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Buffalo Chicken Mozzarella Sticks

These tangy nuggets of deliciousness are what happens when you combine 2 iconic appetizers.

food

Buffalo Chicken Mozzarella Sticks

These tangy nuggets of deliciousness are what happens when you combine 2 iconic appetizers.

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken cutlets
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Dough
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo sauce
  • Ranch or blue cheese dressing for serving
  • Oil for frying

Steps

  1. Preheat a pot of oil for frying to 350°F.
  2. Place chicken cutlet between two pieces of plastic wrap and, using a mallet or heavy-bottom saucepan, pound until about 1/8-inch thick; repeat with remaining chicken. Slice chicken cutlets into 3 1/2 x 3-inch pieces and set aside.
  3. To make mozzarella sticks, slice mozzarella in 1/2 x 2 1/2-inch pieces and chill in freezer until firm but not frozen. Wrap with chicken. Season sticks with garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Heat a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat and pan fry chicken until seared on all sides.
  4. Unroll Pillsbury Crescent Dough and separate triangles. Wrap each chicken mozzarella stick with one dough triangle. Working in batches, fry for 5-7 minutes until golden and cooked through.
  5. Immediately toss in Buffalo sauce and serve hot with ranch or blue cheese dressing.