Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Sandwiches {3 Versions}

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Buffalo chicken sloppy sandwiches are the perfect game day food! Shredded chicken, swimming in tomato-based, homemade Buffalo sauce. Yep, they are sloppy, but oh, so delicious, too!

Game? What game? For the #SundaySupper crew, it’s all about the food…

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br /> And when the food is this delicious, I bet you could even distract the biggest football fan. I mean, seriously, the gooey, cheese, spicy filling just dripping oozing out of this loaf of Italian bread. You totally have to get your Guy Fieri “haunch” working for this one. Of course, on Super Bowl Sunday, the messier the food, the better, right?! I mean, wings, nachos, pizza, pulled pork, chili. Not first date fare, for sure. But it tastes oh so good!

So enter the Buffalo chicken sloppy sandwich…

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I remember reading awhile back about some sort of chicken wing shortage. Now, not being a wing person, I haven’t really been looking for them in the store, so I don’t know if this is really an issue, or if the the prices have totally skyrocketed, especially this weekend. But who needs ’em?! All that work to eat the teensiest morsel of meat. If you want your hot and spicy chicken fix, just slap together one of these babies. You’ll be getting all that wing flavor, but you can take manly man bites, instead of sucking off of dainty little bones.

Serve it with some carrot and celery sticks and some of my Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip (yes, I was totally dipping my sandwich because I love that stuff so much!), or even my Buffalo Bacon Blue Cheese Dip if you really want to turn up the heat. Super Bowl Party food perfection!

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The coolest thing about my Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Sandwiches – you can throw them together in minutes and have enough to feed an entire offensive line.

And those are some big dudes. Well, I guess you would need one of these for each of them. But for us non-athletes, this sammie will feed a crowd. This is one of my go-tos when I have a lot of hungry bellies.

The second coolest thing – I have three other variations that you can make based on your taste buds and what you have in your pantry or fridge. Barbecue, Parmesan, and Salsa Chicken Sloppy Sandwiches. Plus, the chicken – doesn’t matter what parts you use, or how it is cooked. Breasts or thighs from the grill or oven, poach them like I did, or tear apart a rotisserie bird from the grocery store. Whatever works best for you!

The third coolest thing – not only are these awesome for a Super Bowl party or any other big gathering, but they make awesome tailgating food. Assemble the Buffalo chicken sloppy sandwiches at home, wrap them in foil, then throw them on the grill when you arrive at the stadium parking lot.

And for my gluten free friends – stayed tuned on Tuesday for what I ate using this filling and Rudi’s new line of softer and fluffier Gluten-Free Sandwich Breads. Trust me, it was so good that I wasn’t even jealous of The Bug and The Hubby mowing down on this sandwich.

And speaking of The Bug mowing down, the Buffalo chicken sloppy sandwiches are totally Bug-Approved!!

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Disclaimer: I went a little light on the hot sauce, which I think helped make it more palatable for him. Feel free to add to your heart’s content.

Check out the #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos! And remember to check out all of the other awesome dishes linked at the bottom of this post.

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So let’s have a vote – what is the Super Bowl all about to you:  Football, food, commercials, or the half-time show?

How many Buffalo chicken sloppy sandwiches can you eat?

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5 from 1 vote

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.

Ingredients

  • One 8 oz. can plain tomato sauce
  • 1/4-1/2 c hot sauce I used 1/4 c and could have added more
  • 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 lb chicken breasts and/or thighs, cooked and chopped, or about 4 c cooked, chopped chicken from a whole or store-bought rotisserie chicken
  • 1 1/2 c monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 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

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, mix the tomato sauce, hot sauce, and chicken.
  • Stir in the cheese until it is evenly distributed.
  • Slice open the loaf of bread lengthwise, and fill with the chicken mixture.
  • Wrap the sandwich tightly in aluminum foil.
  • Bake on a cookie sheet in the oven for 30-45 minutes, or until hot and gooey in the center.
  • 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.

Enjoy!

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Check out this incredible spread from the #SundaySupper team! You know you want to come to our party!

In addition to my Buffalo chicken sloppy sandwiches, we have:

Appetizers & Snacks:

Main Dishes (including my Buffalo chicken sloppy sandwiches):

  • Bacon-Wrapped Chili Cheese Dogs from Damn Delicious
  • Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Sandwiches from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
  • Chicken in Passion Fruit Crunch from The Urban Mrs.
  • Green Chile Cheeseburgers from Juanita’s Cocina
  • Grilled Pizza with Sausage and Spinach from Ruffles & Truffles
  • Marinated Rump Steak with Chimichurri Sliders from Vintage Kitchen Notes
  • Meatball Sub Sliders from Country Girl in the Village
  • Oven-Fried Catfish Fingers with Mango-Chili Dip from Pescetarian Journal
  • Pigs in Sleeping Bags from Comfy Cuisine
  • Turkey Sliders with Roasted Tomatoes from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
  • Vegan “Hamburger Helper” Soup from What Smells So Good?

Desserts:

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This recipe was shared with: Thursday’s Treasures

 

54 Comments
    1. Brianne Cupcakes & Kale Chips

      Oh my goodness, Deja. I am so sorry, but grateful that you let me know about this! I’ve removed the link from this post.

  1. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe for the game! Any game! The Hubster was watching golf, and I put this in front of him and he actually took his eyes off the TV to comment about how GOOD it tasted! I applaud anything that can make THAT happen! Deb@kneadedcreations

  2. Karie

    This looks amazing — I need a meal for an office party. Anyway to make it in the crockpot? Does it still taste good if you just add the hot meat mixture to plain bread?

    1. I haven’t tried it that way. I do like when the sauce and meat cook into the bread, but I am sure it will taste good. I mean, I loved it on my . If you want to try it in a crock pot, I would say you would probably want to stir in the jack cheese just before serving so it doesn’t gum up and cook too much in the crock pot, and maybe have the blue cheese on the side to sprinkle in each sandwich. If you try it, let me know how it turns out.

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