Buffalo Sliders….or not

By November 28, 2011Recipes

I’ve finally pulled myself away from the dinner table.  After several days of holiday dining, the last thing I should be thinking about is food, especially turkey.   With leftovers, I’ve certainly had my fill.  But with a family of tweens and teens, family meals don’t stop. And while some people are heading out to hunt down their buck.  I’d rather just head out to the store and pick up exactly what I need.  Which for now, is Chicken.

We eat a lot of chicken in our house, usually two “family” meals a week.  Johnnies offers a great, easy to use, poultry product.  Tyson raw boneless, skinless chicken breast.  Sold in 5 lb. bags, the chicken (breast) fillets are individually frozen, making it convenient to cook only the amount necessary.  No need to thaw the entire pack.  They are also available in 3 different sizes.  (4 oz., 5 oz. or 6oz.)  And, since it’s Johnnies, you can be sure the price is right.  For a 5 lb. bag of 5 oz. breasts, the cost breakdown was $3.33/pound.  That’s Johnnies everyday price, no bonus card or coupon needed.

One of our favorite chicken recipes is for Buffalo Sliders.  In the summer, we throw the chicken on the grill.  But, as colder weather settles in, I put the chicken on a baking sheet and bake in the oven.  Start to finish, straight from the freezer, is around 45 minutes.  I prefer this new method as the chicken remains juicy and tender.

Buffalo Sliders

(4) 5 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

olive oil

granulated garlic

salt and pepper

3 Tablespoons butter

1/4 cup hot sauce

Season the chicken breasts with olive oil, granulated garlic, salt and pepper.  Place on baking sheet and cook thoroughly at 350 degrees.  (I threw my chicken in frozen and it was fully cooked in 45 minutes.)

While the chicken cooks, in a small saucepan, melt the butter and stir in the hot sauce.  (You might want to taste the sauce before adding the chicken, as this sauce is a bit spicy.  Add more butter if it’s too hot for you to handle.)  Add the cooked chicken to the sauce and coat thoroughly.

We absolutely love this chicken, so this is where we stop.  But, the original recipe was for Buffalo Sliders.  If you wish, place the chicken on small slider rolls and top with lettuce, sour cream and/or blue cheese crumbles.  Either way, it is sure to become a family favorite.

Want to Get into the Holiday Spirit….Johnnies is currently accepting toys for Mont Alto Fire Company’s Christmas for Kids.  Toys will be accepted through Friday, December 9.

We ask that the donated toys are new.  In return for donating, Johnnies will give you a $5 gift card toward any Johnnies’ purchase.

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