A hand holding a platter with my buffalo chicken sandwich recipe with blue cheese, carrots, and celery sticks

A Spicy, Creamy, Crunchy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

I give you- a solid buffalo chicken sandwich. One of those meals you can’t get enough of! Easily serve just one and save the rest of later, OR prepare a sheet pan and feed your gang in just a few. These are completely customizable to your preferred level of heat and offering some fun combinations too!

Traditionally, Buffalo sauce is made by mixing hot pepper and butter to form that spicy, creamy consistency we all dream of. My version is a bit different. Not because I don’t do butter like that (Lord knows I do), but because I’m 100% here for the pepper flavor. So instead of combining the butter into my sauce I opt to smear it on my buns, toast those suckers up real good, and then slather them with this heavenly mixture. It really is my kinda perfect. And I think you’ll love this take on a buffalo chicken sandwich just as much as I do!

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Goals Right Here

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Recipe by Susanna Grace Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Just the right amount of heat paired with creamy cool blue cheese and celery on a sweet brioche bun. This buffalo chicken sandwich hits!


  • 1 pound 1 Chicken breast

  • 2 cup 2 Water

  • 1 ts each 1 S + P + Red Pepper Flakes + Garlic Powered

  • 1 1 Yellow onion, sliced

  • 3/4 cup 3/4 Frank’s Red Hot sauce

  • 2 ribs 2 Celery, diced

  • Blue cheese

  • 6 6 Buns, brioche or sweet Hawaiian


  • Bring 2 cups of water to a simmer and add your pound of chicken breast, topping with seasoning. 
  • Add your sliced onion right on top and bring to a boil while covered. Depending on how thick your breasts are, this may take anywhere from 5-10 minutes to cook through. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness, which is anything over 165f/74c.
  • Remove from heat and carefully spread with two forks right in the pan. Add in your hot sauce and return to the stove on medium/medium high uncovered. In about 10 minutes you’ll begin to see a nice thick sauce.
  • While your chicken is simmering in the hot sauce, dice your 2 celery sticks/ribs and place in a small bowl. Next, add enough blue cheese dressing to thoroughly coat.
  • Butter those buns, and toast on your preferred setting. Personally, I like mine on the toasty side!
  • All that’s left is assembly. Once those buns *ding* pull them out, top with your shredded chicken, and dollop the blue cheese/celery dressing all over.
  • Serve along side your favorite chip, a small salad, or carrot and celery sticks for an added crunch! 

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  • Not a blue cheese fan? Hit with ranch instead! Not a ranch fan? Try sour cream or greek yogurt! Not a sour cream or greek yogurt fan? Then I have no idea! 
  • Not feeling Frank’s? Use your favorite hot sauce. Not a fan of too much heat? Simply cut down to 1/3 cup of hot sauce. 
  • While you could certainly use regular old sandwich bread or burger buns, my favorite or the brioche or sweet Hawaiian hot dog buns. It helps all the saucy bits stay in place and it’s just easier to eat. Perfect bread to chicken ratio. 
  • Please note the nutritional information below was calculated using a calculator designed by: Verywell Fit. This information is accurate to the best of my knowledge, but should not be taken as medical advice 🙂 

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Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 7g 11%
    • Saturated Fat 3.1g 16%
  • Cholesterol 53mg 18%
  • Sodium 939mg 40%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 319mg 10%
  • Protein 24.3g 49%
  • Calcium 3%
  • Iron 2%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches and Meal Prep

If you do the meal prep thing, this buffalo chicken sandwich recipe is a great one to double or triple since it freezes well. However, I would not recommend making and freezing the celery and blue cheese mixture. Definitely save that for when you plan to reheat and eat. Along the same line, if you’ve already made a large batch of shredded chicken to use in various recipes… use it in this one! Simply thaw, and add your 3/4c hot sauce with sliced onion and simmer with 1/2 cup of water for 10 minutes or until thickened.

Toppings Make All The Difference

Needing to beef up on veggies these days? This is one of those recipes that works extremely well as a base. Meaning, you can pretty much add any number of items to the mix and it will be just as fab. Try adding shredded carrot, sliced eggplant, banana peppers, or zucchini rounds. I’d recommend adding softer veg towards the end so they don’t turn to mush. The higher the water content the shorter of a cooking time you want put them through!

You can also jazz these dude up by adding any number of toppings such as sliced mango, cucumber, crushed pineapple, lime juice or chives. I’m always down for a good play on sweet heat, cold and hot, creamy and acidic. It’s amazing how adding just one topping to this dish completely transforms it. So have fun! Explore! There is not “right” way to eat a buffalo sandwich!

If you’re making for a crowd, why not add in some options like Hot Wings and a sheet pan of Cornmeal Jam Bars? Paired with a baller Añejo Margarita and some Crispy Herbed Potatoes instead of chips?

Let Me Know

I’ve got a number of favorite pepper and hot sauces… which clearly includes Frank’s but also includes Cholula and Tapatio. I’d love to know what your favorites are?! I’m always on the look out for new favorites, and I know I’m not alone. So spill down in the comments!

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  1. This look yummy but simple which is just what I love especially at weekends! It’s on my todo list! I’ll be back with a report!

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