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Hot wing grilled cheese sandwich

Hot Wing Grilled Cheese Sandwich from BC Place
In advance of the BC Lions big game Friday, Chef William Tse of BC Place shows us to make a stadium favourite – The Hot Wing Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

Hot wing grilled cheese sandwich

Chef William Tse from BC Place.

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices French bread
  • 6 slices Smoked apple wood cheddar
  • 5 oz. Blue cheese (you can use your favorite blue cheese)
  • 2 oz. Shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 2 oz. Mozzarella cheese

For the chicken portion of recipe:

  • 6 oz. Skinless boneless chicken thigh meat (½ inch diced)
  • ½ cup Olive oil
  • 2 oz. Frank’s hot sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. Onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. Ginger powder
  • ½ tsp. Roasted garlic puree
  • 1 tsp. Hot sauce powder
  • 1 tbsp. Chopped parsley
  • to taste Ground sea salt
  • to taste Ground black pepper

For the butter portion of recipe:

  • 8 tbsp. Softened butter
  • ½ tsp. Garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. Onion powder
  • To taste Ground sea salt
  • To taste Ground black pepper

Procedure:

For the chicken:

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  1. Place diced chicken into mixing bowl
  2. Add 1 tsp. olive oil
  3. Add all dry ingredients, plus the roasted garlic puree (let sit and marinate for 1 hour)
  4. Heat pan over med-high heat
  5. Once pan is hot, add olive oil
  6. Add chicken
  7. Turn down heat slightly
  8. Cook chicken (5-7 minutes)
  9. Deglaze pan with franks hot sauce
  10. Once chicken is cooked and the pan has been deglazed let chicken cool before assembling sandwich

For Butter:

  1. Place softened butter in mixing bowl
  2. Add all ingredients
  3. Mix well
  4. Set aside

Building of the sandwich:

  1. Butter 2 slices of French bread (when building the sandwich, the butter should be on the outside of the sandwich)
  2. Place bread — butter side down
  3. Place 1.5 slices of Apple wood smoked cheddar on each slice of bread
  4. On one slice of bread – evenly distribute the cooked chicken
  5. On the same slice of bread – crumble your blue cheese around the chicken
  6. Add parmesan & mozzarella cheese
  7. A sprinkle of granulated garlic
  8. Place the other piece of bread on top (butter side out)

Cooking:

  1. Heat medium size fry pan
  2. Place fry pan on med – high heat
  3. Place sandwich in fry pan (butter should be on the outside)
  4. Turn down the heat slightly so that the sandwich has a chance to heat all the way thru, melting the cheese, but not burning the outside.
  5. Let cook – until cheese is all melted and the outside is golden brown.