And today was the day, and we darn near foundered on these and the great salad that I made to accompany it. (That recipe will come tomorrow!)
If you like buffalo wings you will most surely like this. It just combines all the great tastes of hot sauce, chicken and blue-cheese in one luscious combination.
So you should thank Kelly Williams from JustaPinch for this great recipe and one superb meal.
And don’t forget, tomorrow I’ll post the great pasta salad that I made to go with it. That also came from JustaPinch.
- 4 hoagie rolls (note a ciabatta bread would be great for this as well), split open
- 1 stick butter softened
- 1 very large clove of garlic or enough to make a good tbsp of minced garlic
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
- 1 1/2 lbs chicken tenders (she used already cooked ones, but I made my own)
- 2 tbsp my southwest spice mix
- 3 tbsp canola oil
- 1/2 c hot sauce, (Frank’s or Sriracha which is what I used)
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp your favorite barbecue sauce
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- slices of your favorite among Muenster, mozzarella, or provolone (about 8 slices)
- shredded lettuce or lettuce leaves for each sandwich
- tomatoes, diced, or whole and sliced for each sandwich
- chopped celery to sprinkle over each
- plenty of blue cheese dressing
- If you are starting with raw chicken tenders, pour the canola oil into a large skillet. While that heats, salt and pepper your meat. Add to the pan and then sprinkle with the southwest seasonings. Cook, turning as needed until meat is done.
- Add the 4 tbsp butter, hot sauce and chili powder and bbq sauce to the skillet and mix with the chicken, until chicken is covered and then keep on low to keep warm.
- Blend your softened stick of butter with the garlic and parsley until well mixed. Spread on the inside of all the hoagie rolls. Place in the oven on 300° until nicely melted, then turn on the broiler, and watching carefully, lightly toast the buns.
- Remove the buns from the oven and place chicken pieces down the center, then add slices of cheese to cover. Place back in the oven, now set at about 400°, and leave just until melted.
- I placed the rest of the stuff at the table in bowls to add as one wishes. Lettuce, celery and tomatoes and then a couple of nice plops of the blue-cheese dressing. We ate ours with forks!