s Men’s Health mag (i love this mag, too). It was written as a sandwich, but we decided to cut out the roll. I have to say, this was so good and so easy! It’s nice to not over-complicate dinner every once in a while. πŸ™‚

Healthier Buffalo Chicken
Just the Tip / Inspired by Men’s Health

Here’s what I used:

  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (I used gorgonzola)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 to 6 oz each)
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • arugula

Here’s what I did:

  1. Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. While that’s heating, combine the blue cheese, greek yogurt, and lemon juice, plus a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir and set aside.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and chili powder, and add them to the grill. Cook for 6-7 minutes per side until cooked through. Remove the chicken to a plate and brush with the buffalo sauce and melted butter combination. Let rest under aluminum foil.
  3. While the chicken rests, grill the onions on both sides (4-5 minutes total).
  4. To serve, put the chicken atop a pile of arugula and dollop with the blue cheese mixture. Serve with the onions alongside.
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8 thoughts on “Healthier Buffalo Chicken

  1. Carrie says:

    I love this idea for a lower carb buffalo chicken. The bleu cheese/Greek yogurt combo on top sounds amazing. Oh, and I absolutely love grilled onions – they are the best!

  2. I made this tonight for dinner and it was awesome! So fast and it was delicious! And not only was the chicken great, I was surprised how much the grilled onion added to it. Glad there’s leftovers!

  3. kat says:

    That looks so good! I love that it’s a lighter healthier version of something that’s usually a big guilty food of mine! Thanks for sharing! I’m new to blogging and love that there is a foodie community! If you have time, please check out my blog: http://shecooksandheeats.wordpress.com/. And of course! Any advice would be great πŸ™‚

    • vanessa says:

      Looks like you’re doing great!

      And there’s no shame in eating too much pizza. I have started experimenting with my own pizza recipes so it still feels like cooking πŸ™‚

  4. Looks fabulous! Creamy, cool and perfect for summer.

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