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 excitement, a few years ago I turned his pub favorite into this easy dinner entree.  

Another win.
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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
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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.

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8 Responses
  1. Priyanka Says:

    Awesome burger. The photo looks stunning :)


  2. Heather Says:

    yum! we love frank's here and put it on almost everything. If you want a different spin, try these: http://iowagirleats.com/2011/06/13/buffalo-chicken-egg-rolls/


  3. Thanks Priyanka!

    Heather - I checked out those buffalo chicken egg rolls...they look fantastic!


  4. YOU just have the most amazing pictures of food. totally making me drool and I just started my life style change.

    Can't wait to see more!

    <3 from lovehandmadestuff.blogspot.com


  5. Purabi Naha Says:

    This looks scrumptious! Loved the recipe and the photograph!! http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com


  6. Well, this seems to be a unique burger and they photos seems to be as a yummy burger and I sure will try this one to check out the taste.


  7. Evette Says:

    O.M.Gosh!!! This was a win with my family. Even my super picky husband who doesn't like spicy food, loved it. He gave me two thumbs up. I used Caesar dressing b/c I didn't have the other two and it was delicious. The flavors were perfect. Thanks for a simple but full of flavor recipe.


  8. Anonymous Says:

    I love this recipe! Already made it twice and my husband and I can't get enough. It's easy, yet flavorful. We both like spicy food, so I splash a little Tabasco sauce to the pan. Thanks for sharing!