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Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Prep time 10 mins
Bake time 10 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
Our Foods staff rated the heat level of these sandwiches as mild. Let guests add more hot sauce to taste.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo-style hot sauce, divided
  • 6 hoagie rolls, split
  • 1/3 cup refrigerated blue cheese dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups matchstick-cut carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups diagonally sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion (optional)
  • 12 large deli-fried chicken strips (about 1 1/4 lb.)
  • 1 (4-oz.) package crumbled blue cheese
  • Buffalo-style hot sauce (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Stir together butter and 2 tsp. hot sauce. Brush cut sides of rolls evenly with mixture. Place, cut sides up, on a baking sheet.

  2. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted.

  3. Stir together blue cheese dressing, 2 tsp. to 3 tsp. hot sauce, and Creole seasoning. Add carrots, celery, and, if desired, onion; toss to coat.

  4. Arrange chicken on bottom halves of rolls; drizzle evenly with remaining hot sauce. Layer chicken evenly with carrot mixture and crumbled blue cheese. Top with remaining roll halves. Serve with additional hot sauce, if desired.

  5. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Frank's Original Buffalo Hot Wing Sauce, T. Marzetti's The Ultimate Blue Cheese refrigerated dressing, and Zatarain's Creole Seasoning.