In honor of April being National Grilled Cheese Month, I got into the spirit and also cured my craving for Buffalo Chicken at the same time. I am a sucker for Buffalo Chicken, when I think about it I can automatically taste it and my mouth starts to water, strange, I know... I would be the first to say it a weakness of mine. So, I'll only indulge once in a while. But when you combine the creamy cheeses, and spicy chicken together the flavor profile is magical.
Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded*, about 2 cups
4 ounces neufchatel cheese (or full fat cream cheese), at room temperature
3-4 tbsp hot sauce (I love Franks, that's the only one I'll use for buffalo chicken)
blue cheese crumbles
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
8 slices bread
Combine chicken, neufchatel cheese, and hot sauce in a medium bowl until combined and there are no longer chunks of neufchatel cheese. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Assemble your sandwich by spooning 1/4 of the chicken mixture onto 4 slices of bread, on the un-buttered side. Top with blue cheese crumbles, and a slice of sharp cheddar. Top with another slice of bread and place on a hot pan. Grill to a medium brown. Enjoy with carrot and celery sticks.
*I love to have bags of already cooked, shredded chicken in the freezer ready to go.