recipe: buffalo chicken sandwich

I love buffalo chicken. When we go out to eat, if there is a buffalo chicken ANYTHING, I will most likely order it. Pizza, pasta, chicken, sandwiches, wraps… LOVE IT. Sweet and tangy and spicy and I can smother it in ranch dressing.

Perfection, really.

So you can understand why these sandwiches are a favorite in our house. Not only are they SO YUMMY, they are super easy. The recipe instructions are for oven-broiling, but you can also grill the chicken (which is what I did this time, for the photos) But either way, it’s easy and delicious.

First, start with two boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Trim them nicely so that any rib meat and fatty tissue is gone.

recipe: buffalo chicken sandwich

Place them in a bowl and drown them in Frank’s Red Hot (or whatever hot sauce you prefer- Frank’s is our favorite)

recipe: buffalo chicken sandwich

(Sorry for the crazy white balance, I’m still trying to figure out the lighting in my kitchen. It’s weird.)

Let them sit for a bit- I usually puncture them a few times with a fork and let the sauce soak in for 15 minutes or so.

recipe: buffalo chicken sandwich

Place the chicken breasts in a foil-lined baking pan (easy cleanup!), top with slices of red onion, and broil them in the oven for 15-20 minutes (or until the juice are clear) Or, as I mentioned, you could grill them. If grilling, save the red onion slices for the end after you’ve flipped the chicken.

While you’re waiting, slice your ciabatta rolls. You can use any bread you like, really, but ciabatta bread rocks my world.

recipe: buffalo chicken sandwich

You can also slice your tomato and wash/chop your lettuce while you wait.


Okay, chicken is done!

recipe: buffalo chicken sandwich

Put everything on the bread, top with ranch dressing and maybe a slice of provolone cheese if you have it, and enjoy.

recipe: buffalo chicken sandwich


Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
  1. 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  2. Frank’s Red Hot
  3. 2 tsp paprika
  4. 1 red onion, sliced in rings
  5. 1 tomato, sliced
  6. Lettuce
  7. provolone cheese, sliced (optional)
  8. Ranch Dressing
  9. 2 mini-ciabatta loaves (or any other bread you prefer)
  1. Preheat oven to broil. Place chicken in foil-lined pan. Pour hot sauce over chicken, then sprinkle with paprika. Top with onion slices. Broil for 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Place chicken on bread and top with tomato, lettuce, and ranch dressing.


  1. Mel

    January 9, 2011 11:50 am

    YUM. This sounds delish….I think this will have to go on my menu for the week!

  2. Judi

    January 9, 2011 1:26 pm

    Sounds great! Billy and Rita got me addicted to anything with buffalo sauce and now I have to have my wings every Friday night. I’ll have to send you Rita’s Buffalo Chicken Chili recipe that is to die for.

  3. Laura

    January 9, 2011 2:38 pm

    We’re huge buffalo fans too. Looks good but I think I might do slow cooker instead. Never broiled anything before and I cant cook chicken quickly to save my life!

  4. Chelsea

    January 9, 2011 3:38 pm

    Frank’s is the best!

  5. Karen

    January 9, 2011 3:53 pm

    These look so good! I am a sucker for anything with buffalo sauce too!!

  6. Melissa

    January 9, 2011 7:27 pm

    YUM. I can make this for all of us, and skip the bread myself, so it’s perfect! Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. bessie.viola

    January 10, 2011 12:43 pm

    YUM! I am also a big lover of buffalo sauce… I will be making these for myself and SOON.

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