4TH OF JULY RECIPE: BBQ CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS WITH BLUE CHEESE SNEAKY DIPPING SAUCEChicken drumsticks offer more meat and all the fun of finger-licking Buffalo wings with cool and creamy blue cheese dip, and with a few of my Sneaky Swaps like yogurt for sour cream, you can happily eat them without the guilt. Happy & healthy 4th of July!
Makes 4 servings
8 chicken drumsticks, rinsed and patted dry
3 tablespoons olive oil
Approximately 1 teaspoon Tabasco or hot sauce
2 tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons plain low fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons White Puree (see simple Make-Ahead Recipe #4)
2 tablespoons white or champagne vinegar
¼ cup crumbled blue cheese (about 1 ounce)
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
6 ribs of celery, sliced into sticks
Preheat an outdoor grill (or indoor grill pan) to medium-high and brush or wipe the grill with oil.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the olive oil and hot sauce, to taste. Brush the chicken with the hot sauce mixture and place on heated grill. Cook, covered, turning occasionally to evenly brown, for about 30 to 35 minutes or until internal temperature reaches a minimum of 170 degrees Farenheit.
For the blue cheese dipping sauce:
Combine the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, White Puree, vinegar, blue cheese and salt and pepper in a serving bowl (for a smoother sauce, place ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth).
Serve drumsticks with celery and dipping sauce.
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