Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total Time
36 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

You don’t need a panini maker for this easy, 5-ingredient hot chicken sandwich. This Buffalo Chicken toasted sandwich delivers classic bar-food taste in a healthier package.

How to Make It

Preheat broiler; coat broiler pan with cooking spray. Combine 2 tablespoons sauce and chicken in a medium bowl, tossing to coat. Arrange chicken in a single layer on broiler pan; broil 4 minutes on each side or until done. Place chicken in a bowl; toss with remaining 2 tablespoons sauce. Combine cheese and mayonnaise. Spread 3 tablespoons cheese mixture on each of 4 bread slices; top each with one-fourth of cooked chicken and 1 bread slice. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Arrange 2 sandwiches in pan. Place a cast-iron or heavy skillet on top of sandwiches; press gently. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until bread is toasted (leave skillet on sandwiches while they cook). Repeat procedure with remaining 2 sandwiches.

Ratings & Reviews

brenro's Review

November 22, 2013
Frank's hot sauce, a panini press, and a side of coleslaw. Quick and delicious weeknight meal. I only wish more sauce adhered to the chicken the way it does when you saute wings in hot sauce and butter.

Jenn859's Review

September 19, 2013
I've made this several times using my panini grill . I love this sandwich with the blue cheese spread oozing and the crusty toasted bread . I had it with sweet potato fries and an ice cold blue moon beer. What a way to end the day !

Saecca's Review

November 15, 2012
Very good! I used french bread instead and served it with coleslaw. It was great the next day for lunch!

Joeda04's Review

October 27, 2012
Just made for my husband. He has had to modify his diet; more healthy, less fattening, etc. He couldn't believe that this was cooking light. He says is great, 10/10, excellent!! Now, he says maybe "that healthy stuff" isn't too bad and we need to try some more. Thank you cooking light for an excellent recipe! Made recipe as is; no changes.

anthemfamily's Review

April 01, 2012

MadamMaddyKJ26's Review

May 29, 2011
Very good! I love these sandwhiches. Good quick and easy family night meal. Others in my family don't, but i add much more hot sauce, but overall very good.

nicolecorsi's Review

May 15, 2011
My husband is a buffalo wing nut, I can't stand crunching on bones. These sandwiches were a perfect compromise. I do not like food too spicy, so I just tossed my chicken in hot sauce once, tossing his twice. First time I used the panini press and I would recommend only spreading the cheese/mayo mixture within a quarter inch from the edge of the bread. Other than that, grab a napkin and a tall cool glass of the drink of your choice and have at it!

Amhaasy81's Review

April 27, 2011
Messy and delicious!

EvilCookieFairy's Review

January 19, 2011
So easy, and so delicious!

steponme's Review

January 18, 2011
Made this panini the other night for the 2nd time. This is a great tasting & quick panini; just the right amount of heat. Also taste wonderful with a low fat ranch dressing if you don't care for blue cheese. I added some low fat pepper jack cheese and romain lettuce after heating/toasting the sandwich.