Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Serves 6

Ingredients

BUFFALO CHICKEN
  • 3 large chicken breasts, sliced in half to make 6 thin pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup buffalo-style hot sauce
  • vegetable oil for frying
FOR SERVING
  • 6 brioche buns
  • coleslaw
  • cheese of your choice (my favorites: pepper jack or provolone)
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • blue cheese crumbles or ranch dressing
  • 1/2 english cucumber, thinly sliced
  • optional sides: potato chips, sweet potato fries, macaroni and cheese,

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken in a ziplock bag. Cover with the buttermilk, turning to coat.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, stir together the flour, salt, and pepper.
  3. In another shallow bowl, pour the buffalo sauce.
  4. Line a large plate with a few layers of paper towels.
  5. Add enough vegetable oil to a large skillet or cast iron skillet to create about an inch of depth for frying.
  6. Heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F.
  7. Working in batches, remove the chicken from the buttermilk, letting the excess drip off, then coat in the flour mixture and shake off any excess.
  8. Carefully place the chicken into the hot oil and fry until dark golden brown and cooked through, 4-5 minutes per side. Internal temperature should ready 165.
  9. Transfer the chicken to the paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  10. As soon as the chicken is cool enough to handle, dip in the Buffalo sauce, coating it entirely. Place each chicken cutlet on a bun and top with your choice of serving toppings and side dishes.

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Servings: 24

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh jalapeño peppers, halved and seeded
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 12 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 24 toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the jalapeño peppers in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and center membrane using a spoon and a scraping motion. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before touching anything else (especially your eyes!).
  3. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic, and paprika together until combined. Spoon filling equally among all 24 jalapeño halves.
  4. Wrap each stuffed jalapeño with a half slice of bacon and stick a toothpick through the center to assure the bacon stays in place.
  5. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until the bacon is crisp to your liking. Consider turning the oven on broil for the last minute or two to finish. Serve immediately.

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Asian Meatballs

Ingredients

Meatballs
  • 1 pound ground pork 
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 cup Panko
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced thinly
  • optional garnish: toasted sesame seeds, sliced scallions
Sauce
  • 2/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger

Instructions

Meatballs
  1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a large baking sheet with foil. Spray with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together meatball ingredients until well-combined. 
  3. Using hands, roll meat into balls 1.5 inch balls and place onto prepared baking sheet. 
  4. Bake meatballs for 10-12 minutes, or until meatballs are golden on the outside and no longer pink on the inside.
Sauce
  1. While the meatballs are baking, whisk together all of the sauce ingredients until blended.
  2. Once meatballs have finished cooking, combine meatballs and sauce in a crockpot. Keep meatballs on low until ready to serve. 
  3. Enjoy warm, and sprinkle with additional garnishes if desired. 

Thanks to the original recipe found here.

Jalapeño Popper Cups

Makes 30 Mini Phyllo Cups

Ingredients

  • 3 fresh jalapeño peppers, 2 finely diced and 1 cut into slices (add or remove seeds for spice preference)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature and cubed 
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar  cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 30 mini phyllo shells

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Dice 2 jalapeños (add or remove seeds for spice level). Thinly slice 1 jalapeño for garnish.
  3. Using a mixer, beat cream cheese, cheeses, garlic, and paprika together until well combined. 
  4. Spoon filling equally among phyllo cups.
  5. Sprinkle tops with bacon and a jalapeño slice. 
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes. 
  7. Serve immediately or reheat just before serving. 

Thanks to the original recipe found here.