These are always really tasty! I have used this recipe more times than I can count. If you love the taste of Franks Red Hot and blue cheese you’ll love these. I bought boneless, skinless chicken breast halves and pounded them to make them cook quicker and for ease of eating. Doing this at home saved me over a dollar per pound – Publix wanted over 5 dollars for cutlets.
I took many liberties with this recipe starting with marinating the chicken – that’s a must in our house when we grill chicken. It adds so much to this meal and it couldn’t be easier. I also combine mayo with the sour cream to mellow out the sauce – it makes a lot so if you want to use the suggested celery and carrots you have plenty left over to dip. I’m sure I can talk M into getting us some buffalo wings later on this week to use the rest!;) We love all things “buffalo” and if you’re a regular visitor to this blog – that’s easy to see. Here are just some of the other buffalo style meals I have made. My two favorites by far are the buffalo chicken calzone and the buffalo chicken macaroni and cheese…so good!! Thanks for reading, enjoy!
Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches – (heavily) adapted from Rachel Ray
- 1.5 – 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast – pounded to an even thickness
- 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
- juice of one large lime
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
Sauce for Chicken –
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot
- Romaine lettuce leaves
- 4 crusty rolls, split
- 1 cups sour cream
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- fresh cracked pepper to taste
- 1/2 pound blue cheese, crumbled
Prepare your marinade by combining the lime juice, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, and cayenne in a small bowl. Place your chicken in a zip-top bag and pour the marinade over all. Mush the bag and place in the refrigerator for at least two hours – the longer the better.
Preheat your grill to medium high heat, then cook your chicken for 5-7 minutes each side.
Heat a metal or oven safe glass bowl over low heat and melt butter in the bowl. Add hot sauce to the butter and combine. When the chicken breasts are done, remove from pan and add to the bowl and coat evenly with hot sauce mixture.
Place chicken breasts on bun bottoms and top with crisp lettuce. Combine sour cream, mayo, pepper and blue cheese and slather bun tops with blue cheese mixture. Affix bun tops on sandwiches and enjoy!