The combination of chicken, Buffalo sauce, and blue cheese is one of the most classic ones out there, yet it's most frequently eaten in the traditional manner: Fry the chicken wings, toss them in wing sauce, and dunk them in blue cheese dressing. But there are still plenty of ways to get your Buffalo fix without having to bust out the deep-fryer.
These Buffalo chicken skewers use ground chicken, which is much leaner than wings, mixes the sauce and blue cheese right into the mix, and gets a bake in the oven. Not only are they great for parties, they're also a whole lot less greasy than their bony bretheren!
- 1 Pound ground chicken
- 1/8 Pound Danish blue cheese, crumbled
- 1/3 Cup plus 1/2 cup Frank's RedHot Sauce
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cooking spray or vegetable oil, for the baking sheet
- 2 Tablespoons butter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, blue cheese, and 1/3 cup of the hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Roll the chicken mixture in your hand into small balls, a little smaller than a golf ball, and add 4 pieces to each of 4 skewers. Line the skewers on a well-oiled baking sheet, and bake for 30 minutes.
While the skewers are baking, combine the remaining wing sauce with the butter in a microwave-safe bowl, cover, and heat for about 1 minute, until the butter is melted. Stir to combine.
Place the chicken on a serving plate, and spoon the wing sauce over the top, leaving the rest on the side for dipping.