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8 March 2021

This Buffalo chicken sandwich recipe is huge on flavor and easy to make with homemade Buffalo chicken, sliced jalapenos and blue cheese crumbles. We love this recipe.

It’s sandwich time, my friends. Are you feeling hungry? There are many, many sandwich options for us in this kitchen, but tonight we’re making one our favorites – the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich!

We both love Buffalo Chicken. It is outstanding on its own, all spicy and tangy and delicious, but pile it on a bun with lots of blue cheese crumbles and dressing drizzled over the top? To die for.

I love mine with roasted jalapeno slices and extra blue cheese. We’re basically taking all the wonderful flavors of buffalo chicken wings and turning them into a sandwich. I think you’re going to love this recipe.

These sandwiches are great for game day gatherings and parties. They cook up fast and easy, so they’re also perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

Let’s talk about how we make Buffalo chicken sandwiches, shall we?

Buffalo chicken sandwiches on a serving platter with dressing on the side

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Ingredients

  • FOR THE BUFFALO SAUCE
  • Butter, Louisiana style hot sauce (Franks Red Hot is very popular though I use Valentina HOT), apple cider vinegar or white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, paprika, granulated garlic, salt and pepper. Also, I like a pinch of ghost pepper powder in mine.  See my my homemade buffalo sauce recipe.
  • FOR THE CHICKEN
  • Olive Oil. For cooking.
  • Chicken. Use boneless chicken breasts or chicken thighs.
  • Seasonings. Smoked paprika, garlic powder, cayenne powder, salt and pepper to taste.
  • FOR THE SANDWICHES & GARNISH/TOPPINGS
  • Sandwich buns
  • Roasted jalapeno peppers
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing – optional, if desired

Buffalo chicken sandwiches on a serving platter

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches – the Recipe Method

MAKE THE BUFFALO SAUCE

Melt the butter in a small pot over low heat. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk them together until nice and smooth and thick. Set aside until ready to use.

FOR THE BUFFALO CHICKEN

Season the Chicken. Season the chicken generously with your seasoning blend. I’m using paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Cook the Chicken. Heat the oil in a large pan to medium heat. Sear the seasoned chicken 5 minutes per side, then reduce heat to low. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of Buffalo sauce. Cover and cook another 5 minutes, or until you reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F when measured with a meat thermometer.

Buffalo Chicken in a pan, drenched in Buffalo sauce

You can also grill the chicken or use a slow cooker, like this easy shredded chicken recipe.

Chop or Shred the Chicken. Remove from heat and chop or shred the chicken. The choice is yours.

ASSEMBLE THE SANDWICHES

Extra Buffalo Sauce. Smother the chicken with the remaining Buffalo sauce and distribute to the toasted buns. 

Toppings. Garnish with jalapeno slices, blue cheese crumbles and blue cheese dip or ranch dip, if desired.

Mike ready to enjoy a Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Boom! Done! Your Buffalo chicken sandwiches are ready to serve! Bust out the chips, my friends! Or serve them with carrots and celery on the side for dipping into your extra blue cheese or ranch dressing. Get a little crunch factor.

This will make you 6 good sized sandwiches. You can easily make more sandwiches with less buffalo chicken on them.

Recipe Tips & Notes

  • The Buffalo Sauce. You can use any buffalo wing sauce that you prefer, or make your own. Spicy Buffalo sauce is basically a Louisiana style hot sauce mixed with melted butter, though I like to include a few other ingredients in my homemade Buffalo sauce. It’s really easy to make from scratch.
  • The Chicken. Any cooked chicken will work here. You can use chicken breast, chicken thighs, or a combination, either chopped or shredded. I use this Buffalo Chicken Recipe and either chop or shred it for making sandwiches. Save yourself some time and grab a rotisserie chicken from the store and shred it yourself. Use grilled chicken as well. So good!
  • The Toppings. I love sliced roasted jalapeno peppers with mine, along with blue cheese crumbles. Use your favorites. Other options include extra hot sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion. I also like mine with blue cheese dressing, but Patty prefers ranch dressing. Which do you prefer? 
  • The Sandwich Buns. Use your favorites here. We love larger French rolls that get nice and crusty when toasted, but are somewhat airy and a bit chewy with texture. Hoagie rolls are good, as are bolillo rolls, Italian bread or Cuban bread.

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with blue cheese crumbles and roasted jalapenos

That’s it, my friends. I hope you enjoy my Buffalo chicken sandwich recipe. Let me know if you make it. I’d love to hear how it turned out for you. I hope your family loves them. Keep it spicy!

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Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, ready to serve

Got any questions? Ask away! I’m happy to help. If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

Buffalo chicken sandwiches on a serving platter
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5 from 1 vote

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe

This Buffalo chicken sandwich recipe is huge on flavor and easy to make with homemade Buffalo chicken, sliced jalapenos and blue cheese crumbles. We love this recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo sauce, chicken, sandwich, spicy
Servings: 6 sandwiches
Calories: 508kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE BUFFALO SAUCE

  • 1 stick butter - 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons
  • ½ cup Louisiana style hot sauce - Franks is very popular though I use Valentina HOT
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika - I use Hungarian paprika – smoked is great too
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic or more to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • OPTIONAL: Pinch of ghost pepper flakes for XTRA HOT! Or try Cayenne Flakes for nice hot.

FOR THE CHICKEN

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts (8 ounces each, or use chicken thighs)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

FOR THE SANDWICHES

  • 6 sandwich buns lightly toasted
  • 2 roasted jalapeno peppers sliced
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing - optional, if desired

Instructions

FOR THE BUFFALO SAUCE

  • Melt the butter in a small pot over low heat. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk them together until nice and smooth and thick.
  • Set aside until ready to use.

FOR THE CHICKEN

  • Season the chicken generously with your seasoning blend. I'm using paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan to medium heat. Sear the seasoned chicken 5 minutes per side, then reduce heat to low. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of Buffalo sauce.
  • Cover and cook another 5 minutes, or until you reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F when measured with a meat thermometer.
  • Remove from heat and chop or shred the chicken.

ASSEMBLE THE SANDWICHES

  • Smother with the remaining Buffalo sauce and serve on toasted buns.
  • Garnish with jalapeno slices, blue cheese crumbles and blue cheese dip or ranch dip, if desired.

Notes

Calories estimated without the blue cheese or ranch dressing. Each sandwich would include 4-5 ounces of cooked chicken.
The Sandwich Buns. Use your favorites here. We love larger French rolls that get nice and crusty when toasted, but are somewhat airy and a bit chewy with texture. Hoagie rolls are good, as are bolillo rolls, Italian bread or Cuban bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 1262mg | Potassium: 708mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1446IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg

3 comments

  1. Jérémie

    5 stars
    The Buffalo sauce and blue cheese combination worked remarkably in your Buffalo Chicken Burger recipe. Here, too, it is so great! I could eat that sandwich day and night! Thanks Mike.

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Thanks, Jérémie! We really enjoy Buffalo chicken sandwiches. So easy to make, and always satisfying.

  2. will be making this soon with few subs i never had buffalo chicken sandwich as am a vegan will tag you on twitter if i make this Thanks Ramya

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