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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Spicy buffalo chicken slider(s)


What's your favorite sandwich filling ?

The one I usually prepared is boiled eggs with mayo beside the old standby , the same old , same old ham/bacon/luncheon meat/scrambled eggs with cheese but it gets kinda old sometime  .

Too many choices anywhere though especially if you're a lurker just like me ! ^____^ ''

I've been itching to make some pulled pork since last year but because I'm one of those who wants some easy options , making it seems too much work .

Most recipe online calls for using a slow cooker , which sadly we don't have  , heck ! I don't even have a bread machine ! pffftttt

But because I've been hankering for some hearty dish since it's a tad cold in this side of the world , using chicken is a great option and just use the trusty wok .....

Chicken is cheap , easy and can be cooked quickly, okay , not really that quick in cooking this dish hah ! It is an obvious choice if you want something that can be both use as a sandwich filling or something for your lunch or dinner , you know , with  steamed rice ?!


Hey ! I'm a Filipino , we don't live on bread alone ! Even if it's a sandwich ! We really need our steamed rice or maybe it's just me ? lol

What's the purpose of making that slow-cooked chicken if I don't make my own bread ?!

Seriously guys , you really need to start making your own bread .....

Okay , if you only have the inclination or if it's a botheration , just buy it then .....

I don't want to convince you how good this chicken really is , so better cook  it yourself !

Depending on your pain threshold er how you love chilis , you need to adjust the amount of chili sauce in this dish .

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart , please check site for original recipe and how-to

500 grams skinless chicken , a combination of chicken legs ( bone in and cut in half ) and chicken breast , cut into 3-inch pieces
1 small onion , diced
2 garlic cloves ,  roughly chopped
1 small yellow bell pepper , diced
100 grams tomato paste
3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
2 cups chicken broth
3 tablespoons homemade chili sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp honey
some coarse salt and black pepper
1 stalk of cilantro , roughly chopped

* In a wok , panfry chicken until both side turns lightly brown ; transfer to a plate ; set aside .
* In the same pan , add onion , garlic and bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes , add the chicken then add broth , tomato paste , ketchup , Worcestershire sauce , chili sauce , mustard and honey , stir thoroughly and let boil , add salt and pepper . Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes , then on low for 35 minutes , stirring from time to time to prevent sauce from sticking at the bottom of the pan . Adjust taste in the last few minutes ; add the chopped cilantro , stir well to combine and transfer to a bowl . ( I didn't use this dish right away , so the next day , I steamed it for 30 minutes before using . ) Transfer chicken to a large plate and use 2 forks to pull apart the chicken pieces , lick er discard the bones , then return to the sauce , mix and use as a sandwich filling .


Panini rolls , recipe adapted from The Big Book of Bread

My slight modification in red ( I made 12  , 3-inch , round rolls )

450 grams strong plain white flour ( 275 grams bread flour + 175 grams whole wheat flour ) 
2 teaspoons salt ( scant 1 teaspoon )
1 sachet ( 7 g / 1/4 oz ) easy-blend dried yeast ( 2 1/4 teaspoons Saf red instant yeast ) 
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil , plus extra for glazing
about 250 ml warm water ( about 280 ml ) 

* Grease or flour 2 baking sheets , set aside . Sift flour and salt into a large mixing bowl , then stir in the yeast . Make a well in the centre , then add the oil and enough water , mixing to form a soft dough * Turn dough into a clean surface and knead until smooth and elastic . Shape dough into a round , then place into a lightly oiled bowl , cover and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size .
* Knock back the dough on a clean surface and divide it into 12 equal portions . Shape each portion of dough into a ball and place on the baking sheets , spacing then apart . Brush with olive oil , cover and leave to rise in a warm place for 20 to 30 minutes ( second proving for an hour ) or until doubled in size .
* Meanwhile ,  preheat oven to 200°C / 400°F . Using a sharp knife , cut a cross on top of each roll . Bake rolls for about 15 minutes ( I baked mine for about 23 minutes ) or until lightly golden brown . Transfer to a wire rack to cool . Serve warm or at room temperature .


