Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Sandwiches (and 3 variations)
 
 
All of your favorite Buffalo wing flavors in one sloppy sandwich that comes together in minutes and feeds a crowd. Plus three simple variations.
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Recipe type: Sandwich, Main
Ingredients
  • One 8 oz. can plain tomato sauce
  • ¼-1/2 c hot sauce (I used ¼ c and could have added more)
  • 1¼ - 1½ lb chicken (breasts and/or thighs), cooked and chopped, or about 4 c cooked, chopped chicken from a whole or store-bought rotisserie chicken
  • 1½ c monterey jack cheese
  • ½ c crumbled blue cheese
  • One 1 lb loaf Italian bread (I used whole wheat, but any will do)
  • Optional: Blue cheese dressing (like this one or this spicier one) for dipping.
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the tomato sauce, hot sauce, and chicken.
  3. Stir in the cheese until it is evenly distributed.
  4. Slice open the loaf of bread lengthwise, and fill with the chicken mixture.
  5. Wrap the sandwich tightly in aluminum foil.
  6. Bake on a cookie sheet in the oven for 30-45 minutes, or until hot and gooey in the center.
  7. Slice and serve.
Notes
You can prepare the filling in advance and/or the entire sandwich in advance. If your filling is cold from the refrigerator, you will need the longer cooking time.
If you want to prepare this on the grill, just wrap tightly in extra strength aluminum foil, and place on the grill until hot and melty.
For Parmesan Chicken:
Replace the tomato sauce and hot sauce with your favorite homemade or jarred pasta sauce (about 1-2 cups, depending on how saucy you want it), and the cheese with 2 c shredded mozzarella.
For Barbecue Chicken:
Replace the tomato sauce and hot sauce with your favorite homemade or bottled barbecue sauce (about 1-2 cups, depending on how saucy you want it), and the cheese with 2 c shredded cheddar and/or monterey jack.
For Salsa Chicken:
Replace the tomato sauce and hot sauce with your favorite homemade or jarred salsa (about 1-2 cups, depending on how saucy you want it), and the cheese with 2 c shredded cheddar and/or monterey jack and/or pepper jack.
Recipe by Cupcakes & Kale Chips at http://cupcakesandkalechips.com/2013/02/03/buffalo-chicken-sloppy-sandwiches-and-3-variations-for-a-sundaysupper-superbowl-party/