This Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese is the best lunch or quick diner! Ready in under 20 minutes and a perfect use for leftover chicken.
- 8 Slices Sandwich Bread
- 2 Cups Cooked Chicken Breasts (I like using Rotisserie Chicken)
- 2 Tsp Minced Garlic
- ¼ Tsp Cayenne Pepper (Optional)
- 1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
- ½ Tsp Paprika
- ½ Cup Franks Hot Sauce
- ½ Cup Homemade Ranch Dressing (Or your favorite store bought brand)
- 4 Oz Cream Cheese
- 4 Tbsp Butter
- 4-8 Slices Muenster Cheese
- 4 Tbsp Crumbled Blue Cheese
1In a small bowl combine softened cream cheese, crumbled blue cheese, paprika, ground black pepper and cayenne pepper then mash/stir to combine. Set aside.
2In a separate bowl, combine cooked shredded chicken, hot sauce, ranch dressing and minced garlic then stir until the chicken is well coated.
3Take your slices of bread and spread a layer of butter on one side of each slice of bread. Turn the bread over and spread the cheese mixture on four of the bread slices (one for each sandwich) then top with the chicken mixture. Try to distribute an even amount between all four sandwiches. It should be about ½ a cup for each one. On the other slice of bread place a slice or two of your favorite sliced cheese and close the sandwich.
4Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and cook the sandwiches on low heat for 5 minutes or until the bread is golden and crispy. Flip and repeat on the opposite side. Depending on the size of your fan you may need to grill the sandwiches in separate batches. Once finished remove from the pan and enjoy with additional buffalo sauce, ranch or blue cheese dressing. Enjoy!
If you want to save the cooked grilled cheese then you can wrap the sandwich in foil and store in the fridge for up to two days. When ready to eat I recommend placing the sandwich (still wrapped in foil) on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until warm. This helps the bread stay crisp and the cheese melt. Alternatively, you can microwave the sandwich for 30 seconds but the bread will not be crispy.
If you are not a fan of one or more of the cheeses I use for this recipe you can swap them out for a different one. Some other great cheese options are Colby Jack, Monteray Jack, White Cheddar, or Mozzarella. Also, if you are not a blue cheese fan you can leave it out of use less.
I love adding mashed avocado, diced tomatoes, or chopped celery to these buffalo grilled cheese sandwiches often. You can add your choice into the chicken mix, or spread it over top of the cream cheese mixture.