Thursday, March 27, 2014

Peas and Cream Buffalo Chicken

Start to finish: 50 minutes        Makes 6 servings

1                   tablespoon  unsalted butter
8                   ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch cubes
2                   tablespoons  hot sauce, or to taste
8                   ounces whole-wheat orzo or whole-wheat Israeli couscous
2                   cups frozen peas
¾                  cup low-sodium chicken broth
3                   ounces  blue cheese, crumbled
1                   cup finely chopped celery
1.           Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
2.           While the water heats, in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the chicken and cook, stirring, until just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the hot sauce and a hefty pinch of salt, then set aside.
3.           Add the orzo or couscous to the boiling water, stir and cook according to the package instructions until it is almost al dente. Add the peas, then return the water to a boil. As soon as the water returns to a boil, drain and add the peas and pasta to the skillet. Return the skillet to medium heat, add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1 minute, or until the pasta is tender.
4.          Add the blue cheese and simmer until the cheese is melted and the sauce has thickened. Transfer to 6 bowls and top each portion with some of the celery. Serve immediately.


  1. What a delicious chicken dish. I like that blue cheese and spicy sauce used.. yummy!

    1. Hi Medeja , I have to stay on my toes to keep my kids from being bore and they also helps which is a plus . thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Hi Nee, like your buffalo chicken. I think it's great to go with sandwich too. You have a wonderful day ahead and cheers :)

    1. Hi Ivy , we do the wings so why the breasts , they were quite juicy . Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Hi Nee, Your recipe sounds really good and looks yummy! I love blue cheese and I think it will make a great combo. This one is a keeper.Your dish looks so pretty..I may have to cut back on the hot sauce, but a little will be ok too. Thanks for sharing,,,have a blessed weekend, dear sweet Nee.
    Dottie :0)

    1. You can cut down on the hot sauce , it will not ruin the taste . Hi Dottie , so glad you like the dish , the blue cheese is what gives it the zing ;-D .
      As you know here in the south we likes a lot of hot things , 'Hot weather , hot foods and hot ... ;-D on my dear Dottie you are making me so bad and I am enjoying it , thanks for stopping by and blessing for a great weekend . Nee :) .

    2. Nee, that is ok, you deserve to be hot once in a while...We have all been called husband used to call me sometimes Hot-Dot...So up here in the North you can be hot too. You are so funny and sweet...Dottie :)

    3. Dottie . I like that ... Hot Dot ... oh Dottie most of us are just look at the smiles we wear . My dear Dottie you don't know the half of it , I have fun and as I told Louise I was being good sorta .;-D ..I will send you an email when I catch up with myself , my kids have been on spring break . Have a blessed weekend ... Nee


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