Baked Buffalo Chicken Breast

Baked Buffalo Chicken Breast brings you spicy & blue cheesy flavor in a healthy baked entrée. With six ingredients its perfect for weeknight football dinner!  

Baked Buffalo Chicken Breast brings you spicy & blue cheesy flavor in a healthy baked entrée. With six ingredients its perfect for weeknight football dinner!

This Baked Buffalo Chicken Breast began as a problem — like many of my recent recipes (alas).  It all started at the American Cheese Society Conference, where I bought a lot of cheese.  Pounds and pounds. ‘Nuf said?

Though as problems go, I guess it’s not so bad 🙂        

Baked Buffalo Chicken Breast brings you spicy & blue cheesy flavor in a healthy baked entrée. With six ingredients its perfect for weeknight football dinner!

Baked Buffalo Chicken Breast

Now some of the hard cheeses that I bought were wrapped well and put in the freezer (did you know that many cheeses freeze well?).  Yes, come the holidays, we’ll be having some killer cheese plates. 

Then I set to work on finding things to do with the rest including a lovely pile of blue cheese.  I remembered using it in buffalo chicken sliders a while back.  Could I do a new variation?

Baked Buffalo Chicken Breast brings you spicy & blue cheesy flavor in a healthy baked entrée. With six ingredients its perfect for weeknight football dinner!

Slice large chicken breast thin (or pound if smaller)

I wanted an entrée this time, rather than a sandwich, and I wanted it healthy, so I decided to try a Baked Buffalo Chicken Breast.

I cut some chicken breast thin (my piece was ginormous–if you start with a smaller breast, I would pound rather than slice).

Baked Buffalo Chicken Breast brings you spicy & blue cheesy flavor in a healthy baked entrée. With six ingredients its perfect for weeknight football dinner!

Then I topped with a couple tablespoons of blue cheese, folded in the sides and the top and bottom flaps over

Baked Buffalo Chicken Breast brings you spicy & blue cheesy flavor in a healthy baked entrée. With six ingredients its perfect for weeknight football dinner!

Next I breaded with egg and bread crumbs

Baked Buffalo Chicken Breast brings you spicy & blue cheesy flavor in a healthy baked entrée. With six ingredients its perfect for weeknight football dinner!

Finally I baked and topped with buffalo wing sauce to create this Baked Buffalo Chicken Breast.

And the results were (drum roll) easy and delicious!  With football coming up, I decided it’s a perfect game dinner, perhaps with some fresh local sweet corn and a piece of fruit.

Here’s to problems!

Baked Buffalo Chicken Breast brings you spicy & blue cheesy flavor in a healthy baked entrée. With six ingredients its perfect for weeknight football dinner!

Perfect for a weeknight football dinner

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Buffalo Wing Chicken Breast brings you spicy & blue cheesy flavor in a healthy baked entrée. With just four ingredients its perfect for a weeknight football dinner!
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1-2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (total of about 12 ounces)
  • ¼ cup blue cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs (ideally panko but anything will work)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup buffalo wing sauce
Instructions
  1. Slice a very thick chicken breast half so that is about ½ inch thick (pound as well if needed) or pound two smaller breast halves until about ½ inch thick.
  2. Place about 2 tablespoons blue cheese in the center of each breast. Fold the sides up slightly over the cheese, then fold the top and bottom flaps over (see picture above).
  3. Coat each rolled breast in bread crumbs, then beaten egg, then bread crumbs again. Place in baking dish and drizzle each breast with about a teaspoon of olive oil.
  4. Bake at 350 until cooked through (internal temperature should read at least 165), about 40 minutes. Remove from pan, top with buffalo wing sauce (to taste) and serve warm.

 

6 thoughts on “Baked Buffalo Chicken Breast

  1. grace

    this is some kind of genius, inger! cheese-stuffed chicken is always a hit, but you’ve really gotten creative and made something that’s not expected but still makes sense at the same time!

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