Ever since I made a certain delicious pizza with all my former hate but have quickly turned into really love foods, I have been dying to combine those same buffalo and blue cheese flavors. But I’m not going to make the same pizza again….that would be boring and then we would have nothing to talk about!
So I decided to find another excuse to eat buffalo sauce and blue cheese in one sitting…and I’m not talking hot wings. I for one, hate hot wings. Before you exit out of the page in disgust cursing my name, let me tell you why. I don’t hate the flavor (obviously), but I dislike eating meat off a bone. I am already a bit squeamish with meat–last week I salvaged only 1 tiny piece from a package of chicken because I kept trying to cut the fat off and running into veins. This made me gag and I just threw the whole thing out. So needless to say, tearing meat off of a bone grosses me out to no end. Beyond that, wings (and ribs) seem so pointless to me. Why all the work and messiness for one bite of meat? I’ll eat my boneless meat with a fork and knife, thank you.
Or, I will wrap it in a cute little wonton wrapper to make it bite size, so it is no mess and everyone wins. Wing lovers and I can co-exist after all.
I totally forgot about wonton wrappers until I saw them in the store the other day. Have you ever used them? There is no end to their usefulness! They can be made sweet or savory and they are so easy to work with! Plus look at them, they are cute!
These buffalo chicken rolls are SO easy to do and would make a great appetizer for a party, game day, BBQ. Or you could totally eat them for dinner with a side salad. Or as an afternoon snack. Did anyone else always eat pizza rolls as an after school snack? I did with an entire bags of doritos. Washed down with a coke or two. Healthy! You could even eat them as a late night meal when you get home from the bar…that is exactly what I did with the leftovers!
Buffalo Chicken Rolls
Approx 12 ounces of chicken–chicken breasts, rotisserie chicken or canned works too
4-5 T Frank’s Red Hot
6 ounces blue cheese
12 Wonton wrappers
Step 1: If you are using chicken breasts, cook them however (bake, grill, pan fry) and then shred them. This would be a great use for leftover chicken too! If you are like me, and just threw out all of the chicken that you had, use canned. I used the larger size canned chicken from Trader Joe’s. I used to look down on canned chicken as a lesser chicken but now I love it! No veins, no gagging. Once chicken is shredded, cover in Frank’s Red Hot. The amount used for Frank’s Red hot is really an approximation because it depends on your preference. I basically just poured until all of the chicken was covered.
I made the chicken while I was making the recipe, but if you have time or think of it, you could coat the chicken the night before and let it sit overnight. That way these rolls would have a ton of buffalo flavor (they already do, but it might give them a little extra kick).
Step 2: Place a wonton wrapper on work surface and spoon chicken into the middle. Maybe about an inch by an inch in the middle? Not a precise science by any means, but you want to still be able to wrap them without having them fall apart. Then, add blue cheese to the top. You could also add a little bit more Frank’s here if you wanted since the chicken soaks up a lot of the sauce.
Steps 3 and 4: Fold each side up until they meet in the middle. Hold down with one finger so it stays together and then place seam side down on the (greased) baking sheet
Then bake at 350 for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, flip and cook for about 5 minutes more or until they are slightly brown and crispy. Then let them cool if you can and serve!
In other news…I realized today that I have a problem. I really really love to shop. That isn’t the problem though. The problem is that I often get caught up on one thing that I love and end up just buying that thing for awhile until I have so much of that one thing and am neglecting other areas of my closet. Example….I just discovered that I have 4 gym bags that are seriously almost identical….
Who needs 4 gym bags that are that similar? No one!
So, based on the fact that I obviously do a bit of impulse buying from time to time, I made a new rule that I have to wait 24 hours and if I’m still thinking about it, I know that I really want it. Unless it is at Marshall’s or TJ Maxx because then it won’t be there in 24 hours. I’m good at hiding stuff in the wrong section…but not that good.
I also have another rule (actually my mom made it and I copied) that because I don’t actually need anything new, anytime I buy something I have to give one thing away. It doesn’t have to be the same thing (a skirt for a skirt) but just something. I like this rule because it means I am more likely to part with stuff. There is some stuff in my closet where I debate giving it away and then think…oh wait, I might need it if I happen to go boating in the fall and it’s cold and ummm. Dumb! I will never end up wearing that stuff. With this rule, those things are out.
As you might have concluded, I inherited a strong shopping gene from my mom and like a craving for chocolate…you can’t just ignore these things or they only get worse.
Do you like to shop or do you hate it? Or somewhere in between?
What is the last thing you purchased?
I just bought a shirt from TJ Maxx that is perfect for work and can be worn to go out! Double use=win.