Saturday, October 2, 2010

Some Like it Spicy, Some Like it Hot

 

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The 2nd annual Foodbuzz Festival is right around the corner, and being a featured publisher, I get the chance to participate in a few different things to try to get a chance to go and share a recipe I’ve created!

Sometimes people ask me how I come up with recipes, and I can’t always give them a clear answer—however, that’s not the case with the recipe I decided to enter in the Nature’s Pride bread contest.

If I remember right, it started with brainstorming my favorite way to eat bread

After considering sandwiches, stuffing, croutons, etc, I just couldn’t decide, so I decided to sift through recipes I’ve made….

That’s when I remembered. “Duh, I love strata's!” Why a strata you ask?Because it combines three of my favorite foodsbread, veggies, and eggs!

Then I thought,Hey, this needs some protein..what would be best?” After consulting my pantry and finding a can of chicken, the decision was made…

But wait, it’s not over yet. I saw a bottle of Frank’s Buffalo Wings Sauce hiding behind some cans. Aha!!..

And at that moment the Buffalo Chicken Strata was born!

(And yes I am the proud parent of this recipe!)

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Buffalo Chicken Strata

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 5 slices Nature’s Pride Country White Bread, cubed
  • 1 9.75 oz can of white chicken, or 1 cup shredded chicken breast
  • 3/4 c diced sweet potato, microwave until tender
  • 1/2 c diced celery
  • 1 3/4 c milk
  • 1/4 c Frank’s Buffalo Wings Sauce
  • 1 c chicken broth
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c blue cheese crumbles
  • dash of pepper

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Arrange bread cubes on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake until crispy and lightly browned, about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add chicken(drained if from a can), sweet potato, blue cheese, and celery. Add bread cubes to the mixture and toss to coat.
  • In another medium sized bowl, add milk, broth, buffalo sauce, eggs and pepper. Pour into bowl with the bread cubes and mix until combined.
  • Spray a 8 x 8 inch glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and pour mixture into it. Bake, uncovered, at 350 F for 45 minutes, stir. Bake 45 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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What’s your favorite way to eat bread?

16 comments:

Erica said...

What a fun recipe- perfect for breakfast or breakfast for dinner. I'm on a big eggs kick right now too! Favorite way to eat bread- toasted with a little nut butter or jelly

Megan D said...

Ooh this is so creative! Favorite way to eat bread... toasted, then topped with pb and honey!!

Krista said...

Stratas are GREAT! Hungry Girl has a mean sausage one that I like to make. I'm bookmarking this one right now.

lesley lifting life said...

Yum, yum, sounds like a fabulous recipe! :)

Kerstin said...

Awesome recipe - good luck!! I love your blog makeover too :)

Erica said...

LOVE the blog makeover! Looks adorable. THe header is so so cute

megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

oh yum, this sounds delicious! I love stratas, but I don't make them nearly enough. I think my favorite way to eat bread is as garlic bread!

Nicole, RD said...

Buffalo Chicken Strata!? Bookmarked!!! I love your new look, Cassie! And yay for being a Featured Publisher!! :)

Christina said...

what a fun recipe! you did a great job incorporating the bread. :)

Katie said...

Ahhhh! It looks like heaven!!! My goodness! My bf is going to love you so much for showing me this ;).

I just take a loaf of break slice it half, take my olive oil mixture (with rosemary, oregano, garlic and peppercorn salt) brush it on the open sliced side...mozzarella cheese and sharp provolone sprinkles bake 10 min and dip in marinara sauce! yummm that's good for me haha

Kelly said...

I'm a huge fan of Buffalo wings so this sounds very fun. Oh and I am loving the new header btw. How is school going? I'm still sad I missed you when you were in town but I am hopeful we will catch up one of these days. :-)

Val said...

I could live off of bread alone. This looks great!

Jessica said...

Good luck! And I have yet to meet a type of bread I didn't like!

Juliet said...

Wow that looks good. I've never heard of a strata! Yum. My favorite way to eat bread is toasted, with some olive oil and a bit of garlic. :)

Shannon, Tropical Eats said...

awesome recipe!!! blue cheese crumbles + hot sauce makes it a winner for sure :)

i love french toast and BLTs. they're so good! have a great day girly :)

Camilla said...

utterly fabulous! I love bread pudding--I love the idea of eating it for dinner :)