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Easy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

So quick to throw together. Tasted indulgent and food-truck worthy, with the macros of a light lunch salad. YES PLEASE.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Sandwiches
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo chicken sandwich, creamy buffalo chicken, dinner, easy, quick, sandwich
Servings: 1
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Lillie



  • Slice your roll in half and hollow out the top. (See notes below). Spray with a mist of olive oil spray and toast face down in a hot pan until brown and toasty.
  • Toss a handful of slaw with dressing (or vinegar if you don’t have any, or of course you can leave dry!)
  • If you’re working with cold leftover buffalo chicken, throw your portion in the hot pan for a minute or two to heat through.
  • Add thin layer of cucumber to the bottom bun, pile with warmed buffalo chicken, avocado, dressed cabbage, and pickled onions. Top with hollow toasty top and enjoy!


Hollowing out your bun: 
Of course you could just grab a hamburger bun and call it good.  Feel free to use whatever bun you like and account for the difference in macros, or don’t! (This 42 grams of bread will cost you about 21 carbs).  But here’s what I love to do.  Find the biggest, fluffiest, airiest white rolls I can find, (the lighter they are in weight, the lighter they are in macros, regardless of size!) I slice the bottom as thin as I can, then hollow out the top as much as possible without destroying it. Ha. Then spray it and toast in a skillet. It can seem silly and insignificant, but when you count macros, you see how those little things add up. And how you can spend the same carbs on a low carb, dry sandwich thin, or you can have the experience of a big crusty white roll. I’ve found I don’t miss the inside at all, rather I love how it leaves more room for all of the fillings to stay cozy inside.  I also love how it makes me feel much more free to enjoy bread when it’s key to a meal. And leave it out when it’s not, if I’d rather enjoy more of something else.
Dressing: If you don’t have the dressing hanging out in your fridge and don’t want to whip up homemade dressing for lunch, just toss your cabbage in a little apple cider vinegar. The macros associated with that Tbsp are negligible.
Pickled onions: (If you haven’t been storing these in your fridge, start now! SO EASY. If I run out, I’ll literally throw a little more sugar and salt in my designated container, add some warm water and apple cider vinegar, throw in a thinly-sliced red onion… and continue building my lunch! Even the few minutes they sit in there will work a little magic. And then an hour later they’ll be PERFECT. And every day thereafter.
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Serving: 1g | Fiber: 2.9g | Calories: 292kcal | Fat: 8.3g | Protein: 24.3g | Carbohydrates: 31.2g