It’s really cooked chicken in a spicy buzzard wing sauce, with a twist.
If you’ve been reading my blog, I should have included the word “sister” in the title since my very favorite thing to do is to have my sister over and cook a meal together. The day usually starts with grocery shopping and then we come home and work all day on some elaborate meal that is always amazing and perfect. In the end, we are sagging at the dinner table with full bellies and empty wine glasses. Then we make plans to do it all over again the next time she’s in town.
Grocery shopping with her brings on a whole new dimension for cooking. She has so many great ideas. She introduces me to all kinds of possibilities, then I add something to it and we’re off to the races.
For me, this recipe was born in the “Sauce” department of the local grocery store. We were talking about Frank’s Hot-n-Spicy Wing Sauce and she said it makes people really happy if you mix in a packet of Uncle Dan’s Southern Ranch Dip and make chicken sandwiches out of it. I’m all for making people happy, so I pulled the bottle off the shelf and put it in the cart. If people are gettin’ happy, no wonder they call it “buzz sauce”. I forgot to mention that there are times that I think she’s pulling my leg on what’s good and what isn’t. She’s always right on the money. You can’t make this stuff up. Table for two please!
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 C. Frank’s Hot-n-Spicy Wing Sauce
1 small package Uncle Dan’s Southern Ranch Dip
1/4 C. water
2 hoagy rolls
1 T. butter
2 stalks of crisp lettuce
Bleu cheese dressing or bleu cheese crumbles (optional)
Place the chicken, wing sauce, dip mix and water in a crock pot. Cook on low for 4 hours. Remove chicken from the crockpot to a cutting board and slice lengthwise to desired thickness for sandwich. At this point, if you wish to add more wing sauce, use the remaining from the jar.
Slice hoagy rolls in half lengthwise and spread butter on each cut side. Place under the broiler on high for about 3 to 4 minutes to brown. Remove from oven and place chicken slices on toasted hoagy and add lettuce. Top with remaining toasted bun.
You can also spread the hoagys with blue cheese dressing or add it on the side. Now that right there just about bursts the happiness meter.