Wednesday, February 23, 2011

recipe of the week: buffalo chicken stromboli

i ran across a recipe on awhile back for buffalo chicken stromboli.  i was intrigued, but a lot of the ingredients (namely blue cheese and bell peppers) didn't appeal to me whatsoever.  i searched around, found that rachael ray had also created a buffalo chicken stromboli, and realized that i didn't like some of HER ingredients either.

so, i did the normal thing for me and combined the two, changed a couple of things that were similar to both recipes that i was NOT going to do, and came up with the following:

buffalo chicken stromboli

2 rolls of crescent roll dough
1 9-oz package of pre-cooked chicken strips (i used southwestern flavored ones)
*i will definitely keep some of these on hand in the future for this recipe...but i would imagine that using a rotisserie chicken, or leftover chicken from another meal that you cube/shred would be equally good!
1/3 to 1/2 cup hot buffalo wing sauce (i used frank's red hot)
1 cup mozzarella/monterey jack cheese blend
1/2 a large red onion, diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
2 stalks celery, diced
your choice of dressing on the side (ranch is my preferred, naturally)

preheat the oven: 350゜

lightly mist a large cookie sheet with nonstick spray
(and don't skip this step like i my defense, i was making them at anthony's apt and they didn't have any spray!)

unroll both crescent roll doughs, and lay them on the cookie sheet so that they meet at the longest sides.  work with the dough a bit to seal in the perforations the crescent rolls make, and then press the dough together to make one large rectangle.

mix together the chicken strips and the buffalo wing sauce.

put the chicken mixture down the center of the the dough

top with cheese


and more cheese

fold over the dough on one side and work to seal the edges.

fold the other side so that the dough overlaps in the middle.  seal completely, and then place in the oven.

bake for 30 - 40 minutes, until golden brown.  serve with ranch or whatever dressing you would normally eat buffalo wings with :-)

our verdict?  YUM.  definitely one to keep in the repertoire!


1 comment:

CptnMayhem said...

This was surprisingly awesome. I think the only thing I would personally change is to add green peppers (although I know that wont happen since you don't like them), and grate the carrots instead of chopping them.