Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Bread is crusty artisan bread filled with buffalo chicken dip. It is a perfect party or game day appetizer.
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! We had some much fun at our house this Christmas with our 2 and 4-year-olds. It was as magical as it could have been, and I think I love playing Santa for my kids way more than getting presents myself. We had some family in town, got together with friends and had plenty of yummy food!
More than anything we tried to teach our kids the true meaning of Christmas and we’ve tried our best to make service to others a priority this season, so they recognize that the best parts of Christmas are giving, not getting. It’s been great to take a break from our regular busy routines and enjoy quality time together.
We’ve started making plans for our New Year’s celebration. I wanted to share this Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Bread a little later this month, but when my husband begged to have is (or BBQ Chicken Stuffed Bread) as part of our feast this weekend, I thought it might be fun to share with you all too.
This couldn’t be easier to make. Just mix the buffalo chicken filling ingredients together (you could even use rotisserie chicken to make it really easy) and spoon it inside a hollowed out loaf of french bread. Bake it until it’s warm and bubbly. You can then cut it into slices to serve, or dip extra chunks of bread or veggies in it.
2 boneless chicken breasts
1 tsp. olive oil
1 pizza dough (I used store bought and let it sit out for about 20 minutes)
8 oz. of shredded mozzarella cheese (I used part skim)
3 oz. of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of Franks Wing Sauce
1/3 cup of ranch or blue cheese dressing
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Cut chicken into cubes. Season with salt and pepper. Heat teaspoon of olive oil in skillet and add chicken when hot. Cook chicken completely and then add 1/4 cup of wing sauce. Stir to coat chicken and let simmer for a minute or two. Take chicken off heat and let cool.
Pre-heat oven to 425°F.**
On a well floured surface, spread pizza dough into a long rectangle shape.
Add ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing (depending on your preference!) and remaining 1/4 cup of wing sauce. Spread across the dough. Add chicken and then top with mozzarella and cheddar cheese. You can also add a bit more of the wing sauce on top of the cheese if you want it to be a little bit spicier.
Roll the dough like a pinwheel until you reach the end. Make sure to tuck the ends of the dough in so the middle doesn’t ‘ooze’ out when baking.
Spray baking sheet with light coat of non-stick cooking spray. Place garbage bread on the pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Let sit for five minutes and cut into and enjoy!
**Some people have commented that they found this cooked too quickly and the inside is raw. All ovens vary and cook differently. I would highly recommend that the rack you use is in the middle of the oven as opposed to the bottom rack or really high up in the oven where it will brown more quickly. You could also lower the temperature to 400 degrees, but it may take a little longer to cook!