Monday, December 26, 2011

High Protein Mushie Food - Buffalo Chicken Hummus

Yay for day 2 of mushies. We can incorporate some more good tastes in our day and feel a little more normal! MS and I love Buffalo wings so when I saw a recipe for Buffalo Chicken Hummus on Pinterest I knew I was going to make my own version of it this week.

Here is my recipe:

3-6 cloves of garlic depending on your taste
1 cup of canned chick peas with some of the juice from the can, reserve the rest of the juice
4 oz of cooked chopped chicken
1 tablespoon Tahini (sesame seed paste, found in the ethnic food aisle)
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Olive Oil
Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
Salt & Pepper
Buffalo Dry Rub Seasoning from Buffalo Wild Wings (2 T. of bottled wing sauce if you can't find this)
Small Pinch of splenda

Add Chicken, Garlic and a small amount of olive oil to a food processor and let it run for a while until everything is completely smooth. Scrape the sides of any remaining chunks

Add Chick peas with some juice from the can and reserve the rest of the can juice, you'll add more later to bring the hummus to the desired consistency, Turn the food processor back on and let it run until the chick peas are completely smooth.

While the processor is running you can add lemon juice, a little more olive oil, tahini. Let the processor keep running.

When it's finally looks nice and smooth you can take the top off and add the seasonings. You have to add these according to your own tastes. The Buffalo Wild Wings Rub is pretty spicy - so take your time with it. To give you an idea, I probably used about 1/2 teaspoon of buffalo seasoning, 1 tablespoon of Ranch Mix, 1 tablespoon of parsley, a couple of pinches of salt and pepper and a tiny sprinkle of splenda.

Turn the processor back on to incorporate the spices and then slowly add can juice or olive oil until the hummus is smooth and light consistency. If you accidentally add too much juice, just throw some more chick peas in.

It's good right away, but it's waaayy better if you cover and refrigerate for a few hours!

2 oz of this hummus has approximately 5 grams of protein per 1/4 cup.

A couple of other options -  I think this hummus would taste amazing if it were made with white beans. I haven't tried it that way yet though, I also think it would taste amazing with just a few crumbles of real bleu cheese thrown in the food processor. Try it out and let me know what you come up with!

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