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Buffalo Chicken & Blue Cheese Sandwich

We turn Buffalo chicken into a healthy meal. Try the same technique with grilled shrimp.

Buffalo Chicken & Blue Cheese Sandwich
Cook This!

Buffalo Chicken & Blue Cheese Sandwich

We turn Buffalo chicken into a healthy meal. Try the same technique with grilled shrimp.

Given the rate of wing consumption in this country, clearly hot sauce-slathered chicken and blue cheese is a winning combination for American palates. We stay true to the flavors people love—basting the chicken in hot sauce butter after grilling, topping with a yogurt-based blue cheese sauce—but manage to do what no one else out there has done yet: make Buffalo chicken into a healthy meal. Try the same technique with grilled shrimp.

Ingredients


Makes 4 servings

¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup Greek-style yogurt
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
4 chicken breasts (6 oz each)
1/2 Tbsp chili powder
1 red onion, sliced
3 Tbsp favorite hot sauce (Frank’s RedHot works best here)
2 Tbsp butter, melted in the microwave for 20 seconds
4 large romaine lettuce leaves
4 sesame seed buns, toasted

Per Serving:
387 calories
15 g fat (5 g saturated)
912 mg sodium

How to Make it


step 1

Preheat a grill or grill pan. While it’s heating, combine the blue cheese, yogurt, and lemon juice, plus a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine, and set aside.

step 2

Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and the chili powder. Add the chicken to the hot grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on the first side, then flip. Add the onions to the perimeter of the grill (if using a grill pan, you’ll need to wait until you remove the chicken to grill the onions). Cook the chicken until firm and springy to the touch, another 4 to 5 minutes. Remove, along with the grilled onions.

step 3

Combine the hot sauce and butter and brush all over the chicken after removing from the grill. Place one large leaf of romaine on the base of each bun. Top with a chicken breast, the blue cheese sauce, grilled onions, and then the top half of the bun.