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17 September, 2016

Game Day Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

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Take two classic dishes of grilled cheese and buffalo chicken wings to make the ultimate comfort food delight, a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich. This sandwich takes a crispy chicken breast and covers it in a house-made buffalo sauce of smoked paprika and cayenne peppers and it is perfect for snacking on during game . It is sandwiched between slices of smoked gouda cheese and two thick pieces of challah bread that have been slathered with a blue cheese dip. Grilled to a beautiful golden brown, this sandwich is served with carrot and celery sticks and extra buffalo sauce and blue cheese dip on the wide.  Make a batch up for all your friends and enjoy the game.

Step by step recipe guide.

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  1. Combine all ingredients except for the butter in a sauce pot over medium heat on the stove. When it is simmering, add in butter and stir until melted. proc_grilledcheesebuffchx_0083Take off heat and set aside. Keep warm. For blue cheese sauce:
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. ingredients_cheesesauce_grilledcheesebuffchx_0316Mixture will be slightly lumpy due to the blue cheese. Set aside. For chicken:
  3. Mix together flour, cornstarch, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper in a shallow bowl. Put beaten eggs and panko breadcrumbs into 2 separate shallow bowls or mixing bowls. proc_grilledcheesebuffchx_0332
  4. Using a kitchen knife and cutting board, butterfly chicken breasts into 8 separate pieces. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. proc_grilledcheesebuffchx_0334
  5. Dredge chicken in flour mixture and shake off excess. Dip into beaten eggs allowing excess to drip off, then coat the chicken in the panko, pressing to help adhere. Place chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces.
  6. Add 1½ cups of oil in a large skillet or deep saute pan. Heat until oil is glistening. Add chicken and fry over medium heat, turning once, until golden brown on each side. Approximately 4-5 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Using kitchen tongs, put crispy chicken into buffalo sauce and coat thoroughly. Set on rack over a baking sheet.
  8. Discard oil in skillet and carefully wipe out with paper towels. Put skillet back on stovetop over medium heat with 2 tablespoons of oil. While skillet is heating, build sandwich in the order from the bottom up: sliced bread, blue cheese sauce, smoked gouda, buffalo chicken, sliced red onion, cilantro, smoked gouda, sliced bread. proc_grilledcheesebuffchx_0338
  9. Placed sandwich on hot skillet. Grill until golden brown. Turn sandwich over and grill until golden brown. proc_grilledcheesebuffchx_9951

Serve with carrot sticks, celery sticks, blue cheese sauce, and remaining buffalo sauce. hero-v_grilledcheesebuffchx_0130chalkboardbackround17[1]

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