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Buffalo Chicken & Bleu Grits

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“Hubby recently discovered he loves grits (he hated them several years ago when I made him try them, sshhh don't remind him of that). We have had a couple chicken & grits recipes that were spicy, one Mexican, one Cajun. He said something about Buffalo chicken with grits, rather jokingly. Since his favorite way to each chicken is buffaloed, and his favorite cheese is bleu, and they go so well together, this idea was born.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring 1.5 cups broth, FF H&H, water & 1/4t salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Whisk in grits, cover and cook 15 minutes stirring a few times.
  2. Once grits are done, stir in 1T butter and cheeses. Set aside, keep warm.
  3. While grits cook:
  4. Stir together cayenne, black pepper, 1/2t salt & flour.
  5. Toss chicken pieces in 1 teaspoon olive oil to coat.
  6. Toss chicken with flour mixture to coat well.
  7. Heat 2t olive oil in skillet on medium high heat.
  8. Add coated chicken and cook until golden and cooked through.
  9. Add green onion and garlic, lower heat to medium and cook 1 minute.
  10. Stir in chicken broth, scrape up any brown bits & simmer one minute.
  11. Remove from heat and stir in pepper sauce and 1T butter.
  12. To serve, put 1/4 of grits in a large shallow bowl, top with 1/4 of chicken.
  13. Serve with additional bleu cheese crumbles and pepper sauce.

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