Homemade chili sauce

26 comments:

  1. Wow! Looks great! The tendered and flavourful meat sure make me eat more! I like your homemade chilies. Any recipe ?

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    1. Hi Vivian ! Will post the recipe tomorrow :D

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  2. These would be perfect to eat during ALL the darn football games that will be on TV for the next few weeks! And I love that you served the filling on your own homemade rolls...double yum!

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    1. Lizzy , good thing Superbowl only happens once a year ! lol I would love to watch it live though , okay , just the halftime show and for those featured ads/commercials :D

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  3. Anne, I love chicken and your buffalo chicken looks super delicious! Mmmm... must be very yummy <3

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  4. Oh wow, Anne, you are making me drool again! I love that home made chill sauce and that sandwich looks like its from a restaurant.

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  5. wow This is one really fancy and great sandwich. Look at the buffalo chicken sitting in the LE pot! I want some too!

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  6. WOW Anne...Everything is homemade with love in this post today...you must have been working so hard lately huh? I'm going to come back to this post.... it looks so deliciously good!.. and I want some of these too:)

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  7. This is just what I was hoping for, and I can’t wait to try it. The flavor combinations are making my mouth water!

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  8. This is sensational!!! Please come over and teach me how to make all this - I'm drooling!!
    Mary x

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  9. When I saw the picture this morning, I thought to try this for lunch and I did. I did not exactly followed Martha's recipe. I made some with my style but we ate it in burgers. I had the chilli sauce which I made sometime back reading from Chatelaine magazine.

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    1. Bal , I'm planning to make it with tomato sauce initially but forgotten to buy it , so I just made this recipe with what's available on hand and I bet it tastes better than Martha's ! lol

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  10. Anne, everything looks fab! The pulled pork looks utterly tender, bread so soft and homemade chilli sauce too.. wow! *clap clap*

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  11. Hi Anne! I can tell that you are getting better and better with your bread! Yummy looking chicken dish!!!

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  12. I don't have a slow cooker or a bread machine either! I thought I was the only one :p
    This looks too good. All from scratch! I am impressed

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  13. good morning anne, this looks very delicious! most of the time i make my own bread too fo rmaking sandwiches and i always have ham in the house too! i'm a malaysian and me too must have rice and noodles!:D

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  14. looks yummy Tiyay! and the panini rolls, I lurve them! I'm back from the grave!! :P

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  15. Time going to bed, but I feel hungry look at your chicken, buns and chili sauce ..can pass me some huh?

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  16. Wow! I'm drooling already! LOL Seriously, these look so mouthwatering & you did it from scratch! Delicious & so utterly inviting! YUM!

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  17. Wow, this is one awesome sandwich! I wouldn't mind going without rice for a few meals with this ;)

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  18. Looks so, so delicious! Wish I could join you for lunch and dinner! We love rice, more than bread! After all, we are Aisan! I'll have your chicken sliders with that lovely rolls of yours for lunch and leftover chicken for dinner with rice gladly!
    And I am SO JEALOUS of your dutch oven! They are extremely expensive over here, have been eyeing for one for ages!

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    1. Joyce , we Asian just love our rice for sure ! lol

      Re dutch oven , I wish ! I don't have a budget to buy that uber expensive pot *sigh* :D You can't see that my bread basket is way bigger than that casserole ? hee hee That one is just a 12 oz LC stoneware and can't be use in a stovetop ! lol

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  19. Woaah this looks fabulous!!! Can't wait to give this a try :) I'd love to try this with rice :D hehe

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  20. Hi Anne, wish we are neighbor then we can exchange our cooking/baking. Then allow more room for experiment other recipes. LOL

    This look like to die for kind.... look extremely good and appetizing. I'm hungry now looking at your yummy panini and the filling....yum yum
    I go make coffee, see you.

    Best regards.

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