Buffalo Chicken Strips Recipe – 4 Points +

Weight Watchers Buffalo Chicken Strips

If there is a food that I could eat every day and not get tired of, buffalo chicken strips would be a top contender. But since following the Weight Watchers diet plan, I was hard pressed to find an amazing buffalo chicken strip recipe that not only tasted great, but would be low in Weight Watchers Points and good for me too. So I made up my own special, low calorie recipe! It tastes amazing, is incredibly low in fat and calories, and packs in an excellent serving of fiber! These buffalo chicken strips are also great to make for a party or picnic, and are a great, healthy snack to chow down on during your favorite football game (Go Steelers!)

Weight Watchers Buffalo Chicken Strip Recipe

Ingredients:
8 oz skinless, boneless chicken breast
1/2 cup egg whites or egg alternative
1 cup original Fiber One Cereal
2 tsp salt
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup and 2 tbsp Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
1 tbsp light butter (I used Balade Light Butter)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Wash and cut chicken breasts into strips that are approximately 1 1/2 inches wide (should be about 6 strips total). Set aside.
In a food processor, combine cereal, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and pepper and pulverize to a fine powder or breadcrumb like consistency. Pour mixture into a shallow bowl or onto a small plate. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, melt butter and then add in 1 cup of the hot sauce. Mix well and warm until heated, but not bubbling or boiling. Pour into a small, shallow bowl, and set aside.
In a small bowl, mix egg whites (or egg alternative) with the 2 tbsp or remaining hot sauce. Now take each chicken strip, and coat with egg and hot sauce mixture. Shake off all excess egg from the meat. Next coat chicken in cereal mix until strip is fully breaded. Lay strip on baking sheet. Repeat until all pieces of chicken are breaded and on the baking sheet. Now, with a brush or spoon, drizzle about 3/4 hot sauce and butter mixture over all the chicken pieces. Make sure to coat well.
Bake chicken at 400 degrees until breading becomes crispy and chicken is cooked through (approximately 15-20 minutes). Serve with remaining hot sauce mixture for dipping. YUM!!!!!

Entire recipe makes 2 servings
Serving size is approximately 3 chicken strips
Each serving = 4 Points +

PER SERVING: 200 calories; 3g fat; 11g carbohydrates; 29g protein; 3g fiber

Comments

  1. Made these once and thought they tasted a little “off” so I tried to make them again a few weeks later. They were even worse the second time. Too salty and the Fiber One cereal is just gross.

  2. My husband was really nervous about the breading so I had only made the recipe as directed. I was about to put them in the oven and he said they looked and smelled so good He wanted me to make a full 3 pounds of chicken. Delicious!!!

  3. can i substitute some other cereal for this ? i live in ksa and dont have access to all the foods you do :(

  4. Cant wait to try this recipe.. but I do have to say WHO DEY! :)

  5. I did for the most part enjoy this recipe however I am not a salt lover so I agree with some – way too salty.  I did even cut it in half and still too salty so I think next time I will just eliminate the salt altogether…the buffalo flavour was good though!!

  6. I’m a little confused.  I just put this recipe into the E-tools Recipe Builder and I’m getting 8 points per servings :S

    • laaloosh says:

      Unfortunately, the recipe builder on the weight watchers site is EXTREMELY inaccurate. It often uses generic information, and different ingredients can vary drastically depending on which brand you use. I always recommend calculating your Points Plus with the actual ingredients you use to get the most accurate info.

  7. Ashleybennett1 says:

    I just cooked these and I really enjoyed them. I added a few more WW points because I used 1/4 Panko and the rest Fiber one for the coating. But I don’t know why people didn’t like these. THESE ARE AMAZING! I also had a side of ranch (FF greek yogurt and Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet) and WOW! GOLDEN!

  8. Sullivanpatrick says:

    Very good. Substituted panko bread crumbs for bran.

  9. This was horrible. Say too salty . Would be much better just dipping chicken into buffalo sauce.

  10. is this the point plus points?

  11. Thanks, I just made these tonight. However, I did not care for them that much. I found them a little too salty and I was not a fan of the Fiber One breading. Maybe I'll tr again with a substitute breading and cutting back on the saltyness.

  12. Wow…..absolutely awesome! I just made these tonight and I had to give props….absolutely curbs the craving for hot wings for me! (Plus, because they were low calorie i even got to enjoy a beer with mine for an "authentic" bar food feel! haha) Thanks so much for this recipe…absolutely the best low-cal recipe I have made so far on my diet trek. :)

  13. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I tried it last night and it was a hit!!!!!

  14. I was just looking for a good buffalo chix recipe for the Super Bowl when I came across yours. It sounds fantastic and I loved that you used the fiber one. Everyone in the family is excited to try it today with lots of celery sticks and some low fat dressing on the side. I know you must be good people because you are for the Steelers. Here we go Steelers, here we go!!!!!

