Spicy Chicken and Blue Cheese Sandwiches

  • 4 oz. crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1 large chicken breast
  • 2 tsp. cooking fat of your choice (I used bacon fat)
  • 1-2 T. chipotle pepper sauce
  • 2 hamburger buns or rolls of your choice (I used stout-infused burger buns)
  • 1-2 c. greens of your choice (I used pea vines)

Combine the blue cheese and cream cheese in a small bowl, forming a soft spread. Set aside.

In another small bowl, combine the smoked paprika, granulated garlic, and coarse salt; set aside.

Carefully cut the chicken breast in half, lengthwise. If needed pound flat to keep the thickness consistent. Run the seasoning mix generously into the two pieces of chicken.

Heat the cooking fat of your choice in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the seasoned chicken for about 8 minutes per side or until cooked through. In the last minute of cooking, generously coat all sides of the chicken with the chipotle pepper sauce. Remove the chicken to a plate and keep warm.

Spread the blue cheese spread generously on the top of each bun and arrange the greens of your choice on the bottom half of each bun. Place a piece of chicken over the greens and serve immediately.

  • Yields: 2 servings
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes