Bite sized buffalo chicken B.L.T happiness…
I’ve seen many variants of this recipe on both the Food Network and the internet, and have been wanting to make a spiced up version for a while. While these are super tasty and amazing for entertaining guests, they do take a bit of time to prepare compared to my regular easy recipes. I’m trying to mix things up around here by working in some fancy stuff as well.
You are going to need to find yourself some large cherry tomatoes that are nice and firm. They should be just smaller than the size of a ping pong ball. Beyond that you only need a paring knife to clean out your tomatoes and you are in business. This is a recipe concept, so the ingredients are not precise. If you still have any questions about how to make these you can leave them in the comments below.
What you need:
- Medium to large cherry tomatoes (just under the size of a ping pong ball).
- Homemade Paleo mayonaise. Or use store bought if you watch Barefoot Contessa and think that will do.
- Cooked and diced chicken breast.
- Frank’s Red Hot sauce.
- Crisped and diced bacon.
- Chopped chives.
How you make it:
- Remove the stems from your tomatoes and wash them.
- Turn your tomatoes upside down so they sit perfectly flat on your counter or a plate.
- Using your paring knife, slice the tops (which are actually the bottoms) off your tomatoes and discard them.
- Use your paring knife to cut out the tomato’s stems.
- Use your finger to pull out the tomato’s seeds and any remaining stems, being careful not to puncture the tomato.
- Place tomatoes open side down on a towel to dry.
- In a mixing bowl combine your diced chicken breast, mayo, and Frank’s red hot sauce. You are looking for a ratio of about 3 parts chicken to 1 part mayo to 1/4 part red hot sauce. Seriously, I don’t measure.
- Use a tiny spoon or your fingers to fill your tomatoes generously with your buffalo chicken salad mixture.
- Top your tomatoes with diced crisped bacon and chopped chives.
- Serve chilled and impress the heck out of someone (or many people at once).