Just about everyone loves Buffalo wings dipped in a blue cheese dressing. And here they are in delectable bite size! They'll be a popular snack and everything is all wrapped up in a neat little package for eating, blue cheese included. No dipping sauce required.
Notes: I know the photo looks fine (and yes, they tasted fabulous), but cut your slices wider than I did. These tend to come apart when baking. You could also use ready made pizza dough to cut down on time.
Buffalo Chicken Bites
From What's Cookin, Chicago
1 cup finely diced cooked chicken breast
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup hot sauce (Frank's brand is what I used)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 1/4 teaspoons rapid rise dry yeast
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup warm milk
2 1/2 cups of flour
To make the buffalo chicken mixture, in a small bowl, combine the chicken, blue cheese, cheddar cheese, melted butter and hot sauce; set aside.
In a 1 cup measuring cup, heat the milk and then add the 2 tablespoons brown sugar; stir into warm milk until dissolved; place in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Add 2 1/2 cups flour and yeast to the stand mixer and mix on low speed until a soft dough forms, adding up to 1/2 cup additional flour, if necessary. Allow the dough to knead in the stand mixer for 5-7 minutes. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead a few times to form a smooth ball. Place dough into a clean bowl that's been lightly oiled. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a draft-free place at warm room temperature until doubled and bubbles appear on surface, about 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in the middle of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and cut into 4 equal pieces. Lightly dust your hands with flour, then gently roll and stretch 1 piece of dough to form a 12-inch-long rope. Flatten dough and arrange so a long side is nearest you, then roll out to a roughly 12- by 4-inch rectangle with a lightly floured rolling pin. Gently press one fourth of buffalo chicken mixture into lower third of rectangle, leaving a 1/2-inch border along bottom edge. Stretch bottom edge of dough up over filling and press tightly to seal, then roll up as tightly as possible to form a rope. Cut rope into 12 pieces and transfer to a sheet pan. Make 3 more ropes with remaining dough, filling and cut into pieces, transferring to sheet pans. Let rest at room temperature, uncovered, 30 minutes (dough will rise slightly).
Bake buffalo chicken bites in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned. Remove from oven (some cheese may have melted out.) and brush tops with melted butter before serving.
Great idea and no drippy dip to contend with. I predict a winner.ReplyDelete
A wonderful idea. Those are perfect for eating while watching TV.ReplyDelete
They sound fun..I have never made Buffalo anything!ReplyDelete
Love this idea Barbara. And I'm really enjoying all of your savory posts lately. Good stuff!ReplyDelete
Your chicken bites sound delicious! I think they'd be great, Super Bowl or not.ReplyDelete
I love buffalo wings so need to give this one a try...ReplyDelete
Love this mix of buffalo chicken wrapped in little blankets of dough! What a fun snack to serve this Sunday.ReplyDelete
These look so much easier to eat than buffalo wings! Bite size food is always better. :)ReplyDelete
These chicken bites look scrumptious!ReplyDelete
We will be out of town for Super Bowl but these little bites would make a crowd happy any time of the year.ReplyDelete
even though pesky yeast is involved, i can't say anything negative about these. they must taste amazing!ReplyDelete
Dear Barbara, Those bites sound real good. I know they would not last long on the table.ReplyDelete
Have a good weekend. xo Catherine
Ahhhh chicken wing deliciousness all wrapped up in an adorable little package - how fabulous! Frank's Hot Sauce is my absolute favorite too - can't go wrong - YUM!!!ReplyDelete
Oh yum! I love bread and buffalo chicken. I think I need to make these!ReplyDelete
A great appetizer idea that could be adapted so many ways! I love the spicy chicken version. Sadly, anyone who had a Superbowl party planned here today will have lots of uneaten food to deal with since winter storm Linus has made travel almost impossible today.ReplyDelete
Superbowl perfect, I bet everyone wants these as their snacks :DReplyDelete
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