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This buffalo chicken sandwich is made in just 5 minute with leftover air fryer or frozen chicken tenders. It’s topped with chunky blue cheese to give an elevated taste replicated only at a restaurant.
There’s just something about having a nice spicy hot sandwich in the middle of the day.
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If you’ve ever gone to a restaurant and ordered a buffalo chicken sandwich for lunch, you know what I’m talking about.
This sandwich takes all the toppings you love and places them in an easy recipe anyone can replicate at home.
It’s perfect for any hectic weeknight or even a nice weekend lunch for the family.
How to Make a Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
First, grab your cooked chicken tenders. If you’re looking for a healthier sandwich, you can use leftovers from this Air Fryer Chicken Tenders recipe.
Just reheat them in an air fryer on 360 degrees for 3-5 minutes, checking every 1-2 minutes.
If you don’t have access to an air fryer, feel free to use frozen chicken tenders or even a grilled or fried chicken breast.
Your sandwich can only be as good as the ingredients you include, so homemade chicken is worth it! You can even use leftovers for another dish.
Put the chicken tenders in a bowl and pour the buffalo sauce on top. I recommend this homemade buffalo sauce. You can make it as spicy or mild as you want.
The recipe can be made in just 5 minutes and can be made ahead of time. That’s a definite plus for a busy lifestyle.
Coat the chicken strips with the hot buffalo sauce on both sides.
Cut your Kaiser sandwich rolls in half and put them on a plate. You can also substitute this for a small sub roll if your store sells them.
It’s time to plate the hot chicken and cheese sandwiches with all the delicious toppings!
First, put the Kaiser roll open on the plate.
Then place the spicy buffalo chicken tenders on top. I like 2 chicken tenders per sandwich, but if your tenders are on the smaller side, you can use more.
Top the tenders with chunky blue cheese, lettuce, and tomato.
What Cheese Goes with a Chicken Sandwich?
A normal chicken sandwich goes great with mozzarella or provolone cheese.
When making a buffalo chicken sandwich, you will want something to complement the spiciness. This is where the blue cheese comes in. A chunky variety will give an added texture and fresh taste. I love this homemade blue cheese recipe.
Ranch dressing can also be substituted, but if you’ve never tried blue cheese with a buffalo sauce, it’s a must-try.
The Best Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Sides
A chicken sandwich is never complete on its own. Here are some good sides to go with your sandwich.
- Air Fryer French Fries
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
- Air Fryer Avocado Fries
- Air Fryer Waffle Fries
- Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings
Don’t have an air fryer? No problem!
Pair the dish with some frozen French fries, sweet potato fries, or chips and complete with a piece of fruit.
- Toss the cooked chicken tenders with the buffalo sauce in a big bowl.
- Cut each kaiser roll in half.
- Put 2 buffalo chicken tenders on each kaiser roll.
- Add blue cheese, lettuce leaf, and 2-3 tomato slices.
- Enjoy immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 458Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 1689mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 17g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.