Wednesday, October 6, 2010

More Party Food

This past weekend I hit up every type of party Suburbia has to offer ... two 30-something Birthday celebrations, Bunco, Football tailgate, Engagement Party, 3 year old's birthday, and a Baptism. All I needed was an invite to a Tupperware party to make my Weekend in Suburbia complete.

Anyway, I was *planning* to bring food to each event, until I had a liiiiiitle too much fun on the first night and ended up scratching every activitiy on Saturday. Oops. In any event, my logic was that instead of making a bunch of different appetizers, I would make one batter bowl-ful of Elina's Chicken Buffalo Bites and then before each party, fill 24 mini-muffin bite sized snacks to bring along. Great idea in theory... and it worked great for the 4/7 parites I made it to.

I love love this recipe because it's so darn tricky. It tastes like you're eating fat football food, but really its 100% greek yogurt (all protein, no fat) and chicken with some spices. Okay and some cheese. Elina doesn't add cheese to hers and she's right, you don't totally need it. But I need it!! I love cheese too much! Add as much or as little as you want and it won't affect the overall taste.

Elina's Buffalo Chicken Bites
(this makes a TON, so halve this for a more modest amount of the bites. BUT keep in mind, whatever's left, you can throw in a dish in the oven and serve as a dip with torn bread or celery sticks. Freezes well too.)

2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1/2 cup Red Hot
14 oz 0% Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt
2 handfuls of Shredded Cheddar/Mexican Blend (Elina doesn't do this, but the thought of not makes me sad)
1 package Dry Ranch Seasoning (use a full package no matter how much you make)
Grands Jr. Flaky Layers Biscuits

Just add the yogurt, ranch, hot sauce and cheese in a bowl and mix well.

Put a thin layer of the biscuits into the bottom of each pan and press down.

Chicken 5 minutes in the microwave in my Deep Covered Baker then chopped in 2 seconds with Salad Choppers. I know you're jealous if you had to bake and then two-fork shred your chicken!!


Mix it all together.

Fill each cup, but not so that it goes over the edge. I sprinkled a teeeeensy bit more little cheese on top because it looked yummier.

Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until golden brown and perfect!







6 comments:

Katy said...

Those look soooooo good! Definitely going to try that soon!

Too Vain to Gain said...

one word: bomb.com

Jackie said...

who is this "too vain to gain" mystery person??

Julie said...

oh my word! :)

The Longendyke Family said...

I just made my grocery list to include all these ingredients! Making this for football on Sunday! looks delish!!

K said...

Okay, just made these 2x's for 2 different parties last week and they were huge hits at both places! Thank you!!!