Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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Take your everyday grilled cheese sandwiches to new heights with the addition of shredded Buffalo chicken, blue cheese, and Monterey Jack cheese. Serve with ranch dressing, or additional wing sauce, and some fresh, raw vegetables for crunch!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • ½ cup hot Buffalo wing sauce (such as Frank's® REDHOT Buffalo Wing Sauce), or to taste

  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 ½ cups shredded cooked chicken

  • 1 (4 ounce) package crumbled blue cheese

  • 8 slices Texas toast

  • 8 slices Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 cup ranch dressing, or to taste

  • 1 ½ cups carrot strips

  • 1 cup celery sticks

Directions

  1. Combine wing sauce, granulated garlic, onion powder, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne in a large saucepan. Stir over medium heat until warm, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Toss in cooked shredded chicken, coating all the chicken pieces with the seasoning mixture, and heat through, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in blue cheese crumbles.

  3. Assemble the sandwiches by starting with a slice of Texas toast. Add one slice of Monterey Jack cheese, top with chicken mixture, add a second slice of cheese, then place another slice of toast on top, buttered-side up. Repeat for 4 sandwiches.

  4. Place a completed sandwich in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, until the toast is browned and the cheese is softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn the toast. Turn down the heat if the sandwich is browning too fast. Using a spatula, carefully turn the sandwich and cook until the sandwich is brown on the other side, 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Serve with additional wing sauce, if desired, ranch dressing, carrot strips, and celery sticks.

Cook's Notes:

There is no added salt to this recipe, since cooked chicken, and especially rotisserie chicken from the grocery, usually contains salt. Add salt to taste, if you are using unsalted, cooked chicken.

I used buttered and garlic-flavored Texas toast. If using plain Texas Toast, spread softened butter on one side of each slice before filling the sandwich. Buttered sides should be on the outside of the sandwich.

You can use Provolone cheese instead of Monterey Jack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

905 Calories
63g Fat
43g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 905
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 63g 81%
Saturated Fat 22g 112%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 2536mg 110%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 41g
Potassium 594mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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