Buffalo Chicken with Homemade Blue Cheese

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Here’s a little secret. I have a hard time naming my recipes. I mean I could have named this “So stinkin easy it will knock your socks off,” or “Buffalo dinner in 20 minutes,” or “Sorry I don’t eat Buffalo.” But, no. I settled on the classic Buffalo Chicken. Here’s the dilemma though. When I post to all your linky parties some of you understand me, and understand I need 50+ characters to get my recipe name across. Some of you make me limit myself to 25, and with that I have to condense my lengthy description into a short catchy recipe name! So when I post this, will it be “buffalo chicken” or “homemade blue cheese”. You see my dilemma?

Okay, so most of you don’t even care. Or understand. Or even follow what I’m talking about. Linky party? (the links that I post after my recipe). So for you, I will just say,  “make this for dinner.” Or lunch. Or for dinner, then eat leftovers for lunch.

In my past life I was a Pampered Chef consultant, so when I make this I use my Deep Covered Baker and stick it in the microwave. However, for those of you without one (for that I’m sorry), you can put your chicken in a 13×9, or even a baking pan, and cook in the oven for your regular chicken cooking time. Or for those that love shortcuts, buy a rotisserie chicken and use that. Or the next time you grill chicken, cook up a few extra and freeze them just for this. Get my point? Make chicken.

My farmer behind me would be sad to hear me telling you all to make chicken, since I get my beef from him! So today eat chicken, tomorrow eat beef. Then a little pork if you want to feel more rounded. I’m not a big lamb or venison eater or I would encourage you to eat that too.

Wow, all this talking and still no recipe. You ready? One more thing. I have always hated blue cheese dressing. However, when eaten with the spicy buffalo sauce, it’s pretty amazing (and it cools the palate)! Try it!

Yield: Serves 6-8

Buffalo Chicken with Homemade Blue Cheese

Ingredients

4 chicken breasts ½ red onion, sliced salt/pepper ½ cup buffalo wing sauce (I just used Kroger mild Buffalo wing sauce) 3 Tbsp smoky BBQ rub (optional: McCormicks and Pampered Chef have a variety of this)

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • salt/pepper
  • ½ cup buffalo wing sauce (I just used Kroger mild Buffalo wing sauce)

for the dressing:

  • 2 stalks celery
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • Hawaiian sweet rolls

Instructions

  1. Place onion in bottom of baking dish. Lay chicken breasts over onion. Season with salt and pepper. Cover, microwave for 8 minutes. Turn breasts, cook another 2 minutes. Or you can cook in oven (about 35 minutes at 375 degrees). You can also cook your chicken on a skillet with the onions. So many options!
  2. Meanwhile, mix mayo, sour cream, pepper, salt and blue cheese. Slice celery into small strips.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix wing sauce with BBQ rub. Remove chicken from baker, drain extra liquid (don't throw away the onion). Slice chicken in thin strips, add to onion. Pour wing sauce over chicken. Serve with rolls and celery and dip. I put the celery and blue cheese on my sandwich. So good. You can also make this dish in advance, and stick it in the crockpot to heat it up for dinner! LOVE!

 

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13 comments on “Buffalo Chicken with Homemade Blue Cheese”

  1. LOL. Loved reading about your dilemma. 🙂 I think BOTH the buffalo chicken and the homemade blue cheese look and sound delicious.

  2. Yum! New to your blog, I found you over at Tasty Kitchen. I’m your newest follower.
    mickey

  3. Aimee…you cracked me up with this post! Tell your farmer over your shoulder I LOVE BEEF! 😉

    Thanks for always linking up!

  4. Hi Aimee,
    Your are leaving me with a little laugh from your post. The little sliders look great and that dressing looks delicious. Great combination and flavor. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

  5. Amy

    Your buffalo chicken looks amazing. Yes, what a perfect combination to pair it with blue cheese! Love your recipe.

    BTW, I’m hosting a little Giveaway on my blog. Please stop by to enter when you have a chance. Here’s the link: http://utry.it/2011/05/hong-kong-macau-and-australia-trippart.html

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

  6. These sound wonderful! I am a huge fan of buffalo anything, so I know I would love them!!

  7. this looks so good! i love blue cheese and buffalo ANYTHING. new follower and recipe stealer 🙂

    http://www.semihomemadesuzie.com

  8. Wow, this is easy! Sounds superb. Really, anything buffalo style and I’m there!

  9. Suzie- not stealing since I shared the recipe 🙂 Feel free to make and let me know what you think. Hard to go wrong on these!

    Christina- ditto for me! I love buffalo!

  10. Congratulations Aimee,
    You are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week, enjoy!
    Miz Helen

  11. i love this combination…and they are so adorable too! great recipe for the blue cheese dressing, btw. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

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