When you’re planning your menu for the big game, or if you just want a simple and spicy weeknight dinner, with only four ingredients and a few short minutes you’ll soon be licking your fingers and your lips with these Smoky Glazed Buffalo Chicken Tenders.
Smoky Glazed Buffalo Chicken Tenders
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of MELT® Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.
The Hubby and his culinary expertise rarely make an appearance here on the blog. The man loves to eat and appreciates good food, and he does actually know how to cook. Early in our dating days, he broke out a cookbook and made me a lasagna. I couldn’t get through making dozens and dozens of pierogies every Christmas without his stuffing, sealing, and boiling expertise. Plus he is the resident grillmaster, cooking steaks to perfection, and he enjoys making skewers of beef or chicken and veggies. But it isn’t often that you’ll find him in the kitchen. This is mainly due to a lack of time and, well, the fact that I pretty much take over and really prefer to work alone. That is, until it’s time to clean up. Then I’ll take all the help I can get.
While he does have skill, he doesn’t have a lot of creativity, preferring to follow a basic recipe or simply season his meats. But he does have one recipe that he breaks out for tailgating or watching some football games at home. I’ve asked him about quantities and cooking times, and he basically says he doesn’t know, he just kind of throws together, but what he does always tell me is that it has lots of butter – definitely not like the meals I try to make on an everyday basis. But boy, are they good.
So when I had the opportunity to try Rich & Creamy MELT® Organic and was looking for some recipes to experiment with, I knew exactly what to do…
Smoky Glazed Buffalo Chicken Tenders are not for the faint of heart. They are sticky, smoky, and most definitely spicy, but with a buttery richness that balances that sharp kick in the pants. However, I took his recipe and made a Butter Improvement that is truly good for me and my family, since I used MELT® Organic.
MELT® Organic is a line of luscious, organic spreads made from healthy oils for butter lovers seeking a much healthier alternative, available in Rich & Creamy (original), Honey, and NEW Chocolate. It’s made from the Perfect Blend of “good fats” from the healthiest fruit- and plant-based organic oils virgin coconut, flaxseed, hi-oleic sunflower, palm fruit, and canola), so it’s high in Omega 3s. This Perfect Blend provides an optimal balance of healthful saturated/polyunsaturated/monounsaturated fats and a “high” source of Omega 3 ALAs to fuel your body, and it’s dairy free, soy free, trans-fat free, and gluten free, plus each variety is certified organic, kosher pareve, and Non GMO (Non GMO Project Verified).
But, and this is key, it also tastes good, and imparts its buttery richness and creaminess into dishes. If you taste it on its own, you can detect a subtle coconut flavor, but it also has a luscious butteriness. Not only did I use it in this dish, but I’ve also enjoyed it on top of my Mexican Chocolate Oatmeal in place of my usual coconut oil or butter, and it was totally luxurious in mashed roasted butternut squash. We are having breakfast for dinner tonight, and I’ll definitely be scrambling my eggs in a bit of MELT. While I haven’t tried it yet, a friend told me that she enjoys using MELT in her baking recipes. So really, wherever you use butter, you can use MELT.
And, with half the saturated fat and calories of butter, it also helps lighten up these Smoky Glazed Buffalo Chicken Tenders.
With only a few basic ingredients and quick, easy preparation, you can serve them with sweet potatoes or some oven fries for a quick weeknight meal, or make up a big pile to add to your game day appetizer buffet. Just make sure to serve them with plenty of Greek Yogurt Pantry Ranch Dip or Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip for dunking or drizzling!
How would you enjoy eating MELT® Organic spread?
- 1½-2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken tenders
- salt and pepper
- ¼ cup MELT Organic spread
- ½ cup hot sauce
- 2 Tablespoons paprika
- Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
- Place a large pan over medium heat, add MELT Organic spread, and melt till sizzling.
- Add chicken and cook 3-5 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
- Reduce heat, add the hot sauce and sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon paprika. Flip and sprinkle with another tablespoon of paprika.
- Toss the chicken to coat evenly with the sauce and cook on medium-low for 8-10 minutes, flipping occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened and is glazing the chicken
- Serve with Greek Yogurt Pantry Ranch Dip or Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip for dunking or drizzling
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MELT® Organic is a line of luscious, organic spreads made from healthy oils for butter lovers seeking a much healthier alternative, available in Rich & Creamy (original), Honey, and NEW Chocolate.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of MELT Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.