Sunday, September 9, 2007

Skinny Guy's Core Wingless Hot Wings

In honor of the first Sunday of the 2007 football season, I decided to share my buffalo wing substitute. I've tweaked it to be WW Core friendly, so I don't even need to count points for it.

You'll see that the amounts called for are very imprecise. That's because this is a very personalized dish, and everyone has a different tolerance for spicy foods. If you like it mild, go for the lower amounts, if you like the heat, don't be afraid to go crazy!

Skinny Guy's Core Wingless Hot Wings

Skinless chicken tenderloins, about a pound
Hot sauce, about 5 or 6 tablespoons
Fat free margarine, about 4 or 5 tablespoons
Minced garlic, 2 or 3 cloves
New Mexico Red Chile Powder, several teaspoons
Black pepper, to taste
Butter flavored cooking spray
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional, not Core)

Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces. Spread them out on a sheet of waxed paper and spray with cooking spray. Turn them over and spray again.

Next, coat them with the chile powder and black pepper, maybe a little cumin if you have any on hand. Flip the pieces over and repeat.

Preheat the oven to about 350. Take a baking tray and coat it with the cooking spray, then place the chicken pieces on it. Pop them in the oven. Let them cook for about 20-30 minutes or untill done, turning them over about half way through.

While the chicken is in the oven, combine the ff margarine, hot sauce and garlic in a small saucepan on low to low-medium heat. Add chile powder and black pepper to taste, stirring occasionally.

When the chicken is done cooking I take it out of the oven and place the pieces in the saucepan and let it mingle with the sauce for about 15 minutes.

I serve it in a bowl and like to toss it with some grated Parmesan cheese.

In lieu of blue cheese or ranch dressing, sometimes I'll combine equal parts of fat free plain yogurt and fat free mayo with some dill weed, mustard seed and maybe some other spices to taste. Perfect for celery dipping, and it's also Core.

Enjoy the football season!


Kathy said...

This looks really good...and I'll bet they would be great on a salad with some fat-free ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Jake Silver said...

This sounds like something I would eat. It sounds great.