Chicken Dippers Lunch

Kids and parents alike love this healthy chicken dish

Next time you prepare boneless, skinless chicken breast for dinner, cook a couple extra and slice them into strips for an easy lunch. In this recipe, we take leftover chicken strips and quickly make a “buffalo wings” inspired healthy lunchbox that’s sure to please. It can be made and packed the night before.

Makes: 2 to 3 lunches


2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about ½ pound), cut in strips, cooked
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Dash or two of hot sauce (optional)
¼ teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cane sugar
¼ teaspoon sea salt
⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons blue cheese dressing for dipping


Combine vinegar and hot sauce (optional) in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Roll cooked chicken in vinegar to moisten. Combine paprika, sugar, salt and pepper in a sealable sandwich bag and shake to combine well. Place moistened chicken strips in the bag with seasonings and shake to coat.

Pack chicken (still in its seasoning bag) with a lunchbox container of blue cheese dressing on the side. Keep cold.

Complete your Chicken Dippers lunchbox with: celery sticks, corn and grain tortilla chips, apple sauce, an oatmeal cookie, milk or alternative beverage.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Whole Foods Market. See original here.


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