Mini Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

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       A Clean Kick on a Classic Favorite

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MINI BUFFALO CHICKEN SANDWICHES

I don’t know about you guys…But I am super big into re-purposing. Like sometimes (all the time) I use mascara as eyeliner because I am too lazy (cheap) to go buy more at the store. Or, like when I rip up old college tee shirts and use them as cleaning rags & horse towels. And people come over and wonder why I have shards of sorority tees piled in my hamper. LOLZ.

My favorite way to re-purpose however, is to take recipes that are REALLY popular, and turn them into something new, exciting, and equally as delicious.

Remember that super awesome recipe for Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats that I found on Maria Makes? Yeah, so I’m currently making a batch of that buffalo chicken about once every two weeks. I kid you not. That is how much JMan (I love) loves it.


While making it one night I had an idea…what if I could make these into little sandwiches for tailgate time? You bet your sweet behind I did.

May I introduce to you the Mini Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches.

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You guys, I really love these babies. It is awesome how far ahead of time you can make the components (aka the buff chick & cucumber slices) and slap it all together at your tailgate, party, kitchen, couch, WHATEVER!

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Cucumbers

Chicken

Frank’s Red Hot

Whole30 Mayo

Almond Meal

Salt

Cayenne

Garlic Powder

Onion Powder

Chili Powder

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WHAT YOU’LL DO:

You’ll start here by combining your spice rub. Yep, this stuff is pretty potent. Cut your chicken into about 2oz pieces, trim the fat, pat dry and rub with your spice mix. Place them on a baking sheet covered with cooking spray. Bake them off for about 15 mins, or until juices run clear and there is no longer any pink in the middle.

Once finished, place your chicken in a medium mixing bowl to cool. When cool to the touch, shred the chicken with a fork (or with your hands if you’re a barbarian like me).

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If you haven’t already made your mayo, this is a great time to do it! Check out the method below in the recipe printout. To make everything easier on myself, I like to make my mayo a night or two ahead of time, and double check that I have enough almond meal pre-made. Make sure to check out one of my recent posts: How To: Make Almond Meal for further reference.

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Add almond meal, mayo, and hot sauce to the pulled chicken in your bowl. Give it a big ole’ stir. Take about a tbsp of this mixture and scoop it onto your cucumber slices. Top with another cucumber slice and you’re done! If you’re transporting, it helps to throw a toothpick through them, just a tip!

xoxx,

Miss AK

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Mini Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
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Ingredients
  • 1 -2 large cucumbers
  • 2⅔ cups shredded, cooked chicken
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup Frank's Red Hot
  • ¼ cup Whole30 Mayo (I use this recipe from The Healthy Foodie)
  • ¼ - ½ cup almond meal
  • Seasoning for Chicken:
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • Mayo:
  • 1 full egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup of LIGHT TASTING olive oil - not EVOO
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. You’ll start here by combining your spice rub.
  2. Cut your chicken into about 2oz pieces, trim the fat, pat dry and rub with your spice mix.
  3. Place them on a baking sheet covered with cooking spray.
  4. Bake them off for about 15 mins, or until juices run clear and there is no longer any pink in the middle.
  5. Once finished, place your chicken in a medium mixing bowl to cool.
  6. When cool to the touch, shred the chicken with a fork (or with your hands if you're a barbarian like me).
  7. If you haven't already made your mayo, this is a great time to do it! Check out the method below.
  8. Add almond meal, mayo, and hot sauce to the pulled chicken in your bowl.
  9. Give it a big ole’ stir.
  10. Take about a tbsp of this mixture and scoop it onto your cucumber slices.
  11. Top with another cucumber slice and you're done!
  12. If you're transporting, it helps to throw a toothpick through them, just a tip!
  13. To Make Whole 30 Mayo
  14. Place eggs, lemon juice and salt into a blender.
  15. Pulse once or twice
  16. Turn the blender on and slowly the stream the olive oil into the mixture
  17. This will emulsify and thicken like magic and voila!

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11 Comments
  • Dani @ Dani California Cooks

    Reply

    What a sweet idea!

    Also, I definitely should have saved my sorority tees for rags…lol!

    • allmcd3

      Haha i get SO much use out of them! Great boot polishers, they are!

  • Ashley @ The Small Town Foodie

    Reply

    Okay now these are adorable! And delicious looking. I love taking different recipes and experimenting, too. Can’t wait to try these!

    • allmcd3

      Aw yay! Thank you girly! You must let me know if you make them!!

  • Bobbi | Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen

    Reply

    I love buffalo ANYTHING and this is a such a fun twist!

    • allmcd3

      Thank you SO much!!!

  • Ellie | Hungry by Nature

    Reply

    These are so fun! My husband is a buffalo freak and he would die over these – pinned!

  • Emily

    Reply

    Ooh wow these look really spicy and full of good flavor; I bet these taste good with sweet juicy cucumbers. 🙂

    • allmcd3

      Yay! So glad you like them!!!

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Reply

    O so cute! And we pack in the extra veg 😉

    • allmcd3

      Always about the extra veg!

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