I discovered the idea for Buffalo Chicken “Garbage” Bread on Pinterest. Why someone would refer to a cool foodie idea as “garbage”? I have no idea. Perhaps they just wanted to be provocative and it worked. A lot of people have mentioned to me they wondered if this recipe is worth making so I put it through my test kitchen last night for dinner.
To make the Buffalo chicken rollup more yummy and a tad healthy and less garbage-y I decided to make my breadmaker version of Janet & Greta’s Quick-Rise Healthy Pizza Dough. Luckily we did not lose power during a wicked wind storm until after the breadmaker was done kneading. Phew!
After the power came back on I cooked two chicken breasts. Note: next time I will season them less because the dinner was a tad on the salty side.
I cut the chicken into cutes and got out PC Buffalo Wing Sauce.
I added enough to coat the chicken.
I patted the dough into a rectangular-ish shape on a well-floured board and rolled it out into a large rectangle.
I added around 1/3 cup ranch dressing (you can use Blue cheese but Reg is not a fan) and 1/4 cup wing sauce. I used a spatula to spread it over the dough.
Then I added the chicken and grated some old cheddar on top.
I rolled the dough length-wise but realized, holy crap, that is too long! No wonder people complained that some of the bread was raw.
I cut mine in half and did my best to pinch the dough together. I put the bread in a preheated 425F oven and baked for 20 minutes.
Yes, it ran all over the place!
I scooped up some of the leaking sauce and drizzled it on top.
I was really curious to see Reg’s reaction. Of course he did not like the name and wondered what I had put into this “garbage” bread. I assured him it was fine and I had created a healthier version.
Well we both loved it! In fact Reg went back for seconds… Nice! I think he would have eaten the entire other loaf but wanted to make sure I had some which was sweet.
As I said, a tad salty but wow, very tasty! A great munch-able that we enjoyed with a big salad and berry smoothie last night for dinner.
Kathleen is right, this is going to be perfect for the Superbowl in many houses. You can use pre-made pizza dough to make life easier and faster. I would recommend making two loaves though to avoid the whole raw-dough issue but for a sports/entertainment night? This idea kind of rocks!
I give this recipe four out of five wooden spoons.