Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Earlier this summer, I had one of the best sandwiches of my life.  It was on a Saturday afternoon following a round of golf with Poly at his club up in NY. It was a buffalo chicken sandwich, it was simple and it was insanely good. I’ve since had repeated dreams of replaying that day just for another taste of heaven.

As I look to improve my cooking game, I’ve begun to experiment and often try to recreate dishes.  I made such an attempt with this sandwich and I have to say the results are on right on point!  The combo of spice and tang is ridiculous, clean-up is easy and if you’re good, you can have this done in under 15 minutes.

This recipe is actually very healthy if you don’t mind the bread. There’s a tiny bit of butter and there’s no call for deep frying as many other buffalo chicken recipes do.

Recipe

Serving Size (3 sandwiches)

Estimated time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (used Texas Pete for this recipe)
  • slices of celery and/or carrots (on the side)
*green highlight denotes ingredients you will likely need to buy fresh while black text includes ingredients you should either have stocked in your pantry or ingredients that have a lengthy shelf life.

What You’ll Need:

  • frying pan or grill
  • 1 large/medium microwave proof bowl

Directions:

  1. mix cayenne pepper and paprika in a small bowl and sprinkle onto both sides of uncooked chicken breast
  2. season chicken with salt and pepper. drizzle olive oil into both sides of the chicken
  3. cook chicken on a grill or frying pan on medium heat (3-5 minutes on each side if thinly sliced)
  4. in a medium/large bowl, melt butter (1 minute in microwave). mix in hot sauce
  5. cut baguette into sandwich lengths and slice in half. toast until crispy
  6. once chicken is cooked, toss each piece in the buffalo sauce
  7. place chicken on the bottom piece of toasted sandwich bread and sprinkle blue cheese on top
  8. cover with top piece of bread, cut in halves and serve with a side of celery and/or carrots
Tips:
  • I like to use a toasted roll or baguette with this recipe because it keeps the buffalo sauce from seeping through the bread and making a soggy sandwich
  • thinly sliced chicken cooks faster and has more surface to season (vs cooking a thick piece and cutting in half afterwards)

10 Comments on “Buffalo Chicken Sandwich”

  1. Looks seriously delicious. I want one! I may indeed have one!

  2. Rebecca says:

    Looks great! I have been in the mood for buffalo chicken lately.. I like the use of crumbled blue cheese rather than a blue cheese dressing :)

  3. Mike says:

    I love seeing buffalo chicken recipes. I’m working on a recipe right now for buffalo chicken tenders and creamy bleu cheese dressing. Keep up the good work. I just want to eat that sandwich.

    • tbari says:

      Thanks. Honestly…part of the reason I made this was b/c I couldn’t find one out there. I pieced this together through a few different recipes I found out there.

  4. Stacey says:

    Wow. That looks really good. I make a slow cooker version that is great to come home to. Check it out here: http://stawojo.wordpress.com/2011/05/28/bust-a-gut-buffalo-chicken/

  5. kankana says:

    It looks great. I have all most all the ingredients including the chicken breast. I can use any other cheese right ?

    • tbari says:

      Thanks and yes, feel free to use whatever cheese you want. I think BLUE is by far your best bet, though, b/c the flavor is so strong and balancing vs. the spice/heat.

      If you decide to sub for a different type of cheese, I’d go with something neutral like mozz so your tastebuds don’t get thrown off….good luck!

  6. That is a seriously nice looking sandwich. I think I know what I’m going to be making for my lunch tomorrow.

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  8. Jack says:

    It looks sooo good, but I can’t eat spicy foods! Boo on me. :(


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