Mmmm, Buffalo Chicken: crispy chicken with creamy ranch dressing and a kick of hot sauce, it's a family-favorite around here. Buffalo Chicken is delicious on a sandwich, or it can also be served in a salad. Although traditional Buffalo Chicken recipes call for bleu cheese, my family much prefers it with ranch dressing instead. This recipe can be easily adapted to make it grain-free or gluten-free.
Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
2&1/2 cups loosely packed romaine lettuce
1 green onion
1&1/2 teaspoons of rice vinegar (I use Marukan brand)
1 Tb extra virgin olive oil
4 chicken thighs
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp mustard powder
1 Tb refined coconut oil
8 slices of sourdough bread or your favorite gluten/grain-free bread
6 Tb ranch dressing (recipe follows)
2 Tablespoons Louisiana hot sauce
salt and pepper
Prepare the ranch dressing (recipe follows) at least an hour before meal time.
Wash the lettuce well and spin it dry in a salad spinner.
Mince the green onion. Place it in a bowl with the rice vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, 2 pinches of salt, and one pinch of pepper. Stir it all together well. Set aside.