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a craving for wings

Sunday, March 03, 2013

a couple of weeks ago I carpooled to a meeting with 3 of my co-workers. On the way home, one of the gals was talking to her daughter on the phone and promised to pick up wings for dinner.

since then, I have been Jonesing for some buffalo style wings!

I was doing a 28 day no sugar challenge for February, so I was not eating takeout food much at all (you never know what they put sugar in).

yesterday I started thinking about wings again. There is an excellent place right across the street (walking distance) from our subdivision. But that's still not the best choice. Fried foods? I really try to avoid that.

so I looked in the freezer. We had some boneless chicken breasts. I put 2 in the Crock Pot with just enough water to keep them from scorching. Cooked them on high for 3 or 4 hours. Then I made a trip to Kroger (also within walking distance, but as General Beauregard Lee predicted we are in the midst of another 6 weeks of winter. So I drove).

I picked up a few things and checked out the condiments aisle. Several different brands of wing sauce. All but the Hooters brand had ZERO calories! I was really surprised. I bought a bottle of wing sauce. (I realize 0 calories per serving probably does NOT mean 0 calories for the bottle, but who would drink a bottle of wing sauce???)

when I got home, I poured the liquid from the slow cooker into a Tupperware bowl and put it in the freezer for later and dumped the bottle of wing sauce in with the chicken and turned the cooker to LOW. About 30 minutes later I shredded the chicken up with a fork.

SOOOO GOOD! This would be really tasty on a salad, or you could make sandwiches, or serve over brown rice or quinoa, or put on a whole grain crust and make a buffalo chicken pizza.

my craving for wings was satisfied and other than the sodium in the wing sauce, it was really healthy. Super easy. I will do this again! Next time with more than 2 chicken breasts. I didn't want to cook too many in case it wasn't good. DH enjoyed it too.
healthy alternatives to my food cravings is kind of my forte.

ETA: the next night I ate the leftovers mixed with some bulghur and plain Greek yogurt. YUMMY!
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    That is a great way to get the taste you wanted in a more healthy way. Thanks for sharing.
    1904 days ago
    great idea i will try it next time i want wings
    1904 days ago
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