These delicious buffalo chicken boats have all the flavors of your favorite buffalo hot wings, but they’re surrounded with soft toasty bread, which makes them so easy to eat!
They’re not crazy spicy hot (but can be if you want). They just have that zippy amount of heat with that vinegary spicy, orange pepper sauce that makes things so addicting!
That being said – no way was I going anywhere close to a pub to get my buffalo chicken wing game on… so when that craving hit – I improvised. I didn’t have chicken wings… but you know what I DID have?
– Chicken breasts
– Buffalo wing sauce
– Hot dog buns
This little dish came together so easy, so quick, it was almost a miracle. Ok… ok.. a FOOD MIRACLE.. let’s put it that way. How can it not be though? Really – marrying buffalo chicken in a little hot dog boat.. it’s genius!
Do you know what else is genius??
RANCH DRESSING DRIZZLE!!!
Why not? I mean, some people dip their buffalo wings in blue cheese dressing OR ranch dressing. It works!! You can buy commercially made ranch dressing, or, if you’re adventurous, why not try making your own ranch!
Also, one of the best parts that I love about this dish besides the taste??
No messy fingers.
HOW DO I MAKE THESE CHICKEN BOATS?
Ok, I’ll do this in point form, as it’s easier to explain that way, and shows just how simple this recipe is!
Preheat the oven to 350
Take the hot dog bun and with a sharp knife, begin to cut a long oval out of the top. Simply press down the bread within the cut area of the bun.
In a small bowl, melt the butter and add the parsley and garlic powder. Brush this over the inside tops and outside of the buns.
Toast in the oven for approximately 3 – 4 minutes. Watch them closely as they will burn.
Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together the shredded chicken, celery, buffalo sauce and mayonnaise. mix well.
Remove the buns from the oven when they are toasted. Allowing them to cool slightly.
Stuff the chicken mixture into the buns and drizzle the ranch dressing over the tops of the buns.
So easy, and SO yummy! You can literally serve these for any occasion! Yeah ok, true, maybe not at half time at the classical recital, but hey, game day, cookouts, birthdays, regular weeknights, Friday night jams, your sister’s husband’s half brother’s cousin’s checker tournament, etc!!
I think you’ll really love these Zippy Buffalo Chicken Boats!! As I said, I don’t care for too much heat so that’s why this recipe is so awesome, YOU can control the amount of Buffalo Sauce you put in, thus controlling the heat!
If you’re looking for other fun meals to serve at fun parties for fun people – take a peek at this other Buffalo Chicken Mini Pepper Appetizer I made, or check out this collection of Game Day Appetizers!
If you try any of my recipes, please feel free to comment below and tell me what you thought! Thank you again for taking your time to read about some of my recipes and I hope you have a wonderful day!!
- 2 c cooked, shredded chicken breast
- 6 hot dog buns
- 2 - 3 celery stalks, diced into small chunks
- 3 tbsp buffalo wing sauce, or more if you desire
- 1/3 c mayonnaise, ore more if you like it creamier
- 1/3 c melted butter
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 3 tbsp ranch dressing
- tablespoon of fresh parsley
- Preheat oven to 350
- Cut the bun with a sharp knife, creating a long oval, following the shape of the hot dog bun. Press the bun down with your fingers, only where you cut out the oval. Do not remove this bread as it is needed for support.
- Melt the buttr and the parsley and garlic powder. Brush the mixture all over the buns, both inside and out.
- Toast the buns in the oven for approximately 3 -4 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and cool slightly.
- In a bowl, mix together the chicken, celery, buffalo sauce and mayonnaise. Mix well.
- Fill the cavity of the buns with the chicken mixture and drizzle with the ranch dressing.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 san
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 430Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 720mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 17g
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.