One sign that you absolutely love a dish? You make it three days in a row. Like these Buffalo chicken burgers, that I made… you guessed it… three days in a row! The burgers are so tender, so juicy, and they have just the right amount of spiciness. The heat is there, but I’d say it’s somewhere around medium spicy. Packed with celery and carrots, and topped with a wonderful blue cheese sauce, each bite really is like a fantastic chicken wing. But on a bun.
I so enjoyed making and devouring these Buffalo chicken burgers. They have found there way to the top of my gotta-make-regularly list. Not only are the very easy to make, they look and taste absolutely fantastic. I cannot wait to enjoy them again, and soon. You can skip the blue cheese sauce if you want, and just dress the burgers plainly, using mayonnaise if you want. The blue cheese adds more of a Buffalo wing experience.
I like to use a burger press when I make burgers. It, in combination with some patty papers, enables me to crank out a whole bunch of equally-sized burger patties in no time at all with little cleanup.
Place the chicken hot sauce, carrots, celery, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, chives and bread crumbs into a large bowl. Gently combine but do not overmix. Cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Fire up your grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat.
Divide the meat mixture into 4 equally-sized balls and form into patties. Lightly brush both sides with oil and transfer to the grill over direct heat. Cook 4-5 minutes. Turn and continue cooking another 4-5 minutes or until the internal temperature has reached 165 F. Remove.
Serve the burgers on the Kaiser rolls, with a few pieces of lettuce and plenty of the creamy blue cheese sauce.
Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce
Place the blue cheese crumbles into a small bowl. Use a fork to smash or break up into small pieces. Add the remaining ingredients and stir.
Mmmmmmm. Buffalo chicken. That’s all I need to hear. I love that great spicy, vinegary flavor, with a little something for a cool-down. For my Buffalo wings that means some sort of dipping sauce. This Buffalo chicken Alfredo has that same great Buffalo flavor, with a built-in cool-down sauce. Creamy. Spicy. Cool. This really was a fantastic dish.
If you aren’t a big fan of Buffalo chicken (you should be because it’s also awesome on a sub sandwich!), the Alfredo sauce over pasta is definitely great by itself. Or add some chopped rotisserie chicken.
I highly recommend that you shred or grate your own cheese at home. Don’t buy the pre-shredded or pre-grated stuff. It has stuff added to it to keep it from sticking together. That ‘stuff’ affects how the cheese melts. Shred it yourself and use the good stuff.
My slow cooker Buffalo chicken is mighty darned good, if I do say so myself. And putting it on a taco is just fantastic. Crunchy taco shell (I use crunchy shells whenever my taco ingredients aren’t crunchy) because I need that contrast between crunchy and well, not crunchy. Spicy, creamy chicken, sweet corn, fantastic avocado and a bit of cilantro. You won’t even realize that these Buffalo chicken tacos don’t have (or need) cheese on them, but if you’re missing it, just crumble a bit of blue cheese or Gorgonzola cheese over the tops before serving.
To give these Buffalo chicken tacos a nice citrus kick, serve them with a few lime wedges for squeezing.
If you think your tacos need even more of an extra kick, reach for some Cholula. It’s not crazy spicy, but it is crazy tasty.
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.
Nothing 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. For more Buffalo flavor, if that’s what I’m craving that day, I can sprinkle extra sauce on top of my Buffalo chicken subs before serving.
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 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.
Every 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!
I’m pretty sure that the Cuisinart Griddler was made specifically for making this sandwich and others like it. You can use a skillet instead, sure. But for easiness, you can’t beat the Griddler!
Every 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 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.
I made a nice big ole batch of Buffalo chicken on my Char-Broil Big Easy the other day. Nothing beats the kick of moist, shredded, Buffalo chicken. Besides using the chicken in sandwiches, on pizzas, and in wraps, I also used it in a wonderful stuffing for these Buffalo chicken mushrooms.
Although I ended up serving this as a main dish using large mushrooms, the stuffing is perfect in smaller button mushrooms, served up as bite-sized appetizers. They’re full of creamy cheese, celery, carrot and onion, all with the kick of Buffalo wing sauce.
Of course, you don’t have to make chicken on the grill to make these delightful Buffalo chicken mushrooms. Any ole Buffalo chicken recipe will do, like my slow cooker version! Serve these mushrooms with my bratwurst stuffed mushrooms for an interesting mix.
I recommend that you use a grill basket when making this dish. It makes cooking easier and you don’t have to worry about anything falling through the grates. And cleanup is easier too!
I love Buffalo chicken wings, and anything Buffalo chicken wing-flavored. I like to keep shredded Buffalo chicken on hand. That way I can throw together a quick sandwich at any time with no fuss or trouble at all. I love the kick of the Buffalo sauce. The more, the merrier I say! I often cook Buffalo chicken in my Char-Broil Big Easy, but also love making a big batch in my slow cooker. Slow cooker shredded Buffalo chicken is easy to make, smells fantastic all day long while it’s cooking, and can be used in a lot of ways. Make a double batch and keep the extra in the freezer.
Don’t be afraid to add more wing sauce to this slow cooker shredded Buffalo chicken as it cooks if you think it’s getting too thick. Check on it every few hours just to be sure and give it a good stir. You can take off the slow cooker lid and let it reduce if you think it’s too thin.
Don’t chop the chicken super fine. I figure how fine I want it will depend on how I end up using it. You can always chop it more later.
I use this chicken in a variety of recipes. Such as my Buffalo chicken alfredo, tacos and subs .
Buffalo chicken, everywhere! That’s what I was thinking after I made a big batch of Buffalo chicken the other day. I love Buffalo chicken. Since we’ve been eating a little less carbs, these Buffalo chicken wraps made for a great, light lunch. They took only a few minutes to make. They have that great sauce kick (I use Frank’s, of course), with great lettuce, celery and carrot crunch, all cooled down by a little Ranch dressing and ripe tomatoes.
If you really, really like blue cheese, substitute blue cheese crumbles for the cheddar cheese for even bigger flavor in these Buffalo chicken wraps.
Note: This recipe was developed using the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Fryer. If you are cooking using the Char-Broil Smoker-Roaster Grill you should cook with the lid open and the temperature set to High. You might also need to adjust the cooking time.
This week is Buffalo Chicken Week in our house. I often do ‘theme weeks’ for dinner. Like the other week when I smoked a few turkey breasts. That week we had a few different turkey sandwiches and smoked turkey Cobb salads. So this week we’ll be having something with Buffalo chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy in it every night. Now, don’t think we’ll be bored of Buffalo chicken by the end of the week either. I’ll make sure each dish is different, from Buffalo chicken flat-bread pizzas to grilled cheese sandwiches loaded with Buffalo chicken.
Well, since it is Buffalo Chicken Week, I need Buffalo chicken. And plenty of it. And when I think chicken, I think of my Char-Broil Big Easy oil-less fryer. It really doesn’t get any easier for cooking poultry. For this Buffalo chicken all I had to do was marinate the chicken and drop it into the cooker. The meat was incredibly moist and tender (the Big Easy is great for that) with a nice Buffalo chicken flavor. So I shredded the meat and mixed in a few more splashes of Frank’s Red Hot Wing Sauce and I was ready for a week of great Buffalo chicken recipes.
The Big Easy is a great way to make a lot of chicken at once. I cooked 4 very large bone-in chicken breasts, and could’ve easily fit another 4 (if I’d bought more) onto the cooker.