Game Day: Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it almost feels like summer is over. Summer is great and all, but once September is here, there’s one thing that a lot of Americans are thinking about…FOOTBALL!

Each Saturday, we’re huddled near the television to watch the Buckeyes take on whichever team they’re up against that week. Then on Sundays, we’re ready to watch the pros!

One of the ways to make the game much better to watch, is having great food to enjoy! Sure, you can go to a sports bar, hang-out, pay for over-priced drinks that you could have bought from the store for half the cost, and pay for mediocre bar food. Plus, you’ve got to make sure you’ve got a good seat to even see the TVs.

Me, if I can’t go to the game, I’d rather be at home watching the game. I’ve got my own drinks, my own comfy sofa, and of course, my own fabulous food!

Keep an eye open this month here at Slyh in the Kitchen. I’ve got game day meals and snacks you won’t want to miss each week this month.

One of the meals I think of for football, is buffalo chicken. So this week for game day food, we’ve got Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches!  The best part…it’s baked…and it tastes just as good, if not better than a fried sandwich!

Here’s what I used:

1lb thinly sliced, boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 cutlets)
2 cups panko breadcrumbs
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
2 eggs
4 tbsp water
1 cup Buffalo wing sauce, divided into ¼ cup portions
8 slices of toasted sandwich bread
4 leaves of lettuce
4 slices of tomato
Ranch dressing
Celery and carrot sticks

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Set up a dredging station:  Combine the 2 eggs and 4 tbsp of water.

Set up a dredging station: Combine the 2 eggs and 4 tbsp of water.

Whisk to combine.

Whisk to combine.

Combine the panko, salt, and pepper.  Stir to combine.

Combine the panko, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.

Dredge each piece of chicken, on each side, in the egg-water mixture.

Dredge each piece of chicken, on each side, in the egg-water mixture.

Next dredge through the panko.  Be sure to get both sides covered.

Next dredge through the panko. Be sure to get both sides covered.

Dredge back through the egg-water mixture.

Dredge back through the egg-water mixture.

Dredge back in the panko.  This double dredge will ensure a good coating of the panko.  Repeat the double dredge for all pieces of chicken.

Dredge back in the panko. This double dredge will ensure a good coating of the panko. Repeat the double dredge for all pieces of chicken.

Set a baking rack on a baking sheet.  Spray the rack with cooking spray.  Set each piece of panko-coated chicken onto the rack.

Set a baking rack on a baking sheet. Spray the rack with cooking spray. Set each piece of panko-coated chicken onto the rack.

 

Place baking sheet into the freezer for about 15-20 minutes. This will help the breading adhere to the chicken better.

Bake on 425 degrees Fahrenheit until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit, about 20 minutes.

Bake on 425 degrees Fahrenheit until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit, about 20 minutes.

Using tongs, place a baked chicken cutlet into a mixing bowl.  The chicken will be hot, so use caution.  Pour ¼ cup of Buffalo wing sauce onto the chicken and using tongs, coat the chicken in sauce.  Repeat for all pieces of baked chicken.

Using tongs, place a baked chicken cutlet into a mixing bowl. The chicken will be hot, so use caution. Pour ¼ cup of Buffalo wing sauce onto the chicken.

 Using tongs, coat the chicken in sauce.  Repeat for all pieces of baked chicken.

Using tongs, coat the chicken in sauce. Repeat for all pieces of baked chicken.

Place a leaf of lettuce on one slice of toasted bread, then a Buffalo wing sauce-smothered chicken cutlet, then a slice of tomato cut in half.

Place a leaf of lettuce on one slice of toasted bread, then a Buffalo wing sauce-smothered chicken cutlet, then a slice of tomato cut in half.

Drizzle desired amount of ranch dressing onto sandwich.  Cover with second piece of toasted sliced bread.  Repeat for all pieces of wing sauce-smothered chicken.

Drizzle desired amount of ranch dressing onto sandwich. Cover with second piece of toasted sliced bread. Repeat for all pieces of wing sauce-smothered chicken.

Serve with desired amount of celery and carrots sticks.

Serve with desired amount of celery and carrots sticks.

Be sure to have lots of napkins and paper towels handy!  This sandwich can get a little messy, but it’s soooooooo worth it!

What’s your favorite game day food?

Be sure to come back and see how the Slyhs are getting “Slyh in the Kitchen” for next week’s game day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 comment for “Game Day: Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

  1. Rosebushpr
    November 7, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I am so grateful for your blog.Really looking forward to read more.

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