Thursday, February 12, 2009
That right there, starting out this post is my Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwich. Can you say yum yum? I'm going to share how I make that beauty.
1st off, you need some boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I like the ones that come frozen in the bag from Wal-Mart, however you can use fresh or whatever brand you prefer. Depending on the size of the batch you want to make will determine how many breasts you need. I just used 2, because it's just me who eats this deliciousness, though James REALLY wants to.
Boil the chicken until it is cooked all the way through. Let it sit, in the water until it is cooled down enough you can touch it with your hands without burning yourself.
Take 2 forks and shred the chicken. You'll just rip the chicken apart with the forks, and you'll notice it comes apart in little chunks and strips. Just keep ripping the chunks apart until you have a lot of strips. This part takes SO long, but it is worth it.
Take your favorite buffalo sauce, I personally use Sweet Baby Ray's Buffalo Sauce, and generously coat the now shredded chicken in a bowl. Mix it all together until all the chicken is covered.
Get yourself a hamburger bun. You could use bread too, but I like how the bun makes the sandwich a bit easier to handle. Add as much chicken to the bun as you want.
Go to the fridge and get some cheese. I usually use colby jack slices, however I have no slices in the house, so I used shredded. Whatever floats your boat is what will work best. You can also choose to add some blue cheese or ranch dressing to the chicken or the bun at this time. I don't, but I imagine it will taste mighty good.
After adding the cheese, wrap the sandwich and plate with paper towel. You should be using a microwave safe plate for you sandwich. It's a bit messy so you'll definately want a plate. Pop the paper towel covered plate in the microwave for about 35 seconds. This will just melt the cheese.
Devour. You'll want a few sheets of paper towel to clean your hands. The ones you used to wrap the plate should work well. Keep a drink handy. Enjoy. This is what it looks like when it's all gone. Trust me, it makes for one happy mommy.