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Buffalo Chicken Hoagies
with romaine salad / ranch dressing

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min
Enjoy the spice of buffalo chicken on a hoagie sandwich with a cool romaine salad and ranch on the side.
Smarts: Tossing the chicken with cornstarch helps the sauce thicken and coat the chicken.


Buffalo Chicken Hoagies:
  • Hot sauce - 2 Tbsp (Frank’s Hot Sauce is the most common brand used to make buffalo sauce)
  • Water - 2 Tbsp
  • Honey - 1 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Lettuce, romaine - 4 leaves , leaves torn
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb , cubed
  • Cornstarch - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Hoagie rolls - 4
  • Ranch Dressing (ingredients listed separately) - 4 Tbsp
Ranch Dressing:
  • Green onions - 1 stalk , chopped white and green parts combined
  • Mayonnaise - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, white wine - 2 tsp
  • Sour cream - 1/3 cup (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
  • Dill, dried (opt) - 1/4 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/4 tsp
Romaine Salad with Ranch:
  • Carrots - 4 oz , thinly sliced (sub shredded carrots)
  • Lettuce, romaine - 6 oz , chopped
  • Tomatoes, cherry - 1 cup , halved
  • Ranch Dressing (ingredients listed separately) - 4 Tbsp


  1. Carrots - Thinly slice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make buffalo sauce - Combine hot sauce, water, honey, soy sauce, and garlic powder (portion for hoagies). (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make ranch dressing - Finely chop white and green parts of green onions. Combine with mayonnaise, vinegar, sour cream, dried dill, and garlic powder (portion for dressing). Add a splash of water if the dressing is too thick. (For a very smooth dressing, blend with an immersion blender.) (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Lettuce (for hoagies and salad) / Tomatoes - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Chicken - Slice chicken into cubes. Tenderize with a fork and season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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  1. Toss chicken with cornstarch.
  2. Heat a skillet with cooking oil over medium heat. Add chicken and saute until deep golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Pour buffalo sauce over top and simmer until sauce coats chicken and chicken is cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  4. Toss lettuce (portion for salad) with carrots, tomatoes, and portion of dressing for salad. Season with some salt and pepper.
  5. Toast hoagie rolls.
  6. Line hoagie rolls with lettuce (portion for hoagies). Fill with chicken and drizzle with ranch dressing (portion for hoagies).
  7. Serve hoagies with salad on the side. Enjoy!



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