Monday, April 13, 2009

Buffalo Chicken Wraps - Healthy Makeover

Hey all. I'm going to make this quick since it was the first day at my new job & I am just plain ol' tired. It went really well though, much better than I could have expected so I am really grateful for that. On a night such as tonight, a dinner like this would be perfect. Simple, fast but healthy & deliciously satisfying!!!!

I found this recipe at EatingWell.com, a site I go to often for healthy & tasty meals. Each wrap only had 275 cals. The dressing was outstanding & a little blue cheese went a long way. This is definitely a perfect alternative to the fat laden buffalo chicken sandwiches you get out at a restaurant.


2 tblsp hot pepper sauce, such as Frank's RedHot
3 tblsp white vinegar, divided
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 lb chicken tenders
2 tblsp reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tblsp nonfat plain yogurt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
4 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas
1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 large tomato, chopped

Whisk hot pepper sauce, 2 tblsp vinegar & cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. Spray cooking spray in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken tenders; cook until cooked through & no longer pink in the middle, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add to the bowl with the hot sauce; toss to coat well. 


Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, pepper & the remaining 1 tblsp vinegar in a small bowl. Stir in blue cheese. 

To assemble wraps: Lay a tortilla on a work surface or plate. Spread with 1 tblsp blue cheese sauce & top with one-fourth of the chicken, lettuce, celery, tomato & onion. Drizzle with some of the hot sauce remaining in the bowl & roll into a wrap sandwich. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

{My Thoughts}

We had two leftover so I wrapped them in foil for lunch the next day. While hubs thought they were even better then, I thought they had dried out a bit so I suggest you save some hot sauce mixture to pour over your remaining wraps. Original recipe also called for 2 tsp of olive oil to cook the chicken tenders in but I used spray to cut down on fat further & would again. I added the onions as they were not included in original recipe.

Also, if your wraps are not pliable enough just put them in the microwave for 8-10 seconds. I did this before wrapping our leftovers. 


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See you all this week & into the weekend as I make it on over your way to see what's going on with you. Hope everyone is doing well!!!!

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47 comments:

Yaya said...

Hope your day went well! My hubby would LOVE this recipe!

Kristina P. said...

Glad you had a good day at work! And I would have to make mine really mild. I am a wimp!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Congratulations on your first day! I love how these sound...

Kameron said...

Congrats on day one of your new job! That's the way I feel every night, in need of something that can be quick and easy. I will have to give these a try.

Amanda said...

umm yumm!! Those look great! Perfect for making on a weekend and taking to work for lunch on Monday. I am a sucker for anyhting spicy!
Hope you had a great first day!

B said...

That is totally calling my name. Mmmmmm.

B said...

And this is me not being rude and totally forgetting to say kick up your feet and chill, you deserve it after a first day of work! Here's to the rest of the week going well.

Jen said...

I am so glad that your first day went well.

Brenda said...

Again, so easy and delicious sounding!

ModernMom said...

Sounds delish. Have to try this one this week. Thanks :)

starnes family said...

I can't wait to try this one. Love buffalo chicken!

Pam said...

Glad your first day at work went so well.
You always have the most amazing recipes. We are trying to eat healthier, so I appreciate your posts. : )

mommaof4wife2r said...

i wondered how the first day went...and now, i must yell, SHUT UP on the recipe!!! seriously amazing stuff. our fav here...and now a healthy version. thank you! as usual, you rock.

Ronda said...

I did a version last night with chicken tenders and Franks hot sauce. I dipped the tenders in egg whites then in panko crumbs and baked them. Served them with hot sauce and green beans, and a big salad. Your version looks great, and I'll try that one next.
XOXO

Rachael said...

i am so happy to hear your first day went well! i am going to try this recipe this week we love buffalo chicken sandwiches + wraps.

Sherry said...

THis looks fabulous and something my family would devour! Thanks for posting! :D

have a great day!
Sherry

Samantha said...

My husband would love these, I must try ! Sounds and looks just yummy, thanks for sharing !

Nana said...

I have been a little out of it, in blog world that is.

I didn't know you were starting a new job. Hope everything goes well.

The wraps sound delish. I would have to use regular mayo though. I just can't bring myself to like light mayo at all. That is why I'm fat.

jsprik said...

these look and sound divine!! gonna have to try this one, just try and stop me!!! ;)

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Those sound perfect~

Pami said...

thansk for the receipe they sound great

Cupcake Dessert said...

congrats on your first day!! these sound super yummy!! will have to try for sure!!

Aubrey said...

Those sound really goooood! I have been craving wings too but since I'm watching my waistline, these would be perfect!

I'm glad you had a good first day of work! Whoo-hoo!

Pam said...

Yeah, I am glad you had a good first day. The wraps would be a big hit here - my husband loves Frank's hot sauce.

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

oh man Steph - EVERY time I come here - my mouth justs starts to water!!!!!!!
THIS LOOKS delicous!!

AND - I am so happy you are happy about the new job!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so glad your new job went well! And I love these wraps! I can't wait to try them!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Great wraps! And the chicken looks wonderful!

Michelle said...

I love this type of hot sauce and anything in a wrap.

Stereos and Souffles said...

Anything with hot sauce is good in my book!

sassy stephanie said...

Sounds so tasty!

Looking forward to hearing about the new j.o.b. And cooking classes!

HeatherY said...

Oooh that looks tasty! Hope work is going well!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Buffalo chicken + wrap = heaven. Honestly, I think this pairing is magical. It really does "tempt my tummy." My printer is whirling away as I type this. :)

Oh, and a new job?! Congrats, my friend. Thrilled to read that it is going well for you.

-Francesca

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Those look really good. I hope you are liking your new job.

Kelly Deneen said...

I'm glad your day at work went well. That is very exciting!

And YUM!! I love wraps!

Pouring it out there... said...

I have planned my menu for our whole week all from your blog...I LOVE IT!!

Kacey R. said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMM! MMMMMMMMMMMM! YUM!

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

yummy yum yum!!! I hope the new job goes well--I said a little prayer for your transition! :)

Life with Kaishon said...

How is the new job? What field are you in? I have been keeping you in my prayers while I am driving to work each morning : ).

Susan S. said...

Yum, yum....what a great spin on Chicken Wings/Sandwiches!

Hope your new job continues to be a blessing.

Debbie said...

I'm glad your first day went well. I bet you are tired. New things wear me out.

Michelle said...

Oh that sounds so delish! I could definitely go for that one -- sans the blue cheese of course. Interesting that it isn't marinated in the sauce. I wonder what they would do to it. Yum! And I love that it's healthy, too.

Congrats on the new job!

Netts Nook said...

Wow they look and sound terrific. Thanks for sharing.

burpandslurp said...

I just discovered a fetish for wraps. I'm a bit late, but at least I'm there! and this...looks...AMZING...I HAVE to try this for myself! thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

Pixeltrash said...

Oh yum. This sounds awesome! I think I may have to make these soon!

Angela said...

These look great! I love buffalo chicken.

Now, I think I have that exact same square blue baking dish. I love it!

Erica said...

Yum That looks great.

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