A few days ago, I posted an easy and fast recipe for Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches. I thought about the sandwich that I had for dinner the next morning and for the rest of the day. How could I take that idea and make it into something else? The sandwich took no time to put together, it was delicious and everyone in my house liked it. Then it came to me, a buffalo chicken version. I cannot believe that I have had this blog since February and have not included anything buffalo-style. My husband lives and breathes chicken wings. Obviously, it is a sometimes food and he cannot eat wings as often as he would like. In order to appease his quite-often craving, I have made buffalo chicken pizzas, chicken sandwiches, you name it, we have eaten it. But none of my buffalo creations are as easy or as cute as this.
I used the same technique as I did in the Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches, but have changed the sauce, made a blue cheese spread, and put them on super cute slider buns. I also made a little salad that is a play on the carrots and celery that is usually served with chicken wings. I used butter lettuce, shredded carrots, diced celery and a sprinkling of blue cheese. I made a super simple vinaigrette and the whole thing was made and on the table in 20 minutes.
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
slider buns or whatever bun you would like
3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup hot sauce (we use Frank’s at our house)
4 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
For the blue cheese spread:
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1 tablespoon vinegar
3 chopped green onions
salt and pepper to taste
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
Add the hot sauce, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper. Bring to a bubble. I think that the honey is the most important ingredient in this recipe. If you do not include the honey, there is no balance, it will just be hot, this sauce has layers. I have really played around with this sauce recipe and it is the favorite in this buffalo obsessed house. While you are waiting for your sauce to come to a bubble, toast some buns.
Add the shredded chicken and cook until heated through.
Put all of the spread ingredients in a bowl.
Mix it together. Give it a taste to make sure that it is seasoned properly. How easy is this? This is great on its own to dip celery and carrots into if you do not feel like making a dressing for a salad. I also would imagine that a potato chip in that dip would be pretty divine as well.
I made a little slider assembly line. I spread some blue cheese spread on one side and added the chicken on top. I put the top on and was done.
How cute do those sliders look in big hands? This dude really likes a good buffalo sandwich.
There you have it. Dinner in 20 minutes. I have a few other ideas brewing using this technique. I cannot wait to try them out.