The Meal Planner

Originally posted May 22, 2009.  Photo and text updated Feb 27, 2012.


Do you think it's possible to be addicted to Buffalo Chicken Wings? My husband and I host Community Group in our home every Wednesday evening, which just so happens to be cheap wing night at a local pub.  Steve ends up going out with friends after Community Group almost every Wednesday because he can't get enough Buffalo Chicken wings.  While I have to stay home because our kids are sleeping, he does bring me home some, so it's win win.  Much to my husband's a excitement, a few years ago I turned his pub favorite into this easy dinner entree.  

Another win.
__________________________________________________________________________________

Serves 4

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and Pepper
Paprika
Chili powder

Sauce:
1/2 cup hot sauce (We like "Frank's"....you can also find "Buffalo Wing Sauce" and skip the butter)
2 tbsp butter

Ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing
4 buns
Lettuce


Season chicken with salt, pepper, chili powder, and paprika. Drizzle a frying pan with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Once hot put the chicken in and cook for about 5 minutes. The chicken will get nice and brown. Flip over and cook about 5 minutes on the other side, or until chicken is cooked through.

While the chicken is cooking, place the hot sauce and butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once the chicken is done cooking, place in sauce and stir to completely cover chicken in sauce.

If you like you can toast your buns, cut side up under the broiler for 1-2 minutes until browned.  Serve chicken on a bun with lettuce and drizzle with ranch or blue cheese dressing.


Click here for a printable version of Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
__________________________________________________________________________________

THE RESULTS?
Love it. Love it. Love it.  'Nuff said.

To make these sandwiches kid friendly, I skip putting their chicken in the buffalo sauce and just stick with the ranch dressing and lettuce on a bun.  Ranch is pretty much their favorite condiment ever, so they love it.

Meal Ideas:

  • Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches + Carrots and Celery Sticks with Dip
  • Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches + Fries + Salad
  • Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches + Twice Baked Potatoes
Leftover Ideas:
  • Take leftover buffalo chicken breasts and chop up.  Place over a salad with thinly sliced carrots, celery, green onions, and either ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Stumble Upon Toolbar
6 Responses
  1. Could you let me know what's in that Frank's sauce. I've never heard of it (maybe we don't have it around here).
    These sound wonderful!



  2. Sarah - That's funny you haven't heard of Frank's Hot Sauce. Its made up of cayenne peppers and vinegar (there's a few other things in there) but those are the top two ingredients....any kind of "hot sauce" you want to get is up to you. Maybe I should edit the recipe to just say hot sauce? Frank's is the popular brand around here, but anything is good.

    Shannon - "YUM" is right :)


  3. Ranee Says:

    We used this recipe to make grilled chicken burgers for Memorial Day. They were amazing! We seasoned chicken thighs as you said above, grilled them, then we used Frank's Chile Lime sauce with twice the butter in the recipe. Made our own bleu cheese dressing to go with it using the recipe from Joy of Cooking, gorgonzola, twice as much garlic and homemade mayonnaise. We served on whole wheat buns we made, with mixed baby greens. Delicious! Thank you for the idea!


  4. Kindra Says:

    Ranee - Wow, sounds so good! I would be really interested to try the Chili Lime Sauce.


  5. Kindra Says:

    Oops! Signed into the wrong account...it's still a reply from "The Meal Planner" if you are wondering :)