Buffalo Chicken Bread Boat

Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large chicken breast, diced small
  • 6 strips of bacon, diced
  • 1 small clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Cheddar, plus a little more for topping, shredded
  • ½ cup mozzarella, plus a little more for topping, shredded
  • ½ cup hot sauce
  • ¼ cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 sourdough loaf

Directions:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F. Heat the olive oil in a nonstick pan and add in the bacon pieces. Fry them until they are almost crisp and then add in the diced chicken.
  • Once the chicken has cooked through, remove the pan from the heat and transfer the meat to a bowl and let it cool.
  • After the meat has cooled, add in the garlic, chives, 1 cup of Cheddar, mozzarella, hot sauce, blue cheese, cream cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix with a large spoon or your hands until the ingredients are well-combined.
  • Cut the loaf of bread in half horizontally. Hollow out the lower half of the loaf to create a "boat."
  • Fill it with the Buffalo chicken mixture. Top with remaining Cheddar and mozzarella and place it on a tray. Put the tray in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, making sure that the cheese is melted and the mixture is hot.
  • Take out of the oven, let cool slightly, and cut into slices.
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