Buffalo wings are quintessential game day eats, but they're often a little hard and messy to make at home, and those premade ones from the store just never seem like a good idea. Thankfully, this recipe's perfect for Monday Night Football; it brings together crunchy, panko-crusted chicken, numbingly tangy buffalo sauce, and blue cheese dip for a classic buffalo wing combination without as much hassle.
You can make the strips even healthier by swapping the regular mayo for a lower-fat alternative, or even using sour cream or milk instead. If you find yourself with leftovers, just thin the dip with a bit more milk for a blue cheese dressing, and toss the strips into lettuce leaves to make an amazing chicken salad! Skip out on your local pub's food — we promise you won't miss the orange-tinted fingers — and make your own buffalo chicken strips when you keep reading.
From Fine Cooking Ingredients 2-1/2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) Directions
Baked Buffalo Chicken Strips With Blue Cheese Dip
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1-1/2 lb. chicken tenders
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1-2 Tbs. Frank's Red Hot sauce, depending on desired heat
1/4 tsp. cayenne
3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (about 4 oz.)
1/2 cup sour cream
3 Tbs. milk
From Fine Cooking
2-1/2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)