Buffalo (Soldier) Chicken Cheesesteak

Last week, Michelle ditched me for a chance to go out with the girls.

“That’s cool. Fine,” I said.

Then the wheels in my head started turning. Yep, I was going to make the most of my night alone. Here was part of the final product:

A cheesey sandwich on fresh bakery bread, toasted under the broiler.

A cheesy sandwich on fresh bakery bread, toasted under the broiler.

Not only did I indulge in the aforementioned sandwich, but I also picked up a quart of Lager. But that’s not all. When everything was ready to eat, I parked it on the couch and flipped on some Kung-Fu: Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon.

Sweet.

To create your man-sized sandwich, you will need a few basic items.

  • Chicken breast
  • Buffalo sauce
  • Swiss or provolone cheese
  • Fresh bread or roll
You lika da sauce?

You lika da sauce?

For the buffalo sauce, I can’t recommend Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo sauce enough. It’s my favorite and has a good amount of spice and flavor to it.

First thing to do is get your chicken cooking. You can choose whatever method you like, but I found the easiest way is to pan fry it in a little oil.

Since you need chicken bits, slicing the chicken before cooking is best. It also helps if the chicken breasts are only halfway defrosted. This makes it MUCH easier to slice them down to a good sandwich size.

While your chicken is cooking, preheat your broiler to crisp up the bread. Slice your bread in half, slap on the cheese and slid it under the broiler for about 7 minutes or so. You want it toasted up real nice.

When your chicken is done, transfer the bits to a paper-towel covered plate to absorb the excess oil. Then put the bits into a container with a lid. Douse the chicken in sauce, put the lid on the container and shake the hell out of it.

Load the chicken onto your toasted bread and give it the “smash.” The “smash” is a technique I developed a long time ago to deal with oversize sandwiches. It involves applying your palm to the top of the sandwich and pressing down to compress your dinner into something your mouth can handle.

This sandwich needed “the smash.”

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