This was fun to make, and pretty easy. It calls for a fairly common sized chicken breast of around a pound, but if you can find bigger then, of course, you can make a bigger pocket and add more cheese! This has become a favorite at our house, so it will likely be made at home as well as camping. The cook times are rough because it depends on the size of the chicken breast, and the temperature of your grill, so I highly recommend a good meat thermometer, or at least make sure you check and make sure the meat is no longer pink before you eat it.
Use whatever Buffalo wing sauce you would like. I just found some Sweet Baby Ray’s Wing Sauce, which I tried for the first time on this recipe. Very good stuff! And don’t be afraid to really put the sauce on thick with this recipe to make sure you get the flavor if the sauce cooked into the meat.
Enjoy, and leave whatever modifications you try in the comments!
Grilled Buffalo Chicken with Cheese
- BBQ grill or a cooking grate over a campfire
- A microwave safe bowl if you are at home, or a metal cup a the campsite to melt the butter, and mix in the Buffalo sauce
- Your favorite pair of BBQ tongs
- Sharp knife and a cutting board
- A brush to baste your chicken with the sauce mixture
- 1+ lb boneless chicken breast
- ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 tsp butter
- ¼ cup buffalo wing sauce or hot sauce
- black pepper – to taste
- Lowry's seasoned salt – to taste
- Light your charcoal to get it ready for cooking, or preheat your grill to a medium-low heat.
- Cut the chicken breast horizontally, but not all the way through. Depending on the thickness of the chicken you can either slice it part way through and open it up so it lays flat, or you may be able to cut a pocket in the chicken to hold the cheese. This is my preferred method because less cheese runs out when it melts.
- Sprinkle the pepper inside the chicken, and stuff it with the cheese.
- Melt the butter in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl. If you're at the campground, use a metal cup on your grill or next to the fire.
- Brush one side of your chicken with the sauce mixture, and place it on the grill with the sauce side down. Brush more sauce on the top of the chicken and let it cook for around 10-12 minutes. Flip the chicken and brush on the remaining Buffalo sauce. Let it cook about 10-12 minutes more. These cooking times depend on the size of the chicken breast you are using. Make sure that the internal temperature of the chicken reaches around 160 degrees, or that it is no longer pink when you cut into it.