Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Sliders

Last week I rented a car to drive to California for Camp Blogaway.

Since I have 4 children, I drive a not-so-gas-friendlyvehicle. Plus, I was nice enough to leave the big car at home with The Man while he had the pleasure of being a “stay-at-home dad” for the weekend. That way he wasn’t stranded and still had a way to escape.

I was given one of those economy size vehicles. It was the one that the giant life sized hamsters dressed up like hip-hop Moguls ride around in, (to be exact.)

It was small, but it was only me in the car, so what-evs!

I took full advantage of the situation.

Loud music, singing at the top of my lungs, steering-wheel drumming… the whole shebang.

After getting several odd looks from other drivers on the road, I remembered why I don’t usually do that in the first place.

Personally I feel that your car it’s like your safe zone.

My house is always for the most part nice and tidy. That way if someone just happens to drop by unannounced I look like I have my life somewhat together.

It’s all smoke and mirrors people.

Just one look into my car and you’ll see the real me! I’m the one who panics if you ask for a ride, while I’m throwing empty Diet Dr. Pepper bottles and old junk mail in the back seat.

Then I’m constantly apologizing for my trashed car while you’re in the passenger seat most likely trying not to let your arm touch the arm rest.

I also don’t miss an opportunity to blame it on my kids. {don’t act like you wouldn’t either}

They are easy scape goats when they can’t talk back.

So getting a fresh, clean rental car was a nice change of pace.

It wasn’t long into my drive till I had accumulated some empty Diet Dr. Pepper bottles, napkins, and papers on on the passenger seat.

Some habits die hard.

If you have a habit of wanting delicious food in no time at all, then we have something in common.

This sandwich is no joke.

It comes together fast, and is packed full of great bold flavors. If you’re a lover of buffalo chicken wings, this has your name written all over it.

Here is the debate that happens between me and The Man when it comes to our wings.

Ranch or Blue Cheese?

In the case of this little slider, I did the un-thinkable.

I combined the flavors for one, out-of-this world Buffalo Chicken & Blue Cheese Slider.

The ranch adds a creamy base, while the blue cheese kicks up the flavor to full gear deliciousness. The chicken is not only marinated in Frank’s RedHot Wing Sauce, it’s also smothered in between the ranch and blue cheese for an extra boost of finger lick’n good heat.

These little sliders are perfect for this summer. Blasting the heat in your mouth, and leaving you begging for more.

But in all seriousness, they are quick to make, delicious, and there’s no bones about it. {ha- get it? “no bones” about it? ha!}

Oh, and don’t forget to clean out your car!

Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Sliders

Yield: 12 sliders

Serving Size: 3 sliders

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Frank's RedHot Wing Sauce(or similar); divided
  • 12 dinner rolls
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Instructions

  1. Take the chicken tenders and lay them on top of a piece of parchment paper. Cover with another sheet of parchment paper, and using a heavy rolling pin or the flat side of a meat mallet, pound the chicken till they are all an even thickness (around 1/4 inch thick) *this does two things- it helps the chick to cook evenly, and makes it more juicy
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste, then pour the Wing Sauce on top of the chicken (reserving 3 tbsp of sauce for later), and let sit for at least 15 minutes in fridge.
  3. Heat grill to medium and spray the grill rack with a non-stick spray. Grill the chicken on both sides for 3-5 minutes (should cook quickly and evenly since they are pounded thin) or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Remove from grill and loosely cover chicken with tin foil while you prepare the rest of the sandwich.
  4. Turn your oven's broiler on to high. Cut the dinner rolls in half and spread each cut side with butter. Lay cut side up on a baking sheet and place under the broiler for just a minute or two until the rolls get slightly browned and delicious.
  5. Layer the sandwich like this: bottom of roll, a dollop of Ranch dressing, half of a chicken tender, a teaspoon of Wing Sauce, a tablespoon of blue cheese and the top bun.
  6. Repeat for the remaining sliders.
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Comments

  1. These sound fantastic, Shawn! I'm a "sing at the top of the lungs" while driving kind of gal too, so I can relate to your drive. It was such a pleasure to meet you last weekend.

  2. iwashyoudry says:

    Thanks Dara! I don't think there's any better way to drive! It was great meeting you too!

  3. I could eat way too many of these tasty sliders – they look wonderful!

  4. I am looking forward to grilling these … soon! Thank you!!

  5. Thanks Pam! They are super tasty!

  6. iwashyoudry says:

    Awesome! I would love to know what you think of them!

  7. oh man, these look awesome! i absolutely love buffalo anything, so these sound absolutely wonderful to me!

  8. iwashyoudry says:

    You and me both! I love that spicy stuff!

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