Have a hankering for the taste of Buffalo wings but either don’t have all the ingredients or want all the calories? A delicious alternative to wings are Buffalo chickpeas!
1 tbsp. butter (or vegan alternative butter)
1/4 cup hot sauce (your favorite)
1- 15 oz. can chickpeas/garbanzo beans
Prepare to make the chickpeas. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper.
Open can of chickpeas, drain and rinse. Pat chickpeas with a paper towel to dry.
Spread chickpeas across the baking sheet (avoid piling them on top of each other–your baking sheet should be evenly covered).
Whisk together the Buffalo sauce ingredients. Melt the butter either in a saucepan over low heat on the stove or in the microwave for about 15 to 30 seconds (depending upon your microwave strength).
Pour butter into a small bowl and add hot sauce. Whisk well.
Pour sauce over chickpeas. Pour slowly in order to reach each chickpea. Once you’ve hit all the tops, stir the chickpeas and then re-spread onto baking sheet.
Add more sauce until all chickpeas are sufficiently covered.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
Provide dipping sauce such as the traditional blue cheese or Ranch dressing.
A side of celery sticks may also be a nice compliment.
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