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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Inside Out Buffalo Hot Wings

I've mentioned a few times how my two best girlfriends at work (Paige & Ashley) and I try to get together once a month for "girl's dinner". We've been incredibly consistent the last few months and it's been so fun. While I talk to them both every day at work and often feel like they know me better than many of my friends, it's always nice to actually see them outside of work. This month it was my turn to host and we decided to do a more casual dinner of "bar"/appetizer foods. The menu included these inside out chicken wings, baked sweet potato fries, bruschetta, and for dessert, a throwback to our elementary days: dirt cake! Not necessarily the most balanced meal, but a pretty awesome one nonetheless.

These inside out wings definitely fit the theme of the night, though at least they were a healthier version than what you'd find at your neighborhood bar. While rolling the blue cheese inside the chicken was a little difficult at first, I quickly got the hang of it. All in all, these didn't take long to make at all--maybe 20-30 minutes to prepare and then another 20-30 in the oven. These would be great party food-perfect little appetizers with the toothpick! You could also dip them in blue cheese dressing if you're looking for a double dose of the cheese. We ate ours with extra hot sauce and while I intended to get out the celery to eat alongside, it totally slipped my mind in my hunger :) Next time...

Thanks for another fun dinner girls! Can't wait til next month!

Inside Out Buffalo Hot Wings
as seen on A Dash of Sash

Ingredients: (not listing exact measurements because you can adjust based on how many you want to make)
-chicken breasts, pounded thin and cut into strips
-blue cheese crumbles
-hot buffalo wing sauce

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. After chicken breasts are pounded thin and cut into strips, season with salt and pepper.
3. Place a finger-pinch of blue cheese in the middle of each strip. Roll the two ends of the chicken towards the middle and secure with a toothpick.
4. Repeat until all chicken has been prepared. Place chicken into a baking dish and brush hot sauce over the chicken.
5. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Serve with hot sauce, celery, and/or blue cheese dressing.