Thursday, July 9, 2009

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Stayed late at work and have lots going on, so tonight's dinner was fast, spicy (and late)! I had chicken on hand plus a huge bag of fresh picked green beans ($2 at Samaha's!) - and yes still more zucchini... So I made buffalo chicken sandwiches with a side of garlic and red pepper sauteed vegetables. Really fast, delicious and fairly healthy (sans the pan fried chicken and butter). Great for satisfying fast food cravings - way cheaper, healthier and soooo good!

For the chicken:

1 lb. trimmed boneless, skinless chicken breast (sliced thinly)
flour for dredging
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
1 egg beaten with a tsp. water
1 cup panko bread crumbs

Season flour with salt, pepper and the cayenne. Dredge the chicken in the flour. Dip in the egg wash and then coat with the panko. Pan fry in hot peanut oil until golden brown and cooked through.

For the sauce:

2 tbsp. butter
1 cup hot sauce ( I used Frank's Red Hot)

Melt the butter, combining with the hot sauce. Coat the cooked chicken with the hot sauce. Serve on a toasted roll with lettuce (I used mesculin), sliced tomatoes, blue cheese dressing and pickles.
Sauteed Garlic and Red Pepper Vegetables

1/2 lb. green beans trimmed
2 zucchini sliced and halved
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
salt and fresh ground pepper

I steamed the prepared vegetables in the microwave for 6 minutes. I then heated the olive oil in a saute pan, added the garlic and sauteed until softened. Next I added the steamed vegetables red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Sauteed until crisp tender. Then we ate! Really good!

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