Buffalo Chicken and Potato Bake
Chicken and chunky potatoes baked in a spicy, authentic, rich and creamy Buffalo sauce.
It’s like having wings and fries in every bite! It’s Whole30, Grain Free, Gluten Free and Dairy Free too!
I seem to be a little roll with cocktails, potatoes and casseroles lately and I make no apologies for that. When you’re blessed to have bushels of gorgeous organically grown spuds in storage from Engelbert Farm you use it to your advantage! The cocktails? Well, it’s cold and raining and they are tasty, that is all…
I had hoped to have this up and ready for you yesterday, but sunshine called us and we spent the afternoon getting a lot done around the farm and preparing for winter. This is a very busy time for people who farm, especially those like us with animals. I never know how my day will unfold when we get started so I tend to gravitate towards meals that can thrown together quickly, and be as hands off as possible too. The Instant Pot and stews, soups and casseroles fill that need nicely!
Todd was craving pizza but with us both so busy and it being so very windy, I knew that setting up the grill to bake them outside just wasn’t going to happen. So I asked him if he was game for trying an adaptation of one of his favorite Sunday football meals, Buffalo Chicken Chowder from Dishing Up The Dirt, and of course he was. He’s good like that, and a real keeper for sure.
Since I am still doing a November Whole30 I knew whatever I did needed to be dairy, gluten and grain free. I have been gluten free on and off for many years and have been underwhelmed by gluten free adaptations in the past. I find I would rather go without than try to fool myself into believing I was enjoying the substitution. But now with the pioneering work of gluten and grain free bakers like Danielle Walker of Against All Grain and others, I am starting to find things I do truly enjoy. One of my favorite substitutions is Cassava flour. I prefer Cassava for anything that will become a sauce as it has a light neutral flavor and behaves just like flour.
I am happy to say the adaptation was a complete success, and I am so excited to share it with you right in time for today’s games! It’s so spicy, creamy and delicious that I bet it becomes a game day favorite in your house, as it certainly will in mine.
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You can make this on the stove top, just use a dutch oven and sauté the aromatics over medium heat then proceed as written to the Instant Pot cook time. Submerge the chicken in the sauce, and cover your dutch oven and let it simmer until the chicken shreds easily and the potatoes are just tender. Continue with the recipe as written. You may need to add extra stock and broth in equal quantities to reach the 4 cups of liquid needed.
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