Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with Carrot Slaw Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with Carrot Slaw Recipe

Some days, I just crave Buffalo chicken wings.  Crispy, spicy, greasy chicken wings.  Luckily, real chicken wings are too much work for a week night, otherwise you'd have to roll me away from the table.  This Buffalo Chicken Sandwich is my way of making Buffalo Wings suitable for a week night.  The carrot slaw replaces the carrot and celery sticks that are normally served with wings and brings a cooling factor to the spicy chicken.  N was skeptical of the carrot slaw and initially only put his on the side, but I finally convinced him to slap some on top and I think he was pleasantly surprised.  These sandwiches definitely satisfied my Buffalo Wing craving!

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Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with Carrot Slaw

2 chicken breasts (pounded out a little)
1 egg
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce (use your judgment on how spicy you want it to be)
Crumbled blue cheese
Whole wheat buns

Carrot Slaw
2 cups shredded carrots (2 large or 3 medium carrots)
1 cup chopped celery (2-3 stalks)
4 tablespoons Ranch dressing
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt

Mix the carrots, celery, Ranch, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl.  Chill while you cook the chicken.

Set up three dishes, a plate with flour, a bowl with a slightly beaten egg, and a plate of breadcrumbs.  Dredge the chicken in the flour, egg, and breadcrumbs.

Heat two tablespoons of oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.  Cook the chicken until browned on both sides.   Depending on the thickness of the pieces of chicken, cook 5-8 minutes per side.  When the chicken is cooked, slice it up and pour the Frank's Red Hot Sauce over top.  Place the chicken on a toasted whole wheat bun.  Top with some crumbled blue cheese and carrot slaw.

This served 2 of us, with some chicken and slaw left for me to take to lunch.  It took about 25 minutes total.

1 comment:

  1. This looks great! I too love my chicken wings, but you're right, it's far too much work on a weekday. I think this is a great compromise!


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