  15. Thank you so much for this recipe! We are having a Biggest Loser competition at work and I'm a team captain. I wanted to find some tailgating/football recipes for this week's big game and yours was the first that caught my eye when I did a search! Must have been a reason-a fellow Steelers fan!!! Let's Go Steelers!

    • Oh how fun!! What a great idea!!! Stay tuned for more Weight Watchers SuperBowl Recipes to come in the next few weeks – and keep rooting for the Steelers! Woo Hoo!!! Best of luck with your contest too!

  16. Thank you so much! I'm going to make this tonight! I didn't realize the hot sauce was zero calories… You are right about the other ingredients and not using the entire item on "one" serving. This will be a great meal for my family! Thank you so much! I'm going to use your website more often for low calorie ideas. Thanks again!!

    Nicole

  17. I'm not 100% sure of the exact calorie count, but here's a rough estimate for you: the chicken should have about 120 – 160 calories per serving (this will depend on the brand of chicken you use); the Frank's Red Hot Sauce has 0 calories (but if you use the butter with it as I have in the recipe, that will add 25 calories per serving); the spices are zero calories, the egg whites are about 40 calories for 1 serving, but keep in mind, you'll only be using this just to coat the chicken, so it really won't be many calories at all; and the cereal is 60 calories per serving (but again, you probably wont use ALL the cereal when coating your chicken). Keep in mind the ENTIRE recipe is two servings, so if you make it all, just double the calories I listed here. :) Enjoy!!!

    PS…If you like buffalo sauce, Frank's Red Hot Sauce is the BEST!!! It has zero calories, and you can use it on so many dishes! I will sometimes add it to a light, fat free ranch salad dressing on top of a lot of different chicken salads and it's SO good!!!

  18. Ok- when you make the chicken and put the buffalo sauce on that… do you know how many calories are in the chicken and sauce? I wasn't sure what the calorie count would be in that, but I guess I can add up all the ingredients to find out the total and divide for each serving… just wondered if you knew that off the top of your head- this sounds really good. I know the only place for the calories would be the chicken, eggs, cereal and spices… so I'll just try and figure that! Thanks for the recipe!

  19. Hi Nicole,

    To answer your question, the amount of calories will depend on what you put in the salad. What I usually do is use all zero Point veggies – lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers and celery. Then, I'll use a low calorie blue cheese dressing (about 2 tbsp). Top your salad with the chicken strips and the blue cheese dressing, and then add a little extra of the Frank's Red Hot Sauce to your salad. This way, the only additional calories you are really adding is the blue cheese dressing. And it tastes incredibly delicious!! Hope that helps!

  20. I'd like to try this recipe on a salad, but how many calories are there per serving? I'm on a very strict calorie diet, and just wondered if this was in my range for a day. Thanks!

  21. Ahh, Katie….You are a girl after my own heart. When it comes to yummy food, I’m ALL about quantity!

    To answer your question, this recipe has 2 servings, which basically amounts to about 4.5 oz of chicken strips (I factored in the breading and sauce to this weight). The number of strips that will amount to will depend on how you cut them, so if you cut them thinner there will be more, and if you cut them thicker there will be less. The amount you should eat will depend on your Weight Watchers Points allowance for the day. I’d recommend just eating the one serving and then try to fill up with some side veggies like sliced celery or bell peppers.

    Another AWESOME way to eat these Buffalo Chicken Strips, is to serve the strips over a salad (consisting of all 0 Point veggies like romaine lettuce, sliced red onions, cucumbers and tomatoes) and then topped with a low calorie / low fat ranch or blue cheese salad dressing. It is SOOOOO yummy!! And if you use a lot of veggies, this salad ends up being HUGE. So, if you appreciate a hearty sized portion like I do, you will feel super satisfied with this rockin’ salad! Just make sure you count in the Points for the salad dressing (if you are using the low fat or fat free kind, it should only add another 1-2 Weight Watchers Points).

  22. Jennifer — I did a quick Google search on high fiber cereals in the UK, and a good substitute for the Fiber One would be Bran Buds or All Bran cereal. Just remember to calculate the nutritional stats to see how it will affect the Points value.

  23. Hi! I want to try this because I LOVE hot wings and miss them dearly:( My question (if you could email me) is how many are in a serving? It says there are 2 servings…but basically, how many can I have haha?!

  24. Jennifer,

    I often use a puffed rice cereal for breading. The brand I use is Rice Krispies. It is not as high in fiber as Fiber 1, but it is not as hard on the digestive tract for some of us. It will affect points.

  25. I am on weight watchers and made this recipe and loved it! All of my roommates loved it too, and they are not even on weight watchers! I would recommend to eat all the chicken at once, it does not taste as good when you try to re-heat the strips.

  26. I would love to try this recipie (I am also on weight watchers points diet) but since I live in the UK I don't think we have fiber one cerial, can you suggest any alternative?

  27. This sounds fantastic! I can't wait to try it.

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