These delicious Buffalo Chicken Hoagies feature baked chicken coated in crispy breadcrumbs and tangy, homemade Buffalo sauce. They’re the perfect sandwich for the big game!
A couple weeks ago, the New York Times released their list of 52 Places to Go in 2015. There are so many places I want to visit on this list! I didn’t even have to scroll down to find my first place…Milan, Italy. I’ve traveled to Italy several times, and I absolutely love that country! Somehow I’ve managed to never make it up to that northern corner, though. It’s definitely on my short list…plus, it’s not far from Parma. As in the home of Parmesan cheese and Prosciutto di Parma. (What? Are you actually surprised that I think about food when it comes to vacations? Don’t be. Approximately 91.4% of my daily thoughts involve food.)
But there are a ton of other places on this list that I want to visit, too. The Faroe Islands sound incredible. As does Burgundy, France. And Sri Lanka. And Manchester, England. Hmmm…52 places to visit. 52 weeks in a year. I might just need to take the next year off and travel the world. I’d also like to point out that New Orleans made the list. I lived in southern Louisiana for several years, and I can say that it is truly a unique and awesome place. If you’ve never visited New Orleans, then go. This year. And send me back a Saints t-shirt.
I also noticed that a local area made the list. The Catskills. We live just north of the Catskills, and we’ve driven through the area a number of times. However, we haven’t really visited there, and I think it needs to be on the list. Despite the belief amongst our friends (ok, maybe just one friend in particular) that the Catskills are full of cats performing amazing tricks, I foresee us venturing into this area a lot more this summer.
One New York location that didn’t make the list but totally should have is Buffalo. Not many cities can brag about getting hit by wave after wave of snow storms bringing multiple feet of snow in each round. Hmmm…on second thought, maybe that’s why Buffalo didn’t make the NY Times list this year. However, Buffalo invented the Buffalo wing, and for that they deserve a permanent spot on the list of places to visit.
Buffalo wings are a must-have for football games. Sure, they’re messy. But they’re also delicious. Now that we are in full Super Bowl frenzy, I decided a Buffalo-inspired snack needed to be on our table this year. I wanted all of the flavor of Buffalo wings without all of the mess. That’s what led me to these Buffalo Chicken Hoagies. The boneless chicken breasts get covered in breadcrumbs and Buffalo sauce and then baked in the oven until crispy. Add more Buffalo sauce and drizzle with blue cheese or ranch dressing, and you’ve got one heck of a flavorful sandwich that’s perfect for the big game! And for an extra punch of Buffalo, might I suggest serving these sandwiches with this classic Buffalo Chicken Dip?
What are you most excited for about this year’s Super Bowl? The game? The commercials? The half-time show? The food?