Buffalo Chicken Subs

I made a nice big ole batch of slow cooker shredded Buffalo chicken the other day. Then I made some awesome Buffalo chicken panini sandwiches, which came out so fantastic that I just had to keep going with the theme. So… I made Buffalo chicken subs! Spicy Buffalo chicken, cold, creamy, crunchy slaw, tangy blue cheese, and cool Ranch dressing, all on a lightly toasted sub roll. Every bite is packed full of flavor.

Buffalo Chicken SubsNothing could be easier to make than these subs. I also make extra Buffalo chicken and keep some in the freezer for a quick lunch sandwich.

Don’t like the tang of blue cheese? Gorgonzola is a bit more mellow, but if that’s too strong for you just use Monterey Jack.

I also like to use shredded Buffalo chicken in my alfredo dish. Or fire up the grill and make my crazy-yummy Buffalo chicken burgers.

Buffalo Chicken Subs

Depending on the size of your loaves you may want to increase the amount of ingredients below.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 2 sub rolls or use a loaf of French bread, halved, warmed if desired
  • 1/2 cup shredded Buffalo chicken warmed (see our slow-cooker or Big Easy recipes for making Buffalo chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup shredded slaw mix
  • 2 tablespoons Ranch dressing

Instructions

  • Combine the chicken with the blue cheese and divide between the bread.
  • Mix the slaw and Ranch dressing and divide between the sandwiches.

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I often do ‘theme weeks’ when it comes to dinners, and sometimes lunches. A recent theme was Buffalo chicken. I love the flavor of traditional Buffalo chicken wings, so I figured I’d make a large batch of chicken breasts flavored the same way. I cooked the Buffalo chicken on my Char-Broil Big Easy, but any Buffalo chicken will do. After it was cooked, I shredded the meat, added a bit more wing sauce, and got to making a week’s worth of great Buffalo chicken-flavored dishes, like this Buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich.
Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese SandwichEvery great thing about Buffalo chicken is in this grilled cheese sandwich, from the sides of carrots and celery, to blue cheese crumbles. They cook up oooey gooey, and have that great Buffalo chicken kick. I could eat these sandwiches all day long. You can make the chicken mixture ahead of time. Then you only the time it takes to assemble and toss in a hot skillet. Lunch in just minutes!

These sandwiches are great along with my Buffalo chicken soup.

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup buffalo chicken warmed
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons carrot grated
  • 2 tablespoons celery sliced
  • 2 tablespoons green onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese or Gorgonzola cheese crumbled
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 slices bread
  • 1-2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened

Instructions

  • Gently combine the chicken, mayo, carrot, celery, onion, and cheeses in a medium bowl.
  • Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Lay 2 pieces of bread down into the skillet, butter side down.
  • Divide chicken mixture between the two slices of bread.
  • Top with remaining bread, butter side up.
  • Cook until bread turns golden brown and crispy.
  • Gently flip sandwiches and cook until bread turns golden brown and crispy and cheese has melted.
  • Let cool slightly before slicing.

Buffalo Chicken Panini

I made a nice big ole batch of slow cooker shredded Buffalo chicken the other day. One of my favorite things to make with it is Buffalo chicken panini. It takes only minutes to make yet it’s absolutely packed with flavor. Crunchy bread. Smoky bacon. Ooey gooey cheese. Tangy blue cheese (or gorgonzola if you prefer a little milder flavor). Kickin’ chicken. And cool, crunchy slaw.

Buffalo Chicken PaniniI could eat a Buffalo chicken panini all day long. My Cuisinart Griddler does a great job of crisping up the bread and melting the cheese. I use my Griddler for everything from breakfast to dinner. Check out my other recipes all made with the Griddler!

Buffalo Chicken Panini

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 4 slices thick bread
  • Butter
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices thick bacon cooked
  • 1/2 cup shredded Buffalo chicken warmed (see our slow-cooker or Big Easy recipes for making Buffalo chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup shredded slaw mix
  • 2 tablespoons Ranch dressing

Instructions

  • Preheat a panini press or skillet.
  • Spread butter on one side of each piece of bread.
  • Place two slices butter-side down on the press or in the skillet.
  • Divide cheese and bacon between sandwiches.
  • Combine the chicken with the blue cheese and divide between the sandwiches.
  • Mix the slaw and Ranch dressing and divide between the sandwiches.
  • Add remaining bread slices butter-side up and close press.
  • Cook until the bread is toasted and golden. If using a skillet flip the sandwiches once the bottom is done and cook the other side until toasted and golden.