sinfully delicious. [buffalo-ranch shredded chicken panini]

October 1st, 2015 by | comments


As I’ve mentioned before, I’m hooked on anything and everything with buffalo sauce–especially this buffalo chicken sandwich. It’s sinfully delicious and perfect for game day! The chicken is equally awesome served as a dip. :-)

buffalo-ranch shredded chicken panini
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  • Panini recipe:
  • 3 chicken breasts, poached then shredded
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages of cream cheese
  • 1¼ cup ranch dressing (recipe below)
  • ¾ cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce, plus more to taste
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, plus more to top panini
  • Trader Joe's Tuscan Pane bread
  • Butter, to spread on bread
  • Celery, for garnish
  • Ranch dressing recipe:
  • 2 packages Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch Seasoning
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  1. For the buffalo chicken: Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add chicken breasts and cook until done, about 15-20 minutes. Remove chicken from pot and once cool enough to handle, shred the chicken. Set aside.
  2. Warm a large skillet over medium heat then add shredded chicken and hot sauce; mix. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing.
  3. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm. Gradually add the cheddar cheese, stirring to incorporate. Remove from heat.
  4. Warm a panini press.
  5. For the sandwiches: Place two slices of bread on a cutting board. Spread butter on both slices of bread. Flip slices over then pile buffalo chicken on the bottom half of bread. Sprinkle a generous portion of shredded cheddar cheese on top of chicken. Close the sandwich with the other piece of bread.
  6. Place sandwich in panini press and cook until warm and grill marks appear. Remove from panini press and slice sandwich in half. Enjoy.
  7. *The buffalo chicken can also be served as a dip and enjoyed with tortilla chips or celery.




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