Chunky Chicken Salad Spiked with Spicy Hot Sauce, Crisp Celery, and Tangy Blue Cheese, and Stuffed into Puffy Blue Cheese Choux Pastry Puffs. These Gougeres Filled with Buffalo Chicken Salad make Perfect Party Food!
I’m sharing something a little different today!
I am a huge fan of anything “Buffalo,” and if you’ve been clicking over to this page much in the last week or so, you know that I also love pate a choux puffs. First I made these, and then these. And now I’m showing you just how versatile choux can be, with this spicy cheesy creation!
We ate these for a quick dinner last night, before heading over to the fields for my kids’ first little league practice of the season. But I’m imagining they’d make a great nibble for a party! A fun, slider-sized appetizer or hors d’oeuvre, or buffet offering for a birthday luncheon or baby shower.
The chicken salad is chock full of crisp celery, sweet red onion, and chopped egg. The dressing is lightened up a bit with the addition of Greek yogurt. It gives a nice tangy flavor, and along with the chunks of blue cheese, really cools down the heat of the spicy buffalo dressing.
There’s also blue cheese in the choux puffs! Honestly, these puffy pastries are so good, even just on their own. They make a great snack, and a terrific accompaniment to a glass of red wine. They smell so toasty when they’re baking up in the oven! Your whole house will be filled with the cheesy aroma. Just try to resist popping them all in your mouth while they’re still warm…
As they puff up in the oven, they also hollow out on the inside. Slice off their tippy tops and find a little well that’s just begging to be filled with spicy buffalo chicken salad!
I hope you guys enjoyed my little side trip into the savory world today! Few things can draw my eye away from sugary, buttery treats, but I just can’t resist buffalo + blue cheese!
Have a great weekend, friends!
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