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!

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts, skin removed
1 tablespoon olive oil
lettuce
1/4 cup of your favorite hot sauce (I used Frank's Wing Sauce - it's thicker and coats the chicken perfectly)
bacon
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!

33 comments:

  1. Looks great! I love buffalo chicken, but have never actually made it.
    I'd be really interested in how-to knife cut info!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Simple and delicious! This would be fabulous tailgate food :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Mm, You can't go wrong with a buffalo chicken sandwich! These look great.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'd love some knife skills how-tos! And the buffalo chicken sandwich is one of my favs...but I always see them fried, so I never make them at home. Thanks for sharing this unbreaded version!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I do like the green veg added inside, making this burger look tempting.

    ReplyDelete
  6. This was so easy I blinked and you were done hihihi. Thank you for giving me new ideas of what to do with chicken (especially the breasts).

    ReplyDelete
  7. These look awesome -- my squeeze would be delighted with some football-friendly buffalo chicken action this weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Good recipe and quick. I like the hot stuff on the chicken after it's cooked.

    ReplyDelete
  9. That slathered hot sauce looks delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gorgeous sandwich - would love to just bite into that!

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a perfect weekend meal; love it; thanks.
    Rita

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love buffalo chicken sammies! I haven' had one in awhile though. This must change.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Looks like a fantastic sandwich. I would like to see some posts on knife skills.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love buffalo chicken! Thanks for posting.

    ReplyDelete
  15. These look good! We make buffalo chicken sandwiches pretty often!

    ReplyDelete
  16. This sandwich sounds pretty awesome. I'm a huge fan of buffalo chicken and bacon I'm in. :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Delicious! I'm a fan of Franks and the sandwich looks a-ma-zing!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Ohhh yummy! I've never made buffalo chicken sandwich before and you made it so easy! Looks great. Can't wait to see next post. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Easy,simple and tasty,,,I always like buffalo chicken breast sandwich,this is looks tatsy,,YUMMY,,
    Ridwan

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh, I'm ALWAYS feeling bacon-frisky! Looks delicious :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Now this is a sandwich..love it Peggy! Very well done in my opinion, and very flavorful!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I'm so craving this right now!! It looks super delicious and really simple. Great recipe :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. yummy!! the best chicken sandwich ever!!! drooling..... nice photos

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm a huge buffalo chicken fan, but have never made it myself! Can't wait to try this recipe out. I had no clue it was so easy. Thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love fast and yummy comfort food like this one, especially during the cold season!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Wow, this is a huge sandwich! I'm sure my son will gobble up the entire bun in no time :)

    Peggy, I'd submitted my Creepy Halloween Pumpkin Treats for a Recipe Challenge. I'd appreciate a minute of your time to hop over to VOTE for my entry. Voting closes 24 Oct 2011. I thank you for your votes & appreciate your kind gesture!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Such a great idea! I am always looking for new chicken recipes and this would be delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Smile. They are one of my favorites too! Thank you for sharing, dear friend. I'm so glad that I'm able to type again. Your blog makes me hungry (and of course, it makes me smile!). Much love and warm wishes from Austin.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Totally man approved!! I made a buffalo chicken panini and my husband went CRAZY FOR IT. Love this!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi Penny, haven't been to your blog for a while. So you've started the culinary course? The buffalo burger looks like a good tucker!

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails