Sometimes, a girl just needs some wing sauce.
I usually group buffalo wing sauce with Chinese take out food in my brain. It falls into the category of ‘MUST HAVE NOW’ shortly followed by ‘over it for 6 months or longer.’ I’ve got my issues with standard chicken wings simply because I don’t like food that makes me messy (go ahead, call me prissy) …but the one appetizer that always grabs my eye is buffalo chicken flatbreads. It’s got all the chicken wing goodness but with much more first-date friendly tidiness.
When I was in college, we had this restaurant called ‘Brix’ that made the most delicious thin crust specialty pizzas. This is where I was first introduced to the idea of buffalo pizza with the celery and a creamy dressing right on the pizza. Game changer.
Unfortunately buffalo sauce is basically hot sauce with a ton of added butter (read: fat) so it’s not something that I’d recommend in excess. To satisfy my buffalo needs (semi-annually) and not totally destroy my diet goals… this little guy was born.
- 1 large grilled chicken breast, seasoned with salt and pepper and diced
- 1 large handful shredded mozzarella cheese
- Frank’s Buffalo Wing Sauce
- 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
- Ranch Dressing
- 2 whole wheat tortillas
- Nonstick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350 while grilling up your chicken breasts. Once chicken is thoroughly cooked, chop it up into small bite-friendly pieces. On a large piece of aluminum foil, spritz both sides of the tortillas lightly with cooking spray.
Place tortillas in the oven to toast for 5-10 minutes, then flip and repeat on the other side for about 2. The idea is to crisp up the tortilla and make it nice and sturdy. While this is happening, toss your chopped chicken in buffalo sauce until LIGHTLY coated. A little sauce goes a long way flavor-wise here!
Top crisped tortillas with sauced chicken, a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese, chopped celery, and a light drizzle of ranch. Place tortilla back into the oven until the cheese is melted.
Although buffalo typically pairs with bleu cheese, I’m not a big fan. I prefer ranch because I think it has more flavor and less bite. Once your cheese is melted- you’re ready to slice and serve!