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Hank's Heat Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe

Christina Toomey - Thursday, August 16, 2018


  • 1/2 cup Ranch-style salad dressing
  • 3 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch cubes
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup Hank Sauce Hanks Heat Hot Sauce
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
  1. Season cubed chicken with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over high heat, and pour in the vegetable oil. Just before the oil starts to smoke, add the chicken. Cook to brown evenly, about 3 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low, and add butter & Hank Sauce Hanks Heat Hot Sauce. Simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  3. Toss together the lettuce and Ranch dressing mixture in a large bowl. Top salad with chicken, and serve.

Chef Fartenburn’s Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Christina Toomey - Saturday, July 28, 2018


  • 1 (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni
  • 1 rotisserie-roasted chicken
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup Chef Fartenburn’s Gourmet Hot Sauce, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.
  2. Cut wings and legs off rotisserie chicken. Skin and bone wings and legs; chop or shred dark meat into bite-size pieces.
  3. Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Whisk in flour gradually until a thick paste forms. Cook until golden, about 1 minute. Pour in milk, whisking constantly, until thickened and bubbling, about 5 minutes. Continue to cook until sauce is smooth, about 1 minute more. Reduce heat and season sauce with black pepper.
  4. Stir Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese into the sauce until melted and combined. Stir in Chef Fartenburn’s Gourmet Hot Sauce, adjusting to reach desired level of spiciness. Add blue cheese, chicken, and macaroni; mix well to combine.

Tatanka Buffalo Chicken Tacos Recipe

Christina Toomey - Tuesday, July 24, 2018


  • 1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • ⅔ cup Tatanka 1 Mild Hot Sauce
  • 1 package Old El Paso Small Flour Tortillas or Stand & Stuff Tortillas
  • 4 cups shredded Romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • ½ cup blue cheese dressing
  • optional toppings: extra crumbled blue cheese, chopped fresh cilantro, thinly-sliced green onions, fresh lime wedges
  1. Heat a skillet over high heat. Add the corn kernels and let them dry-roast for about 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until their edges begin to brown and caramelize. Remove from heat, and transfer the corn to a separate plate. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, toss chicken and Tatanka 1 Mild Hot Sauce until combined. Set aside.
  3. To assemble the tortillas, place your small tortillas (or a Stand & Stuff tortillas) on a flat work surface. Portion the lettuce evenly between the tortillas. Then top each tortilla with an even portion of the chicken, corn, and avocado. Drizzle each with the blue cheese dressing, then sprinkle on optional toppings if desired

Defcon 2 Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Store Peppers - Saturday, July 21, 2018


  1. Preheat oven to 450°f. Put tin foil over baking pan and grease with butter or oil.
  2. Mix egg and milk in a bowl and add chicken, stir to coat. In a large zip bag, add flour, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Put chicken in bag with dry mix one piece at a time to avoid excess liquid. Shake bag gently until chicken is coated.
  3. Spread chicken out on baking sheet. Lightly drizzle or brush on olive oil. Bake for 8 minutes then flip and bake another 6-8 minutes. Leave oven on but reduce heat to 375°f.
  4. Remove chicken from oven, transfer pieces to a baking dish. Pour DEFCON Sauces – Defense Condition 2 Medium Heat Wing Sauce over chicken. Cook another 5 minutes to let the sauce set.

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