Who loves ooey, gooey, cheese laden food? This girl. And my children. Which is why they loved this loaded buffalo and chicken dish. Maybe they love buffalo sauce because I ate an insane amount of Hooters Wings while I was pregnant. After all, hasn’t there been some kind of research done to link what you eat while pregnant to what your kids like to eat.
Obviously, it involves a few of my favorite things… bacon, cheese, buffalo sauce. Let’s start with the bacon.
Reserve the bacon to the side and leave the bacon grease in the skillet. It is time to make chicken. The buffalo chicken marinade is simple…wing sauce and ranch dressing. That’s all people. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then just put in the skillet of bacon grease. Cook on each side for about five minutes and then remove from the pan, let rest for a few minutes then dice. Now the potatoes… Once again, I have to tell you, I microwave the potatoes to almost fully cook them. Who has the time to bake potatoes? And if microwaving food causes cancer, I would have been died from cancer a long time ago. I grew up in the 80’s. We microwaved everything. Because we could. And it was cool. I microwave make the potatoes till their almost done. Dice them and toss them in ranch seasoning and butter and put in the oven on 350 to crisp up a bit. At this point I would also have the chicken cooking in the skillet. Then you just combine chicken and potatoes. Then you drench in shredded colby jack cheese and that crumbled bacon from earlier. Then bake for 10-15 minutes on 350 degrees or until the cheese is melted and just beginning to crisp.
We of course drench this all in ranch. Any remotely healthy thing about this got killed with the ranch dressing. But, it was so good.