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I am a wimp when it comes to spice. Okay, I’m a wimp when it comes to other things, too. I can’t handle scary movies. Or books. I freak out when I see a cockroach. I can’t lift heavy things.
But, in this case, my wimpy-ness came up because I can’t handle buffalo chicken. It took me years to be able to tolerate mild salsa. Yes, I’m serious. Green chiles, too.
But, buffalo chicken has become such a popular flavor that it just begged to be turned into a quinoa bite!
So, I took one for the team. I did it for all of you. I dip mine in (lots of) ranch to keep the spice level lower for myself, but they’re actually quite tasty and much healthier than fried chicken wings!
They’re the perfect bite-sized treat to serve for the big game!
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup finely chopped cooked chicken
- 1/4 cup buffalo sauce (we used Frank’s)
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together all ingredients.
- Distribute mixture into a greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top (1 heaping Tbs each), and press down gently to compact.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Nutritional Information for 4 bites per My Fitness Pal: Calories – 109, Fiber – 1, Fat – 4, Protein – 8, Calcium – 6, Carbs – 11
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