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 foods—bread, 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!)
Buffalo Chicken Strata
- 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
- 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.
What’s your favorite way to eat bread?