Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Buffalo Chicken Breast Sandwiches
One of the first things we ended up making in class were Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches. I guess they want to start us off with something easy before working our way up to something more skillful.
I didn't mind because buffalo chicken sandwiches are actually one of my favorites.
So the first installment of "What to do with your broken down chicken" is making use of the chicken breasts. A simple sandwich that is as easy to put together as it is to eat!
2 chicken breasts, skin removed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup of your favorite hot sauce (I used Frank's Wing Sauce - it's thicker and coats the chicken perfectly)
2 whole wheat buns
salt and pepper, to taste
Heat a large skillet under medium high heat and add oil. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides. When oil is shimmering, add chicken to pan.
When the bottom side is a nice golden brown (about 4-6 minutes), flip the breast over.
Finish cooking the chicken until white throughout, an additional 5-7 minutes. Transfer chicken breasts to a plate and let rest.
Assemble your sandwiches by placing lettuce on the bottom half of the bun.
Then you'll want to place your hot sauce in a medium stainless steel bowl. Add chicken breasts, one at a time, swirling them around to coat well with sauce - kind of like you're saucin' some wings, ya know?
Then place your sauced chicken breast on top of the lettuce.
Then add a little bacon if you're feelin' frisky.
And close that sucker up with the top bun, and voila! A buffalo chicken sandwich that'll be gone in less time than it took to put together!
Serve with fries if you'd like (I got to practice my battonet knife cuts in making them so I was all about it - speaking of, would you guys like some how-to knife cut posts?)
Next up we've got a sweet and salty treat to use up the other edible parts of our chicken (those of you who are friends with me on Facebook probably have an idea of what's to come!). Have a great Wednesday guys!