February 25, 2011
Buffalo Wing Bites
Recipes for stuffed pizza rolls, like these chicken-bacon ones, seem to be floating around. I don't think I have found a flavor combination that I haven't liked, but I haven't seen one like my Buffalo Wing Bites out there. Buffalo Wing anything is my hubbys favorite (thank goodness no one has put those flavors into dessert yet), and so I thought I might surprise him with something a little different - and very yummy! How could you go wrong with buffalo chicken and gooey cheese all wrapped in warm bread? And to top if off, homemade blue cheese dipping sauce, or ranch if you prefer. Did I say homemade, well nearly homemade, Hidden Valley packets are as close as it gets at my house. I figure it it's not broke, don't fix it! These little dippers make a fun lunch or dinner served with celery sticks, or would be a fun appetizer or game-time food. Afterall, the best part of football is the food, right?
Buffalo Wing Bites
*Recipe By Crazy Daisy
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing packet, divided
2 Tablespoons 100% grated Parmesan, the kind that comes in a green canister
1-2 Tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2-3 oz blue cheese or Gorgonzola, optional
1 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken (you need small pieces)
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, I used fine shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar
1 roll refrigerated pizza dough, I prefer the thin crust because it is easier to roll out
Spray a pie plate, or dish of similar size with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, take 1 teaspoon of your ranch dressing mix and mix it with the 2 Tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and set aside.
In another bowl, stir the rest of your dressing mix with mayonnaise and milk. If you like blue cheese dressing, add about 2-3 oz. of blue cheese (depending on how strong you like it). Otherwise, leave it out to make ranch dressing. Place in refrigerator to chill and thicken.
In a medium bowl, mix together chicken and cheese. Add buffalo wing sauce and stir until everything is evenly coated.
Preheat oven, as directed on your pizza dough package.
Turn your pizza dough onto a lightly floured surface. Pat or roll until it's about a 12"x13-ish" rectangle. Use your pizza cutter to slice the rectangle into 24 squares. Place about 1 teaspoon of the chicken mixture into the middle of each square. Pull corners together and pinch to seal. Then pinch the seams together to seal them as well. Place seam side down in your prepared pan. When all your Buffalo Wing Bites have been placed in your baking dish, brush them with the melted butter and then sprinkle your dressing-cheese mixture evenly over the top. Bake uncovered, as directed on your pizza dough package. They will be be nice and golden brown when they're ready. Serve warm with dressing and celery sticks. ENJOY!!!
When I have a big enough crowd, I like to make a double batch, using blue cheese for one of the dressing and leaving one plain as ranch. Yummo! If you double it, use 3/4 cup Franks Buffalo Sauce.
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