These buffalo chicken boats are amazing, as we are just buffalo chicken lovers anyway. I have taken a version of my buffalo chicken dip and filled this bread.
Bread boats are my newest obsession. They are a great open faced sandwich that I can make as a whole, then slice into pieces. They are an easy way to feed the crowd or just two of us, but I don't have to stand there and make sandwich after sandwich. Just mix up a couple quick ingredients and slather the bread with it, and pop them in the oven. I've tried several varieties and as a family we definitely have a few that have stood out. These buffalo chicken boats are amazing, as we are just buffalo chicken lovers anyway. I have taken a version of my buffalo chicken dip and filled this bread, it is so yummy, I cannot keep any for myself! I love the subtle heat and the creaminess of the chicken mix. To finish off the bread, drizzle some ranch or blue cheese dressing to cool it down for those of us who can't handle the heat, or leave it alone and warm up your mouth and belly!
First, we need our bread. I often make several and freeze one after baking. They are wonderful to have as a quick meal, and defrosting the baked bread only takes about 30 minutes at room temperature.
When I have pulled out my Rhodes Bake N Serv White Bread, I allow it to thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Then I gently stretch the dough into a longer loaf. After that, it's just a matter of letting the dough rise until doubled.
Bake them at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes until golden brown, then let them cool.
To make the filling, add 1 stick of butter, 1 8 oz block of cream cheese, 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh jalapenos and 1/2 cup of hot wing sauce.
Melt the combo in the microwave for about 1 minute to combine.
In the bowl, now add 2 cups of mozzarella cheese shredded and 2 cups of shredded cooked chicken.
Mix those ingredients all up until well combined.
Take your baked and cooled bread, and cut it in half lengthwise, then moosh the bread down in the middle. This crater creates a place to put extra chicken goodness, instead of it sliding off the top of the bread.
Spoon on about half the mix on each side of the loaf. Look at all that goodness!
Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes at 375 degrees. It will be melty goodness on the top, and toasty goodness on the bottom.
Drizzle those beautiful bread boats with a little ranch or blue cheese dressing and serve. This can be a great appetizer and serve about 8 -12 people, or a full entre and serve 4-5.
Buffalo Chicken BoatsServings: 4 as entre, 12 as appetizer | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 20-30 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: min
Buffalo Chicken Boats
1 loaf Rhodes Bake N Serv White Bread
1 8oz block cream cheese, softened
1 stick of butter, softened
1/2 cup of hot wing sauce
2 cups shredded chicken
2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
4 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno
optional- ranch or blue cheese dressing
Thaw 1 loaf of Rhodes White Bread, then stretch and allow to rise until doubled. Bake in 400 degree oven 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Cool.
In a mixing bowl, add cream cheese, butter, hot wing sauce and jalapeno. Microwave until softened and mix. Add shredded cheese and chicken to cream cheese mixture and mix well. Cut loaf of bread in half lengthwise and press middle of bread to create a crater. Fill crater with chicken mix.
Bake in 375 degree oven for 20 minutes until cheese is melted. Drizzle with dressing if desired. Cut and serve.