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.
1/4 cup hot pepper sauce, divided
1 pound chicken breast tenders
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
6 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
8 (1-ounce) slices white or sourdough bread
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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!
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.
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