Buffalo Chicken Mug + More Microwave Meals in Mugs

Nov 3 2020
Today’s recipe is like a single-serving microwave version of a Buffalo Chicken Casserole! Perfect for those days when you're scrounging around in the fridge, trying to figure out what you can turn into a meal. (P.S. If you want a multi-serving Buffalo Chicken Casserole, there’s a 6-ingredient recipe in the new Hungry Girl magazine!)

Hungry Girl's Healthy Buffalo Chicken Mug Recipe

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Entire recipe: 280 calories, 11g total fat (5.5g sat fat), 818mg sodium, 13g carbs, 4g fiber, 6g sugars, 33.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 6*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 4*

Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 4*

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes or less


1 cup frozen riced cauliflower

1/4 cup shredded carrots

2 tbsp. light/reduced-fat cream cheese

2 tsp. grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. onion powder

Dash cayenne pepper

3 oz. cooked and chopped skinless chicken breast

2 1/2 tsp. Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce, or more for topping

1 tbsp. chopped scallions


Place cauliflower and carrots in a large microwave-safe mug. Cover and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, or until cauliflower has thawed.

Add cream cheese, 1 tsp. Parm, and seasonings. Mix until uniform.

In a medium bowl, toss chicken with hot sauce. Spoon over the cauliflower mixture. Microwave for 1 minute, or until hot.

Top with scallions and remaining 1 tsp. Parm.


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