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Buffalo Chicken Appetizer

Get the Dish: The Cheesecake Factory's Buffalo Blasts

While the restaurant is best known for making decadent and delicious cheesecakes, The Cheesecake Factory is no one-trick pony. Buffalo Blasts are a prime example of where else the menu excels; these deep-fried wontons stuffed with fiery buffalo chicken and creamy cheese are a must make for your next party.

Buffalo Blasts

Inspired by The Cheesecake Factory

Notes

Before you start, check out these tips and tricks for safely deep-frying.

Buffalo Blasts

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups chicken, shredded
    1/2 cup monterey jack cheese
    1/2 cup cheddar cheese
    1/2 cup Frank's RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce
    32 wonton wrappers
    1 egg white
    2 cups Italian breadcrumbs
    Peanut or vegetable oil, for frying
    Celery sticks
    Frank's RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce, for serving
    Blue cheese dressing, for serving

Directions

  1. Mix together the shredded chicken, monterey jack cheese, cheddar cheese, and hot sauce in a large bowl.
  2. Place a wonton wrapper on a flat surface, and spoon 1 tablespoon of the buffalo chicken mixture into the center of the wonton. Lightly moisten the edge of the wonton wrapper with water, and fold 1 corner diagonally across to the other corner to create a triangle. Press the wrapper together at the seam to seal. Lightly brush the wonton with egg white, and dip the wonton into breadcrumbs on both sides to coat. Repeat with the remaining wontons.
  3. Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed dutch oven or electric deep fryer to 350ºF. Fry wontons in batches for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until the outside is crispy and golden brown. Place wontons on a paper-towel-lined plate to drain off any excess oil, and serve warm with celery, buffalo wing sauce, and blue cheese dressing.

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