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Buffalo Chicken Celery Boats

February 6, 2016

You can’t have a Super Bowl party without buffalo something. 

You just can’t. 

There are quite literally hundreds of ways you can prepare buffalo chicken. There are dips, nachos, tacos, flatbreads, stir-fries, pasta….the distinction is, some will be healthy, and some…will not. 

Look, if there’s any day of the year to indulge, it’s Super Bowl Sunday.

No judgment here.

But these buffalo chicken celery boats will get you in the spirit of the game and satisfy that buffalo chicken craving without destroying your nutrition for the day.

buffalo chicken celery vignette

And, hey, if you fill up on these healthy, refreshing, protein-packed little snacks and want to balance it out by having an extra cocktail or cookie…I won’t tell anyone. 

If you’re not dairy-free, these would be amazing topped with a crumbly blue cheese or gorgonzola, and of course you should serve some on the side for dipping. 

Bring them to your next game day party and I promise you’ll make lots of new friends. 

Buffalo Chicken Celery Boats
Serves 12
Indulge your game day buffalo chicken craving without all the extra fat and calories!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
94 calories
3 g
21 g
6 g
8 g
2 g
85 g
298 g
1 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
85g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 94
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 21mg
7%
Sodium 298mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 3g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
2%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons EVOO
  2. 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 teaspoon pepper
  5. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  6. 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  7. 1 cup chicken stock
  8. 1 cup Frank's Red Hot
  9. 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  10. 8 stalks celery, chopped into 2-inch pieces
  11. 1 bunch green onions, chopped for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a medium dutch oven or heavy pot, add 2 tablespoons EVOO and heat over medium.
  2. Pat chicken breasts dry and place in pot. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Sear 3-5 minutes and then flip chicken and sear an additional 3-5 minutes, until no longer pink in center.
  4. Add chicken stock and place lid on pot. Simmer chicken breasts for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove lid and check to make sure chicken is easy to shred. Shred with two forks.
  6. Using a slotted spoon, remove chicken from pot and place in a medium bowl. Discard additional cooking liquid.
  7. In the same pot, add coconut oil (or 1 tablespoon butter if not dairy-free) and Frank's Red Hot. Then, add chicken and combine.
  8. Arrange celery pieces on a platter and spoon chicken mixture into them. Garnish with green onions.
Notes
  1. If not dairy-free, garnish with blue cheese or gorgonzola and substitute butter for coconut oil.
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calories
94
fat
6g
protein
8g
carbs
3g
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