Thursday, March 20, 2014

Buffalo Chicken Polenta Bites

This was the first time I tried polenta and I was not disappointed.  We actually ate these for dinner one night, but it would be a pretty good appetizer, as well.  All in all, an experiment not gone horribly wrong, for once!

Buffalo Chicken Polenta Bites
from Housewife In Training

1 (18 oz) tube of Polenta
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1/4 to 1/3 cup Frank's Red Hot sauce
1 avocado
4 oz crumbled blue cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Preheat a skillet over medium heat.  Spray with non-stick spray.  Slice polenta into 15 slices.  Once skillet is warm, add polenta.  Cook for 5 minutes, or until golden brown, then flip and cook again for 5 minutes, or until golden brown.  Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.  While polenta is cooking, combine shredded chicken with hot sauce.  In a small bowl, mash avocado with a fork, keeping some small chunks.  Fold in blue cheese crumbles, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Drizzle with a little lemon juice and mix, to prevent browning.  Once polenta is done cooking, layer with avocado mixture, then the chicken and sprinkle with cilantro.

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